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Frau bei der Toilette
3rd PlaceFrau bei der Toilette
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Impressionism II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Sony DSC-H9
Location: Elizabeth, Colorado
Date: Sep 5, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Nude, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2007

This picture was inspired by a painting by Edgar Germain Hilaire, by the name of Frau bei der Toilette. Meaning, woman in the bathroom. I looked through the first Impressionism challenge, and there weren't a whole lot of pictures that looked like paintings, so Im not sure how this will be received, I hope it does well.

Cropped, a little bit of cloning, adjusted lighting, applied 2 filters (dont remember which ones), add border, resize, save for web.

Post challenge: Woohoo a ribbon!! Okay, so being fairly new to DPC I did not realize until after the start of this challenge how much people dislike filters. But, you learn and you improve right? Even though I got a ribbon, and am very excited at how well this did, I almost wish I could do it over so I could try something without using a filter... next time =) This week has been quite nerve racking with having to send my photo in for validation for the first time and all of that stuff so.....Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments and votes, and thank you for helping me to learn and grow as a photographer, I have yet to be even close in skill to the people on here!

For those who asked, here is the original with some PP but no filters applied.' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/82088/120/586740.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/82088/120/586740.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 206
Avg (all users): 6.8794
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.4819
Avg (non-participants): 7.4483
Views since voting: 16703
Views during voting: 543
Votes: 141
Comments: 45
Favorites: 6 (view)


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12/29/2007 11:46:17 PM
I loved this photo in the challenge, I gave it a 10. So wonderfully creative, and you caused such a sweet scandal!
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09/17/2007 05:54:03 PM
Congratulations on your finish and such a beautiful image.
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09/16/2007 07:56:02 AM
Congratualations on a beautiful image and a ribbon!
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09/16/2007 06:18:24 AM
By the way, the name of the painter is Degas, Edgar Germain Hilaire is just his first name (long one, indeed :)). He is well known for his numerous paintings of classical dancers. And being French and not German, the name of the painting is "La toilette". ^^

Anyway, congrats for your really nice work. You made an excellent work with the filters.
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09/15/2007 07:58:42 PM
Congrats, beautiful work.
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09/14/2007 02:38:40 PM
Hey grats on your first ribbon, this was one of my favorites of the challenge, very well done, perfect for the challenge in every way.
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09/14/2007 02:24:36 PM
This is absolutely fantastic, IMO. If I saw this hanging in a museum surrounded by famous impressionist paintings, it would totally blend in. Actually, it would probably stand out as being one of the more pleasant ones to look at!
Really well done. Must add to faves...
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09/14/2007 02:15:41 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! I'm one of the people who prefers entries without such heavy filters, but don't think for a minute that means I think you somehow didn't deserve it. Everyone has their own opinions, but it's the collective vote that determines the winners, and you scored highly. Also, don't forget the importance of subject choice, composition, lighting, etc. So be proud! :)
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09/14/2007 12:22:34 PM
You have nothing to apologize about with the filters. The effect is excellent, and you met the challenge perfectly. Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/14/2007 12:11:00 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. I love your composition and the lighting. I wish you could remember which filters you used. I really like the brush stroke effect, but frankly I'm not fond of the white spots. Thanks for sharing the original.
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09/14/2007 09:39:07 AM
And this is another one that I knew as soon as I saw it would likely ribbon! And I love it so much when the voters vote just how I think they should :)

CONGRATULATIONS! This is just beautiful!

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09/14/2007 09:11:51 AM
Very nicely done...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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09/14/2007 08:44:38 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. A masterpiece!
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09/14/2007 08:40:47 AM
Congrats. I love the orginal too!
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09/14/2007 07:44:42 AM
well done/congrats.
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09/14/2007 07:35:06 AM
Wow. Such a beautiful work of art.
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09/14/2007 07:19:53 AM
Congrats ,this is not a photo ,this is a real painting.Print it on canvas
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09/14/2007 07:15:45 AM
great image, congrats on the ribbon

Jack
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09/14/2007 06:55:17 AM
Beautiful shot! Congrats!
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09/14/2007 01:11:51 AM
I like the effect you have here. Beautiful pose and set up and I would very much like to see the photo without the effect to see what it looks like.
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09/14/2007 12:46:40 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. It doesn't look like a photo at all... well done!
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09/14/2007 12:40:01 AM
Wow! Beautiful, simply beautiful. Big congratulations on your ribbon.
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09/14/2007 12:24:57 AM
beautifully rendered, I liked the filters...Good for YOU!! CONGRATS on the ribbon!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2007 09:52:57 PM
Ok, you won.
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09/13/2007 08:57:21 PM
Spot on - play of light on dark, broken brush strokes, - how did you do it?
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09/13/2007 07:52:17 PM
Hey there Ed ... when did you get the camera? And a digital one no less. I'm gonna give you a 10 for being WAY ahead of your time. ;>P
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09/13/2007 08:41:26 AM
Very nice. One of the most Impressionistic shots in the Challenge.
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09/13/2007 08:32:56 AM
This is spot on - I thought it WAS a painting!. Well done nice research into the topic.
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09/12/2007 11:37:41 PM
How on earth did you do this? Is that a Photoshop filter? It sure looks like a painting to me. I give you the benefit of the doubt and a high score.
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09/12/2007 12:26:40 AM
Femme nue après le bain by Dégas must have been your inspiration for this truly wonderful work of art. Very well done indeed. Kudos on doing a remarkable job on this.
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09/09/2007 06:58:10 PM
TOP NOTCH!!
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09/09/2007 09:04:46 AM
The image is beautiful...I wish there weren't so much white coming through between the brush strokes.
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09/08/2007 11:53:56 PM
The white specks really distract from a wonderful image. Maybe they are too bright.
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09/07/2007 10:48:26 PM
Excellent. 9
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09/07/2007 10:31:44 PM
Let me be the first to congratulate you on you ribbon!
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09/07/2007 07:52:49 PM
Too much PP filtering for DPC. I think its well done however.
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09/07/2007 06:28:23 PM
One of my very favorites of the challenge! I pick this one as my 10!
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09/07/2007 05:19:05 PM
LOVELY!!!
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09/07/2007 01:13:31 PM
Nice work. You fit the challenge. 8
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09/07/2007 12:42:33 PM
Like Gauguin but warmer. Beautiful study in form!
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09/07/2007 05:20:55 AM
looks like an original painting (your quite close, but Degas did it better, though), not like a photo
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09/07/2007 02:55:49 AM
It looks like a painting...not sure how the voters will treat you, but the filter is doing most of the work...as an image it is great as well...overall very good
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09/07/2007 02:27:54 AM
wow!!!!!!! Looks just like a real painting. Nice job.
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09/07/2007 12:54:28 AM
excellent
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09/07/2007 12:29:54 AM
Beautifully done, in fact imo amazing! 10
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