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"clouds in my coffee" are the confusing aspects of life and love. That which you can't see through, and yet seems alluring...until. Like a mirage that turns into a dry patch. Perhaps there is something in the bottom of the coffee cup that you could read if you could (like tea leaves or coffee grinds). Carly Simon 5/17/01


thanks for looking
and letting me know your thoughts on versions Smile

jo

Camera:350D & IXUS
Lens:18-55
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:clouds in my coffee
Username:kitsch kitsch
Uploaded:8 Jan 2008 - 6:48 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Portraits / people, Self portrait, Specialist / abstract
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thearmsofvenusdemilo
thearmsofvenusdemilo e2 Member 10644 forum poststhearmsofvenusdemilo vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 6:51 PM

Cool!!

Colin

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 9439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 6:52 PM

lol cheers Smile

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
8 Jan 2008 - 6:53 PM

Great imagination, love it Jo

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digipix76
digipix76 e2 Member 7577 forum postsdigipix76 vcard England
8 Jan 2008 - 7:00 PM

#1 for me Jo, Excellent.

Ian

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costas
costas e2 Member 7costas vcard Greece2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 7:01 PM

Two for me, fantastic shot and manipulation

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8 Jan 2008 - 7:06 PM

#2 for me.. well done..
Jim

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sketch
sketch  71469 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 - 7:10 PM

Really different effect, like it

Sarah x

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Photogene
Photogene e2 Member 8176 forum postsPhotogene vcard Wales
8 Jan 2008 - 7:21 PM

Wonderful stuff. I think Both versions work well, so I like both.

Richard

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user_absconded
8 Jan 2008 - 7:29 PM

Ooh! almost a touch of the Picassos here, this is wonderful. Just the one eye for me. Smile

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ESP
ESP e2 Member 826 forum postsESP vcard England
8 Jan 2008 - 7:31 PM

either way for me...they are both superb

Sara

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User_Removed
8 Jan 2008 - 7:31 PM

yup, one i think has a better balance. My first thought was Picasso to

di

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kaybee
kaybee e2 Member 103989 forum postskaybee vcard Scotland25 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 7:38 PM

Looks like somebody has crumpled you up and thrown you in the waste bin

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pmaclll
pmaclll e2 Member 8pmaclll vcard Scotland
8 Jan 2008 - 7:54 PM

prefer the two

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RoddBC
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8 Jan 2008 - 8:15 PM

Love it... I like the one eye best!




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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 10205 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 8:20 PM

Very cool manipulation!
Ty

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Mounters
Mounters e2 Member 884 forum postsMounters vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 8:36 PM

V.1 is my fav, great work

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 8:37 PM

2 eyes for me. The one eye looks like it is missing something

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backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 9134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 9:00 PM

i'll go for no. 2

great manip jo...soft and alluring

phil

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User_Removed
8 Jan 2008 - 9:16 PM

two defineyetly!

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 9:23 PM

No. 1 for me Jo. It emphasises the abstract where the other one allows too much logic to intrude.
You certainly have hit 2008 with a whole new bag of goodies.

Eric

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xinia
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8 Jan 2008 - 10:08 PM

excellent work Jo - quite like 2 too, though I think the first is stronger

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MalcolmS
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8 Jan 2008 - 10:12 PM

This is amazing Jo, number 1 for me, superb

Malcolm

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CathyT
CathyT  87346 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 10:16 PM

Very creative.....

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 9439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 10:24 PM

thanks all for FB etc Smile

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rontear
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8 Jan 2008 - 11:14 PM

Excellent " your so vain " image Jo. Ron.

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shortski e2 Member 8shortski vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 11:15 PM

Number 1 for me, very beautiful....jojo

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andrewrit
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8 Jan 2008 - 11:25 PM

Nice work No2 for me
Andy

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Nic_WA
Nic_WA e2 Member 10179 forum postsNic_WA vcard Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 12:06 AM

Like them both Smile

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SpeedAltStar
9 Jan 2008 - 12:13 AM

No. 1 me thinks.

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TommyStr
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9 Jan 2008 - 6:06 AM

Nr 1 is nr 1! Brill. The texture reminds me of a bedspread, so the words "..and I don't sleep, I take naps with one eye open" comes to mind. It's a hip hop quote...

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81344 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 7:53 AM

Number one for me Jo. Better contrast, more surreal, plus a little border to define the image. I'm not very up on artists, but this reminds me of something that perhaps Picasso or Dali should have done in one of their more off-the-wall moments.

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MattGrayson
MattGrayson e2 Member 7622 forum postsMattGrayson vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 8:54 AM

Fabulous concept, perfectly executed. I think the contrast is spot on. It's a soft image, so needs shades of grey. Just like life and love. Smile

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The_Collector
The_Collector e2 Member 8The_Collector vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 9:52 AM

No 1 for me Jo, I prefer it with more contrast and it's more abstract with just the one eye.

I recommend L'ORéAL Plenitude Line Eraser to get rid of those creases...;0P lol.

Darren

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 4:57 PM

One eye....adds to the surrealistic feeling of this. Good work.
As an aside I am working on a bargello quilt of the same title, and thought process!

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 9439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 5:06 PM

thanks very much all for FB
and for your award Matt! cheers Smile

ooh...strange coincidence eh Joline Smile
and darren i've tried that cream...tastes awful!! Wink

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9 Jan 2008 - 5:45 PM

quite something special, this one Jo. Congrats

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 6:27 PM

This is great, Jo. No 1 really does the job enough.

david

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Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 8:24 PM

ONE!!! Superb! Two, nearly so!
Excellent work Jo Smile
Goggz

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Possum e2 Member 8148 forum postsPossum vcard England
9 Jan 2008 - 8:45 PM

I like the logic of 2 and the surrealism of 2. Both have a good light and airy feel - with a kitsch twist!
Allie

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richc
richc e2 Member 13richc vcard United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 - 12:06 PM

Like it / them.
Rich

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jackieo e2 Member 9jackieo vcard United States
16 Jan 2008 - 3:31 AM

super... !!

V1 for me

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