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Challenge: Nude (Classic Editing*)
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Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: In the quarry, Nottuln, Germany
Date: Jul 10, 2003
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Black and White, Nude
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2003

Canon 75-300 IS lens @ 120mm.

I enjoyed this photo shoot for some reason :-)

Special thanx to Gordon for giving me the link on dodging and burning, it really helped, thanx!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 58
Avg (all users): 7.3607
Avg (commenters): 8.3103
Avg (participants): 6.9804
Avg (non-participants): 7.5076
Views since voting: 30519
Votes: 183
Comments: 40
Favorites: 31 (view)


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10/19/2003 11:31:59 PM
This photo seems very morbidly erotic seeing as her bones in her neck really protude -- nice and "weirdly" normal!
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07/21/2003 04:16:16 AM
Whoa!! You're close to winning. This photo is splendid! No comments.
Anna
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07/18/2003 02:09:10 PM
this was a winner in my eyes, gary! it's a beautiful photo!
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07/18/2003 07:44:16 AM
great shot! i guess we'll both console each other with getting so close, this time, eh? <opens a couple beers>
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07/18/2003 01:04:28 AM
Dang Gary...... FOURTH!
SO close!
Great Job! Beautifully Done!

Message edited by author 2003-07-18 01:05:18.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2003 11:09:15 PM
Very creative and artistic, I like her pose, a very professional job! 10
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07/16/2003 01:12:56 AM
Good exposure, dof, framing
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07/15/2003 11:32:25 PM
perfect shot
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07/15/2003 09:40:23 PM
Great depth of field, tinting, and youthfull posing. Revealing if closely viewed yet very energetic even without the nude element.
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07/15/2003 04:14:35 PM
Funny girl...lol
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07/14/2003 11:17:43 PM
Tones are perfect. Pose is exciting and celebrates the day.
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07/14/2003 01:24:13 AM
Very expressive, I love the smooth skin textures and the arched back. The hands on breasts might be a little unnatural looking, but it doesn't come off as a real problem. I like the background as well.
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07/14/2003 01:23:34 AM
Great exposure and affective composition. The background is blurred, but still a little distractiving. I keep looking back to the tonalilty of the skin.... nothing blown out and very nice shadows on wait and hips.
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07/13/2003 07:31:43 PM
Absolutely love this! Lighting and composition are right on, and the sepia tone works well. She is a gorgeous girl; great job!
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07/13/2003 02:35:44 AM
beautiful photo. i love the composition and tones. well done.
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07/12/2003 11:01:00 PM
The tones and lighting in this shot are just beautiful, as is your dof separating the model from the background. Beautiful detail in her hair, and it's nice to see a head attached to a body. I'd love to see more from this session - this pose feels a bit uncomfortable to me, as if she's a bit too tense while leaning back. (I want to reach my hand out for her to lean on so she can relax. Possibly something I'm reading into it that isn't there - only a minor nit-pick.) Other than that, you've got the tones down perfectly and the composition perfect, as well as a gorgeous model.
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07/11/2003 11:45:57 PM
This is excellent. I wonder if this is a composite with the background or not. It doesn't really matter. Black and white was the perfect choice. Nice composition too. -Tim
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07/11/2003 10:14:03 PM
very erotic
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07/11/2003 07:20:41 PM
this is a very simple yet beautiful shot. I think the model is in great part the one responsible for it. the pose is great and natural and the duotone works very good.

good job.

