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Hip 2b²
Hip 2b²

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Location: Mobile, AL
Date: Dec 28, 2005
Aperture: f 3.2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/12 sec handheld
Galleries: Fashion, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2005


The backdrop was pink, but I didn't think it made for a good color contrast, so I used selective color to change the reds to yellows. Had I included any skin in the shot the results would have been NASTY!

Auto Contrast
Crop and Resize
Curves to Black and Curves to White
Selective Color -
Reds C: -100
Y: +100
Black: +100
Saturation +10
Added border w/stroke
Save as Jpeg

Place: 268 out of 366
Avg (all users): 4.8872
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 4.7023
Avg (non-participants): 5.0667
Views since voting: 1179
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 266
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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01/12/2006 06:42:19 PM
I like this one, its prefect for the challenge. The colors are great! A little bit of purple/pink behind the leg kinda confuses me a bit. I think this should have placed much higher.
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01/12/2006 06:19:28 PM
You know, I'm not sure why I gave this a 5. I guess perhaps I was biased to more geometric designs. The picture, on second look, is pretty good. I'm really surprised by the 4.8. Maybe voters had the same bias.

The colors are very pleasing. The exposure is good and the picture is sharp except for the jean jacket which looks a bit soft. I'm not sure why only there, but it does. Maybe the lens. I dunno.

If I could vote over, I'd do a 6 for sure and maybe even a 7. The strongest aspect to this picture is the excellent complementary colors. The biggest problem, for your photography, is that she has her pants on.
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01/12/2006 05:37:47 PM
- Relevant to the Challenge? Yup. That's a shape. ;)

- Good or Bad? How can it be fixed? It's a departure from your last three entries. This one has clothes!
- Good focus? No. it's a bit out-of-focus, especially near the top and at the seam onear the pocket.

- Good use of light? It's a little over lit, but that may have to do with the changing in background color. Give me some more shadows to show the textures more.

Aesthetics/Artistic Appeal:
- Colors and Contrast. Maybe try this as a B&W form or desaturate everything, but the blues only half way?
- What is my reaction or feelings? I'm trying to reconcile the title to the picture. A little sarcasm? As for the image I am left wanting more.
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01/11/2006 03:40:08 AM
*Critique Club*

As you requested, here is your in depth critique from The Critique Club.
The first thing I noticed before reading your comments was the pink reflections on her pants. It is most clearly down the back of the left leg, the zipper area and her left knee. I figured there must have been some red lighting coming from somewhere, but upon reading your comments, realize that this is probably reflection from the (once) pink background. The pinkness stands out (at least to me) a lot and seems quite odd given the photo as a whole.
That being said, I like the yellow background, it's bright and attention getting and adds a bit of wow factor. There is a lot of visual appeal in this photo.
Focus and clarity are great. I like the texture it brings out in the pants.
I like the angle and the cropping as well. I think that it accentuates the 'shape' and makes it a very nice shot for the challenge as well.
Lighting is very nice, the only little shadows I notice are under the bottom of the jacket, and (while the one shadow also has the pink tint) I don't find them distracting at all.
Very nice shot, I really have no complaints or suggestions, other than the pink reflections on the pants where there is no apparent reason for the pants to be refecting pink. Not really sure how to fix the situation. Maybe if you did a saturation adjustment and desaturated all reds? Not sure if that would affect the rest of the photo, but worth a shot anyway.

Message edited by author 2006-01-11 12:13:52.
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01/11/2006 12:15:57 AM
We have a highly underrated photo in my opinion!!!! I think this shot is great! The colors are awesome, the body looks good....hum...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 01:48:51 AM
Cute title. I think you should have on plaid in order to fit the title, jeans are always cool :-)

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Message edited by author 2006-01-13 01:00:18.
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01/07/2006 08:46:39 AM
This is a novel take on Shape, yet one that works very, very well. The shape of the leg is the story here. Nice pose, and the strong color contrast works well. You also have the texture of the denim to help balance the smooth background. Nicely done. 8
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01/07/2006 01:05:05 AM
Powerful strong sharp image here, so good, so very good.....
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01/05/2006 03:13:33 PM
Great color!
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01/05/2006 11:30:14 AM
Good background color, fun title (love puns), a touch soft on focus (maybe intended?)
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01/04/2006 05:38:47 PM
i love it!
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01/04/2006 07:39:39 AM
love the title :D
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01/04/2006 12:25:36 AM
this picture rocks...love the coloring...nice shape
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