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Challenge: Nude III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD110
Location: my apartment
Date: Aug 19, 2005
Galleries: Portraiture, Nude
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2005

raining outside... got gf to stand out front of our basement door. cant see the tain but the gloomy effect and wet hair are evident. burned/dodged bricks a bit for emphasis, as well as hair. slight crop. neat image, sharpen for grain, border. some spot editing to get rid of weird things.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 118
Avg (all users): 6.9152
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6087
Avg (non-participants): 6.9851
Views since voting: 25218
Views during voting: 1748
Votes: 495
Comments: 85
Favorites: 32 (view)


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09/29/2008 04:43:36 PM
That's beautiful
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05/04/2008 11:23:46 PM
Somehow I missed this photo when it was new, perhaps it was posted before I joined. I wanted to add my highest compliments for this shot. Perhaps rain clouds do come with silver linings. It is too late to vote, but accept my belated 10.
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03/10/2008 09:10:25 PM
excellent lighting. really nice compositional background. near flawless.
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02/17/2007 02:54:22 PM
oh this is beautiful! love her pose and the look on her face. nice job!
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12/09/2006 09:25:04 PM
This is a great photo in b&w. Moodier and more dramatic than the original. Great shot and great PP.
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09/17/2006 12:55:49 PM
The lighting is quite magnificent. A fine shot that does justice to the beautiful subject.
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06/15/2006 11:27:59 PM
An amazingly good photo. Great lighting, composition, pose, and tones. :)
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06/06/2006 05:17:15 PM
I really like the lighting you produced here. Nude images are always my favorites, and you produced yet another that I like. Beautiful model and terrific post-processing work to yield a very nice image. Wonderful work.
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06/06/2006 04:45:01 PM
Love the lighting on this photo. Definitely defines her shape well. Nice subject too ;-)
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09/27/2005 10:12:38 PM
Definitely a strong entry in the last nude challenge. Surprised you didn't do a little better. Perhaps if the rain had been more evident, but as I said, this was really well done.
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09/08/2005 06:28:01 PM
mmm freedom, sweet taste.
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09/07/2005 09:44:21 PM
This is lovely. I gave it a 9.
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08/30/2005 07:40:56 PM
Very nicely done. I even like the original you posted. I like everything about this shot. Congrats on 11th place. Should have been top 3 IMO.
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08/30/2005 01:44:47 PM
Beautiful lighting and composition. Congrats on your 11th place finish and new PB! This is both a very tasteful and graceful shot. The only thing I really notice is that the hair on her shoulder looks a bit odd (perhaps processing remnants?). Still, very nice work.
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08/29/2005 10:16:49 PM
A lovely entry exuding good vibrations as exhibited by the the complacency in the noble facial expression. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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08/29/2005 08:19:52 AM
I was expecting this picture to finish in the top 5. But still congrats on the high score! top 10 is still very nice to accomplish!
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08/29/2005 07:33:46 AM
I would like to say congrats on your high finish, but I'm really very disappointed in how low it finished. It was in my top 3! I love this shot and thought it would have finished much higher. Very nicely done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2005 05:39:27 PM
Great lighting, nice B/W. Has a very soft feel (good).
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08/28/2005 02:40:27 PM
Wonderful smoothness to her skin..nice processing!
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08/28/2005 03:54:40 AM
Picture looks a little too soft.
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08/28/2005 12:19:50 AM
Good lighting has made this shot work and resulted in interesting shapes, shadows and lovely skin tone.
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08/27/2005 11:06:56 PM
Great use of lighting. Also like the contrast of the straight lines of the concrete block and the curves of the model. Nice touch.
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08/27/2005 08:50:29 PM
Nice view
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08/27/2005 07:24:38 PM
Really nice lightning, great contrast, lovely expression. Maybe a tad too soft. 8
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08/27/2005 01:46:06 PM
Very interesting lighting. The softness of the skin really gives power to the model. The way the darkness is threated also works quite well. It could have worked even better without the concrete wall on the right too. Frame is very good and helps in defining the mood of the shot. Model is beautiful and confident, making this shot even better. Congradulation. 9

extra note: I feel like i know this model... Does 'Bicolline' ring a bell?