LM
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07/11/2003 06:06:00 PM
I like it. nice pose, nice toning (I'm referring to the shades of grey, but HER toning is nice too :) ), great subject. something is bothering me about the shadow on her elbow...the lighting is unnatural, and though I can't figure out why, i'm going to hazard a guess it's post-shot editing. Did you blur the background after the fact, or do some dodging? Overall very nice effect - one of my favourites of the challenge.
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07/11/2003 06:03:09 PM
Wonderfully simple pose, great lighting, interesting background approprietly out of focus, you have a winner!
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07/11/2003 05:59:17 PM
I like this, great composition, perfect natural light, nice exposure selection. 8.
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07/11/2003 04:07:24 PM
What a stunning model! Love the pose too. I would have liked to see her elbows a bit lower.... nonetheless if I could vote I'd give it a 10 :)
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07/11/2003 03:59:19 PM
Very nice photo. The composition, DOF, textures, lighting are all very well done. You have also captured a great expression in your model. One small thing, her hair seems to be tied up. Maybe letting it down would have added a little something more to the shot. Then again, maybe not. In my top 3......9
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07/11/2003 11:21:04 AM
A feel-good kind of shot. Like the crop, and the b/w choice. Frame is also very tasteful. I like it - 7
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07/11/2003 11:02:54 AM
Exellent...............love her, the tones and the light and focus. Great work.........really. The highlights on her skin are fantastic.
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07/11/2003 10:50:05 AM
Excellent DOF and background. The contrast is excellent to bring her out against it. Oh, and the subject ain't too shabby either :) - 9
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07/11/2003 10:44:36 AM
An absolutely great example of someone really enjoying the warmth of the sun upon their skin. And, look, a little nipple poking out! I feel a strange kinship with this entry! (See my SP Revisited entry LOL).
Great background too - fantastic shapes and texture to it but softness too.
Lighting and skin tone seems just right.
One of my favourites.
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07/11/2003 09:50:07 AM
She looks happy. :)
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07/11/2003 08:17:21 AM
wow! This has to be my favorite this week. Very classy shot. Super tones. I usually don't predict winners, but this one should be it. 10.
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07/11/2003 07:02:11 AM
Nice shot.. perhaps a little bit of a corny pose though. I would like to have seen more contrast between the model and the background... easily done here given the waiving of the usual rules. The model is very photogenic! 8
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07/11/2003 06:38:38 AM
Great image, strong composition. I would prefer colour, but maybe it is stronger in B&W? 8 Morgan
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07/11/2003 05:24:05 AM
I liked the pose and the image is real nice.. Found the title off putting.. Woudn't a sun basker have naked breasts? Loved the flesh tones..7
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07/11/2003 05:02:39 AM
Nice model and nice photo
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07/11/2003 04:55:25 AM
Fantastic pic! I love the falloff of the lighting, and the way your subject is offset yet blends in with the background. The color correct is fantastic - a very well executed and staged picture. I gave it 10.
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07/11/2003 03:28:03 AM
I feel this photo could have used minor adjustments here and there to make it better. For instance, the jaw could have been more relaxed, maybe with the mouth opening a little. As it is, the face looks a bit crisp (probably due to the nervosity of being naked and photogrpahed- I see this often with my models). The crop at the top could have been closer to the head as well. On the positive side, the use of the shallow depth of field is perfect for this type of shot, putting emphasis ont he model instead of the surroundings. Nice use of monohrome color. Very nice skin details. The angle of the model's pose is nice too but... I feel it is missing something- or perhaps it looks too staged, unnatural. I think the action of the model is missing a purpose. I find myself wondering why she is touching her breast because I can't see what the model feels... Is it joy? Pleasure? Sensuality? I dont know because I don't feel any of these looking at this photo. Do you see what I mean? The lighting is very nice. Congrats on tentering the nude challenge! Keep it up! 6
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07/11/2003 02:12:23 AM
I like this. Do women really often grabs their own breasts when they're naked and not posing for pictures? I always wondered that. In my expereince it isn't the case. Still, this looks natural enough, if a little posed. The shade of the duotone may be a little off for a sunbathing situation, but I'm not sure what would improve it. Nice work. One of the best so far!
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07/11/2003 01:30:49 AM
Very nice. I love the shallow dof, pose and expression is excellent (doesnt look forced at all). Perfectly sharp and I love the greenish sepia tone. My one and only 10 for the challenge. Great shot.
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07/11/2003 01:22:35 AM
Perfect tone, dof and pleasing lighting (not to mention the subject :). I think this is the best picture of the challenge.
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07/11/2003 12:21:12 AM
nice use of light. busy background. nice sepia tones.. not over done.
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