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Queen of Kitsch
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sjhuls


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Challenge: You +1 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Sep 27, 2011
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2011



[Oct. 4th, 2011 10:01:37 PM]

I think people are scoring this one high on purpose just so it will end up on my profile page ;)

I had a hard time thinking of anything for this challenge. Once I made the decision to make a complete fool of myself the ideas started flowing. I remembered seeing this house on one of my friends facebook pages, I emailed her and asked her where it was. As luck would have it was not too far away from my home. I threw together a wacky outfit, including an old prom dress and knee high socks bought from walmart especially for the occasion. My original idea was to use an umbrella but I had gotten balloons for a birthday party that week and thought I would try it with both. I only got to try it with the balloons since my dog Lu Lu was not cooperating and I was lucky to get any shots at all. I was really nervous because I had no idea how populated the neighborhood would be and I could just imagine a whole crowd of people watching while I made a spectacle of myself. Luckily it was at the edge of the neighborhood at the very end of a street across from a park so there were not that many people around. It is actually the show house for the contractor and no one lives there. They call it the "Up" house after the movie. The inside is decorated just like the movie as well with it is actually really cool to walk through.

I took this the night of the challenge deadline and had to rush home and edit these. I really only had minutes to spare before getting this finished up and entered. I'm glad I did, sort of, I guess I should make a fool of myself more often, every time I do I seem to get a good score.


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 96
Avg (all users): 7.1256
Avg (commenters): 8.3929
Avg (participants): 7.2653
Avg (non-participants): 7.0843
Views since voting: 4807
Views during voting: 516
Votes: 215
Comments: 67
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/06/2011 01:46:52 PM
The house made the news :) Link
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10/10/2011 09:45:46 PM
Jennifer...I've been offline for several days now...I've been meaning to leave a comment...I think this is pure fun...so very well done
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10/08/2011 07:04:34 PM
Is this the house from People (Oct 10, 2011, pg 102)? My wife recognized the house.

Message edited by author 2011-10-08 19:07:28.
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10/07/2011 02:13:07 PM
This is too cute, love it. Congratulations on your win.
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10/06/2011 11:56:58 PM
Congratulations, Jenn! Brave you! I'm glad you were rewarded for your creative wackiness. I enjoyed your notes almost as much as your pic.
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10/06/2011 07:07:47 PM
two but;
but yeah lol
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10/06/2011 07:07:14 PM
um nice i guess, but would never vote for a pic like this. but i still like it. and hope more people vote for you!
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10/06/2011 02:17:41 PM
funny image! I like it a lot! awesome!
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10/06/2011 10:20:52 AM
that was some set up, i admire your dedication, you pulled it off. congratulations
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10/06/2011 08:22:32 AM
Jenn, clearly you need to embarrass yourself more often! Great work and that house is just the icing on the cake. Or balloons :-) Congrats on a well-deserved ribbon!
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10/06/2011 02:58:23 AM
Just read your write up, wow it is the "Up" house, totally wonderful, I love that movie.
Amazing how you got it uploaded with only mins to spare, lucky you!

Message edited by author 2011-10-06 03:02:45.
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10/05/2011 03:11:11 PM
Whooo hooo!!! Way to go, Jenn!!

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10/05/2011 02:35:12 PM
Congratulations, and commiserations. Its a great image, very Suessian and as you said slightly embarrassing to have on the profile page, so now have incentivised yourself to get two scores over 7.257 and get it off the profile page. I have been trying to get my embarrassing image off my profile page for years now . I do love the Easter egg pastel processing you did here.
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10/05/2011 12:08:07 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon!!!!! Yay!!
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10/05/2011 12:04:13 PM
LOL...congrats, Jenn! Love the Walmart SOCKS! ;-)

