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Dos de la femme

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Challenge: Out of Character (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Chateau Snaffles
Date: Jul 16, 2017
Aperture: f.4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Jul 23, 2017

Roughly translated, it means 'the woman's back'. Been yonks since I did stuff like this but now that I have a pair of 5'4 strip lights to play with, watch out! And this was done with only one of my precious darlings, the other was still in the mail :-)

Pp: crop, adjust brightness/contrast, probably vibrance/sat, desat, SilverNIK, a very light application of the Oil Paint filter, and called it a day.

post-challenge: I was wondering which would be more of a deal-breaker...a) the style I used to shoot it, b) the nudity (apparently not) or c)using the Oil Paint filter.

HOLY LIFTIN BATMAN!!!! I guess people really don't like use of the Oil Paint filter outside of stuff like the Van Gogh challenge! Ah well. Still a top 30% finish so happy with that. Used to takin the hit for taking risks.

Place: 15 out of 48
Avg (all users): 5.8627
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 277
Views during voting: 145
Votes: 51
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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07/31/2017 09:13:34 AM
Hello from the critique club

An appealing image that meets the challenge well.

This is a lovely mono nude made sensual by the lovely lighting. The dark shadows are for me what really gives the shape of your body its sensual appeal, lovely. But, you’ll have to count me in on the oil filter haters, like one of your commenters, initially I thought it was jpeg artefacts, it really detracts from an otherwise beautiful study. I’m sure you would have finished much higher without it, other than that a really lovely study well executed Susan…
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07/31/2017 12:50:20 AM
Probably would have done better without the oil paint filter. It looks like jpg anomalies on my monitor. I only voted on about 25% of the entries and got interrupted, so I missed this one. Without the paint filter, I'd probably have given it a 7 or 8.
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07/31/2017 12:02:48 AM
I love the light and form. I might have skipped the oil painting filter.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/30/2017 11:16:23 PM
I hammered you pretty good with a 4 on the first round of voting, because those processing swirls basically ruin, or at least tarnish, an otherwise fine B/W nude. On reflection, that's a bit harsh, so I am bumping to 6. Without the swirls, it'd be on the borderline between 7-8 for me...
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07/28/2017 11:13:58 AM
I'm puzzled - is this a wooden skulpture that looks very real or a living woman with some added structure? (I tend toward the first.)
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07/24/2017 06:51:40 PM
In spite of the lofty title, the image has some humor with the shadows making a Halloween ghosty face. I would score it higher but the contrast and shadows at the raised arms are quite unappealing
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07/24/2017 01:03:49 AM
very nice abstract nude

vote 7
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