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Tens of thousands of women, egged on by their friends, shared pictures of themselves without makeup to raise awareness of breast cancer last week.

By Friday the viral trend had transformed into a fundraising phenomenon, generating a £2m windfall for Cancer Research UK.

The #nomakeupselfies campaign raised the money in just 48 hours, the charity said, with hundreds of thousands of donations from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter users sharing pictures of themselves without makeup and nominating a friend to do the same.

Cancer Research UK said it had not initiated this particular campaign, but was alerted to the #nomakeupselfies trend on Tuesday and began to ask users to add a donation request and text code to their posts. Since then, the money has flooded into the UK charity.

But I wonder .......................What else do we hide behind the masks that we wear?

Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Jan 2014 - 2:22 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Removing the Mask
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:23 Mar 2014 - 11:07 PM
Tags:Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Masks, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 11:29 PM

Amazing how things start. A great image, very well done Helen.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 11:45 PM

Superb image - excellent question.

Kate GrinGrinGrin

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 12:05 AM

Another thought provoking image, Helen!
The narrative gives us much to think about, too.

Richard

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 12:33 AM

I am not on to wear makeup--- , I just hide under the covers-----

Lots of work went into your image, it is scary!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33120 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 1:25 AM

Creative awareness beautifully executed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 Mar 2014 - 5:29 AM

A lovely creation

Peter

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 5:45 AM

Very well produced, Helen, and an excellent result for Cancer Research. Carol

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SUE118
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24 Mar 2014 - 7:38 AM

A very powerful image and a good cause.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 8:04 AM

Haven't really taken much interest in this Selfie lark but the money raised for cancer research has got to be good. The image so well executed - superb work.
Joan.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom999 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 8:11 AM

I didn't know about this (and I only came across the word selfie quite recently...) Beautiful and thought-provoking.
Moira

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
24 Mar 2014 - 8:25 AM

A cracking image Helen, fabulous work.

Roy

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franken
franken e2 Member 113104 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 8:55 AM

Amazing work here Helen.

Ken

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 9:07 AM

A worthy cause, my granddaoughter had her head shaved to raise money in memory of her greandmother. My wife. Excellent work, on both counts Helen.
Peter.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 10:22 AM

A very interesting project, and you have made a fine image to illustrate it.

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digital_boi
24 Mar 2014 - 11:17 AM

some real good came of it then

Graham

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 11:47 AM

An excellent achievement, Helen...and an excellent creation here, too SmileSmile
Trev Smile

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 4:20 PM

A creative image Helen, a lovely idea for Cancer awareness, I don't look as makeup being a mask more like enhancing your natural beauty....

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 4:50 PM

A worthy cause Helen and a great image..Lin

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 10:47 PM

Superbly created and processed Helen. A real work of Art.
Derek

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2014 - 12:25 AM

An amazing result for the charity, Helen. I don't wear it personally.
I like the "wooden" face and the deep warm tones, very creative. The woodgrain looks like my wrinklesWink!

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26 Mar 2014 - 11:47 PM

Love this.Superb!
- source

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gajewski
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3 Apr 2014 - 10:07 PM

I've been away too long but when I got to your portfolio, this was the image I had to see first. It is wonderful.
AND -- I love the narrative you posted with this.
-=\Walter

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