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Project 27 4.15.09 by Project-27 Project 27 4.15.09 by Project-27
I did it!!! :excited: Today is the final day of my Project 27 (no worries, I'm going to keep it up though, just under the traditional 365 title)

Today is the 365th consecutive day that I have taken a (mostly) artistic self portrait, with the intent of learning better photography techniques, as well as completing a very personal journey to chronicle my life. I have learned so much this year, about both photography and life. And I still have quite a lot more learning to do, about both... I decided that for this last day of my Project 27 I would literally show my whole year, I got every one of my photos printed out from the past year (366, because Jan. 23 got three, and I clearly couldn't print out tonight's as it hadn't been created yet =P) and utilize those somehow in my shot. I considered using the same set up as the first day I started this project, but decided that wasn't enough, and besides I already re-did that angle. So instead I set up my backdrop on a whole big wall (instead of in the little hallway it is usually hanging in) and laid out my photos in roughly a chronological collage. That in itself took me nearly 2 hours, not including the time it took to order the photos (which I did during some down time at work)

Then it was time to get dressed, and I chose my chiffon curtains and a pose I've used before wearing the same in a photoshoot with :iconphoenixtear:, as he was the inspiration for this whole project. :heart: It took me quite a while to decide what to wear, I'm such a girl like that I guess :lmao: but I really wanted something that was timeless, yet fashionable (read: generally naked is the only fashion considered timeless) but I didn't want to go full nude, because that's not what this project is about. The curtain just seemed to fit though, and besides, I adore chiffon and red always looks nice =)

I had to do a little photoshop surgery to the sides, my backdrop wasn't quite wide enough for so many photos and the angle I wanted and everything else, so after I filled in the edges I darkened the whole black outline on the top, it looks a little unnatural, but I don't think it's terribly distracting. Aside from that, I just had to minimally correct the white balance, omg raw is super nice for that though, yay for me figuring out my camera after having it for 11 months =P
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Manlarr Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015   Photographer
I admire your resolve on a project of this magnitude. Amazing project indeed.
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KYNGDOLCE Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Very nice!
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Sacron22 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Congrats on 365th.
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acurmudgeon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
This shot and all of the effort you put into it are so cool! Great work! :thumbsup:
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person-of-interests Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Can't believe I've been following your 'project' for ages now (I wonder how long actually) and have only just seen this image for the first time. What a super shot and super way to put a exclamation mark on 365 days of photos! Wish I could be dedicated enough to take on one of these 365 projects!! Great shot.
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!! I'm still debating if I'll do another version of this shot at the end of this year's project, we shall see!!
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome concept. Epic win. :winner:
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Arid-Eauprofonde Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
This is an interesting and terrific composition too. Excellent. The light works really well on your body and the chiffon.
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
=D Thanks! It was well worth the effort it took to arrange it!
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Befmun Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Amazing Shot!
Really nice work.
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Jonnie1234 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
wow thats so amazingly cool! i love that so much!!!!
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much!
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andographer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
nice pict :)
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gelo-tim Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
I hate red color
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:iconadixion:
adixion Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
i like when the phothos show more than a nice body,
good.
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RedShuttleworth Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010   Writer
Beautiful image.
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arteater1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
You get better all the time. I wish I had that commitment to do "anything" everyday. I'm proud of you.
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
haha it can be hard but I've gotten so used to it =D
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is such a neat concept. Nice shot. Beautiful lady.
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CrashandBurnPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
great shot
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JessR-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Photographer
Nicee!
I just started today - except I'm using things around the house.
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capturedcreation Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010   Photographer
Incredible image, love it!
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much!! =D
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Utterly compelling and fascinating project and final image.
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DiminishedCapacity Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
You are absolutely amazing!!!!
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Project-27 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
aww thanks so much! =D
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badseyboy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
oh i love this photo, its a brilliant idea, so who was the unlucky one to pic up alll the other photos :la: lol
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
hehe that would have been me =P it took forever to set it all up and then pick them up again
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badseyboy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
oh i think the hours you spent picking them up lol was way worth it, its a very nice photo and unique :la:
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understated Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Great project - must have taken some serious commitment to keep it up for a year! Well done :)
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
hehe I'm 2 weeks away from doing it for 2 years! =D I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little proud of myself =P
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GirlOfGreys Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
I love this.i wanted to do a similiar picture like this using polaroids.
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Ritz camera has (or had, haven't gotten prints there in a bit) tuesday 3.5 x 5 inch prints for like 6 cents each or something! Can't beat that!! Yeah the size is a little off, but for photos like this who cares hehe...
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GirlOfGreys Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
wow you can't beat that at all =D
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lazymenana Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
what a beautiful idea :) and picture! i love this.
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks!! =D It was well worth the time!!
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Capthammond Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
You have more creativity than most. I like it and I like your project 27.
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!! It takes so much creativity to get a different looking shot each day it's such a challenge!! But so worth it =D
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monkeydisease Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
I love this! :o
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much!! =D It took so much time to prepare, but it was so worth it!!
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nivaun Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
Congratulations on completing Project 27. Great photo for the finale.
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much! =D It is a great challenge, but it's so rewarding to see how I've progressed over time =)
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nivaun Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
We should all be challenged like that. It can teach us a lot about ourselves.
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PonyFierce Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
:wow: fantastic concept and great composition

Love it

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Project-27 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!! =D
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KillTrystanDead Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
This is so beautiful, and creative (:
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you so much!! =D
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Purpleandgreen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
wow. thats beautiful. or, maybe giving it a discription would insult it s purpose... anyway, its a fave.
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Project-27 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
:aww: thanks so much! and thanks for the :+fav:!!
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Purpleandgreen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
no problem, your stuff is rediculously amazing
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