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Challenge: Scents and Aromas (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Date: Nov 25, 2003
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Black and White, Nude
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2003

The parfume is L'eau par Kenzo.

Shot with Canon 50mm 1.8 lens, the light is 500W halogen light from top-behind.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 188
Avg (all users): 7.5569
Avg (commenters): 8.8704
Avg (participants): 7.5294
Avg (non-participants): 7.5764
Views since voting: 18414
Votes: 246
Comments: 89
Favorites: 69 (view)


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12/28/2005 06:32:05 AM
Some people are scared off by a little cleavage or bra, eh? Nice shot, and I'm especially pleased you didn't show any brand on the perfume. It's current look is more generic allowing us to see the photo as something besides a great advertisement.

I wouldn't have shifted your frame at all, as some others have suggested. The sexy mystique is one of the primary elements that the shot is so good. Without that sex appeal, the image would be very much devalued, would be all about the lighting and timing, and would lose some of the storyline behind it.

Great shot - keep up the good work :)
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03/08/2005 07:24:46 PM
Martin, I missed voting on this GREAT photo during the challenge... my vote would have made it '50' tens. It's inspirational ! I've added it to my favorites.
Tim
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11/03/2004 07:37:56 PM
The model should have shaved first...great photo besides..
07/22/2004 12:00:46 AM
You are a good inspiration for me.... your picture is on my desktop... maybe my next challenge ... do the same, or try to... VERY well done wow
04/20/2004 07:52:31 AM
This is the greatest picture on this site. It is true genious and you have captured it brilliantly, you definately have talent...my favorite of all time...well done!!
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12/09/2003 04:32:43 PM
Originally posted by gh1459:

Cool shot, did the spray come from photoshop or is it the real thing?


The photo was not disqualified, so this must be a real thing. :)
12/09/2003 02:00:20 PM
Cool shot, did the spray come from photoshop or is it the real thing?
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12/09/2003 01:58:24 PM
blahozelam. Zasluzene uznanie !
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12/06/2003 04:09:10 PM
Nema jedinu chybicku!
Love it!

Message edited by author 2003-12-06 16:11:05.
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12/04/2003 11:00:34 PM
Jedna z mych nejoblibenejsich v teto kategorii. Superb concept and detail in the photo. Just love it!
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12/04/2003 10:54:55 PM
Great work!

Message edited by author 2003-12-04 22:58:25.
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12/04/2003 05:04:35 AM
Bravo. COngratulations. BIliana
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12/03/2003 02:12:56 PM
Originally posted by setecha:

Naozaj pekne. To je vyborna fotka. Gratulujem.


I go with what setecha says!

Message edited by author 2003-12-03 14:13:20.
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12/03/2003 01:48:42 PM
Congrats on your win, I really enjoyed this photo during the challenge! :-) Way to go, 2 ribbons on the main page. :-)
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12/03/2003 09:00:28 AM
congratulations on the blue...a very nice challenge response
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12/03/2003 07:56:59 AM
beautiful sahko!! two in a row!! great work
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12/03/2003 07:53:28 AM
Congratulations on the blue!! A well deserved win on a 'scentsational' shot! :-)
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12/03/2003 07:17:07 AM
My only 10 !!! Woohoo!! keep on inspiring! :-D
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12/03/2003 05:29:02 AM
Congratulations, Splendid shot and well deserved.
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12/03/2003 02:29:34 AM
A very well deserved win, congrats to you.
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12/03/2003 01:30:59 AM
YES YES YES!!!! I am glad it got first!
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12/03/2003 01:24:13 AM
Naozaj pekne. To je vyborna fotka. Gratulujem.
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12/03/2003 12:39:44 AM
excellent picture. i would also have liked to see more light on the neck, but never the less.. you got the main point of focus right ;)
congrats.

Message edited by author 2003-12-03 00:43:52.
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12/03/2003 12:37:31 AM
Two in a row! way to go...you are on a roll! THe big question I have is who saw fit to give this image a one ???

A deserving Win!

Richard
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12/03/2003 12:17:44 AM
Wow! congratulations!
I gave you 1 of the 49 tens :-)
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12/03/2003 12:13:31 AM
Congrats! Now, tell the truth, how many takes before you got just the right shot? ;)

Deannda
49 10's, AWESOME!!!
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12/03/2003 12:12:08 AM
Yes!!!!!

I have never been so certain that I had spotted the winner before, I am really pleased I was correct. Yay for me!!!

