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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: N. Webster
Date: Dec 30, 2004
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Black and White, Nude
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2005

Took this during my first nude shoot. This turned out to be my favorite shot ever, and it was one of my last of 2004. Monda was excellent to work with and look forward to our next shoot.

Crop, levels, contrast, curves, cloned out an ear ring and small piercing, dodge, burned, healed the skin, NI, added soft focus filter and toned.

Place: 106 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.2176
Avg (commenters): 7.1053
Avg (participants): 6.2429
Avg (non-participants): 6.1325
Views since voting: 8717
Views during voting: 865
Votes: 363
Comments: 23
Favorites: 10 (view)

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01/23/2006 06:30:47 AM
what a beautiful, sensual nude. Well done!
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07/24/2005 09:54:44 PM
wow very good job! nice and soft and smooth...sensual, erotic appealing! hopefully i will start doing nudes soon too. let me know what you think of my fashion shoot.
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03/04/2005 11:30:18 PM
lovely classy erotic provocative nude.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 11:20:06 PM
Very pretty
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01/30/2005 05:48:53 PM
great body lighting and dynamic curves but the right forearm with the hand curved looks somewhat crippled at this angle
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01/26/2005 07:20:07 PM
Very well done. I like the use of duotone here. It's a sensual image without being overtly sexual. Good lighting as well. 8
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01/24/2005 06:42:28 PM
Well done nude. Nice pose and composition.
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01/23/2005 06:23:30 AM
what a beautiful image. as i have nothing further to offer, i'm just going to sit back and enjoy it for a moment, if you don't mind. good luck in the challenge!
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01/20/2005 07:57:07 PM
great shot perfect breasts and skin lucious lips all ad to this
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01/20/2005 06:52:40 AM
Returning for comment
The loghting is supurb, the model is lovely and in a great pose. The composition is good but the crop of her elbows and hand just don't sit right for me. Nice work and bumping up slightly.
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01/20/2005 03:53:03 AM
This is such an outstanding photo with nice soft focus and composition, along with a beautiful pose and expression. Really great job!
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01/20/2005 03:39:31 AM
Love the angle...but i think its a little too soft on her side...perhaps the slightest big overexposed as well. Beautiful girl, angle, and lighting though.
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01/19/2005 11:15:53 PM
01/19/2005 10:34:22 PM
yes thank you very much. beautiful use of cuvers.
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01/19/2005 10:46:09 AM
Very good image, soft tones, great light and a good pose. My one little nit pick is I think the angle of her face is a little steep, meaning it compresses her mouth, nose and eyes just a bit too much, but that's really very small.
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01/18/2005 10:47:54 PM
retutning for comments:
A captivating nude study with great poise and lovely tones. Very well posed.
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01/17/2005 07:49:36 AM
Beautiful lighting and soft focus. I like the pose as a whole - but it makes her face look a little strange, and that weird facial expression is the only thing standing between you and a ten from me. As it is, an eight is still nothing to be ashamed of :P.
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01/16/2005 07:50:53 PM
Looks like a soft focus, which I like. Love the lighting and decision to go B&W...very sensual image. great shot.
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01/16/2005 05:35:54 PM
Great lighting and beautiful model.
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01/16/2005 04:53:33 PM
she looks like a very beautiful girl. I don't think the e"up the armpit" shot is the most flattering way to portray her though.
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01/16/2005 04:04:11 PM
Very sexy and beautiful! 10!
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01/16/2005 03:34:02 PM
Good tones but wish her elbows and hand wasn't cut off.
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01/16/2005 08:59:09 AM
I think that is a nice portrait, but the lighting is a bit even, a lack of shadows to give dimension. The way the body stands out from the dark background is good, but at the head it becomes busy in the background and that distracts a bit.
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