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Challenge: Single Light Source II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Boston, MA
Date: May 30, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40 s
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

Extra thanks to the model...can I call you sometime? ;~)

For all of you who are appalled that there's a naked person in the picture, I have some choice words that you should really take to heart...grow up. There's nothing more natural and beautiful then the human body in all its forms.

Post:
Convert from RAW
Very minor healing of a couple of imperfections (if you can believe that there were any)
Slight burning where the light was a little hot
Warming filter
A little bit of Noise Ninja

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 238
Avg (all users): 6.9132
Avg (commenters): 7.5484
Avg (participants): 6.7125
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 6093
Views during voting: 707
Votes: 265
Comments: 44
Favorites: 8 (view)


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04/24/2008 12:38:50 AM
Some get appalled some applaud.
I agree it's totaly natural and an artistic/photographic form.

The arms and neck look a bit alien in their shadowed-shape, but the butt is okay.
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09/28/2006 07:14:56 AM
GREAT SHOT
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06/12/2006 01:22:42 PM
This is a beautiful photo. I would die to have that skin! Very nice detail and lighting. Just one critique tho. Her upper left shoulder looks a little strange, but other than that, I wouldn't change a thing. Great 4th place win!
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06/09/2006 09:17:30 AM
From the Critique Club

A very nice low key image. The lighting is very good along with the focus. Your subject works well in the center of the photograph and shadows of the models body contours enhances the appeal. Very visual friendly.

If I had one spot of the image that I wish the lighting would give more detail would be the arms. Compared to the legs and lower back the light on the arms are very thin and minimal. Other than that a technically sound photograph done in a tasteful manor.

Good job!

I hope you find this critique helpful.
Thanks,
SDW
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06/07/2006 05:22:15 PM
Congrats on your finish, beautifully done. I bet there were many that tottered off to your portfolio looking for more! ;-)
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06/07/2006 03:50:29 PM
Can't wait for your portfolio...Don't worry, most are NOT appalled by nudity.
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06/07/2006 03:22:01 PM
Excellent use of low-key lighting!
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06/07/2006 01:59:28 PM
Congratulations on your 5th place, beautiful shot!
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06/07/2006 01:39:51 PM
Thanks so much for all the comments and the high votes!
My comment on people being "appalled" by nudity was not meant to be a heated comment. I just get upset when people say that a great picture is no good because there's nudity (I've seen it a lot even on this site). My remark was not directed at anyone specifically and it was written prior to submission. Picture was taken at about 10:45 and submitted just a few minutes before deadline, so I quickly wrote what was on my mind. The point I was trying to make is that the body is beautiful--somewhere along the way people have forgotten that...but that's a rant for another day.
06/07/2006 10:48:58 AM
Congrats on 5th place! Beautiful shot of the female architecture.
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06/07/2006 09:49:39 AM
Nice finish.. Doesn't seem anyone was appalled by the photo though.. I think they all save that for mine :)
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06/07/2006 04:16:19 AM
Well done on a well deserved 5th place. (Not sure about your heated comment directed at the "appalled" members ... you havent got any 1's or 2's and theres no one implying that in the comments below ...?)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 02:15:35 AM
If the arms would have been forward out of the light source or camera view it would have given a more natural look and curve to the left back area. The lighting and skin tones are great though. Bumping up....8
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06/06/2006 02:10:32 AM
Fantastic lighting. I like the isolation of the body witht he head and front fading to darkness. IMO, moving the subject a little more off center may increase the eyes movement in a curve.
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06/06/2006 01:30:09 AM
Very nice. I find the top part of the picture looks a little wierd. May be a tighter crop around the shoulders. Good Luck. 9
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06/05/2006 10:26:39 PM
The color seems real. Light source?
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06/04/2006 11:00:09 PM
great image and lighting. good job. nice capture. I will be interested to hear the details of set up behind this photo.
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06/04/2006 08:37:49 PM
Very nice lighting and color. I think I would prefer the left arm moved forward a bit.
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06/04/2006 06:50:02 PM
This shot is simply fantastic. Its real soft yet high contrast at the same time. The heavy shadow gives it a sense of mystery and the curves are accentuated extemely well by the light. I wish it could fill the frame a little more but thats my only complaint. 9
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06/04/2006 11:10:33 AM
The left arm seems to throw an awkward shadow on the back, but otherwise a beautiful shot.
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06/04/2006 01:32:17 AM
great shot.......nice lighting, and beautiful model
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06/03/2006 11:39:43 PM
Magical.....
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06/03/2006 03:39:06 PM
Good Shadows & highlights.....9
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06/03/2006 03:01:32 AM
Nice Butt.
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06/02/2006 10:28:21 PM
Beautiful
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06/02/2006 09:56:46 PM
Beautiful
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06/02/2006 09:01:09 PM
Warm and surreal.
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06/02/2006 10:48:19 AM
The angle of the light on the neck and shoulders gives the upper body an unusual angular appearance IMO. Otherwise nice control of light, colouration and composition.
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06/01/2006 09:59:47 PM
very sexy indeed
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06/01/2006 01:54:21 AM
Beautiful form here
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05/31/2006 11:15:29 PM
Nice color and idea, but too much is lost in the shadows for me. I would have left the head in the shot.
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05/31/2006 08:29:33 PM
Like it except for the very sharp upper left portion from the neck to the elbow. Very good work otherwise.
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05/31/2006 07:14:24 PM
Lovely form and great photography.
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05/31/2006 06:03:33 PM
nice pic, I would have liked if the model did not seem so rigid and if the farthest arm could have been more down at her side so as not to make that harsh shadow on her back... great tasteful nude, and excellent use of light and shadow
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05/31/2006 05:38:39 PM
One day, I'll be able to do photos like yours. I like the use of light and shadow. How did you achieve that color?
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05/31/2006 03:56:51 PM
Very nice photo. Perfect curves. I have nothing else to say for this one ;)
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05/31/2006 03:53:01 PM
The shadow left by the arm makes her back look "weird". Nevertheless, great lighting and really nice curves.
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05/31/2006 12:14:04 PM
The lighting is good and exposure well executed. The pose the model is in looks too exagerated - the back seems overly arched to where it doesnt look comfortable. The left arm is back a bit too far in my opinion.
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05/31/2006 11:55:08 AM
There are 2 things I would have done differently with this photo - First, I don't think that the centered composition works very well, it may have been a better photograph if it were not centered. Secondly, the disappearing hand, in particular, seems awkward to me. Overall though, well done!
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05/31/2006 11:30:59 AM
Great shot.. Excellent lightning :o)
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05/31/2006 09:55:39 AM
the missing head is a bit disconcerting and the stance is so straight she looks like a chicken(with its head cut off actually). not to be mean just that people usually want to know why a photo gets lower votes. technically its perfect though so 6 from me
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05/31/2006 08:09:20 AM
strange pose, shoulder looks awkward and arm looks cut off.
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05/31/2006 05:37:49 AM
Beautiful skin. Very nice lighting.
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05/31/2006 04:13:34 AM
Very nice. Even though there is another one of this kind in challenge, this one is technically superior. Hope this does well for you.8.
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