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Self Portrait (with magnifying glass over lens mount)
Self Portrait (with magnifying glass over lens mount)
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Challenge: Magnifying Glass (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-520
Date: Jan 2, 2011
Date Uploaded: Jan 2, 2011

"Use a magnifying glass in some creative way." That was the challenge description. If mounting a Fresnel magnifier to a toilet paper tube and stuffing the thing into your lens mount isn't creative use of a magnifying glass, then I don't know what is. It met the challenge just fine.

As far as focus, it's in perfect relative focus. Blurry perhaps, but not out of focus.

Happy New Year.

Statistics
Place: 41 out of 45
Avg (all users): 4.3942
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.0345
Avg (non-participants): 4.4525
Views since voting: 604
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 208
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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01/13/2011 01:13:18 AM
Brian, this is stunningly Else.
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01/12/2011 11:04:05 PM
I'm not certain, but as far as I know, this may be the first time you've posted a photo of yourself on DPC. (Not counting the childhood shot you used as a profile pic for a while.)
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01/12/2011 10:44:00 PM
Wonderful capture... the most creative use of a magnifying glass in this challenge.

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01/12/2011 08:06:05 PM
This was one of my favorites of the challenge. I like the comp and blur. That is an alien eye!
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01/12/2011 12:49:23 PM
I'll bet you always have a "twinkle" in your eye!
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01/12/2011 11:47:31 AM
There is something very alien and malevolent about that milky eye with a twinkle, and the conspiratorial way that face is creeping into view from the very edge. Have you drugged my drink? Are you moving in to check if I am still conscious, or even breathing? You fiend, you...
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01/12/2011 11:01:05 AM
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

Yeah... I agree that you used a glass in a VERY creative way... but the image has to show it (and not just the title). I really like this image (odd for me to like this sort of image, actually), but I feared for its demise...


really? "has to"? besides, this image would be completely different without the magnifying glass. Therefore, it does "show" the magnifying glass. It's obvious to me.
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01/12/2011 10:59:35 AM
great shot. you look scary.
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01/12/2011 12:30:30 AM
Yeah... I agree that you used a glass in a VERY creative way... but the image has to show it (and not just the title). I really like this image (odd for me to like this sort of image, actually), but I feared for its demise...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2011 11:37:21 PM
freaky shot but the sparkle in the eye is very cool
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01/11/2011 07:33:44 PM
Oooo, that eye is scary, and the composition is very unusual. I like it.
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01/11/2011 04:12:13 PM
Nice effect.
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01/10/2011 03:57:54 PM
Eerie effect on the eye....
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01/08/2011 10:23:54 AM
DNMC. I know the title says there is a magnifying glass, but the picture should stand on its own. This is simply an out of focus picture.
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01/06/2011 11:34:25 PM
bizarre catchlight,creates a eerie, sci-fi feel, an image full of potential. Bumping to 9 for your persistence in getting this imaging; I'm guessing it was not easy. I tried this, a SP, as well.
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01/06/2011 10:34:46 PM
Hate the explanatory title... but LOVE the image! Well done! But, I do have to add that I don't like the shot not including a magnifying glass in a Magnifying Glass challenge. (not voting)
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01/06/2011 09:35:48 PM
I like what I see. The grain, the tones, the blur, the shadows.
Very interesting portrait.
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01/06/2011 06:05:25 PM
For me this image doesn't meet the challenge. With no view of the magnifying glass I have no idea if one was used or if the image is simply out of focus. Something more half half may have worked better here.
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01/05/2011 03:52:55 PM
Had you not put it in your title I would have just thought this was OOF.
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01/05/2011 12:17:17 AM
I really like this - both concept and image.
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01/05/2011 12:03:54 AM
I like the concept, but id say its lacking, it may just be me but id like it crisp
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