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Feathers and Heels
Feathers and Heels
Judi

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pick Two (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges Skin
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Central Queensland, Australia
Date: Mar 11, 2006
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Black and White, Nude
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2006

Shot in BW in RAW mode.
Converted to JPEG.

Cropped
Perspective correctness
Cloned out edge on top sides.
Levels
Channel Mixer
Neat Image
Healed out a couple of small freckles
Resize
USM

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.4144
Avg (commenters): 7.8182
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.6688
Views since voting: 4616
Views during voting: 610
Votes: 222
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/29/2006 03:26:44 AM
i love everything about this photo.

beautiful shot. great job
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03/24/2006 04:10:02 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club :-)

This was your entry for the 'Pick Two' challenge. Definitely meets the challenge, there are indeed feathers and high heeled shoes :-) Congrats on the top 20 for this lovely photo. This is a tough one to critique, I frankly see nothing 'wrong' with the photo at all. I could maybe suggest things to do different, but they would only be that, different, and not at all necessarily 'improvement' :-) But I shall try and give you some of my thoughts.

I really like the low contrast approach here. The image is very pleasing to look at, and has a very sensuous feel to it. It lends itself well to the processing you have done, IMO. The positioning of the legs is great. That and the slight arch in the back I feel contribute a lot to the 'feel' of the photo. It might be nice to see a little bit more of the feet, although I wouldn't change the positioning of the legs/feet at all, and I don't know if changing the position of the shoes and boa might alter the composition adversely or not. The dark inner side of the heel of the shoe kind of keeps pulling my eye to it. One of your commenters mentioned perhaps lying one shoe on the side, maybe this could prevent that darkness from being as prominent? One of your comments mentions the slight lack of detail in feathers and shoes, but I'd guess that in the full size/res photo, it probably looks great.

This is just a really fine photo. The low contrast treatment quickly grabs your attention, and then the soft sensuous feel of the image demands the viewer lingers a while to fully enjoy the presentation. Very nicely done, congrats :-)

If you have any questions or comments or anything, please feel free to contact me.

Happy Shooting,
taterbug :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/21/2006 09:19:43 PM
Very well done and highly sensuous. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/20/2006 04:26:38 AM
This was my pick for no 1.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/19/2006 10:00:42 PM
This is such a great photo! Great score and strong finish. I would not have been at all surprised to see this with a ribbon. congratulations on such cool work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/19/2006 11:18:12 AM
I knew I recognized those sexy legs ;-) 12th place... NOT BAD!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/19/2006 06:32:04 AM
:-).

I think you now have to figure out a way to use a pose similar to this for every challenge, it's working really well for you!

(ref: 7 deadly sins entry of yours)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/19/2006 01:54:51 AM
Congratulazioni! :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2006 01:45:12 PM
Nice pose, lines, composition. Low-contrast image has a nice soft feel, but I think that you have taken it just a little too far - slightly more contrast and more image detail would be better.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2006 11:38:16 PM
I am inclined to guess that this is someone I know. I will not call you but I believe you are already in my faves list ;) Good luck. Bumping up this beautiful and sensual BW rendition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2006 04:35:06 PM
I really like the set up of this photo but there is not much contrast. Maybe darker shoes would have helped and I would have liked to see the feet up in the air a bit with pointed toes. Just my thought.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2006 01:44:28 PM
great b & w, great light and pose. Only thing I'd change is add a little bit more space above the knees.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/13/2006 09:11:39 PM
Very soft and sensual, quite pretty.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2006 11:11:03 PM
Wonder it doesn't tickle?? neat!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2006 09:10:54 PM
Nice shot. I wonder it it would look better if the model was wearing the heels?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2006 02:53:12 PM
It seems like some of the detail was lost on the feathers and shoes, but great framing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2006 10:40:02 AM
I think I'd like maybe one of the shoes laying over on the side, so they aren't just lined up like little soldiers. Or, maybe if she were wearing the shoes. The overall paleness works. Nice curve of the woman's back.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2006 10:22:38 AM
Nice setup ! simple lighting and good pose of the model.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2006 01:08:20 AM
Nice! I think I've seen those legs before, perhaps with a mouse?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2006 12:14:36 AM
thats hot. 10 from moi!
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