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ok am back down to earth after yesterdays upload lol

this is not the version i was going to put up next, instead, after POOCH and Keiths' comments, i decided to go back to my original train of thought and pigeon-hole myself into one box.
seem to have sacrificed clarity for contrast and a darker atmosphere but this was really the intended image so....

(Dianne asked if the objects are representative of anything and the answer is no, not individually, rather wholly, as an expression of a feeling)

thanks for looking
jo

Title:keepsakes b&w
Username:kitsch kitsch
Uploaded:1 Aug 2006 - 3:36 PM
Tags:Black & white, Boxes, Bw, Digitally manipulated, Manipulated, Memorabilia, Nude, Specialist / abstract
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BenF
BenF  9 United States
1 Aug 2006 - 3:40 PM

I like this one a little better than yesterday's shot. Very well manipulated once again, and very powerful.

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton e2 Member 10144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 3:42 PM

I actually liked yesterdays a little more,but its very close.

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton e2 Member 10144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 3:43 PM

sorry done it again,should seperate work from browsing!.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 3:45 PM

Jo, I love this. VERY creative and very well done. It reminds me of the art of Joseph Cornell. -=Walter

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andrewrobson
1 Aug 2006 - 3:52 PM

Like it a lot... very conceptual and allows the viewer time to think. Keep it up.

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 3:55 PM

Your best design of image yet I think. Really outstanding.

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The_Collector

Another great image in the series, as you say it's not as delicate as the previous but a lot more darker and more grainy.
Still works in it's own right though.
darren

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318434 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 4:03 PM

I like the wholeness of this, but the tone of the previous one.

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 4:05 PM

This looks older in style like its 1930's-40's or some sort of directors cut outake in a film of the time banned for its nudity content? thats what it does for me anyhow and I really like it and I'm glad you did both versions.

Pooch.

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NikH
NikH  10524 forum posts England
1 Aug 2006 - 4:15 PM

With Pete and following comments on yesterdays - this composition with yesterday's tones - winner ;o)

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 4:15 PM

blimey, i know what you're saying pete n chuff but not sure if i could be ar**d doing another of these anyway! lol :-0

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NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 4:16 PM

I prefer this to yesterdays, personal preference only as they are both very fine pieces of work.

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 4:26 PM

Congrats on your HC roll! Smile Agree with Pete that the tone made yesterdays but the other changes looks great here! Original and well thought out work, a pleasure to view it.
Tommy

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BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 4:42 PM

My vote has to go to yesterdays. By comparison this feels claustrophobic and uncomfortable, whereas yesterdays felt peaceful and relaxed with a light surreal touch, despite your being sectioned.
Having said all that, if this was the first one I'd seen I wouldnt be being half so picky.
Great to see you with another HC, though I think yesterdays should have been an EC.

Eric

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vismaya
vismaya  8 Ireland
1 Aug 2006 - 5:08 PM

Superb piece of art!

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 5:09 PM

Whats Eric Clapton got to do with it? Lucky you left some spaces for all your awards jo or should I call you your Jo-ness. as I grovel in your comment box.lol

Pooch.

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sputnki
sputnki  10 Canada
1 Aug 2006 - 5:18 PM

Another beaut. I do love the tone from yesterday's, but this one seems to make more geometric sense (is that a sense?).

Doug

PS: Congrat's on another HC. So yesterday's tone with today's image = EC?

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CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87271 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 5:27 PM

Works well with the figure contained within the self but agree with Pete, prefer the tone of the other.

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 5:44 PM

aye thank you very much Wink

(glad this seems uncomfortable etc to you eric... that was the idea!)

ha ha doug...on the ps, i don't think it works that way! Wink

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shortski
shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 6:21 PM

another stunner, i think i prefer the tone of yesterdays, but like the comp of todays, ie you in one box, great idea and great image..........jojo

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1 Aug 2006 - 6:29 PM

I'm playing safe. I like them both. each has a emotional feel one with a warmth and the other with the restrictions of life. Both different in but both amazing shot. Jo, Thanks for answering my question.
looking forward to the next ?
Dianne

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backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 6:31 PM

hang on....two HC's in a row???..now thats just showing off!!!

Congrats jo...both are totally worth it, and i agree with eric about yesterdays deserving an EC...but this is an excellent version also

i love the darker feel, and the fact that we can see your face makes you appear more vunerable somehow..

fantastic work jo..really

phil

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 6:56 PM

Excellent image. Well thought out and very well produced. It suits mono very well.

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 7:27 PM

Wow, such an original idea, and so well executed!

Conrad

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ChrisOs
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1 Aug 2006 - 7:50 PM

Lots of congrats for two HCs in a row. Two quite different similar images (eh?!). I like 'em both for their respective qualities.
Only picky criticism on this one is that the smooth border could maybe do with some noise in it; it jars a bit with the texture of the horizontal and vertical dividers in the case. (A bit of a nerve from someone with barely an RC to his name.)
Chris

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MediumSizeUnavailable

well, they are both very strong. variations on the same theme but yet distinctively different. Congrats on the 2 HC's. I do believe they are well deserved. A bit distressing, yet very tender and feminine work

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 8:30 PM

more thanks all
and chris,not a nerve at all! it's a good point and it'll make me think more for next time am doing one like this, cheers

jo

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 8:42 PM

another masterpiece!

congrads on the HC!

keep them coming

ollie

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 8:45 PM

Powerful image, well carried through.

