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100: I Need More Sleep

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Well, this is my 100th. I've been on Flickr since January 11 of this year and I couldn't be happier with the progress I've made in that time. I've always enjoyed photography but Flickr seemed to bring that to a completely new level. It's been such an amazing source of inspiration, support, and accountability. Who knew how many unbelievable photographers there were out there?! It's overwhelming and awe-inspiring to see what so many people are capable of.

As for what I've learned about myself over this period of time, it's this: I can do anything. And I don't mean that in a arrogant or boastful manner; I mean, given enough time and motivation nothing is impossible. No style or lighting technique or post-processing is out of my grasp. My first attempt might not be amazing, but I can certainly get there in time. And I'm willing to bet money that that's true for every single person out there. And that gives me so much hope. That makes me very excited about the future.

As for this picture (which has not be stretched or warped), well, it's a bit grotesque if you ask me. It's true, I do need more sleep, but look at me... I'm hideous! I tried to come up with something super special for my 100th, but the cats were not big on cooperating the other night, so I did a little fisheye distortion (my first big lens purchase! everyone thought I was crazy for spending that much on a fisheye) combined with my new present, the SB-600 external flash (and my PS Lomo plugin). I think it came out pretty fun... but I really can't look at it for too long. Gross.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who ever visits my photostream or comments or favorites or anything. You guys are awesome and mean the world to me.

View On Black... if you dare. But I wouldn't recommend it.

►mikehedge.com ♫, Sara Poluzzi, and 44 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Gravityx9 89 months ago | reply

    nice perspective commenting

    What a Creative image!
    Creative Photo's
    You are a very good and creative artist and
    I really like your Creative Photo!
    This was seen in:
    Creative Photo

  2. Lynn_EL/UnaOdd 89 months ago | reply

    Okay...how many yawned while looking at this shot? I did. Not once, but both times I viewed it.

    Powerful stuff.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  3. joshunter 89 months ago | reply

    thanks everyone.

    nice to know my face is so persuasive! thanks Lynn EL.

  4. fragphoto [deleted] 89 months ago | reply

    Emotional Photo - GREAT PHOTO!!!

  5. grahambrown1965 88 months ago | reply

    This great photo was seen in the 'Spontaneous Opera Syndrome' Pool!

  6. davic 86 months ago | reply

    great perspective and cool distorsion

  7. vitaman 86 months ago | reply

    This is a great photo! I have the perfect blog post to accompany it. I will forward our readers to this page. (Attribution and link to your photo is listed at the bottom of the post.) Check out your pic in action: www.marksdailyapple.com Have a great day!

  8. M. Kaminski [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

    Congratulations - Your Photo Makes Me Wanna Dance!
    You are invited to add your photo to the Cut A Rug Award Pool

    Cut A Rug Award

  9. husseinadam 85 months ago | reply

    Great Distortion!!!

  10. ‹ D©ipher™ › 79 months ago | reply

    Loved this photo so much I painted it! Hope you don't mind.


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  12. NinjaTurk 56 months ago | reply

    Hello, i don't know if they paid for your pic, but your pic may be stolen; check it out;


  13. joshunter 56 months ago | reply

    nope definitely not. any suggestions?

  14. Mexycan 55 months ago | reply

    I need some, too... but not THIS bad. LOL! YIKES!

  15. Amar.kumar 40 months ago | reply

    Excellent and brilliant capture.....as you said..long way to go man!!

  16. bchoekenga 31 months ago | reply

    Awesome shot! Thanks for making it Creative Commons. We just used it here alongside a post about sleep-learning: www.facebook.com/pages/Visionlearning/129614736696

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