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Challenge: Calendar (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Hickory, North Carolina
Date: Nov 7, 2004
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: ISO 400
Shutter: 1/125"
Galleries: Black and White, Nude
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2004

Happy Valentines Day :X


File: CRW_2595.CRW
File size: 5,479KB
Image Serial Number: 225-2595
Camera Model: Canon EOS 10D
Camera serial number: 1020300016
Firmware: Firmware Version 2.0.1
Owner: John M. Setzler, Jr.
Date/Time: 2004:11:07 21:27:10
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Exposure mode: Manual
Flash: External E-TTL
Flash EF guide number: 2047.97
Flash exposure compensation: -1
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: Continuous
ISO: 400
Lens: 24 to 70mm
Focal length: 70mm
Subject distance: 1.42 m
AF mode: One-shot AF
Focus point: [- - O - -]
Image size: 3072 x 2048
Image quality: Raw
White balance: Auto
Color space: AdobeRGB
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Contrast: Normal
Tone: Normal
Custom Functions:
CFn 2: Shutter release w/o CF card: Not possible
CFn 6: Tv/Av and exposure level: 1/3 stop
CFn 7: AF point registration: all

Place: 77 out of 190
Avg (all users): 5.6468
Avg (commenters): 7.6400
Avg (participants): 5.2617
Avg (non-participants): 6.0851
Views since voting: 12033
Views during voting: 535
Votes: 201
Comments: 37
Favorites: 10 (view)

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10/23/2006 02:56:30 PM
What a great photo!
12/12/2004 08:49:14 AM
I'm surprised this one didn't score higher. I can only hope it's that people didn't pick up on the February/Valentines Day (love and romance) theme and not because of the daring subject matter of this photo. The 16 one scores you received are more of a reflection on the tastes and mentalities of those who voted them, rather than on your well-composed photo.
11/23/2004 04:59:04 PM
John, I just got back to look at your Calendar entry - I only wrote a brief comment because I found it hard to define my appreciation so here goes : your image displays an amazing balance on many levels ; the intimacy is intense without being pornographic ; the view is revealing without feeling voyeuristic ; there is an evenness in the eroticism ; the textures vary from smooth to shiny ; the lighting is soft and yet revealing - again, this photo has been amazing me in its balancing act - I wanted to add my comment not in response to some of the unwarranted low votes you got but rather because there are few photos that end up standing out irrespective of the challenge theme and this most certainly is one of them
11/15/2004 02:32:52 PM
10 10 10 FULL STOP ;o)
11/15/2004 10:22:16 AM
I gave this a 10, one of my favorites in this challenge!
11/15/2004 08:52:14 AM
Hehe, all the comments are from guys, except for claudia's. :)
11/15/2004 12:53:42 AM
Odd - should have finished higher.
More 1's than 10's???
You had my 10 John. This is a great shot!
11/15/2004 12:43:21 AM
Originally posted by doctornick:

John, I'm kinda pissed off, how can this beautiful photo get 16 ones, 9 twos and 8 threes is just beyond me. I did comment that some might vote you down for it...well I was unfortunately right.

*nod* So was i... What else is new, though. Awesome image in any case.
11/15/2004 12:26:50 AM
John, I'm kinda pissed off, how can this beautiful photo get 16 ones, 9 twos and 8 threes is just beyond me. I did comment that some might vote you down for it...well I was unfortunately right.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/14/2004 09:55:20 PM
returning for comments:
I gave you an eight on the superb photography with lovely tones, but be advised that I see nothing here that belongs specifically to Feb. lol
11/14/2004 04:04:22 PM
I want this calender :) can i pay by paypal. 9
11/14/2004 03:30:01 PM
11/14/2004 11:20:46 AM
Wow, thats different for calendar.

Works for me.
11/14/2004 12:20:28 AM
Very sensually done, though I think it may be a little too risque for many people here, though personally I love it.
11/13/2004 09:30:37 PM
Soft & sensous.
Tone & composition superb!
Well Done! ((10))
11/13/2004 07:40:04 PM
not hiding much huh? nice shot, the woman on the left's bra strap is a bit distracting, other that that good work!
11/13/2004 11:05:05 AM
did not expect this type of calendar, very nice!
11/12/2004 11:47:33 PM
wow. I am extremely curious to see whether the ratings of this photo are going to form a proper bell curve =) My bet is - no, but i love it.
11/12/2004 06:42:09 PM
Maybe April & May would be better months. ;)
11/12/2004 06:22:57 PM
Wow. LOL. Does Chocolates Come with That??? Great Shot. 10.
11/12/2004 03:42:30 PM
Now you're talkin'
Kudos to you for coming up with it and submitting.
Like the softness and treatment of the image, conveying the gentle touch.
11/12/2004 01:55:05 PM
Not sure what calendar this would go on but I want one. Great use of B/W and slight soft focus. Very gentle look to it. Good job.
11/12/2004 01:07:00 AM
11/11/2004 11:50:16 PM
11/11/2004 06:52:22 PM
quite a daring photo.
seems to be a little flat in tones.

good luck
11/10/2004 02:51:10 PM
overall an excellent composition
11/10/2004 02:14:57 PM
Will granny be getting this calendar for Christmas?
11/09/2004 04:37:47 PM
Beautiful... I like the softness and feeling here, I can't really connect it to february but who cares? I'll pretend it's a Playboy calendar or something like that...
11/09/2004 09:56:23 AM
Wow, very nicely done, I like the soft focus and the B & W tones. Great composition. My favourite so far. 10 I hope you do not get voted down for being too risqué.
11/09/2004 02:26:32 AM
It seems that Lesbian #1 has fallen asleep. Lesbian #2's response is undetermined. Follow-up photos needed. Upload more, I'm heading to the cash machine.
11/09/2004 01:56:48 AM
appealing, daring and fitting to the challenge - well done 9
11/08/2004 11:15:54 PM
Not much tone range here...
11/08/2004 04:06:47 PM
11/08/2004 01:13:15 PM
oh - i didnt think of that kind of calendar - beautiful
11/08/2004 10:20:27 AM
Very daring, sensual image. It seems to be well balanced, softness ads a romantic feeling.
11/08/2004 12:44:48 AM
well thats a first as far as i know on this site. kudos on braveness, and good luck with the stuck up crowd. i bet youll get a few giggles from the negative comments...
11/08/2004 12:23:18 AM
Marvelous image John

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