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User_Removed
1 Aug 2006 - 9:11 PM

Bah... What do I know... Just wish I could keep my head as well organised! ;o)

Stunning image, and it pulls you in a little more, the more time that you give to it. Job's a good un.

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keithh
keithh  1022804 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 9:38 PM

Now it works.

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scragend
scragend  10 Scotland
1 Aug 2006 - 10:03 PM

Liked it when I saw the thumbnail and it just gets better the larger it gets! I think I prefer the fact that the figure is within the box (compared to yesterday's) as it preserves the illusion better IMHO.

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 10:10 PM

thanks very much
yeah i think so keith
err i sem to have omitted to say thanks for the HC to Peter! must've edited it out before lol

ta

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lynsfiona
lynsfiona  10
2 Aug 2006 - 9:41 AM

STUNNING! Well done, what a fantastic result! Lyns x

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rnixon
rnixon  10180 forum posts
2 Aug 2006 - 2:01 PM

Excellent image. Great idea and well executed. You have some thought provoking and lovely images in your PF.

Richard

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cbpersel
cbpersel  8
2 Aug 2006 - 7:43 PM

Very creative and well executed.

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billbris
billbris  9
2 Aug 2006 - 10:02 PM

Graphically stronger than yesterday's, but I do miss those warm tones. Great work!

Bill

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cat_mc
cat_mc  8 Australia
3 Aug 2006 - 2:30 AM

i dont know which i like better i keep goin back and fourth, i think yesterdays was somehow more feminie then todays
but i cant pick a fav
cat..

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Eviscera  81097 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2006 - 9:14 PM

art in its purest form. graphic isolation , magnificent kitsch

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2006 - 3:05 PM

thanks so much Smile

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DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2006 - 9:17 PM

Good work Jo and congrats on the awards.

You're on a roll now.

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redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 10:25 PM

This is a wonderful shot. Great image.

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somedutchkid
9 Aug 2006 - 10:39 AM

ow wow, this is very unique, i never saw anything like it

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lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014052 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2006 - 8:18 PM

Damn that's good - deserves an EC really.
Chris

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woodlark
woodlark e2 Member 10522 forum postswoodlark vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2006 - 6:49 PM

One of the best manipulation shots ive seen.
Love it!
I havn't viewed your other one yet but this one must be the best (musn't it?)

Karl

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intoit  8 Canada
14 Aug 2006 - 11:31 PM

fascinating and fantastic work!! so very creative and what a concept - very cool!! LOVE THIS!!!

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mikesavage  12234 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2006 - 11:45 PM

Novel idea, well executed. Click!

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jjwithamlao
19 Aug 2006 - 6:03 PM

Brilliantly clever

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C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2006 - 8:18 AM

Wonderfully evocative image!

Like the idea and treatments here - great use of imagination :O)

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Hoffy  9212 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2006 - 8:59 AM

Amazing creation. Well done

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eddieali1961
21 Aug 2006 - 2:06 PM

This is so neat.
Eddie.

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zed  10551 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Aug 2006 - 8:47 PM

Love it, well thought out... Smile

zt

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2006 - 12:25 PM

This one is incredible! Well done, and well expressed.

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2006 - 12:27 PM

thanks to all above Smile

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CecilyC
CecilyC  8
28 Sep 2006 - 7:09 AM

brilliant image, well done!

Cat.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2006 - 1:40 PM

Lifes little boxes, perhaps. Makes you think, great expression, well manipulated good mono. Ron.

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dreamflower
28 Oct 2006 - 1:25 AM

a photo that brings me to a pause....click

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SarahK
SarahK  7
9 Dec 2006 - 10:51 AM

Can't imagine how you managed this. But its a fantastic photograph. The composition is beautiful. Wow. Ill rememeber you.

Sarah

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TamJ  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2006 - 10:37 PM

Another fantastic picture, a real work of art - a great idea and excellently executed, just great Smile

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Take-a-View
9 Jan 2007 - 7:30 AM

WOW another great image. Love your imagination and interpretation.

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2007 - 7:32 AM

thanks very much all Smile

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tupko
tupko  9
22 Jan 2007 - 8:21 AM

Excellent.
TupKo.

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stevenb e2 Member 11260 forum postsstevenb vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2007 - 10:23 PM

Cracking image Jo. a thinking person image, well it made me think, I like it.

Bill

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2007 - 11:04 PM

Stunning tones and beautifully composed.
Tom.

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azhurian  7
8 Aug 2007 - 6:35 PM

Very powerful and well portrayed. Love it!

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pmaclll  8 Scotland
22 Aug 2007 - 7:54 PM

You have made a great shot here, love it, you are very brave taking pics of your self. 1 I would not have the bottle, and 2 I would never get a vote.
Keep them coming.

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doryram  5 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2009 - 8:51 PM

Stunning, brilliant, wonderful image, Rod

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garethpartington

wow this is brilliant

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Brilliant idea, love the potentials for symbolism here.

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