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Challenge: Nude III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-200 f/3.5 - 5.6 USM
Location: Home Studio
Date: Aug 21, 2005
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2005

My good friend let me take some shots of her. She was an amazing model. It helps that she is a dancer. Used curves and converted to black and white.




Statistics
Place: 6 out of 118
Avg (all users): 7.2445
Avg (commenters): 8.4762
Avg (participants): 7.0978
Avg (non-participants): 7.2774
Views since voting: 20430
Views during voting: 1892
Votes: 503
Comments: 112
Favorites: 29 (view)


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03/14/2009 08:17:49 AM
wonderfull!
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01/12/2007 02:22:20 AM
A simply JAW-DROPPING photo!
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08/30/2005 08:40:53 AM
After looking over the first couple pages (to see where my top 3 picks landed), I definately think this was the best. Congrats on 6th!
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08/30/2005 12:29:34 AM
i truly think this shot should have won...awesome job!

Message edited by author 2005-08-30 00:29:46.
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08/29/2005 10:10:36 PM
Great contrast between passive and active forces. The top being passive with high energy reaching down towards the dynamic lower torso. A wonderful presentation with impeccable taste of style. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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08/29/2005 11:30:21 AM
Awesome, Soni!!!! Awesome!!!!!!!!
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08/29/2005 10:46:30 AM
This was one of my very few 10's. Excellent shot, Soni. Tasteful and artful in many ways. I thought it would place higher, but still congrats on an excellent finish! :)
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08/29/2005 07:19:27 AM
Another of my highest rated ... WTG soni! The model was perfect, but it's your eye and pose that makes this photo great!
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08/29/2005 07:03:52 AM
Congrats Sonifo! ;-)
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08/29/2005 03:31:58 AM
Superb work Soni!! Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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08/29/2005 02:44:37 AM
That was my winner... amazing...!!
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08/29/2005 02:33:53 AM

Very nice! congrats on a great shot!
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08/29/2005 01:14:12 AM
Thanks guys! I didn't want the pedistal to take away the focus of the young lady. I really like this shot and the artsy feel it has to it to me. Not only does her tatoos show art but her body form does to. Maybe not all of the voters got it. My favorite thing about this shot, is her left big toe. LOL
08/29/2005 12:54:09 AM
gorgeous shot, soni...congrats on top 10!
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08/29/2005 12:46:58 AM
Congratulations on your 6th - a great image!
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08/29/2005 12:14:18 AM
congrats on the top 10! i love the shot.
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08/29/2005 12:09:51 AM
WTG Sonifo! Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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08/29/2005 12:07:14 AM
WTG Soni! Snuck a hi-key into the top 10! Good on ya!
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08/29/2005 12:03:27 AM
this is great soni!! Congrats, I gave you a 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2005 11:48:04 PM
great pose. good picture
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08/28/2005 08:46:23 PM
This pose reminds me of the photo on the cover of Guido Argentini's book Silvereye. Your model's pose from the waist down looks rather dynamic, while from the torso up she appears rather relaxed; I think that the composition would work better if there was a more dynamic element element in the top half of the image (e.g. a double exposure of her arms like this and with them reaching for the corners of the frame, or if her hair was being tossed by the wind). I like the tattoo on her lower back, but the ones on her legs throw off the balance somewhat.
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08/28/2005 05:36:43 PM
nice shot.
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08/28/2005 05:08:09 PM
Awesome shot! I just figured out who this is...*waves*
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08/28/2005 03:38:07 PM
This is a beautiful image. One of my favorites so far. The symmetry is nearly perfect. The pose is unique and interesting to look at. The tatoos are the extra touch that makes the whole thing. My only complaint is that the statue is almost completely blown out but that really dosen't hurt the picture. Easy to score an image of this calliber. 10
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08/28/2005 01:15:59 PM
Great idea, great shot. Would have been slightly more impressive if the column weren;t slightly visible but I guess that's tough to do.
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08/28/2005 11:29:40 AM
Very nice, I gave it an 8. If she was turned around it would have been a 10 : )
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08/28/2005 02:19:49 AM
It's a shame the pedestal she is sitting on is a bit blown out. Nice model and pose though. Well done!
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08/28/2005 12:26:14 AM
I love this shot, I have to say as most of us thought the nudes would be a little weak, but this one is well shot
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08/27/2005 11:44:55 PM
Excellent balance and lighting. You shot exactly what your title suggests, and with very clean lines and form.
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08/27/2005 11:41:21 PM
striking model in a creative pose. I like it very much. I find myself wishing that the post were either more visible, or not visible at all...
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08/27/2005 10:08:04 PM
nice pose, too bright it's washed out
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08/27/2005 08:26:34 PM
Very well executed. The symmetrical pose and the overall pose is just phenominal. I cants some looking from corner to corner. Excellent use of lighting. (10)
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08/27/2005 07:41:15 PM
On of my top3 picks for this challenge. You're on luck soab, get to play with models like this! Great composition, color, tones, and what not. 10 And Congratulations with a ribbon :) Sonja? ;-)
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08/27/2005 07:34:35 PM
Great photograph. Love the pose, B&W, composition and technical use of negative space and near high key lighting. It just lacks the bit of emotion or drama that my other top pics have. Got to make my personal distinctions, 8.
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08/27/2005 04:28:51 PM
This is superb, the composition, exposure and the lighting have made this one of my top picks for the challenge. A very professional entry probably a ribbon. 10
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08/27/2005 11:41:49 AM
Original pose and scene, but the lighting is quite flat.
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08/27/2005 06:12:34 AM
Excellent pose. I really like the white background and lighting.
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08/27/2005 03:30:17 AM
Wow, I love the play with symmetry in this picture, it causes great impact. I like the lightnning, maybe a little overexposed, but it helps to isolate the model from the pillar; and the pose is superb!!.
Congrats! You deserve a ribbon.
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08/27/2005 01:48:09 AM
Fine artsy, high key, however, low "wow-factor". Strikes me as very cold for a nude shot, sorry.

