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Male Nude
Male Nude

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Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5100
Location: Guápiles, Costa Rica
Date: Oct 23, 2005
Aperture: F8.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/32
Galleries: Nature, Nude
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2005

Viewed: 36096
Comments: 22
Favorites: 8 (view)

First try at "grunge" postprocessing using Draganizer action.
One of the things I like the most is the 3D effect on the foliage, due to the contrast between dark and green areas.

Thanks for your comments!!
1. No model was hurt during the photoshoot. ;-)
2. Indeed it was difficult getting to the branch, and the water was really cold.
3. Unfortunately, I'm not the model. My 42 year old body is bigger on the waist than this 23 year old model.

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11/28/2006 11:08:39 AM
how cool!:) absolutely great photo!
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09/06/2006 07:19:46 PM
This is a great shot!
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05/25/2006 06:23:57 AM
Er...hello...where was this one hiding?
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05/12/2006 12:04:02 AM
rule of poseing, never put your subjects genetalia male or female with the exception of brests infront of their waist unless it is obscured by a limb like an arm or leg
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02/27/2006 12:14:27 PM
Nice pose and backdrop...
has a serene touch which i enjoy.. great work mate.
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01/06/2006 05:08:36 PM
Thanks Alexa, I agree with you!! I like it a lot and would've chosen it as my best of 2005, but rules are rules...
Anyway, your comment is worth more than any ribbon!
01/06/2006 09:58:38 AM
It's a shame this can't compete in Best of 2005, I think it's your best work by far.
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12/24/2005 12:57:03 PM
Great shot! Really like the processing too. Nice piece of work.
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11/20/2005 12:07:27 PM
the compo of the photo is good but a bit to dark... well done
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11/20/2005 11:28:36 AM
Thanks all of you for the comments.
11/17/2005 11:50:47 PM
A great work of art.
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11/17/2005 07:53:46 PM
Great shot. The reflection in the water gives a real depth. It is refreshing to see male nudes in a artistic composition. The male form is beautiful. Thumbs up.
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11/17/2005 01:23:33 PM
Wow what a wonderful model. I love the reflection in the water. The grung is a nice effect, yet the over all image seems just a little dark. The white of the water really draws the focus towards the model. The shot has excellent flow.
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11/17/2005 01:17:27 PM
i like the reflection in the water.
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11/17/2005 10:06:20 AM
Man you better hope that branch didn't break or you'd be hurtin!

Clever pose. In the thumb nail it looks like you are suspended in air.
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11/17/2005 09:14:23 AM
I really like this. Even with grunge, it doesn't have that dirty overdarkened sense. His pose seems a tad forced. NO, that's not the word. Maybe the angle of the knee to the left seems too tight or something.

I like how he is placed in the shot with lots of dark water to draw your eye to the lightness of his skin. The white of the water's movement is a great leading line up to him as well. What a beautiful reflection too.
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11/17/2005 09:12:39 AM
Agreed a little dark but reminds me of painting, renaissance style. Lovely to see a male nude and that it can be beautiful and tasteful.
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11/17/2005 09:05:55 AM
Okay, I just got the chills thinking of that poor man working his way out to that branch and laying on it. The things people will do for a great shot! LOL!

This is very well done, artistic, creative and tasteful. Not easy to do with full frontal nudity on male or female but this was successuf in that endeavor. Well done!

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11/17/2005 05:44:06 AM
great picture, love the reflection and the darkness draws ones eye toward the nude
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11/17/2005 12:46:05 AM
Nicely done. I thought that it may be a little dark, but I like how it contrasts with the nude. It definitely brings the focus towards your subject.
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11/16/2005 11:55:44 PM
Awesome shot. I am so pleased to see that someone is finally doing this style of shot with male nudes instead the always 'female nude' shot.

I like the tones to add that non feminine touch.

Well done.

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11/16/2005 11:54:51 PM
A little dark but nicely done.
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