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Self Portrait
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Self Portrait
Self Portrait
I took this the other night while in downtown Chicago. I put my camera to night scene Mode and moved it around while snapping the picture.
© Sharon Anderson
Fuji FinePix 3800 ...
 
 
 
Donald K. Cherry
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member since: 6/4/2004
    Why????

8/21/2004 5:42:13 PM

 
Isabel L
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member since: 3/21/2004
 

Thats a cool shot Sharon!! Very creative and all of the lights are interesting.

Donald your comment is confusing...? Why what?

8/21/2004 11:12:29 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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member since: 11/16/2003
 

love the lights! Nice self-portrait!

8/22/2004 4:15:29 AM

 
Sharon Anderson
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member since: 1/10/2004
 

Why? Would it have been as interesting if I would have just left the camera still? Why Not? I say.

Thank you Kristen and Isabel.

8/22/2004 8:21:26 AM

 
Mark J. Zimmerman
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member since: 2/14/2004
 

I think it's a great shot, Sharon! Love the effects you got. How do you like your camera? I have the same model, and love everything about it except trying to focus in dark situations. Take care.

8/24/2004 6:42:50 PM

 
Paul Conlan
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member since: 7/28/2003
 

Seems the "why?" should be obvious. Look what you got. Great photo...

8/24/2004 7:17:11 PM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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member since: 6/4/2004
 

I'm sorry for the "why" comment. I should have been more specific in my comment. What I meant was that I really didn't see the artistic value in holding a camera in front of the face and shaking it while shooting. But, obviously I was in error since this photo is so well received by many who have viewed it...I stand corrected.

8/24/2004 7:25:44 PM

 
Isabel L
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member since: 3/21/2004
 

I dont think you should be sorry or whatever Donald.... its just your opinion on this photograph.

8/24/2004 7:57:59 PM

 
Sharon Anderson
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I don't feel Donald should be sorry either. It is your opinoin Donald and I listen to everyones opinion. But, how is is not artistic. Everything is artistic. So, do you feel that abstract artists who just throw a bunch of paint on the canvas are not artists. Or what about the people who just put say a blue square on a white canvas? Are they artists in your opinion?

8/27/2004 9:54:45 AM

 
Mark J. Zimmerman
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member since: 2/14/2004
 

Good Luck, Sharon.

9/13/2004 8:28:21 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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This is AWESOME, Sharon! I applaud your creative technique and your results! CONGRATULATIONS!! Excellent work!!

9/14/2004 10:54:56 PM

 
Rob Friedman
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member since: 12/24/2003
 

Congrats Sharon! I guess as the old adage goes, some folks say "why" and the creative say "why not?" :)

9/15/2004 5:51:03 AM

 
Janice Forrest
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member since: 8/11/2003
 

Wonderful work. Congratulations!

9/15/2004 6:11:19 AM

 
Julie Abston
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member since: 3/28/2003
 

Congratulations Sharon! Great job on this very creative and unique work of ART!!!

9/15/2004 7:05:03 AM

 
Wendy Amdahl
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member since: 7/25/2004
 

Congrats Sharon...I followed this picture on the CC board and I think it's justifying for you to win with it! You're right...just what is art? It is subjective at the very least and most...congratulations to you!

9/15/2004 9:50:15 AM

 
Sharon Anderson
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member since: 1/10/2004
 

Thank you very much everyone! I am very excited abou this win! I appreciate all the comments!

9/17/2004 7:52:36 PM

 
Taylor 
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member since: 4/25/2004
 

Belated congratulations! Good job!

9/21/2004 8:24:16 PM

 
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