7

Bruno
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08/26/2005 09:03:10 PM
The only thing keeping me from giving a higher score is the overexposure on the pedestal. I like the pose very much and the lighting on the model is perfect. Since the pedestal blends in so well, the photographer might have used one without the scrollwork and it wouldn't have been noticed as much. Those are my humble thoughts. I could never take a picture this good, so forgive me if this upsets you.
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08/26/2005 03:49:26 AM
One word describes it all. "Excellent"
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08/26/2005 03:01:44 AM
Would've preferrd to the subjects feet a bit more relaxed, mainly the left one, looks too forced and uncomfortable.
Also I wouldn've liked to see what she's sitting on to stand out a little more, not quite enough contrast there for my liking.. 9
After going over them all, Upping this to the 10, one of the top 3 IMO, good luck!
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08/25/2005 11:26:19 PM
I like the hi-key approach, but I think I'd like the tattoos in color. Maybe a selective desaturation?
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08/25/2005 11:00:12 PM
Wonderful symmetry and skin tones at work here. Kudos! - 10
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08/25/2005 09:29:30 PM
The technicals aspect of this image are all excellent. However, event though I recognise your creative effort, I personaly don't think this is the best way to present your model. I am still giving you a big 8 because your image is nonetheless breathtaking.
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08/25/2005 08:16:15 PM
i usually find tattoos distracting, but it seems to be a very effective focal point in this photo. excellent shot
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08/25/2005 04:53:50 PM
This image is growing on me, but it doesn't pop. My suggestions:
Even out the lighting. Right side is brighter than the left.
Brush/cut her hair. I just looks unkempt.
Do something with her hands. Spread fingers maybe? They are just hanging there like they aren't part of the shot.
Use a support item that either truly blends into the background or contrasts with it.
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08/25/2005 10:44:29 AM
great symmetry
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08/25/2005 08:29:52 AM
Classic view, but always worth doing and seeing.
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08/25/2005 01:27:04 AM
I love this one. Pose is unique and eye catching. Title even fits. I give it 10.
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08/25/2005 12:56:04 AM
a little whiter and i might not have seen the ceramic stand
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08/25/2005 12:54:07 AM
Nice shot, good job.
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08/24/2005 10:58:56 PM
Interesting pose great contrast.
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08/24/2005 10:34:34 PM
Great idea. To me, the image is lovely, but the primary subject being the body art, and the 2 on her shoulders being hidden by her hair makes it a distraction. I also think that a bit more detail in the pillar she's sitting on would only enhance the image.
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08/24/2005 10:34:02 PM
Very nice and very neat. Every ounce is shown to advantage. Bumping up.
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08/24/2005 10:11:09 PM
One of my favorites in this challenge...
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08/24/2005 08:09:49 PM
Very attractive gal
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08/24/2005 07:38:05 PM
Elegant human art! Nice work
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08/24/2005 04:45:39 PM
Cool picture, but I would've voted higher if the high lights were a bit more distinguished.
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08/24/2005 12:42:32 PM
Really interesting image. I really like the lighting in your pic. Composition are really great, too. Just a perfect image. Hope to see that in the top 3. 10, added to favs.

