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I shot myself in the studio today. Manual focus by trial and error. Used 3 strobes. Placed all the images together in PS CS. Hope ya'll enjoy it!

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Carol Teal
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    Very creative! I love the tie!

8/31/2007 10:37:17 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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EXTREMELY well done, Mario! Excellent PS work, very creative and wonderfully presented.

8/31/2007 11:58:34 PM

 
Mario Aguilar
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Thank you ladies!

9/1/2007 12:12:00 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Super cool, Mario! Congrats on your finalist!

9/21/2007 10:06:58 AM

 

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Wonderful image! Great work!

9/21/2007 10:07:58 AM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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Wonderful image Mario that you have created here!!! Congratulations - Everything you have done to it makes it wonderful image!!! A Winner! Best wishes! -vikram

9/21/2007 12:45:05 PM

 
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Clever and creative! Congrats on your finalist!

9/21/2007 4:53:33 PM

 
Mario Aguilar
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Thank you everyone... I appreciate your comments. There is a much better version of this image in my gallery if you care to take a quick look.

9/21/2007 8:53:03 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Love the fun and creativity, Mario!
Congratulations on this finalist!
Prediction: We'll see this one again!
--Lisa

9/21/2007 9:33:07 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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I love this, Mario! Beautifully done--congratulations on your finalist!

9/21/2007 10:32:36 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Mario on your Finalist...Dominick

9/21/2007 11:19:10 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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I love this Mario...very well done! Love the Yankees hats... :0)

9/22/2007 6:59:54 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.

9/23/2007 11:44:41 AM

 
Meghan Gonski

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This is an amazing photo. A lot of thought and time was put into this. Great job, it's so unique and funny.

9/24/2007 3:39:18 AM

 
Mario Aguilar
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Thank you again everyone. I had fun making this image and putting it together.

9/24/2007 4:17:45 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Mario on this awesome first place win and wow so creative.

9/24/2007 10:39:20 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your first place win, Mario!!

9/24/2007 10:39:44 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Awesome image.. congratulations!!!

9/24/2007 11:09:13 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Great work, Mario! Congratulations on your win!

9/24/2007 11:14:59 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your WIN!!

9/24/2007 11:24:50 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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Congratulations, Mario! What a fun image and very creative! A well deserved WIN!

9/24/2007 11:32:43 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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I LOOOOOOOOOOVE this!!!!!!!! it looks so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGE CONGRATS and gosh at the work that went into this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep it up! :)

9/24/2007 11:36:13 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Has to be one of my favorite shots of all times. So funny and so perfect!
Congratulations!!

9/24/2007 12:31:44 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Congrats Mario on a super fun shot!

9/24/2007 12:33:09 PM

 
anonymous 
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Congratulations Mario on your fantastic First Place Win! B-

9/24/2007 2:18:15 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your really well executed idea and your fantastic Win, Mario!
Monika

9/24/2007 2:54:14 PM

 
Mario Aguilar
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Thank you everyone. I appreciate all you comments. This is my first 1st place and I'm pretty psyched. Thank you all again!

9/24/2007 3:30:02 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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BIG congrat's on your beautiful first place win!!!
Peaches

9/24/2007 3:38:52 PM

 
Diana L. Ralph
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MOST EXCELLENT!!! Congratulations!

9/24/2007 3:44:37 PM

 
Diana L. Ralph
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MOST EXCELLENT!!! Congratulations!

9/24/2007 4:16:05 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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What fantastic editing, Mario! I really had thought these were different people. Congratulations on a very well deserved 1st place!

9/24/2007 5:36:26 PM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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Congrats on your win Mario!

9/24/2007 7:09:32 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Mario, Congratulations on your first place winner.

9/24/2007 7:14:30 PM

 
James Quantz Jr.
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Congrats, Mario! JQ

9/24/2007 7:20:43 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Don't know where my comment went about this, but I knew when I saw it that it should get 1st place! trhis is great!

9/25/2007 12:18:44 AM

 
Esra Belgin
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Excellent shot, Mario. Congratulations on your win.

9/25/2007 7:05:48 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Kudos for putting this together Mario! Great job and congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win!

9/25/2007 8:35:11 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Brilliant work and idea, Mario! Congratulations on your magnificent First Place win!

9/25/2007 9:23:45 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Fantastic image and post work Mario!! Love the fun and colour in this very creative well done FIRST PLACE WIN!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

9/25/2007 11:26:43 AM

 
Cora Miller
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What a fun image. Congratulations on your win.

9/25/2007 11:46:32 PM

 
Cliff & Patti Smith
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A big congratulations on your well deserved 1st place win Mario! Your images are awesome and, I predict you will go far in your career! I could spend all day looking at your gallery!

