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illuminant shroud
illuminant shroud
grigrigirl

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Challenge: Negative Space II (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7
Location: my home
Date: Aug 14, 2003
Aperture: 4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Nude
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2003

at play with light

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.5556
Avg (commenters): 7.8696
Avg (participants): 6.7000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2667
Views since voting: 12083
Votes: 135
Comments: 51
Favorites: 51 (view)


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07/23/2007 10:13:09 PM
Wow! Magnificent.
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09/17/2006 08:12:03 PM
An absolutely stunning piece of work! No words, just simply amazing!
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10/25/2005 09:59:14 PM
I think, Julia, that you and your work capture and embody the passion, sensuality and eroticism of New Orleans to a "T."
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06/01/2005 09:36:50 PM
beautiful....no gorgeous....and with an extremely antiquated look and feel

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06/01/2005 07:06:33 PM
Both beautiful & elagant. Very tastefully done.
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06/12/2004 10:17:41 PM
beautiful
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04/02/2004 04:14:49 AM
this is great. I agree about the background...some velvet would give it that depth and rear texture...but great shot anyway

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03/13/2004 12:47:52 PM
When I saw this one I just said, 'wow'.
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10/28/2003 06:47:54 PM
Just added to my favorites list. Enough said.
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10/23/2003 01:32:56 AM
Just stumbled into this photo. Absolutely sensational!!!!! I particularly like the pose the girl is in, kneeling and with her head turned the way it is.

Beautiful shot, 10/10 in my books!
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08/29/2003 09:49:18 AM
beautiful!!! very elegant and classy. looks like it could be an oil painting.
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08/28/2003 04:27:37 AM
I absolutely loved this photograph during voting. I gave a 9 because I couldn't see exactly how it related to the challenge. A great shot! Congratulations. Fantastic textures and use of light.
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08/27/2003 01:35:31 PM
Very nice!!
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08/25/2003 08:45:43 PM
WOW. From the thumbnail it looked just like an old painting.
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08/25/2003 05:19:26 PM
Check the "remnant table" at the fabric or craft store. They will often have the last yard or two at around 1/2 price. Velvet can be pretty expensive sometimes.
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08/25/2003 11:40:38 AM
My only tiny "complaint" is that the lightening shows up the creases in the background cloth. A piece of velvet (or maybe crushed velvet if you want more texture) would be expensive, but just maybe worth it if you wanted to re-create this shot for print

Suberb idea! I will be looking around for this cloth immediately...thanks!

Message edited by author 2003-08-25 11:41:54.
08/25/2003 11:08:33 AM
Originally posted by grigrigirl:

I purposely lightened the background to create a sense of texture and that of an old painting.

That's exactly the way it looked to me -- excellently done.

