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Ms Lee
Ms Lee
rossbilly

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Nude IV (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Chattanooga
Date: Jan 28, 2007
Aperture: f11
ISO: 280
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Nude
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2007

Spent all of Sunday working with models at a local B&B, hoping to improve our portfolio, and this beautiful young woman has done exactly that...

After: First, I'd better thank Mrs. Ross for being such an understanding and supportive wife! Not only did she allow me to do this, she worked her butt off the entire day of this shoot, right along with me.

I had hoped to at least land in the top 10%, and it feels really good to finally see vote-worthy improvements to my work. Thanks everyone!

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 121
Avg (all users): 6.5890
Avg (commenters): 7.1136
Avg (participants): 6.2381
Avg (non-participants): 6.6649
Views since voting: 21399
Views during voting: 1764
Votes: 472
Comments: 62
Favorites: 17 (view)


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10/10/2007 06:01:28 PM
Gorgeous work and model. She kind of looks like Pamela Anderson in her younger days.
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04/20/2007 02:32:30 AM
My first time seeing this, Billy - You hit the target with this one and in an always tightly competitive and often sensitive challenge! Congrats - I haven't really noticed the progressive improvement but mainly because I've always been impressed with your work.

Great job!
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02/05/2007 10:41:38 AM
Billy,
You don't know how proud I am of how far you have come. Your determination and ambition to learn are amazing. I'm so proud of you on so many levels. I need no thanks for something that I'm so inclined to do.(Make you happy by encouraging your dreams) I'll continue to stand behind you supporting you all I can and kicking you in the ass whenever necessary . Congratulations on being in the top 10%. I love you, Sweetheart.:P

Message edited by author 2007-02-05 10:45:28.
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02/05/2007 09:43:26 AM
awesome job. congrats!
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02/05/2007 09:08:49 AM
Holy Snap man!! Great job Billy! :)
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02/05/2007 05:37:55 AM
wooohoo..look at you! congrats on the finish. very well done misssster
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02/05/2007 12:56:12 AM
Congrats on the high finish and new personal best! Got a 7 from me.
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02/05/2007 12:33:14 AM
Billy this was an awesome shot... glad I came back for the emmmm bump :-) Congrats on a very well done nude.
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02/05/2007 12:19:52 AM
LOOK AT THAT! TOP 20! Holy cow! Congratulations.
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02/05/2007 12:08:41 AM
13th place and your best score yet......rocking dude!

Glad to see you do so good and an awesome shot as well.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/04/2007 09:15:02 PM
Nice PoV and comp. Back for a bump, I mean... umm better vote :-)
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02/04/2007 04:16:35 PM
very nice. so many people used black and white this really stands out. the composition is nice as well as the set up.
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02/04/2007 10:20:22 AM
I love the textures, the perspective, and the composition. Great image.
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02/03/2007 05:35:20 PM
Great composition, and a fun shot. I know the bubbles on the breasts were probably intended for the sake of modesty, but for me they actually work to make the shot less artistic and more men's magazine.
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02/03/2007 01:22:22 PM
nice lighting
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02/02/2007 08:01:31 PM
skin tones and hair color came out nice. Bubbles look unnaturally placed
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02/02/2007 11:00:48 AM
Wow! Beautiful model, great pose, spot on lighting, great composition, love the background!!! That is all.
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02/02/2007 05:48:33 AM
This was a great shot but the bubbles look placed. Should have filled the bath a bit more or something. Pity.
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02/01/2007 10:24:16 PM
interesting perspective, the brick is an odd addition, i dont know if i like it or not but its definitely its own power in this picture haha if that makes any sense. Even just tonaly its odd because eveything else feels so calm and soft and they BLAM!! just a patch of hard brick. good work overall though.
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02/01/2007 09:29:53 PM
great light and focus. 10
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02/01/2007 01:26:07 PM
Its the crop / framing of the subject matter that gives me pause.. someone explained to me how hard it is to get a good bathtub from above shot and still have it appear artistic.. Model of course is very beautiful but would have perhaps gotten a higher score from me if it were framed differently.. the entire tub, different angle maybe.. still very well done.
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01/31/2007 11:43:43 PM
sexy
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01/31/2007 08:37:23 PM
sorry but this seems to have a pornish aspect to it, no offence to you or the model, she is very beautiful. The composition is pretty good, colors are spot on but it just has a certain feel to it. Perhaps B&W would help this, and not such a 90% angle.
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01/31/2007 04:58:31 PM
Nice image. I like the crop and the lighting seems to be very even and soft. Beautiful model.
If I was to be really critical I'd say the bubbles on the breasts look too artificially placed there. Well done. Bumping it to 8
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01/31/2007 04:51:20 PM
love the composition here, not too fond about her breasts and the foam on it, it looks a bit staged like this (now I know it's staged, but,.. well, you know what I mean, right?)

