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Self-Portrait.

Camera:Nikon CP8700 & PS Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:TIFF (digital)
Title:Casualty of Self
Username:carmenfuchs carmenfuchs
Uploaded:1 Nov 2010 - 11:15 AM
Tags:Portraits / people
Votes:32

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Sean_Dillon
1 Nov 2010 - 11:24 AM

Dark and slightly disturbing, but wonderful at the same time.
John

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2010 - 11:52 AM

Clever work ....
But it upsets me that you dont put your obvious talent to make not such disturbing (to me) images

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Morpyre
Morpyre e2 Member 91622 forum postsMorpyre vcard Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2010 - 12:25 PM

presses every one of my utmost pleasure buttons. =)

there are so many things i can say about this that i have summed it up with my user award - like "perfect" it can all be said using a single element.

dark, sombre, sexy, sinister and gosh i so wish i had created this myself =)

if this doesn't have 100+ votes and fill each award bar by the end of the day it will prove there is no support and justice for obvious true creative talent.

love forever my darling c

p
xXx

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
1 Nov 2010 - 1:28 PM

Excellent +++++
cor

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carmenfuchs
1 Nov 2010 - 5:06 PM

thanks, everybody. =)

thank you for the user award and your wonderful comments, p. and for all your support of my work. a big hug to you. =)

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User_Removed
1 Nov 2010 - 6:31 PM

the exposure round the eyes is perfect and the overall image quite breathtaking...I gave up worrying about the state of mind required to produce your SP`s...your sheer creativity far outweighs any darkness you harbour...love and respect ...stuart,,,have a truckload of votes (due to a typo represented as one)

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2010 - 6:36 PM

Very frightening

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carmenfuchs
1 Nov 2010 - 8:34 PM

exposure - funny thing about the light in this is that this was taken in full sun. i originally planned to have this be very bright and use the slashes and bloody nose on a high key image. but when i darkened the image, the feel was actually closer to the meaning involved: the damage we do to ourselves and how we try to hide from that fact. final and most important confession to self...full disclosure. not for the faint of heart. =)

thanks, guys. =)

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scrimmy
scrimmy e2 Member 6366 forum postsscrimmy vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 1:44 AM

truly amazing

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carmenfuchs
2 Nov 2010 - 2:16 AM

Thank you, ian. =)

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Morpyre
Morpyre e2 Member 91622 forum postsMorpyre vcard Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 8:59 AM

i can relate to this and the meaning of it so much in my own equivelent life. for a long time i have hidden from myself and hidden myself from others and caused more harm than good. finally i have been brave enough lately to face the fear, step out into the light and take on the suffering and finally make it stop Grin xXx

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carmenfuchs
2 Nov 2010 - 11:02 AM

exactly. it's the only way. takes alot of blood, sweat and tears but it's so worth it. =)

and thanks again - happy birthday to meeeee!!!!!! =)

(i love it, thanks - i'm gonna have two birthdays every year from now on! =)

Last Modified By carmenfuchs at 2 Nov 2010 - 11:02 AM

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User_Removed
2 Nov 2010 - 8:23 PM

we all suffer many in silence and taking the first step is always the hardest

di

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carmenfuchs
2 Nov 2010 - 10:22 PM

yes, I know. But suffering in silence means being alone and watching life pass you by - a stupid waste of time when just a word or two to another human being can be the beginning of a better life.

Thanks for looking and commenting, Di. =)

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 12:37 PM

Beautiful.

Si.

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carmenfuchs
3 Nov 2010 - 3:28 PM

thank you, si. =)

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 3:37 PM

I have heard it said that photography is a means of expressing yourself,and I see an example of that here !!
Powerful stuff.
Mick.

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carmenfuchs
4 Nov 2010 - 6:00 PM

Thank you, Mick. =)

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Lou_Pink
Lou_Pink  5 Northern Ireland6 Constructive Critique Points
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This is a stunningly intruiging image, it manages to both disturb and thrill at the same time, while part of me wants to look away another part of me wants to fall deeper into the shot, like its beckoning me to join it, not many images can evoke that sort of reaction, this is superb

Lou

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carmenfuchs
29 Nov 2010 - 2:59 AM

thank you very much. =)

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2010 - 2:41 PM

stark !!!!!!!!!

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carmenfuchs
29 Nov 2010 - 4:01 PM

yes, it is. i don't f*ck around. thanks. =)

Last Modified By carmenfuchs at 29 Nov 2010 - 4:02 PM

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2010 - 7:42 AM

Lou's comment above said all I wanted to say. Very strong work...this is an image that will stick in my mind

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carmenfuchs
6 Dec 2010 - 12:20 PM

thank you, tommy. =)

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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2010 - 8:04 PM

Words cant describe this ..your vision and work continues to amaze me..this one stirs up so many emotions and gives rise to so many interpretations...lovely work

Cheers

Prabh

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carmenfuchs
6 Dec 2010 - 9:29 PM

thank you very, very much for the user award, prabh, and for your lovely words. =)

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2010 - 9:27 PM

I bow to your imagination - an amazing image - dark and intriguing. Spousal abuse was the first thought that entered my mind.......
Anne

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carmenfuchs
11 Dec 2010 - 12:41 AM

Thank you, anne. =)

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 10:00 PM

This is such a powerful image - It sums up so many feelings and emotions - the damage we do to ourselves, the damage others do to us. And yet it so beautiful too. Now and again we come across an image which which reaches into our souls - and this one reaches deep into mine.

Happy New Year to you.

Sue

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carmenfuchs
2 Jan 2011 - 12:38 PM

thank you very, very much for that, Sue. Happy new year. =)

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SJAlfano
SJAlfano  5 United States3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2011 - 2:00 AM

Hi Carmen. Very disturbing. Reminds me too much of an ad for a slash movie.
Best of the new year to you!

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carmenfuchs
5 Jan 2011 - 2:25 AM

thanks, steve. happy new year! =)

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jonathanbp
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24 Jan 2011 - 11:16 PM

Disturbing, captivating - Jonathan

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carmenfuchs
24 Jan 2011 - 11:57 PM

Thank you, Jonathan.

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shreel
shreel  4 India1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 5:27 PM

very nice done.....

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carmenfuchs
8 Feb 2011 - 7:17 PM

Thank you. =)

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