2nd. comment: after vote in all images, I have no doubt this is the best pic of this challenge in my honest opinion. Congrats for a perfect work.
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08/24/2005 04:10:32 AM
love her
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08/24/2005 01:18:09 AM
The weakest of my four 8s. While it is ranked top 6 in my opinion, it lacks the wow factor the ribbon winners require.Something is not appealing about the pillar the model sits on. It is not completely ignored, nor it is standing out enough. I understand the idea of light/white, and I like it, but that pillar just swayed me from giving this a highest ranking in the challenge. Best of luck!
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08/24/2005 12:09:09 AM
Classic shot. We never get tired of a shot like this when it is well executed. Great model for this pose too. I love the tatoos, they certainly add to the shot! good pose. Very nice B&W. In my tops. 8
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08/23/2005 10:42:10 PM
Good lighting .... like the pose ... fake tattoo?
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08/23/2005 10:37:59 PM
Very nice. Good use of your models features in your composition. Coloumn / pedistal seems washed out though. It pulls my attention downward and away from the subject.
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08/23/2005 03:25:44 PM
Great pose & lines. I like the high key feel too. The tattoos are well defined as well. Great symmetry. I like the shot a lot.
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08/23/2005 02:49:50 PM
This is just Killer. Wonderful idea to sit on the column. Im sure it was rather uncomfortable sitting like this, but your model (or self) is in great shape so maybe it was easy. Art pure and simple. 10
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08/23/2005 02:47:39 PM
Very nice composition. The pose is creative and unique! The choice of black and white is perfect. Well done!
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08/23/2005 02:14:35 PM
Not entirely crazy about the composition, but love the black and white, love the high-key look, lovely shot.
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08/23/2005 12:12:30 PM
I like the symmetry of this image.
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08/23/2005 11:34:03 AM
The pose is nice, the tattoos help break up everything. I don't like that the pedastal blends in with the backdrop somewhat. I think I would have picked a darker backdrop for this. Lighting is almost dead on. Good luck.
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08/23/2005 11:33:12 AM
i love this shot, a sexy pose while remaining still hidden. the tattoo's really accent this photo just right.
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08/23/2005 10:59:22 AM
One of my favourites.
Great exposure & lightingSymetry is broken by the left foot's big toe. I am being picky.
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08/23/2005 01:36:04 AM
I don't like the pose a little to playbot to be fine art. But that is just my opinion, I am sure this appears to many
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08/23/2005 12:57:12 AM
Great shot, lighting is spectacular. Form and model are beautiful!
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08/23/2005 12:51:19 AM
excellent award winning
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08/23/2005 12:50:19 AM
Not a big fan of the body art, but I love the symmetry and the high-key effect.
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08/23/2005 12:14:17 AM
Very nice, this should ribbon. I think it is very nice. How long did she have to sit like that?
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08/22/2005 11:35:01 PM
I really like this picture, the female in the photo has a great pose, and I love the tats.
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08/22/2005 11:15:05 PM
I like the symetry and splashes of body art. [10]
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08/22/2005 11:10:46 PM
Very nice. The only problem I see is the pedestal gets lost in the background somewhat. 10.
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08/22/2005 10:20:49 PM
very cool. The pedistal seems a little bright
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08/22/2005 10:09:10 PM
Very symmetrical
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08/22/2005 09:25:41 PM
I like the angles and most of the lighting, the right side is a little brighter than the left, which throws the absolute symmetry out for me. Other than that very nice image, very nice capture, and very well done.
