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Challenge: Nude III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Sigma
Location: Garage
Date: Aug 15, 2005
Aperture: f9,5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Family, Nude
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2005

I shot this photo of my friends who gave birth to a baby boy 2 days after the shoot.
I used one light source from the back, filtered with baking foil. Leveled and put a little blur to get a little soft focus effect. And then wrapped a frame around it.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 118
Avg (all users): 7.2229
Avg (commenters): 8.0875
Avg (participants): 6.9688
Avg (non-participants): 7.2822
Views since voting: 18888
Views during voting: 1590
Votes: 507
Comments: 100
Favorites: 16 (view)


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11/15/2005 06:35:17 AM
This is such a moving image. Great concept there!
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10/05/2005 02:46:43 PM
Congr. nice lighting
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08/29/2005 10:13:33 PM
Congratulations on your top ten finish with this full of love and pride image.
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08/29/2005 08:37:33 PM
Beautiful shot. I'm really surprised it didn't get a ribbon.
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08/29/2005 10:53:34 AM
Very good photo! Congrats!
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08/29/2005 08:22:50 AM
Congrats, very good photo
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08/29/2005 02:00:42 AM
As I commented during the challenge, I think this should have won or at least scored higher. It's pure, natural beauty and now, knowing that this was just two days before the baby was born, it's all the better.

Congrats again on a fantastic image and please keep them coming, you'll win a ribbon in no time.

Bruno
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08/29/2005 12:10:53 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish! Beautiful shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2005 11:55:29 PM
One of my favorites in this challenge. I predict a top 10 finish :) Good luck!
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08/28/2005 11:43:26 PM
I've had 5 children in my time and I wish I had of had a photo like this with my wife whilst she was pregnant! Well done!
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08/28/2005 11:16:31 PM
Something weird along the edges. I will chalk that up to low res or something. Nice shot.
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08/28/2005 09:12:13 PM
This is a nice, moving image. The only two things I have to say about it are 1. I hate the border, and 2. I wish the expression on "mom's" face was a little less glazed off in space. That's all! Nice job.
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08/28/2005 04:48:09 PM
great portrait!
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08/28/2005 06:56:36 AM
Beautiful. Love your lighting here. Your shadows and highlights really do work for this image.
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08/27/2005 11:28:37 PM
a lovely and serene picture marred by a strange border and a vacant stare by the female model.
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08/27/2005 11:21:41 PM
Beautiful and modest. Congratulations
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08/27/2005 10:03:30 PM
very beautiful, great contrast and lighting
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08/27/2005 08:44:27 PM
Nicely shot, but the mothers eyes make her appear detached, betraying your title.
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08/27/2005 07:26:27 PM
Perfectly Beautiful!
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08/27/2005 07:19:22 PM
Gotta love her expression! This photo conveys the message so strongly. Another top3 pick for me! 10 And good lucking winning that ribbon!
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08/27/2005 07:16:45 PM
far and away the best IMHO...simply stunning
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08/27/2005 01:42:13 PM
This is a beautiful picture, lighting and all. Also it reads very well. From the belly button on up to dad's nose. Excellent work...10
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08/27/2005 05:52:43 AM
Beautiful lighting. Loving and sensual. To me, though, the ragged white border doesn't really fit and kind of ruins the mood.
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08/27/2005 12:50:04 AM
GREAT shot! Love this. The composition, lighting, shadows & resulting "separation of limbs", skin tones, her eye and hair, the cuves, the hair on his arm - truly fantastic and such an atypical nude, even for a pregnant woman type of shot.

The only thing I don't care for too much is the border. I think it's a bit distracting. Then again, I guess that really is a matter of taste.

I give you my first 10!

