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For the Show yourself contest!

Never entered a competition before, so I figured if I came up with an idea I should enter this one because it's about self-portraits, and I like whoring myself in front of the camera. I'm my own model all the time, but I never really model as myself, if anyone understood that.

So I turned the mirror to myself and interpretted, and I'm extremely vane so this came into my head. Maybe not really the picture of a winner, but I had really fun with doing this. You always have to tackle yourself with humor.
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"My family went to Norway, and all I got was this friggin' balloon :|"

Another shot from Bergen, Norway (you'll probably see a couple more ;)). This time, I caught a little brat, being mad because his parents got him a balloon instead of a PSP.

Ahh, you gotta love the youth of today.

(PS: I have a soft spot for balloons, so that's not the last one you'll see either :lmao:)

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Why?
Because I have a soft spot for children. And balloons. Mix the two, and you got me chasing this kid down the street to get a clear shot (I'm not kidding, I got *crazy1ady as my witness). Then, when I finally caught up with him, I kneeled in the middle of the street and waited for him to notice me. He did. Several times. This being the last, when he was clearly annoyed with me! The Street Photography contest says I need to tell what motivated me to make the photo... Well, to be honest - I didn't think about making it. There is no time to think in cases like this - just act.

I guess it was all in the moment. A moment, I'm glad I didn't think twice about before shooting.

Where and when taken:
Bergen, Norway - August 24th, 2006.

Technical info:
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/320 second
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 100

Photoshop:
- Simply Channel Mixer to convert to black and white
- Curves for contrast
- Slight dodge and burn to certain areas
- Vignetting
- No cropping, straight from camera

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Print: [link]
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This is my contest Entry for firefly376 [link] contest.

These are her bases just so we are perfectly clear



TOP: white out and marker

BOTTOM: prisma pencil and marker


the top one is my favorite ^_^
he is so smexy >.<

Edit: I just noticed this, but the shirt is supposed to say Lassie
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entry for a local community contest.
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My gingerbread windmill, complete with blades that turn on their very own candy cane axle. It was so much fun to build, from first calculating all the angles on my template to finally adding the fan this afternoon.

Stats:
7 days to complete, working around my real job (without hassle) and around other family members (with lots of hassle - people were banished from the kitchen at all hours).
10 pieces of gingerbread - 5 walls for the tower, a platform for the cabin, and then four pieces for the walls of that. The roof tiles are two sheets of chocolate I made.
3 batches of royal icing - one for the white highlights and the snowman, one for flooding the pieces blue, and the third for joining the whole thing together.
About half a kilo of chocolate for windows, the door, the blades, and the scrolling on the walls.
The full thing's about 11 inches tall and 7 inches across at the base.

Casualty list:
1. My finger =P. While resizing the cane the knife slipped.
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So, here's my Exotika entry. I used partly the technique Smoggy posted on Ashundar for deep snow with something bpauba came up with to get this effect.

I've included all of the standard wallpaper sizes in the .rar file. If you would like a dual screen or wide screen wallpaper size it will be available soon.

All of the wallpapers are without any text for your viewing pleasure.

This was approximately a 10 hour render with a 200 mb psd sized at 3000x2400 px.

Thanks!
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Gingerbread pagoda with wafer cookie paneling, gummi river with gummi fish and LOTS of frosting to make it presentable :P

I had a great time making this, my friends and I were rolling on the floor laughing it started so terribly, but I think it ended up pretty cute. :)

See close up of pagoda here: [link]
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Here's my finished gingerbread house! The first one I've made completely by myself.

It has it's flaws, but I had fun making it!
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I actually made this cake for christmas last year, but never thought to upload it to deviantart. I came across the pictures recently, and thought I'd share it with everyone.

I made my own paper templates for all the characters and the dog house, and using them made my characters out of gingerbread. I spent hours decorating the characters, but I think they turned out pretty good :)

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

(not sure if this fits the requirements for the gingerbread house contest, but I thought I'd try!)
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