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Silky smooth as in a tie, or were you thinking something else?
Silky smooth as in a tie, or were you thinking something else?
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Silky-Smooth (Basic Editing)
Camera: Kodak Z612
Location: my garage
Date: May 15, 2007
Aperture: F/4
ISO: ISO-80
Shutter: 1/6 sec.
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2007

my white backround, is a very cold freezer that i leaned up against *brrr*. this is my first challenge in a few weeks, and i doubt it will do well, but at least i can learn something from it. :) (btw, you can't tell from the shots i took, but the tie and nipple ring match) XD

Statistics
Place: 134 out of 144
Avg (all users): 4.1964
Avg (commenters): 3.7000
Avg (participants): 3.9344
Avg (non-participants): 4.2694
Views since voting: 913
Views during voting: 508
Votes: 280
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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05/24/2007 05:02:31 PM
Obviously a very provocative photo, and one that is good for all of us to experience. Technically it's not too sound (IMO) but that's not always important. Keep taking pictures that your mind and heart tell you to, that's what it's about, not a score.

Jack
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05/24/2007 04:13:54 PM
Jake, great to see you back on DPChallenge =). Keep submitting man, you're photography will keep improving.
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05/23/2007 09:19:50 PM
The expression and pose are great. Funny shot.
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05/23/2007 03:14:30 AM
I think that this would have done better if it weren't for that title. It makes a viewer kinda uncomfortable ;-) It's a fine, thoughtful pose and ties are indeed silky smooth. The shadow is definitely funky but it's interesting the way it makes you look like a cutout. The tones and colors here make for a good, natural-looking portrait. Keep shooting and keep up the humor - just don't scare us with our own thoughts anymore, ok? ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2007 07:23:11 AM
The shadow ruins this one for me.
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05/21/2007 11:36:08 PM
ewwwwwwwwww
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05/21/2007 07:04:40 AM
Lighting is harsh and lens needs a clean
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05/20/2007 10:21:56 PM
Bizarre shadow - is it a drop shadow? Title frightens me. No vote.
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05/20/2007 01:31:16 AM
erm... maybe not :P lol
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05/19/2007 02:09:27 PM
Very harsh shadow. Stepping away from the wall helps eliminate that I hear.

Moving on.. I feel dirty.
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05/19/2007 06:43:34 AM
bad the shadow, probably come from flash use. I don't like the tie :)
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05/18/2007 02:42:07 PM
Lighting's awfully harsh and not so impressed by the concept, sorry.
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05/18/2007 01:37:09 PM
harsh shadow
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05/18/2007 12:16:58 AM
ummmmm no
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05/17/2007 09:22:46 PM
mwhuuughhhharf! sorry, I think I vomited in my mouth. No mas no mas!!!!! on so many levels.
05/17/2007 09:13:29 PM
Hard shadow against the wall is distracting, making the model look like a cut-out.
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05/17/2007 02:41:51 PM
I like the overall composition.

Not clear though on what message the models expression is supposed to convey to the viewer.

I'm also not fond on the shadow on the wall - it's a bit of a distraction.
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05/17/2007 01:19:43 PM
I didn't care for the double image effect personally. A matter of taste thing
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05/17/2007 12:36:34 PM
FYI, men in various stages of undress don't do very well at DPC (trust me, I tried...it's my lowest scorer but has the most views and comments)...

But I like to see them. So practice the lighting and keep 'em coming! :P
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05/17/2007 10:29:35 AM
this is a interesting take on silky smooth, but it's kind of creepy...5
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05/16/2007 09:40:56 PM
Good idea and the pose works well too, but the harsh shadows on the wall ruin the effect for me. If you use on-camera flash for portraits like this then you have to either light the background separately (do drown the shadows) or have the model stand so far in front of the background that the flash doesn't reach.
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05/16/2007 01:53:37 PM
outch the shadow kills. Use a bounce flash or place fine tissue over the flash to soften. Well that is of course it is was not intentional.
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05/16/2007 12:24:45 PM
I would have recommended just cropping to above the nose because the head cast a shadow on the wall behind. Your subject should be standing at least 6 feet if not 8 feet away from the backdrop to prevent shadows. Also, a little directional light to the background only would have also calmed down the shadow.
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05/16/2007 12:23:06 PM
the shadow is really distracting. it instantly grabs my attention.
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05/16/2007 10:26:38 AM
harsh lighting really hurts this ... consider moving your subject about 4-6 feet away from the wall to avoid the hard shadows ...
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05/16/2007 07:00:12 AM
i think it's great you have been bold enough to try something different, well done :o)
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05/16/2007 01:40:50 AM
No, No I wasn't thinking of anything else. Actually I was thinking UGH!!!
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05/16/2007 01:21:54 AM
milky and smooth? :}
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