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08/27/2005 09:23:58 AM
shadows are perfect
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08/27/2005 06:19:03 AM
Nice one. I vote 8.5
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08/27/2005 03:50:04 AM
I Love the contrast, texture and lights on the model. Very good composition and picture!!!
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08/26/2005 08:48:33 PM
nice. The only thing keeping this from a 9 or 10 is the post porcessing. To me there is to much usm and ni.
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08/26/2005 05:44:14 PM
Very nice...
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08/26/2005 02:54:39 PM
Very nicely done. I like the softness and the lighting. Her expression fits the title perfectly. 10
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08/26/2005 01:43:07 PM
Great lighting
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08/26/2005 11:14:53 AM
I like the lighting and negative space. Nice model and good pose! Well done.
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08/26/2005 09:28:08 AM
nice expression...nice contrast
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08/26/2005 07:32:22 AM
Nice range of light and dark...8...bump to 9...
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08/25/2005 09:23:49 PM
I have come back to comment on your photo. I absolutely love the contrast and the composition of this photo. O like the way you can see that she is leaning up against the wall. I hope this does well. Top ten.
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08/25/2005 09:16:49 PM
I really like the lighting/shadows in this image. Composition is great too. 9
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08/25/2005 08:39:17 PM
Very well lit. The only minor change I would make is to avoid the pressure with the left hand thumb. Otherwise, the pose with the hands so placed and the head up gives this image a very good feel. The hair twisting around the shoulders and down the clavicle is a divine touch. Bumping up.
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08/25/2005 03:47:19 PM
I like the use of shadows and highlights. You also softened the shot just the right amount. Good work!
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08/25/2005 12:04:40 PM
nice job! the lighting is perfact, and the feeling of the photo suits the challenge very well!
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08/25/2005 08:31:08 AM
Why not vertical? Like the idea, though
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08/25/2005 03:52:40 AM
two white patches on top of the nose are a little distracting....otherwise...a superb shot
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08/25/2005 01:39:51 AM
For some reason, there are a lot of b/w photos that I scored very high in this challenge. Tastefully done, yet still provoking. If I may suggest slightly different composition, with your model occupying the right side of the photo, leaving more negative space to the left. It may improve this already excellent shot.
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08/25/2005 01:07:02 AM
Beautiful. I like everything about this. 10
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08/25/2005 01:02:28 AM
Good shot. Nice lighting.
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08/25/2005 12:59:33 AM
i like this one....very nice model....
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08/24/2005 01:34:22 PM
Very well posed, well lite, beautiful model. 9
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08/24/2005 12:27:37 PM
Fantastic pic. I really like the composition and the lighting in your pic. The colour are perfect and the woman is really beatiful. HOpe to see that in the top 10. 10. Added to favs.
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08/24/2005 12:18:31 PM
very well done...a perfect score from me
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08/24/2005 12:11:09 AM
The expression of the model is what makes it for me. Very nice. Skin seems extremely soft (too much neat image? Or maybe diffuse glow?). Regardless, very nice! I wish we saw more details in the hair instead of this very dark area, and maybe more texture on the wall to the right. Nice crop and composition. 7
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08/23/2005 11:12:42 PM
Very nice tone, composition, pose, lighting. Wonderful image.
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08/23/2005 10:39:52 PM
That's the perfect title for the feeling your photo communicates. Great low-key portrait.
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08/23/2005 10:09:52 PM
Nice lighting and good use of shadow. The wall gives a good reference. The skin looks a little too smoothed. Nice crop.
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08/23/2005 04:55:38 PM
Great lighting and skin tones. Good post editing . Like the crop and composition. 8 - good luck in the challenge!
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08/23/2005 01:10:50 PM
Nice. The bottom crop should be a bit lower so the whole hand could be seen. Lighting & exposure are great.
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08/23/2005 11:08:52 AM
i love the b&w here... nice concept too... really well done
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08/23/2005 10:56:18 AM
Lighting is wonderful. Model's skin seems almost too soft for my liking around her face and arms. Not sure if that makes sense but it is still a beautiful photo and model.
