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Challenge: Beauty (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: May 28, 2005
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Portraiture, Nude
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2005

Chris and his wife Shanti own a gym near my house in Colombo. He graciously agreed to be a model in exchange for the right to use some of the shots in hiw website.

Shot indoors, in front of a blank wall next to a big window. Lighting courtesy of the afternoon sun.

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 255
Avg (all users): 6.1660
Avg (commenters): 7.6923
Avg (participants): 6.0075
Avg (non-participants): 6.3282
Views since voting: 4018
Views during voting: 613
Votes: 265
Comments: 40
Favorites: 7 (view)


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02/12/2007 01:28:24 AM
The composition, lighting, pose and expression are fantastic.
01/17/2006 11:23:03 PM
great portrait. his pose and your composition are perfect. and the natural lighting looks fantastic.
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09/25/2005 08:15:44 PM
Nice composition, pity his tatoo is in the shadow. I've always had problems taking darker toned people against light backgrounds, but then with your shutter speed I assume you used a tripod. Your use of the shadows really worked.
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06/27/2005 01:36:46 AM
Very nice! I imagine him to be in a hip hop video or maybe rapping. LOL
I like the overall mood of the shot, he looks like he would rip your head off if you crossed him the wrong way :)
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06/21/2005 10:53:39 AM
Really nice shot. The whole tone and quality is excellent.
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06/06/2005 05:42:43 AM
its a beautiful entry
well done rgo
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06/06/2005 04:26:44 AM
Fabulous image. This is one of my favorites in the challenge. Perfect!
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06/06/2005 03:35:33 AM
Nice title :-)
But also a wonderful entry for beauty. Very un-ordinary, but great!
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06/06/2005 01:00:47 AM
this is great! 34th? not!
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06/06/2005 12:26:07 AM
I love this portrait.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2005 11:54:23 PM
10!
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06/05/2005 11:34:49 PM
Good looking guy radiating great attitude. Eye-catching tones and composition. Well done.
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06/05/2005 02:29:13 PM
I find the shadows a bit harsh
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06/05/2005 10:03:37 AM
I am not very fond of the multiple shadows here.. a single light source would probably draw my attention more
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06/05/2005 06:25:16 AM
Nicely done protrait. I like the pose. I would have liked it just a bit sharper.
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06/05/2005 03:03:50 AM
Handsome. The shadow on the wall is distracting. Needs a bit of fill light on the right to compensate. Otherwise very nice.
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06/04/2005 11:14:26 PM
Thanks for offering something in the way of skin besides the female type. Your model is good, I like the pose, and the lighting feels natural. Keep up the good work.
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06/04/2005 10:46:07 AM
Very good lighting. Hsould do very well. Jacko. 10
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06/04/2005 01:49:21 AM
Mmm.. beautiful indeed. Usually shadows bother me, but in this case I like them - they add some nice drama to the simple background. Lighting is great - again, I like the shadows and highlights. Expression is fantastic, pose is perfect, and the composition is very effective - 10!
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06/03/2005 11:08:38 AM
Outstanding portrait! Love the contrasting tones. Lighting is exceptional. Very, very nice. 9.
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06/03/2005 09:31:12 AM
Great shot. You've framed the subject perfectly. Nice lighting. Nice work. 9.
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06/02/2005 09:37:27 PM
looks like my body..wish he appeared gentler, for me beauty is softer and feels spiritual....
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06/02/2005 06:39:06 PM
yummy :)
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06/01/2005 10:58:12 PM
What a beautiful body this man has. Well lit.
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05/31/2005 09:35:45 PM
a simple pose on a simple backround yet so much is said here...beautifuly done 9
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05/31/2005 06:47:06 PM
Very pleasant to look at a handsome guy! I like the position of the model in the frame and the attitude he shows in his expression. Lighting is nice too, not hard, with good definition in shadows...8
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05/31/2005 06:19:33 PM
Pride goeth before a fall. - Proverbs
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05/31/2005 05:25:24 PM
Nice image, nice composition, like the pose too - it really reflects the title well. Focus seems somewhat soft to me though.
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05/31/2005 03:40:22 PM
Wow. Gorgeous. I like his casual stance and the way he is placed in the composition.
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05/30/2005 09:55:11 PM
He's hot.....erhhrraaah I mean 'beautiful'!!!
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05/30/2005 05:25:02 PM
I like the shadows in this picture, not sure where the pride comes in but it is a good shot.
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05/30/2005 03:56:13 PM


er...nice. :-D
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05/30/2005 02:58:27 PM
Great pose and good lighting on your model. I'm sure women will have no difficulty seeing the beauty in this one. Hormones will surely be released. LOL. The wall shadows are distracting as well as the darkened area on the left side of the image. I'd recommend positioning your model several feet in front of your background in order to soften the shadows so they do not compete with the model for attention. Despite that this is one of the best images in the challenge.
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05/30/2005 02:38:03 PM
hubba hubba
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05/30/2005 11:27:40 AM
great body I mean photo!
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05/30/2005 07:54:31 AM
What a man, what a man. NIce!
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05/30/2005 05:45:48 AM
Definately beautiful. Nice lighting.
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05/30/2005 03:07:35 AM
Looking very strong. Stark and Gritty, yet soft and voluptuous of tone at the same time. Nicely balanced.
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05/30/2005 01:19:50 AM
simply gorgeous, great lighting.
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05/30/2005 01:03:33 AM
I really liked this shot. I think you probably could have used a little less light from the left (and perhaps a soft light from the center or right), but the model is appealing, has an obvious attitude that is well captured, and the pose & cropping is good. Nice job. (7)
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