Oh, err, yeah .,... well done you as well ;) Sensational shot.
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12/03/2003 12:05:30 AM
Congratulations on your second Blue and your best score ever. You deserved it. This was one of my favorites!
TC
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12/03/2003 12:02:17 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved, I knew this would win.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2003 11:27:42 PM
I think I would have preferred some light on the neck area the same as the chin but otherwise this is an excellent photograph. The female neck can be a very sensual part of the body, but the lighting is clearly focused in other directions! The lighting/capture of the spritz really makes the shot. Very professional looking.
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12/02/2003 10:21:22 PM
A top runner with great light!! good Luck 9
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12/02/2003 09:52:19 PM
Very nice. Everything is perfect about this picture. You have a winner. 10
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12/02/2003 09:18:14 PM
Wow...could be an ad...a great ad!!
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12/02/2003 08:45:01 AM
Beautiful! Love the lighting, composition and use of black and white. Excellent work :-)
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12/01/2003 10:06:24 PM
i love the way the light draws her face, very dermatic. You've captured the moment! Great job!
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12/01/2003 07:01:05 PM
seductive, fragrant; and the edge of light on the woman\'s face is a very nice effect. top score for this week.
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12/01/2003 02:00:14 PM
Wow, nice shot. Okay, a little gratuitous on the cleavage there maybe (I mean, your lighting could have been a little further up) but I can live with that. Very much looks like commercial art, even if I suspect commercial art would tend to focus a bit more on the bottle than the model. Although you never know. I really like the lighting overall, despite the cleavage comment.
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12/01/2003 11:26:22 AM
Just amazing! I can reall smell it! Great lighting, nothing to critisize! I just love it! 10!!! I could give it 20 if I could :-) But I know that Gary (kiwiness) gave you a ten too, so, here is your "20"
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12/01/2003 09:44:17 AM
Nice shot.
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12/01/2003 08:44:55 AM
Woh this is cool!!! looks set to be included in the next pirelli calende series!! love the way the spray is captured, as well as the deep contrast. Ribbon??? likely..highly
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12/01/2003 03:05:29 AM
That is the best picture here about perfume - 10
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11/30/2003 04:41:43 PM
Excellent capture! This really turned out beautifully. Light, composition, the timing of the shot, all great. You get my 10.
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11/30/2003 03:06:33 PM
Really wonderful. The light catches her body just right - wish there were a line of light to indicate her neck. The spray is well captured. wish it were darker in the bottom left corner - the detail of the bra/bikini top is a tiny bit distracting. 9
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11/30/2003 01:47:20 PM
Sexy, nice shot
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11/30/2003 01:11:28 PM
Nice shot, I was originally going to do something like this. 8
11/30/2003 12:50:40 PM
Great capture. Really like the lighting and the B&W. 10
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11/30/2003 10:15:30 AM
Wow... the light is awesome in this photo. Excellent work!
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11/29/2003 06:15:06 PM
Great shot! Love the darkness of this image and how there's just enough light to form the outline of her face. I'm really glad you included the 'spray', too. Nice work. Gave this a 10.
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11/29/2003 05:51:38 PM
Superior lighting, detail , tonality, glands.....which seem to be the focal point rather than the perfume and spray.....hmmmm almost not quite....but great shot none the less.
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11/29/2003 01:20:02 AM
I love this shot and I have to wonder just how much perfume she put on before you got the shot you wanted. :) A 10
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11/28/2003 11:39:40 PM
Very effective lighting, makes this an intriguing shot.
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11/28/2003 08:32:22 PM
This photo is excellent. I love the shadows....it captures the essence of a scent
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11/28/2003 07:49:14 PM
Nice black and white. Love the use of light and how it captures the spray from the perfume. 7
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11/28/2003 06:12:01 PM
I like this shot, especially the choice of backlighting. I think it might have been a bit better if the bottom were cropped to not show the bra or whatever it is. The lighting works well with skin and the mist.
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11/28/2003 10:43:13 AM
Beautiful work. The lighting is perfect. = 10
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11/28/2003 07:31:36 AM
Wonderful use of light. Wonderful photo for this challenge. The composition, lighting, use of b/w tone and the spray mist make this a winner !
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11/28/2003 06:21:46 AM
Very nice composition and lighting. Very well done. One of my preferred in this challenge. - 9
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11/28/2003 12:04:45 AM
Great lighting. I might have try to high light the perfume bottle a bit more, but those work just as well.
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11/27/2003 10:04:23 PM
Wow, great use of light. Excellent work.
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11/27/2003 09:27:49 PM
stunning... I would have cropped out those lovely breasts. The white of the bra draws the eye away from the great face siloette, and perfume spray, I would have shot topless and cut off just as the cleavege runs down adding mystery and mood.
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11/27/2003 08:19:28 PM
great use of light on your subject. the outline of the chin, lips and nose, provides that feminine element needed for this picture. i'm sure it took several attempts to get your final choice. well done, good luck. 10
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11/27/2003 06:29:58 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. 10
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11/27/2003 03:39:57 PM
One of my favourites. I like the atmosphere the picture portrays. Very sensual!
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11/27/2003 01:14:04 PM
Great idea and gorgeously lit. Amazed how you got the mist so perfectly with everything tack sharp. Only improvement I could think of would be to shift the light or model slightly such that the white outinle on her face continued down the neck. 9
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11/27/2003 08:46:19 AM
A beautiful image and great choice of low lighting overall with spots of light to bring out spray, cleavage and edge of face. Cropped absolutely superbly. Wouldn't change a thing.
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11/27/2003 06:44:37 AM
Great light, hot pic !
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11/27/2003 03:51:13 AM
Excellent use of light - and without promoting gratuitous nudity I think the abscence of the bikini top would have added to the simplicity and truth of the image.
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11/26/2003 03:50:52 PM
This is add quality if you ask me. :)
It is sexy, it is mystic, this must smell right! :)
Love the lighting of this. Now I have to find some words for the composition, toning and such...... Very Good!
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11/26/2003 03:42:21 PM
Really like the use of light in this photo. Good job.
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11/26/2003 03:13:31 PM
I love the lighting on the model. You also caught the spray quite well.
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11/26/2003 02:37:14 PM
Well captured spray and good contours of hand, bottle and face, supported by beautiful female figure. Some less light on her breasts and some more on her neck (slight turn of the body ?) would have made it more in balance.
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11/26/2003 12:43:19 PM
Wonderful lighting on this. Almost looks like a CK ad. Good luck.
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11/26/2003 12:17:04 PM
This is a great photo! I can almost smell the perfume. The lighting and focus combine to give a sense of immediacy to the shot. I feel like I'm in the room.
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11/26/2003 12:10:12 PM
I love it. The lighting is fantastic! (8)
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11/26/2003 11:57:56 AM
The lighting here is phenomenal! No grain at all in the dark areas.
How did you get the spray to show up in the low light without blowing everything out?
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11/26/2003 11:42:28 AM
Nice lighting, really nice. I think this is creative showing the spray. Sexy but not too much skin. Done well. I hope this scores well in the challenge. Nice b&w.
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11/26/2003 10:33:31 AM
Great Picture! My pick for the Winner Hands down! Excellent use of lighting and shadows. I like to hear you set up the lighting and what kind you used. 10 in my book!
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11/26/2003 09:49:12 AM
Simply stunning, the only comment I would make is the face area could be tidied a bit post challenge. Smooth it just a little. Otherwise, shot of the challenge in my opinion. 10
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11/26/2003 09:30:10 AM
Definitally a great use of back lighting. Great shot.
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11/26/2003 08:40:16 AM
Lovely light, meets the challnege, sexy and fun
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11/26/2003 07:09:06 AM
Good shot. Great Light. Wonderful aroma. Very sexy and soft. I love the outline of her face. 8
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11/26/2003 05:28:51 AM
A beautiful shot. I adore the black and white, and love the way you captured the spray from the perfume. The lighting is absolutely sensational. If I were going to change anything: Instead of cropping the rest of her face out of the shot, I would love to have seen the top part of her face, and also some of her hair with the light glinting off it. But then that would be a different shot, wouldn't it?! Great shot, I do love it. 10
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11/26/2003 05:02:53 AM
I wanted to try this one - I bottled out, too difficult - but this shows how it should be done - great photo, captures the challenge perfectly. Very sensuous, superb focus and just enough detail, love the spray.
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11/26/2003 04:05:37 AM
I'm not voting on this challenge, but at thumbnail glance, this is by far the best shot of the bunch. the lighting is absolutely superb. I might like to see a little more negative space on the right, but not much else would I change. cangratulations on a fabulous image.