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08/23/2005 05:34:29 AM
One of the better handled B/W 8
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08/23/2005 12:19:41 AM
I love the lighting in this shot. It really makes the model's skin look silky smooth. My only lighting suggestion would be to have a small reflector by the model's left foot softening the dark shadown under her left breast. Her facial expression is great, and her hands look good too. Good job.
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08/22/2005 11:38:02 PM
Lovely model. The skin looks almost too perfect, as does the brick or tile behind her. Maybe turn down the Neat Image? Sorry if you didn't use any. I love the lighting as well. Good luck.
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08/22/2005 11:18:52 PM
Well done. I love the lighting and the pose. 9.
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08/22/2005 11:11:54 PM
Definitely one of my favorites this time around. Beautiful and... um... perky... model, I must say! - 10
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08/22/2005 09:59:22 PM
This is a gorgeous pic. Beautiful pose, perfect expression, great lighting. Overall a realy excellent capture.
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08/22/2005 09:43:53 PM
Her skin looks a little too smooth. Neat Image? Nice lighting, model and pose.
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08/22/2005 07:48:31 PM
Good shot. Nice lighting, lovely pose and very tastefully done. You should have spent a few more kb's, the photo really suffers from high jpg compression, especially on her hands. Good job, just try to use more of the 150 kb we are given on DPC. Tyrkinn
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08/22/2005 06:55:56 PM
I really like the softness of the skin - a10
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08/22/2005 06:25:10 PM
very nice shot, the b/w works well here.8
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08/22/2005 04:58:17 PM
The overprocessing of the model's skin kept this from a 10. Still, I gave it a 9.
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08/22/2005 04:52:12 PM
I really like this one... the skin looks like porcelin and the expression on the model is one of complete freedom... Excellent lighting.... My pick for a ribbon - 10
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08/22/2005 04:38:39 PM
Lovely tones and atmosphere, it seems a bit too sharpened though which is sad because this is very good.
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08/22/2005 04:38:33 PM
The air left my lungs when I caught this light on this lovely model, it's like she is taking a warm shower in the light. Excellent.
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08/22/2005 04:25:06 PM
Nice soft image with a great tonal range. Beautiful model, who seem quite confident of herself. I like the light coming from above, and the very black back ground. A stunning shot which will be added to my favorites. Very nicely done. Good Luck! <9> Bumping it up a notch! <10>
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08/22/2005 03:13:25 PM
Excellent shot! I gave it my highest score. I like the pose, lighting and the soft texture.
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08/22/2005 12:50:24 PM
The soft filtration is pretty along with the lighting. Nice use of negative space.
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08/22/2005 12:13:52 PM
good lighting, too much neat image.
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08/22/2005 11:50:54 AM
Nice shot. I would prefer it if there was no hair on the shoulder.
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08/22/2005 09:46:32 AM
i love the texture of the wall and the black BG. great use of B&W for this photo but i think there might be a bit too much neat image.
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08/22/2005 09:33:36 AM
beautiful work 10
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08/22/2005 07:53:38 AM
Beauitifully done. One of my favorites in the challenge. 10
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08/22/2005 06:38:19 AM
dramatic B&W... excellent focus and posture.
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08/22/2005 01:44:16 AM
Soft, silky, sweet. Very beautiful and well executed.
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08/22/2005 01:31:16 AM
Love the pose and lighting, but the sharpening artifacts (hair, ear, outline of face) are distracting.
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08/22/2005 01:23:03 AM
Nice light, nice soft focus.
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08/22/2005 01:13:21 AM
the pose really suits the model - it is unconventional for a nude, the kind of pose youd expect to see in street clothes but it matches an "attitude" (i dont mean that in a bad way i just dont know a better word) that the model seems to crayy around her. I think in this case, it may have added to the image if her hair was brushed off her shoulders. The models skin, to me, looks a little too smooth. especially in contrast with those stray stands of hair. Composition and light are greta.Overall i really like this image.
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08/22/2005 12:12:07 AM
Wayyy too much neatimage or noise ninja.
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