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Time for my Bath
Time for my Bath

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Challenge: Free Study XIV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: PA,USA
Date: Oct 5, 2006
Aperture: 2.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Landscape, Nude
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2006

Image shot in PA on a figure study. My thanks to Stan Goldstein who arranged this shoot and the model Rene King OMP#70575

Shot in raw

Place: 390 out of 625
Avg (all users): 5.3187
Avg (commenters): 5.6875
Avg (participants): 5.1831
Avg (non-participants): 5.8000
Views since voting: 4711
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 182
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/08/2006 12:45:21 AM
To the 4 people who gave me a 1, (explitive deleted by me since you are not even worth that.)

To everyone who had opinions about the color or lack of color, how the image was framed, or the model's pose god bless you and when you shoot this shot go ahead and then thank me for your inspiration, otherwise look at this image as my personal creativity not yours.

To everyone who liked it but it was a little off from what you thought and you expressed it in a constructive way thank you but that is just what I wanted in this image.

I wanted it to highlight Renee sitting at the edge of the pond. Not to highlight the waterfall either the soft waterfall in front of her or the giant ones to the right. I wanted the picture about the model not the waterfalls they were just something in the image to give it interest. Your eye wants to go to the falls but is grabbed and brought back to Reneeís back and itís like you canít turn away. Between the onsite flash off to the left out of the frame or the darkness of the cliffs you canít help but stare at Renee as if you were in the woods behind her hiding to watch.

Nothing in this image is an accident.

Everyone knows some of my images are a little off, or a little different or maybe even completely misunderstood by the masses. Good thatís my ignorant side just being creative in my work. By Ignorant I mean, I am happy not to know the key to scoring a 9 every time on DPC, I am glad I donít copy others in my work but try to just see what pleases my eye and recapture it in a way to share with others.

Some like it, thus the 5 tens, some hate it ergo the four 1ís. Most if you look carefully had pretty good reaction to my image. Only 41 people scored it below average out of 182 votes. I am happy with the results and again want to thank Stan and Renee for helping me put this shot together.

Message edited by author 2006-11-08 14:20:31.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 12:05:45 PM
Great location and photo! Just not sure of the lighting or exposure and the colour saturation. If you open this in photoshop and do an auto levels, this gets heaps more punch. Manual adjustment can do more.
A little increase in the saturation will aloo bring out the luscious greens a bit more. 6
11/06/2006 08:28:50 PM
Everything is right except for the color. In my monitor it looks yellowish and undersaturated.
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11/05/2006 08:57:23 PM
Nice model, but the overall amber color cast is a problem. It's particularly noticeable where the water should be white.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2006 06:21:15 AM
"WOW".... what a bathroom you have there..... great location, great photo.....
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11/04/2006 07:44:43 PM
this shot is almost really good. I think it needs a bit softer light and a slight long exposure to get the silky effect on waterfall
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2006 05:23:14 PM
This photo has almost a 60's or 70's kinda look to it. Lovely model and a beautiful scene. I'm not sure that the desaturation works for me, as I'd like to see the color in that beautiful scenery.
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11/03/2006 03:04:37 PM
JMO, either the girl or the camera is in the wrong place. The dark abyss at her feet doesn't help. Move her up to the rocks bordering the upper pool and crop out the lower section. Also, level the upper pool shoreline at the base of the falls (rotate the image slightly clockwise). Some minor adjustments would make this a winner!
11/03/2006 01:51:25 PM
The idea here is very clever. Both subject and background are quite beautiful. I find the rocks that frame her head and her body to be distracting.
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11/03/2006 01:12:30 PM
I love the "old photo" look of this, except the nude doesn't have this look, which throws off the whole picture. 5
11/02/2006 11:24:06 PM
Great scene and nice composition...the coloring and processing seem a bit "off" for my tastes.
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11/02/2006 11:12:52 PM
An image with a lovely girl and waterfall. I would have positioned the left leg just a little out to the left so as to avoid ambiguity of tones by the shin. Still, very impressive. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/02/2006 08:12:57 PM
Absolutely and totally erotic and lovely.
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11/02/2006 05:03:25 PM
good shot, i find my eye drawn to the green area to the left of the central water fall, not sure if its the colour or the texture of the plants on the rocks. Would have maybe had the white water looking more white but that may not be possible due to the waters content. Beautiful model and pose though there may be some overly light areas compared to the rest though e.g. her right knee.
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11/01/2006 11:13:12 PM
I don't think the colors in this shot really do it justice. They are kind of flat and muted. Also, I think a different crop would help to make the composition stronger. If the model were further up in the frame, it was cropped closer on the left, and more of the right falls were showing, you would have a nice triangle for the eyes to go "around" when viewing.
11/01/2006 02:06:07 PM
Wait 4 me! i need a bath too :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/01/2006 06:03:45 AM
she looks clean and tidy to me
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