My only tiny "complaint" is that the lightening shows up the creases in the background cloth. A piece of velvet (or maybe crushed velvet if you want more texture) would be expensive, but just maybe worth it if you wanted to re-create this shot for print.
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08/25/2003 10:15:51 AM
Having just added this to my favorites I realize that I have ten so far and three of them are yours. I guess that means you should go into favorite photographers...thanks for your work. Anne
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08/25/2003 08:00:13 AM
I purposely lightened the background to create a sense of texture and that of an old painting. It also brought out more detail in the various shadows. My monitor is darker than most I suppose. I tried to reach a happy medium..knowing others are going to see this lighter than some. If I could print the image...then everyone could know exactly how this was meant to look. The background is black...and seemed a bit too cliche to leave simply black...i was playing with light and playing in general. I never expected this image to do as well as it did. I was figuring in the low 5's at best. BUT...I really liked the image...so submitted it anyway :)
08/25/2003 07:47:31 AM
Loved that picture and guessed it was you (without being able to put a name on it). Nice 'oldish' tones and I usually do not like backgrounds that shows if they are black, white or purple) but this one does serve the mood and gives to me the sensation of not a 'portrait in the present' but a 'reproductio nof a model posing for a photographer long time ago'. Do not know if it is was was neant .. but I like it. Very good job. Lionel
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08/25/2003 07:05:01 AM
Great idea, not so great background.
I wonder how it would have performed with a background increasing the contrast both in texture (having no texture at all) and color (being completel black for instance).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2003 11:53:10 PM
Very beautiful setup. Was the green cast intentional? Green is usually not associated well with body shots. It almost look as if it were shot through a thin green silk screen. Lovely composition.
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08/24/2003 06:01:56 PM
Beautifully evocative image. Lovely tones, colors and focus. Lovely. 10
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08/22/2003 10:51:01 PM
I think I know who you are:) your work has a "special touch"... great work! good luck in the challenge!
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08/22/2003 07:10:23 AM
exquisite piece of work, my congratulations on a brilliant photograph..deserves to be the winner, too bad I can't vote in this challenge (I am not a member)
Breathtakingly 10+++++++
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08/20/2003 08:40:13 PM
I really like the composition,pose and concept. It's the grainyness that is keeping me from voting higher. Look forward to adding this to my faves!
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08/20/2003 05:52:41 AM
Hey you. cracking, beautiful, brilliant Job!!!!
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08/19/2003 08:15:05 PM
Very nice colors, the lens flare is distracting.7
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08/19/2003 05:56:36 PM
this is very interesting, the light is nice and the patterned shawl has a very startling effect but effective
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08/19/2003 04:31:09 PM
Excellant, excellant nude. The shroud, color, shadow and the pose are spectacular. The background that creates negative space doesn't work quite as well.
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08/19/2003 04:09:21 PM
Amazing shot, lighting, textures are wonderful. Her expression is sensual and self assured, composition too is fabulous. Excellent work.
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08/19/2003 01:59:32 AM
Beautiful picture...and beautiful model! Very tastefully done! Great job! 9
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08/18/2003 10:21:32 PM
A beautiful portrait full of emotion. Excellent.
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08/18/2003 04:53:31 PM
This is very beautiful! The greenish color makes it look almost like an old painting Great job :)
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08/18/2003 03:25:25 PM
8
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08/18/2003 03:20:38 PM
Good work! I didn't know if I liked the tones at first, but the more I look at it, the better they work. Very beautiful picture! ~10
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08/18/2003 02:39:22 PM
Hmmm.... I like it. But with a backdrop, you want to make sure it's always ironed. Plus, I would have made the backdrop black. In terms of negative space, the wrinkled backdrop really ruins alot of that. But this photo is nice. It's almost like a painting....
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08/18/2003 11:28:21 AM
What a beautiful piece of art. I can just see this in a beautiful frame hanging on a wall in a room with high ceilings. This has everything it takes to make perfect photography. BEST of luck this week ! 10
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08/18/2003 10:19:54 AM
wow!
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08/18/2003 10:14:34 AM
Excellent.
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08/18/2003 08:43:55 AM
Beautifully artistic. The lighting is perfect and the shroud adds a wonderful softness to her form. This is a terrific example of not only negative space but of nude photography.
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08/18/2003 07:59:36 AM
Now now.... how should I rate this? The prints on the gauze look superfluous, so I have to subtract 0.05. Beautiful shot.
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08/18/2003 07:15:20 AM
Interesting image, nice effort. 7 Morgan
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08/18/2003 06:27:50 AM
This is fantastic. Great composition. The only thing I could suggest is that you keep the light off the back wall to make it all black, but that doesn't really matter here. 9
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08/18/2003 05:56:12 AM
Nice, Infact very nice, would have prefered the backdrop to be jet black instead of olive green and looking creased. The lighting is very nice and so is the composition. Would love to see the outtakes on this one.
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08/18/2003 02:50:22 AM
This is VERY beautiful!
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08/18/2003 02:02:41 AM
Great nude, but the first subjet is too strong for the challenge.
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08/18/2003 01:34:35 AM
Is this a picture of a painting? If not, I'm so impressed because it's absolutely awesome. This is spectacular. 10!!
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08/18/2003 01:29:08 AM
beautifull and brave
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08/18/2003 12:57:31 AM
the wow of the image is not the surrounding space.
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08/18/2003 12:26:57 AM
Nice image but not sure if there is significant negative space to fit the challenge, still a nice image nevertheless.
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