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Challenge: New Year's Resolution III (Advanced Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-5050Z
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: Jan 1, 2005
Aperture: 2.3
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/1 s
Galleries: Nude, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2005

OK just wanted to have some fun with the challenge lol Its a self portrait of me. OK maybe its weird that its a girl with a condom, but does it matter who supplies them really? Anyway its there to get the message accross.

The photo isn't really what I wanted it to be. I actually wanted to use fishnets but they were all out at Target and Kmart only had the pantyhoes and not the stocking types. And it is a public holiday so everything else was closed.

The angle isn't right either, and I know people will tell me off for it, but it is very hard trying to take photos of your own thigh. I did use a remote, but just trying to line the shot up, as well as trying to control the shutter and aperture is a bit of a nightmare.

Anyway all I really did was destat everything but condomn, I used the smuge tool to make the leg a bit more soft looking, curve to darken the bg and I then used NI. I think thats about it really. Oh I used a little burning too.

I guess it will hit 5.0 or so as the concept is ok, but the execution isn't really right. I tried...

Place: 51 out of 135
Avg (all users): 5.6274
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.2632
Avg (non-participants): 5.8309
Views since voting: 3485
Views during voting: 508
Votes: 212
Comments: 19
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01/10/2005 02:00:54 AM
I totally agree with you M. I was never happy with the crop anyway. I think if i had got it right, I really could have done well with the challenge, but I think I did alright still :) My average is only 5.2 or something so 5.6 is pretty good.
01/09/2005 08:16:47 AM
17 comments, 5.6? that's not bad!

The only thing I can see now that I would have changed is to crop this in portrait orientation to enhance the length of your leg, instead of cropping horizontal and emphasizing the width. :)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2005 10:11:47 PM
lol. Cute and to the point. Bumping up.
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01/07/2005 04:37:03 PM
Woo hoo! Some for me, too!
01/04/2005 12:31:35 PM
Sounds good to me! Lovely idea and well taken - should do well
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01/04/2005 11:27:12 AM
Love this image, great message!
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01/04/2005 10:30:01 AM
Haha sure, you can never get enough. Not really sure if your blur job is working here, the upper part of the leg (non nylon part) looks like concrete or sth. Else its good
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01/04/2005 01:47:53 AM
I would have shown the whole leg, because this small part says too few
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01/03/2005 09:29:05 PM
Interesting concept but I find the image composition awkward. Having part of the second leg present might have given this image a better feel.
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01/03/2005 08:45:07 PM
We have VERY similiar resolutions... O_o
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01/02/2005 01:56:09 PM
Oh yeah!
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01/02/2005 11:07:58 AM
well done! Best of luck keeping that resolution :)
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01/02/2005 04:04:22 AM
Sensuous, well lit image. Hope the more conservative voters don't drag you down for this funny, well executed shot. 8.

One peice of advice, this might have worked better with a less gaudy condom wrapper.
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01/02/2005 03:36:51 AM
Ooh, ultra thin. You stud.

Anyway, this is all well and good, almost looks like a pro product shot, but if I had to make changes I would place the wrapper a bit lower in the frame and exaggerate the negative space above
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01/02/2005 03:15:51 AM
very clever and unique and i love the selective desat here.
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01/02/2005 02:33:04 AM
Excellent lighting, and the selective desat works really well. Wish there were more girls round here with that approach, especially ones with great legs (well, I assume this is one of a matched pair ;) like these :)
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01/02/2005 02:15:11 AM
Great tonal range and composition. Out of all the people depriving themselves of the "finer" things in life, it's good to see someone who actually wants MORE! Good luck!
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01/02/2005 02:11:04 AM
Don't we all !!. A simple image with a very strong message. well done
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01/02/2005 12:35:24 AM
the upper thigh seems too wide. Like the contrast. eye catching.
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