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Challenge: Fine Arts: Exhibit II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor -S DX 18-105 f3.5-5.6
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Apr 1, 2011
Galleries: Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Apr 2, 2011

A "selfie". What an endurance race! I still don't have a remote, so I was using the timer, running to my spot, grabbing the flowers, jumping, and hoping that I got it just right. This was as close as I got. Is it art? Is it fine? Is it fine art? Not a clue.

All I know is my calves are killing me today...

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[post challenge]
Nice!!!! I'm sharing the page with most of MY top picks. How awesome is THAT!!!!

Thanks for the votes and fabulous comments, everyone, and for humoring me into thinking I'm artistic.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 167
Avg (all users): 6.1914
Avg (commenters): 7.4167
Avg (participants): 6.2317
Avg (non-participants): 6.1500
Views since voting: 1686
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 162
Comments: 34
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/11/2011 12:47:04 PM
I had a teacher tell me once that the goal of a picture is to have the viewer spend time with the image and come away with something, anything. The more time they spend, the more they get. This work is one of those images that you really spend time with. If you doubt it, check out the comments... much more than the usual. Surprised it didn't ribbon, let alone get a 10. Brilliantly artistic.

BTW.. it was time you ribboned, you certainly show the talent...."Great Dames" is AMAZINGLY ARTISTIC!
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05/03/2011 12:29:27 AM
i think you just ooze artyness .. this is brilliant johanna .. :)
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04/23/2011 11:38:48 AM
I love the whimsy of this shot - the warm colors of the room complement the vibrant blue of the dress. You have the blue of the sky and the fall of 'fall' colors to bring the outdoors indoors to color the room. With the whimsy aspect it also calls to mind a touch of Mary Poppins:-)
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04/19/2011 04:57:45 AM
Congrats Johanna, a beautiful effort.
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04/19/2011 02:35:23 AM
i agree with thoughts i have read about how not having the flowers would improve it, but overall i really like it. and now that you are done with the shot, when am i getting my dress back?!
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04/18/2011 11:12:25 AM
PS i can't believe you don't have a ribbon yet. YET.
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04/18/2011 11:11:25 AM
i gave this a 7. i should've added a point for how well you wore the dress.
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04/18/2011 10:55:41 AM
I still love this shot! Absolutely wonderful!
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04/16/2011 02:33:20 PM
Not only are you artistic, but you can jump really high! :) Beautiful image, the bright daylight and vibrant colors make it so free, elegant and despite your trouble, so effortless looking! I can see this framed next to the one with the chair and the tea party image. And, you have an empty room for the next challenge!
Btw I don't see how you could have used a remote here :).

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04/15/2011 11:00:43 AM
Oh! This is you! I love it, Johanna!
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04/15/2011 10:22:27 AM
Oh my dear, you ARE artistic! Very! And have a fine turn of the feet, too. What more can you ask? Oh, and what a great space to shoot in. Awesome light, very airy and free-feeling - lovely! My favorite part of this, by the way, is the shadow of the foot in the window on the floor. No idea why, but there you go.
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04/15/2011 09:45:11 AM
Heh, girl. This was one of my 7's. Fun and full of whimsy with a touch of VERY artsy. Nice going.
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04/15/2011 09:38:15 AM
oh this is yours! did not expect it. So wonderful!
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04/15/2011 08:17:01 AM
Completely lovely, Johanna. I'd put it on my wall in a heartbeat. (that seems to be the criterion... :op)
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04/15/2011 05:29:19 AM
Fine art indeed. :) Great job.
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04/15/2011 04:48:48 AM
One of my favorites of the lot. Art.
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04/15/2011 02:50:34 AM
congrats Johanna, I loved this shot, very fineartsy in my book
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04/15/2011 02:25:24 AM
Nice Johanna! The frivolity plays out really well here!
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04/15/2011 12:18:46 AM
Nice one Johanna. You should have used this for the Empty Room challenge.
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04/15/2011 12:08:07 AM
Ha! No idea this was your image. Very well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2011 11:03:30 PM
Love the contrast of the blue dress against the rest of the scene. I like the extra sense of movement that you created by throwing in the falling leaves and flowers.
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04/13/2011 01:57:08 PM
wonderul image. great lighting.
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04/12/2011 09:06:21 PM
Oh... wow... very interesting. * love the colors * and the anonymousness. (not voting)
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04/12/2011 07:10:41 AM
This is cool. I love it.
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04/11/2011 11:28:08 AM
I really love this, Johanna! I hope you're getting a great score and lots of wonderful comments! It's so lively and fun! (Not voting)
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04/11/2011 01:05:42 AM
Very nice! Artsy! Oh well duhh, then I guess you nailed the challenge!
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04/10/2011 04:11:54 PM
This has to be in line for a win. I love the colors and the mood this photograph sets. Cropping the head was an excellent choice and in my mind really sets it off and makes it fine art. One of my top picks for this challenge
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04/09/2011 06:59:30 AM
This has Tanguera written all over it, but I could be wrong, have I seen that blue dress before.. thought provoking.
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04/09/2011 12:34:44 AM
White men can't jump but I guess white women can,lol. Nicely done something different
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04/08/2011 07:12:52 PM
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tanguera? Think I've seen those feet before? Not quite sure how I feel about the lack of a head. It's disturbing to me, which contrasts very obviously to the pleasing, warm colors in the image.

Must come back to this...
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04/08/2011 03:55:45 PM
the over the top colors somehow make it work very well as a surreal Dali-esque scene.
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04/08/2011 09:11:55 AM
Very fun and avant garde feeling. I wonder how many takes you had to do before you got it just right. :)
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04/08/2011 09:08:28 AM
Interesting, creative, good job.
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04/08/2011 03:47:44 AM
Excellent work! 9!
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