Bruno
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08/26/2005 08:35:13 PM
I don't normally comment on borders, but this one, imo, doesn't fit the picture. No points deducted because that is a personal opinion. The model looks familiar. Very much so. The lighting and mood created is excellent. Colors are spot on! gl
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08/26/2005 02:58:12 PM
Each time I look at this shot I like it more. Lighting is very nice.
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08/26/2005 10:11:49 AM
The lighting here is excellent. Don't like the winky frame but thats personal taste. Composition/Crop well done. POV, DOF perfect for image. 8 - Good luck in the challenge!
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08/26/2005 08:36:52 AM
This is beautiful and I have nothing but praise for the lighting and composition. The only flaw I see is the one strand of hair over her left eye that is light up. It is a tad bit distracting, perhaps and tad bit of burning would help. Was my top pick on intial go around and am bumping you up to a 10.
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08/26/2005 03:10:15 AM
Excellent, but I find the uneven border a bit distracting, instead of complimenting the photo I feel its pulling my attention away from it, giving it a 9.. Good luck!
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08/25/2005 11:44:08 PM
Wonderful couples photo. Interesting lighting, nude without being exposed is a great pose.
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08/25/2005 11:23:54 PM
Very cool job with the lighting, sharpness and skin tones. One of my favorites this time around.
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08/25/2005 09:31:30 PM
That is a really great picture that bring very sweet memories to me. And congratulation to the parents.
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08/25/2005 09:12:22 PM
Not too fond of the border. Nice pose. Might have been nice if the woman were cuddling in to him more and seemed to be enjoying the embrace... maybe with her head resting against his chin and her eyes closed?
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08/25/2005 08:39:28 AM
Usually the personal portraits don't appeal to me - they are often too focused on the emotive and personal meanings with too little attention paid to composition, light and aesthetic appeal. This one is different - the lighting is really excellent, so too is the composition and it's at the same time a very intimate and personal portrait and a universal image.
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08/25/2005 07:34:23 AM
This is a really beautiful image.
Lighting is great.
The left hand of the woman looks like it is in a fist. Perhaps if this was a little higher flat on the belly would look better.
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08/25/2005 06:07:13 AM
fantastic shot....what happened to the frame/border?...8
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08/25/2005 05:58:33 AM
Stunning shot. This should absolutely place high. Beautifully done.
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08/25/2005 12:56:26 AM
Great shot. Nice lighting. His face could be lit just a bit more.
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08/25/2005 12:52:24 AM
make this sepia and I think it would do much better....
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08/24/2005 10:38:20 PM
Nice use of shadows here.
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08/24/2005 08:12:13 PM
I personally think this one is gonna get a ribbon! Great tones and shadows... Beautyfull expression on both of them. 10
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08/24/2005 07:38:31 PM
This is really beautiful, the lighting & expression are just right!
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08/24/2005 05:28:28 PM
This is gorgous!! great lighting and expression.
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08/24/2005 04:33:16 PM
lots of feeling and gr8 composition and lighting....8
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08/24/2005 01:40:10 PM
From the looks of things, it appears that one could be three before the vote finishes on this challenge. I really like this, the pose is very intimate but modest and conveys the trust and bond between the husband and wife. The lighting is very good, the expressions are good. I would have liked to have seen the mother's hand unfolded and resting on the husband's arm just to give her a physical connection to him but I am nit-picking and giving this a 10 anyway
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08/24/2005 12:35:54 PM
Good image. I like lighting and composition. I dislike the border which is not uniform. 7
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08/24/2005 12:16:39 PM
tres fantastique....10
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08/24/2005 04:49:15 AM
Perfect llighting on his face , hers and her belly. I wonder if you meant him to be in the shadow more than her, because it looks exactly right that way. I would guess you are a pro and have done many portraits by the precision of the lighting here. Easy 10
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08/24/2005 01:36:24 AM
The woman's pose and the covering of the woman's breasts seems a little stilted. I like the idea and the lighting, though.
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08/24/2005 12:07:13 AM
Great shot, good lighting! Loose the border treatment. Would be stronger (IMHO) if the mother-to-be were looking down at her belly, or looking up at the guy.
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08/23/2005 09:42:59 PM
lovely image
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08/23/2005 08:28:23 PM
Nice image, nice title. This says a lot. Very nice capture. To me you captured an emotion. Has to be in the top 5.
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08/23/2005 06:08:42 PM
Interesting composition. Very private and shows some strange struggle. Lighting is perharps a little too strong, i does help in the portraiture. I'm really not sure about the frame tho. Is it legal? I don't realy like it, as it takes away from the models emotions. Perharps a skin coloured frame would've helped? 7
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08/23/2005 03:26:23 PM
Beautifully composed, lit, and focused shot. Simply beautiful...
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08/23/2005 03:05:54 PM
Love the title, and the posing here. The light is excellent as are the expression. A keepsake forever for the new family.
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08/23/2005 01:53:55 PM
This is such a wonderful photo. Even if it doesn't win this challenge, this is a great capture of a joyous time for the couple. Nice work!
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08/23/2005 12:27:31 PM
Very sweet shot, kind of wish there was some light on the near side of her face, The light is either very harsh of not there.