Pedro
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11/26/2003 03:31:20 AM
Didn't comment on this until I had seen everything else, but if this doesn\\\'t get first place I will be stunned (I have never been so certain that I have spotted the winner before, and I really hope I am right). This is absolutely exceptional, a stunning photo. The lighting is amazing, you've captured the spray perfectly. I love that you lose the neck area and then the chin and lips appear again. If I had to say anything less than "amazing\" I might suggest a lacy bra, or no bra (curves of breasts, no nipples), but that is being stupidly picky. This rates as one of my very favourite shots on the site. Can't wait to see who took it ;) I'd love to take something like this one day. 10+++++

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11/26/2003 02:33:38 AM
excellent! good idea, nice setup and great lighting. it would just perhaps been even better if the neck or face would have been a bit more lit so they're not completely black? anyway, this one will be way up!
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11/26/2003 01:41:20 AM
very nice lighting!
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11/26/2003 01:09:11 AM
Ooo...magnifique. Honest to god when the image first popped up it actually made me make this slow sexy inhaling expresion like I was some smooth French gigilo about to drop a steamy pick up line on some unsuspecting well dressed blonde woman wearing Chanel and shopping for handbags. And I've never even been to France. Mon dieu, now THAT'S good photography!!
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11/26/2003 12:26:38 AM
WOW! Love the black and white and the mist and the cleavage! Bravo! Lighting excellent too! 9
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