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08/22/2005 08:47:43 PM
Great pose!
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08/22/2005 07:59:22 PM
Very unusual pose, love it. B/W high key tones super, very sharp. Love the symmetry. Really good job here, congrats.
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08/22/2005 07:14:28 PM
i like it, amazing frame, and nice light control, good luck
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08/22/2005 06:19:20 PM
Love the highkey here-10
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08/22/2005 04:58:56 PM
excellent, very well done.
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08/22/2005 04:30:56 PM
great pose and lighting. very impressive.
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08/22/2005 02:51:53 PM
One of my favorites in this challenge, good luck.
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08/22/2005 02:48:28 PM
The tattoos are a great addition (although I'm sure you didn't get them just for this shot, eh?) The high key image is well done. I like the pose too, elegant, but different.
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08/22/2005 02:45:12 PM
Clean and artistic.
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08/22/2005 02:44:12 PM
Just perfect. 10
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08/22/2005 01:54:34 PM
Wow...what a great shot
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08/22/2005 01:16:49 PM
I love how artisitc her tattoos become and yet how sexy and sensual it all is. The lighting is great and this is really something to be proud of.
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08/22/2005 12:51:51 PM
Superb ! The composition, lighting, use of b/w...it all adds up to PERFECT 10 !
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08/22/2005 11:38:34 AM
pretty model. Image seems a little washed out - might be the lighting. Composition good for subject, great POV. 7 - good luck in the challenge!
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08/22/2005 11:22:17 AM
My favorite of the challenge! The only undesireable thing I see is the dissapearing column which I feel barely takes away from the photo. Balancing an exposure as tricky as this is difficult, and I think you made the correct choice with it. nice work.
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08/22/2005 09:10:50 AM
I love the simplicity and symmetry of this shot. The skin tones are excellent, the tatoos provide very nice focal points, and the smooth lighting really makes this shot top notch.
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08/22/2005 09:10:33 AM
Very elegant, and I like the double meaning of the title.
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08/22/2005 07:12:59 AM
nice composition, love the whites.
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08/22/2005 06:00:47 AM
This photo definitely has my asking for more. If I could ask for anything, I'd like more details in the back and perhaps her arms a little further from her head. Other than that, she's build beautifully; too bad for the body "art".
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08/22/2005 02:42:23 AM
Excellent shot. I like the symetry and the added balance created by the tatoos. It is a clean shot and intriguing all at the same time. Top 5 for sure. Goodluck!
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08/22/2005 02:41:08 AM
i love that she is up on a pedicle. Only critique is that it may have helped to burn in the indentation on the left of her little seat to balance the lighting.
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08/22/2005 02:04:49 AM
Top ten easy. Super. Normally wouldn't like this type of leg pose, but works fine here.
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08/22/2005 02:01:42 AM
My blue ribbon pick so far! This is really really amazing in every way! A solid 10 from me.
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08/22/2005 12:56:37 AM
Beautiful B & W, the tattoos add to the shot! Well done! ;)
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08/22/2005 12:36:10 AM
Very cool!!! I'd like a tad more contrast, but the symmetry and artful display is just lovely.
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08/22/2005 12:24:25 AM
top finisher, here let me help
10
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08/22/2005 12:13:26 AM
beautiful bod
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08/22/2005 12:10:40 AM
great lighting
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