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08/23/2005 11:46:06 AM
good photo, but whats w/ the border?
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08/23/2005 01:42:55 AM
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! very nice
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08/23/2005 12:50:25 AM
An emotive picture. Its about a life in happening
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08/23/2005 12:19:56 AM
Not sure about the weird border, but no matter, what a wonderful shot!
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08/22/2005 11:51:42 PM
Very nice. It's nice to see the male in a photo with a pregnant woman. Gives it a different dynamic, and I like the expressions on the models.
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08/22/2005 11:46:10 PM
Very niceley done. great pose good lighting but the border is really distracting to me. 8
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08/22/2005 11:16:12 PM
Beautiful, emotive shot. [10]
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08/22/2005 11:08:16 PM
This is a fabulous pose. Very tastefully done, and it's ALMOST good enough to keep framed in a descreet section of the house. I'm sure that she wouldn't be thrilled about it though. I expect this to ribbon, if not, it's at least worthy (in my book)
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08/22/2005 10:47:40 PM
Nice composition and poses. I like the angle of the light sources, although the the right side of the female model's face seems a tad harsh. That could be from my soon-to-be-replaced-crappy-monitor. Nice crop, and good use of border.
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08/22/2005 10:41:34 PM
beautiful, would love for the woman to have her eyes closed and lean her head back into the man for a more connected feel between the two of them.
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08/22/2005 09:47:58 PM
Very well done. The lighting and positioning of the subjects is outstanding. A very touching portrait. Should be a ribbon contender.
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08/22/2005 09:46:30 PM
This is a nice family protrait. Only nit to pick is her facial expression. She looks bored and possibly put out. Would have made the pic more appealing if she were either smiling (just a little) or perhaps looking down toward her belly. The concept for this is fabulous, and the lighting fits very well.
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08/22/2005 09:22:51 PM
This would be my number one, if the border didn't look messed up. I love the feeling of this photo. I don't care for the way her arm is positioned. It is the only part of the photo that looks posed. I think this would have done alot better with a diferent border or none at all. I am giving you a 9. Good luck.
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08/22/2005 09:05:10 PM
Nice lighting. The border is a little strange, though.
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08/22/2005 08:48:58 PM
This is a very sweet photo IMO.....
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08/22/2005 08:02:15 PM
Good tasteful nude, couple look icelandic? Lighting maybe a bit to harsh and the frame is not really working for me, a bit distracting. Other than that a very good shot, pose and feel are really good.
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08/22/2005 06:57:43 PM
Not original, but well done, a9
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08/22/2005 06:53:43 PM
great pic good shadows
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08/22/2005 05:00:17 PM
Pregnancy shots can be great. I like her expression. 9.
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08/22/2005 04:54:23 PM
Way to capture the moment.... good job... Not crazy about the border though
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08/22/2005 04:22:55 PM
Beautiful image. <8>
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08/22/2005 03:28:47 PM
Excellent shot. Definitly speaks a 1000 words...
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08/22/2005 03:09:50 PM
Lovely intimate moment, good luck.
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08/22/2005 02:52:50 PM
Peaceful, and serene. Private and public, Natural.
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08/22/2005 02:30:53 PM
Very nice shot. I like everything but the rough edged frame.
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08/22/2005 01:23:23 PM
very well lit and executed classic pregnant nude couple shot. well done! 8
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08/22/2005 01:16:58 PM
gorgeous image the border really takes away from it!
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08/22/2005 09:53:08 AM
the lighting is a problem here as the hair on the mans arm glows gold. Otherwise this is an excelletn picture! 8
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08/22/2005 09:42:44 AM
very nice and classy. great use of light10
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08/22/2005 08:03:00 AM
did you sharpen this after you added border?
08/22/2005 07:53:09 AM
Beautifull scene. Nice models always help. Good lightning control.
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08/22/2005 06:34:24 AM
apart from the emotional value, just one hell of a great pic.
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08/22/2005 06:30:43 AM
Very well done, nice light. This is going to be a family heirloom when printed and framed! 9
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08/22/2005 02:34:08 AM
beautiful 9
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08/22/2005 02:22:28 AM
Very well done! Hope the irregular border doesn't get you into trouble. Good luck.
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08/22/2005 02:13:08 AM
one word - amazing! 10
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08/22/2005 02:08:30 AM
gorgeous image - the light is a little bright on the breasts. Its such a nice image though. Full of love
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08/22/2005 01:39:07 AM
lighting is a bit harsh
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08/22/2005 01:16:08 AM
something about the shot feels like nico.
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08/22/2005 01:04:42 AM
Beautiful shot, I wish I had one of these with my wife and me. Lighting is perfect and subjects are beautiful. Wonderful job. 10
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08/22/2005 12:53:36 AM
Very nice!!!!!! The skin tones and the lighting is just superb. I hope you keep this one forever. Really well done.
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08/22/2005 12:32:22 AM
Very Sweet Picture!
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08/22/2005 12:24:52 AM
I really like the dramatic lighting on this shot. The border is interesting in itself too. The glistening hair in the arm of the man is a little distracting to me, but not a huge deal.
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