sweet lighting and attention to details.
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01/31/2007 03:27:34 PM
I don't know if this is DrJOnes, but it could certainly pass for his work. One of my two 10s this time around. Way to go!
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01/31/2007 02:32:24 PM
Beautiful model, the postprocessing is well done. I like, how you covered her body. The structures in the left (wall and floor) are too distracting IMHO. Additional I'm not sure about the composition.
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01/31/2007 02:00:33 PM
I think I need to take a bath ;)
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01/31/2007 01:57:02 PM
i like the sharpness of the photo, but not necessarily the concept.
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01/31/2007 12:25:01 AM
Very nice job on lighting and exposure. Lovely model, and a pleasing image to view. I wonder though, if it might be better rotated vertically, or maybe even just flipped 180. I say this because I just get this uncomfortable feeling, like she might 'fall out' or something. Maybe it is even just how she is looking down in this framing.
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01/30/2007 04:44:45 PM
nice. she looks pissed off! feels a bit disorientating to me. still like it though! 8
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01/30/2007 03:38:18 PM
Very interesting image and good idea but the expression on the models face is extremely off putting. She doesn't look interested at all.The lighting is also a little flat, just my humble opinion :o)
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01/30/2007 02:00:26 PM
Interesting angle. Nicely composed.
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01/30/2007 06:34:49 AM
Thats alluring.....
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01/30/2007 05:35:55 AM
excellent color, good pose and dreamy expression. nor sure about the POV, I think the combination of wall and floor patterns is rather distracting. her head is too close to the wall from this angle. had cprobably chose a POV from straighter above.
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01/30/2007 01:52:53 AM
This could of been made so much more interesting if a different angle had of been used perhaps? With saying that, the exposure and skin tone is nice.
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01/29/2007 10:40:52 PM
This shot is very very good. The lighting, the model, the colors, everything.....Except the suds you used to cover the breasts looks out of place (a little forced). I think you could have used a little more bubble bath and bring the level of the foam up enough to do this and have it look a little more natural. Other than one minor technicality, you rocked this picture!
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01/29/2007 10:31:21 PM
My favorite of this challenge. When most go for B&W, or 'convenient' shadows, you have made great use of colors, patterns, and a beautiful model. Well done. 10
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01/29/2007 10:13:24 PM
I love this because of the contrast in shapes and texture..speaking of the wall and the floor..It adds a lot to the picture in my opinion. Nicely done.
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01/29/2007 09:56:58 PM
for me, the perfect hair doesn't match with the bath theme.
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01/29/2007 08:59:28 PM
the look of complete disdain(if thats what it is ?) ...makes the image hard to lookat
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01/29/2007 02:45:10 PM
Um has a penthouse look about her qite a confusing image for me the foam on the breasts come on a little OOT but the image has a slick commercial feel which has its place, somewhere 8
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01/29/2007 02:09:18 PM
Pretty model and lovely balanced lighting - I'm not sure about the 'head' end of the picture - it ends up (for me) a bit cluttered with the wall, floor, and end of the bath.
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01/29/2007 01:57:58 PM
Beautiful
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01/29/2007 11:08:23 AM
Interesting angle, and tastefully done. The colors, textures, and composition are really nice. Well done, but not a perfect 10, because something about it doesn't make me say "WOW!"
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01/29/2007 10:53:22 AM
Superb model. This is a classic case of a great model and setup, but with poor lighting and use of DOF. Suggestions: use only one key light, very narrow (with grid) to create a mood on in the shot. Maybe add a second light, very dimmed, to backlight the hair. Shoot with F4 to try and get the floor and part of the brick wall blurred to bring more attention to the model and bathtub. Good luck!
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01/29/2007 10:52:24 AM
Not sure...but if Ms Lee were not holding the glass up, she would look like a body in a classic bath murder detective story...it's something to do with the head angle and lack of eye contact..? can't quite describe it.
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01/29/2007 09:52:57 AM
very awesome...not sure i like how it's cropped on the right side..but that's only my opinion and i'm new at this..lol anyway great job
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01/29/2007 07:21:24 AM
Beautiful pose and composition. This would look very good in B & W.
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01/29/2007 06:33:58 AM
I can see this gorgeous lady in one of Hugh Heffner's apartments. Very sexy. Oh yeah, I like red wine too.
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01/29/2007 06:25:21 AM
I like the model and environment, but there's something I'd change in the composition.
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01/29/2007 05:39:07 AM
this is almost Playboy-like. very nice.
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01/29/2007 03:31:56 AM
belongs in Maxim
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01/29/2007 03:21:29 AM
she looks like a super model and your technicals look pretty good, wish it were lit a tad more and that the bubbles on her boobs weren't so out of place looking, but the brick wall along with the perspective and pose are great, 8
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01/29/2007 03:19:05 AM
Great idea for this shot. The busy tile floor is a little distracting to me and could maybe be avoided with a smooth white cloth. The composition feels a little heavy on the left side. Otherwise great focus and smooth lighting.
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01/29/2007 02:13:14 AM
7 top votes of 9 for this challenge, this has been one of them
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01/29/2007 01:52:30 AM
i have yet to find a way to shoot someone in the bathtub and have it NOT be somewhat disorienting. That said, the technicals in this image are excellent, and the concept and model make it a very appealing image. nicely done :)

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01/29/2007 01:21:35 AM
nice colors ! (and model)
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7
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01/29/2007 01:16:54 AM
Definite magazine photo here ! Absolutley awesome ! Top 3 right here. 10 !
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01/29/2007 12:47:19 AM
A lovely model, and a good setting and lighting, I think that there was a better pose here that would have been fantastic.
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01/29/2007 12:28:07 AM
We need a nice deep tub like that...though IMHO, the model comes across too Playboyish instead of artsy.

Consider re-shooting after wetting the model's hair.
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01/29/2007 12:21:03 AM
perfect model& perfect shot!
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