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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Canon
Location: My Bathtub
Date: Nov 2, 2005
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2005

Took advantage of the girlfriend have a bath :)
Shot in Raw
Slightly Adjusted Color Temp
Converted to JPG
Little bit of clone tool
USM
Blur Tool
Saved for Web

Edit: Thanks to everyone who voted higly on this image, and my girlfriend would like to thank everyone for complimenting the model :) Also, just to clarify, we are both originally from very small town Saskatchewan, Canada, I saw a comment thinking we were from Iceland :) Thanks again.

Second Submission to dpchallenge

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.7685
Avg (commenters): 7.5200
Avg (participants): 6.6514
Avg (non-participants): 7.0875
Views since voting: 5230
Views during voting: 845
Votes: 298
Comments: 34
Favorites: 19 (view)


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12/08/2005 01:47:15 PM
Great concept, beautiful model, flawless execution. Congrats on a well deserved finish!
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12/08/2005 11:38:48 AM
Refreshing...Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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12/08/2005 10:52:35 AM
Wonderful lighting!
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12/08/2005 10:42:48 AM
Great finish and only your 2nd challenge. Congratulations.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 10:20:22 PM
Looked like Britney Murphy at first glance.
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12/06/2005 10:23:19 PM
Gave this a 7 initally. 2nd pass through bumped it to a 9. The color tones are really unique and I love the water in the photo.
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12/06/2005 12:24:50 PM
Compostion: 10
Technical: 10
Appeal: 10
Challenge: 10
Overall: 10
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12/05/2005 08:55:16 AM
Excellent idea. Has a sensual feel without even showing the body. Very well done!!
Nice lighting reflection in the water without causing glare on face. Sharp clean and well executed. Very good work. And compliment your model - the perfect expression for this image!!
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12/05/2005 08:50:05 AM
flawless study of a fresh beauty
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12/04/2005 10:20:21 PM
and almost symetrical too.....10
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12/04/2005 08:43:56 PM
Excellent! Well done! Flawless indeed.
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12/04/2005 06:39:08 PM
striking photo, very creative - 8
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12/04/2005 12:37:39 PM
yes indeed. a beautiful shot. the water looks inviting. not to mention the girl.
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12/04/2005 04:26:19 AM
Nice image, would have liked to see the face highlights toned down....
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12/04/2005 12:32:58 AM
very calming.. and techincally well done
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12/03/2005 09:19:01 AM
very nice
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12/03/2005 05:48:28 AM
The title is right - flawless! That water looks like plastic. Great angle, symmetry, expression, color etc etc etc...9. (10 if the top of the hair wasn't cropped out of shot).
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12/02/2005 11:08:05 PM
She does look flawless. I love the capture, her eyes are incredible and the smile is...i guess enticing would be a good word. I originally gave this a nine but Im changing it to a 10
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12/02/2005 06:31:48 PM
beautiful shot.
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12/02/2005 02:01:16 PM
not flawless, but still well taken
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12/02/2005 12:15:02 PM
Really interesting. The water almost has a plastic appearance. This has a surreal sense and is unusual from the landscapes and other fare of this challenge. The placement of her face dead center works here. It would be a great study in black and white as well.
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12/02/2005 09:42:43 AM
nice one
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12/02/2005 02:48:14 AM
That is a very interesting portrait. Pretty model, creative pose, technically pretty much impeccable. Good job!
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12/01/2005 09:09:46 PM
This is a awesome shot! Very sensual and seductive without needing to be a "nude" (major kudos to your model on that one! - the eyes tell it all). Lighting, textures, color, DOF are all great. I would expect to see this in Cosmo Mag or something. Great shot! <8>
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12/01/2005 04:50:06 PM
This is a great stock shot. Should make you some money. I give it an 8.
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12/01/2005 02:54:57 PM
Fantastic! The tones and the DOF are both beautiful. I love how she is kindda forming a heart with her arms behind her head. My only thought would be to straighten out her eyebrows, they look a little ruffled. I would say that this picture is very nearly flawless.
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12/01/2005 02:17:55 PM
Very interesting twist on the standard beauty shot. Wonderful detail in the eyes and texture in the skin. Lighting is great! The waves create a nice background. Only technical questions would be:
- could you have covered a bit more of the dark lines under her eyes. They are not strong, but you would expect perfection in a shot like this.
- The area or her chest that is not covered by water draws a lot of attention, but I'm not sure why. It could be the strong line created by the edge of the water... but regardless of the reason it draws my eye more than it should.

Great despite by very minor questions... 8
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12/01/2005 01:19:25 PM
I've come back to this a few times and really enjoy it. Love the eyes, light and colors. Something about the break of water between neck and chest. i wonder what the effect if her arms were a bit lower. Nice study, good luck ! -8-
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12/01/2005 09:17:17 AM
I'm having a hard time with this one. Is she in a bathtub? If so, the water looks like cellophane. Not a natural look.
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12/01/2005 07:27:55 AM
Less is definetly more in this case. Beautiful (photo).
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12/01/2005 06:28:34 AM
Eyes white are like implant next have them normal :)
12/01/2005 03:39:49 AM
Now THIS is a portrait I like. I am not guessing anymore, but if I would have to guess I would say a young photographer from Iceland....
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12/01/2005 01:20:44 AM
this is great i like how her eyes are in the center of the image
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12/01/2005 12:09:30 AM
Thats nice! Great shot and a nice take on a portrait.9
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