Message edited by author 2011-10-05 12:05:04.
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10/05/2011 11:42:09 AM
Fun shot :) Congrats on the blue!
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10/05/2011 11:39:55 AM
Such a fun shot! Great job, congrats!!
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10/05/2011 11:38:05 AM
Congratulations,super stuff,glad to see this win.
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10/05/2011 11:29:55 AM
Great to see this one making up for the ribbon you missed out on in the 'Fool the Viewer' challenge.
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10/05/2011 11:28:12 AM
Congrats!!
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10/05/2011 08:41:32 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Great colors and detail. Creative, spunky, fun!
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10/05/2011 07:45:36 AM
Congrats Jenn, you have this place totally under control, the kids will have some great ones of their mum.
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10/05/2011 06:35:03 AM
Congrats Jen. Knew this would win the blue the moment I saw it. Fantastic effort for a bit of fun...no thanks to Lu Lu!! Lol
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10/05/2011 05:56:05 AM
Congrats on that very well deserved ribbon, great work.
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10/05/2011 05:11:38 AM
Well Deserved.
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10/05/2011 03:41:43 AM
How did I miss this???? Congrats on the blue, Jenn. Love the outfit :-)
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10/05/2011 02:56:22 AM
Congratulations Jenn, it is always a great pleasure to see your creativity rewarded :-) Using this house was a great move. It is always hard to find convincing places to support a precise idea, and when it matches efficiently like here, the result is often very good! Congrats again.
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10/05/2011 12:56:54 AM
Congratulations and after reading how you got this.. I double love it!
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10/05/2011 12:53:45 AM
Yeahhhh knew this would ribbon, congrats Jen for having the courage to be WACKY !
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10/05/2011 12:34:54 AM
You practically phone it in. ;-) Congrats! I love to see effort rewarded!
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10/05/2011 12:28:25 AM
Looks normal to me ;) Well done, gets a place in The Cat in the Hat.
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10/05/2011 12:24:29 AM
What a way to celebrate the end of your first year! congratulations! Great image!
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10/05/2011 12:07:13 AM
Yeah. I love this.

You are TOTALLY... officially... too.. too... too... cool, Jenn.

Yeah... you have to know you are.
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10/05/2011 12:04:51 AM
More like queen of creativity. No big surprise with this win. Knew it would do well the moment I saw it. Don't worry though, I've got the rear guard taken care of. :-}
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/04/2011 11:56:11 PM
You win.
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10/04/2011 10:49:27 PM
I really hope this wins a ribbon. It's so fabulous and fun! Way to go all out for this shot.
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10/04/2011 09:13:12 AM
Very bright colors adds interest. Overall I think there is too much shown to the left side of the photo. I would have liked to see the model and the house central to the shot. The side yard doesn't add much content. It looks like a white vignette was added, which is ok but it is a little pronounced.
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10/03/2011 05:39:18 PM
Made me smile. Good luck!
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10/02/2011 10:09:51 PM
LOL!!!
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10/02/2011 08:01:41 PM
ffffffffffffffunnnnnnnnn
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10/01/2011 02:08:30 PM
Colorful and sparkling. One would almost think the house was part of a studio.
I would have loved being on of your neighbors when you did this.
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09/30/2011 10:02:09 PM
Very nice job. Love the pastels.
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09/30/2011 04:33:52 PM
Ha! This is a perfect self portrait for your style :)
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09/30/2011 08:16:44 AM
Great title, haha
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09/30/2011 06:02:55 AM
cool setup. you should publish some greeting cards
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09/30/2011 01:49:58 AM
Wow! Eye-poppin! I sure hope it passes validation - should be top 3.
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09/29/2011 08:53:05 PM
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sjhuls image? Love the color pop! Quite fantastical! Expect to see this on the front page.
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09/29/2011 02:44:45 PM
Super fun shot, you clearly have thought about this and gone to town and created a gloriously entertaining image
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09/29/2011 02:28:20 PM
gotta be a winner! love the colors.
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09/29/2011 01:43:31 PM
Very Interesting picture but very creative!
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09/29/2011 12:49:07 PM
such a fun entry and perfectly executed, not voting
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09/29/2011 10:05:31 AM
I like it, all works well,real yet not so real.
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09/29/2011 05:56:45 AM
Lol this is great!
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09/28/2011 08:32:31 PM
Ha ha, love it! Love the clean look, and the wonderful colors. You are crazy good. :)
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09/28/2011 05:09:59 PM
Queen of creative!!! I love it.
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09/28/2011 03:11:19 PM
Wow. That is about all I can say. Wow. Nice shot.
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09/28/2011 02:25:22 PM
LOL Great shot!!! The clothes and your expression Blow me away!!!
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09/28/2011 02:09:34 PM
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Gyaban, if this is you, you are my hero forever!

And if you're not, this is great!
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09/28/2011 01:26:52 PM
wonderfully kitschy!!
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09/28/2011 11:25:54 AM
Too cute! Well done!
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09/28/2011 11:24:36 AM
what a great job Jennifer!!!...will be very interested to ready your notes on this one...so very colorful and fun!!!
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09/28/2011 09:55:30 AM
This is great. So fun. Wish the pooch was looking at the camera. ;)
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09/28/2011 08:19:54 AM
wow!! dynamic image in the challenge, 10
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09/28/2011 04:39:49 AM
lol, that is awesome!
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09/28/2011 04:00:12 AM
Pure fun!
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09/28/2011 02:17:11 AM
Where on earth did you find that house, is it yours? I totally love this Jen. 10
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09/28/2011 12:25:34 AM
Nice socks!
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