9/26/2007 6:15:24 AM

 
Vicki Zoller
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I love photos that make me smile and this made me smile BIG TIME!!! Excellent work both in the studio and in the digital darkroom!! Now I must go see the rest of your gallery!
Congrats to you...you earned it!

9/26/2007 6:29:27 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Congratulations on this beautiful win Mario. You deserve it. Bill

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9/28/2007 12:39:10 AM

 
Craig J. C.

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classic!

9/28/2007 12:42:05 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Mario, excellent colors, detail, clarity, exposure, lighting and PS work; big congratulations on your First Place Win!

9/29/2007 12:36:29 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Mario, congratulations on your First Place Winner!!! Great shot and funny too!!!

9/30/2007 12:23:50 PM

 
Mario Aguilar
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Thank you again everyone. I'm glad to see that you all have a sense of humor.

9/30/2007 8:54:20 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Mario on your First place win!!!


Dominick

10/1/2007 5:35:59 PM

 

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Very funny and well-thought out! Congrats!

10/2/2007 7:10:59 AM

 
Denise Denomy
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Fantastic! Whimsical! The contrast is outstanding! Congratulations on your win!

10/4/2007 7:36:45 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your wonderful First Place win, Mario!

Cathy :)

10/7/2007 12:25:15 PM

 
Mario Aguilar
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Muchas Gracias!

10/7/2007 9:05:28 PM

 
Jojie F. Alcantara
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Congratulations, Mario. Love your multiplicity shot. A real winner. :-)

10/11/2007 2:46:08 AM

 
Avril Young
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wow...clap, fantastically done...
Congrats...lots of work done here!!!
STUNNING PHOTO

12/5/2007 12:24:41 AM

 
Cheryl Meisel
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I super enjoyed it laughingggggg it's a hoot! GREAT WORK! Wonderful fun shot!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this neat one!
Cherylm

12/5/2007 12:35:36 AM

 
Cheryl Meisel
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I super enjoyed it laughingggggg it's a hoot! GREAT WORK! Wonderful fun shot!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this neat one!
Cherylm

12/5/2007 12:35:36 AM

 
Cheryl Meisel
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I super enjoyed it laughingggggg it's a hoot! GREAT WORK! Wonderful fun shot!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this neat one!
Cherylm

12/5/2007 12:35:36 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Fantastic image - big congrats on your WIN and POTD, Mario!

12/5/2007 1:09:24 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Very creative Mario .. many congrats on your win and POTD!

12/5/2007 1:59:28 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Mario, Congratulations on this wonderfully creative and highly amusing photo. It certainly deserves all the honors that it received. It's brilliant!
Michelle

12/5/2007 2:17:49 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

12/5/2007 2:22:51 AM

 
Josselyne Klecanda
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Great creative work, love it.

12/5/2007 4:14:47 AM

 
Debbi Smirnoff
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LOL This is GREAT!!

Debbi

12/5/2007 6:23:34 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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CONGRATULATIONS on this FUNtastic Winner, Mario!!! Excellent work and very well-deserved First Place and POTD!!!
Cesar

12/5/2007 6:31:40 AM

 
Michelle N. Russell

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This is so fun! Thank you for sharing and Congratulations!!

12/5/2007 7:15:37 AM

 
Cheryl Meisel
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Super good work on this wild and FUN shot! Great going!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this wonderful piece of work!
Cherylm

12/5/2007 7:22:21 AM

 
Susan Cliett
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Cool shot!!! Very creative!!

12/5/2007 7:28:29 AM

 
Gary G. Cooper

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Great image and the work you have done.
You have earend you rewards.
Gary C.

12/5/2007 7:28:51 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A very creative self portrait, nicely conceived. Congratulations on your potd and win Mario!

12/5/2007 8:59:45 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Fantastic image Mario, congratulations on POTD and your first place win

12/5/2007 12:20:57 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Great image, congrats on your win and POTD:)

12/5/2007 3:20:13 PM

 
Mario Aguilar
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WoW... This is my first POTD... I've gotten a lot of comments on this image. This is one of my favorites along with the image titled New York, NY. Thank you all... I appreciate all your encouragement. Enjoy!

12/5/2007 3:42:57 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Great fun, Mario, and a terrific colorful and creative image! Congratulations on your win and POTD.

12/5/2007 5:55:05 PM

 
Anita Bower
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I love photos that make me smile! Thank you for such an excellent and humorous and clever photo!!!

12/7/2007 4:13:14 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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This is incredible Mario! Very clever and so well put together - you look like you'd be so much fun to shoot with! Makes your clients very lucky indeed!! Congratulations on your Winner and POTD!

12/7/2007 9:38:45 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulation again, Mario!
:^D)

12/11/2007 4:32:51 PM

 
Renee C. Bynum
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Congrats! Totally awesome PS work and very unique and creative idea :)

6/12/2009 6:08:24 PM

 
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