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Rounded Towards Heaven, Squared Towards Earth
Rounded Towards Heaven, Squared Towards Earth
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Challenge: Contrasts (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1H
Location: NYC
Date: Jul 14, 2003
Aperture: f 1.2
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Performance, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2003

The model's name is Natalie. I am currently taking classes at International Center of Photography. Right now I'm taking "The Body In Motion" Natalie's full-time job is a professional dancer. She is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous in motion. I like this photo a lot... amazing how this girl could contort herself. Stunning, and awesome! Hope you like the photo :-) Some of the contrasts that I see here, are the roundness of the upper body and the squareness of the lower, plus the darkness of her leotard against the pure white background, also the shadows in the body, and lack of at the top. I hope people get these less obvious contrasts... at the last minute I've decided to enter it in Black and White... hopefully it will do will!

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.3015
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2289
Avg (non-participants): 6.4151
Views since voting: 2444
Votes: 136
Comments: 20
Favorites: 7 (view)


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02/18/2004 10:32:03 PM
nicely done
07/28/2003 10:12:41 AM
This is the coolest shot! I love the pose. Excellent contrast. Did you mess with you exposure settings at all? I would love to see her dance.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2003 11:21:41 PM
That makes my toes hurt. Nice contrast between the arms and legs, and well balanced, too. Focus seems a bit soft to me, though it may just be me, I can't tell.
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07/27/2003 09:08:09 PM
the way she portrays the opposite directions is just classic. maybe a tiny bit more squared off and symmetrical would have boosted this to the level of perfection. still, a great interpretation of this challenge.
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07/27/2003 03:53:47 PM
Good photo, very contrasty. Doesn't that hurt standing like that?
07/27/2003 10:52:04 AM
Nice work in the contrast challenge. 8 Morgan

WOW!
07/26/2003 11:26:17 PM
I like your contrast "concept" - both the circle/square and the light/dark. I would have expected it to be a little more "high key", but all in all it works well in it's simplicity. Lovely shot.
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07/26/2003 11:08:10 PM
Purty Pitcher! :-)

This woman is in great shape and the pose selected represents contrast nicely, that coupled with the b/w treatment give this image a top score! Nicely done! 10 -danny
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07/26/2003 03:03:37 PM
Marvelous portrait. Super lines and contrasts.
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07/25/2003 05:22:44 PM
this is wonderful--great lighting--wonderful depth accentuated by the shadows--and interesting subject. very nice work.
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07/25/2003 12:05:15 PM
Good job!
07/24/2003 07:18:46 PM
Excellent shot, in my top 5. Very good use of a neutral background focusing the viewer on what's important. I would suggest however that as you appear to be showing symmetry that the positioning of the model is slightly skewed. Also the legs appear slightly softer than the rest of the body. Very good submission.
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07/23/2003 07:02:22 PM
Well, what i think is amazing about your shot is that this woman can stand like that. Is she related to that little girl in the round challenge that could roll herself into a backwards circle?? (just kidding they look nothing alike).
07/23/2003 04:03:13 PM
This is such an unusual interpretation of the challenge. Very nicely executed. The framing is just a TAD off center, but other than that I think it is very artistic. I can't give you a vote I'm afraid, but I'd have given you a 10 for sure.
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07/22/2003 12:32:15 AM
Wow. Very dynamic! I wonder how long the model had to hold this pose.? 9
07/21/2003 11:14:57 PM
Great form...dramatic presentation...good job...one of my top votes...
07/21/2003 10:49:32 PM
Wow, that's amazing how she can stand like that on her toes. Two flaws: 1) Her right hand the index finger isn't lined up. 2) Overall the pic seems a little dark. Great composition and background however. Fits challenge well also.
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07/21/2003 12:29:23 PM
Super shot...she's in such good shape....wowhoo. Nicely done. Love it.
07/21/2003 12:25:12 PM
Very original
07/21/2003 08:52:57 AM
beautiful shot.. i love the shapes provided here and the contrast is excellent... = 10
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