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Challenge: Letting Go (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Home
Date: Feb 10, 2004
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2 sec
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 188
Avg (all users): 6.7546
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.5980
Avg (non-participants): 6.8480
Views since voting: 6052
Votes: 273
Comments: 54
Favorites: 8 (view)


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03/25/2004 02:10:01 PM
This shot is pure genious...it should have easily beaten the other photos which were quite lame and meaningless.

You brilliantly decided to focus on the glass instead of the model's face which enhances the emotion of this picture.

The "cleavage" was tasteful and not overdone...this is one of the best pictures i have ever seen on this site...it deserved the blue ribbon.
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02/25/2004 07:47:42 PM
This would have been fantastic shot if it were not for the objects in the background that appear to protude from your wifes face. Very distracting to me. All other aspects were good, lighting, DOF, Composition etc.
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02/20/2004 10:10:15 PM
well done - love to see black and white

lip mark on the glass though...
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02/20/2004 02:05:15 AM
I am a new member and this is the first challenge I voted on; and this shot is a deserving winner! I am a lover of classic black and white and the use of DOF to arouse emotion. Your use is beautiful. Also intriguing are the use of the sillouette with the extreme contrast. Great Job!
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02/19/2004 01:58:38 AM
I tried my best but I simply couldn't find the water in the bathtub.
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02/18/2004 12:30:46 PM
Congratulations! This was my favorite in the challenge. Glad you got a ribbon!
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02/18/2004 10:18:54 AM
Is your wife the official glamour model for DPC now? Well, she deserves it; she and your photography shine!
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02/18/2004 09:20:28 AM
Great shot, well composed, good lighting. Congrats on the ribbon :-)

Edit: Bad grammar

Message edited by author 2004-02-18 09:20:58.
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02/18/2004 08:36:27 AM
Fantastic image! Great shot; appealing to so many and for so many purposes!
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02/18/2004 08:04:44 AM
Congrats on another ribbon Richard! I think you and your wife make a great team, considering all four of your ribbon-winning entries have had her as a large part of the composition! I like your composition here (except I might have tried a few shots with the candle behind her head in a different location) -- I tried doing a bathtub shot for the "At Rest" challenge and sort of fell flat. Considering how many DPC voters dislike the shallow DOF thing, you did really well, and, IMHO, it works in this shot.
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02/18/2004 07:41:22 AM
I like very much of your emotive point of view in your photography. When I saw this in the challenge I really think that is your. Congratulations for this new ribbon to your collection. I hope you continue to bring up to us your graceful pictures.

Message edited by author 2004-02-18 07:42:14.
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02/18/2004 07:03:18 AM
A well deserved ribbon.I agree the 1s and 2s etc. obviously have no concept of a great shot and a well thought out challenge entry.
Paul.
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02/18/2004 05:23:09 AM
Great job, Richard, I love the atmosphere of this photo and the DOF you used here is excellent! :-) Well deserved ribbon again. :-)
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02/18/2004 03:25:13 AM
Once again I gave myself about one hour to get this shot from camera to the challenge:) no time to make comments or pick a gallery to place this in. My wife does a great job of putting up with me and allowing herself to become a model. There is water in the tub as well as bubbles but the low light hides that truth. The water level could have been higher.

Thanks to all those that rated this so well....

To those that felt this rated a 1 or a 2 I sure would like to know how I failed your sense of even a three? but alas you are the very, very, very few:) you work out to be about 1 percent of the voting public and with that "Insignificant"

Message edited by author 2004-02-18 03:29:36.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2004 10:50:54 PM
I am only bothered by the lack of focus and the strong light in the back on the wall. I know....sounds picky but that is how I see this other wise attractive shot. It's a good entry for the challenge, good luck.
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02/17/2004 07:28:18 PM
Stunning!
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02/17/2004 06:01:19 PM
Good shot with female slightly off focus, creating just the right sort of atmosphere... Maybe I would have like it even more if the hand or the glass were removed... A little too much emphasis on the hand and glass steals away the attention from the lovely lady. All in all - you place within the top two entries in my book at least.
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02/17/2004 11:34:13 AM
love it !! great picture..... that looks so relaxing......
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02/16/2004 05:55:07 PM
i like the selective depth of field. needs more light on the glass however since that is your main subject, a little dark.
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02/16/2004 12:30:18 PM
Very nice. Really captures the "Letting Go" theme. Composition is good...I like the way you got the feel of the subject, yet focused on the glass. The tone is also fitting. (On second look I went back and raised the score on this one.)
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02/15/2004 02:06:31 PM
Great composotion and I like the contrast levels. The way the glass draws the eye to the foreground is nice too. Black & white gives it a feeling that color can't achieve. I really like it.
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02/15/2004 12:51:37 PM
The square object above her nose distracts from the line of the face.
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02/14/2004 09:18:17 PM
Nice mood created by the B&W - excellent use of dof. Would like a bit more light on her hand. One of my top picks.
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02/14/2004 08:07:36 PM
Stunning. The composition, depth of field, tones, sharpness everything is right on.
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02/14/2004 06:13:09 PM
What a beautiful photo.Love the focus on the glass with the rest fading. Just what one would like to feel. You really should win.
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02/14/2004 02:17:47 PM
Great feeling of letting go. Well done.
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02/14/2004 10:32:35 AM
If you could have had a little steam or water showing this would have been a better shot. I like the composition.
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02/14/2004 10:26:22 AM
The feeling is here too
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02/13/2004 05:40:09 PM
Also my wife's idea of letting go..great use of b&w. I hope this does well for you
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02/13/2004 05:31:18 PM
This is exactly how I let go and unwind... I have a wonderful hot bath, with Lush bath goodies, I have a drink to hand, maybe some chocolates or strawberries, and a pile of magazines or a good book. This speaks volumes to me and is also a nicely composed image with good choice of black and white and shallow DOF.
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02/12/2004 07:01:35 PM
ehem... I had to edit my comment several times to keep myself from saying things that my wife would kill me for...etc... photo does convey the feeling of letting go... relaxing... BW was a great choice for this. I can't quite decide whether it would look better with her face being in focus also... but I think I like this best.
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02/12/2004 12:59:12 PM
Great image. Nice choice of B&W. Very interesting composition. Great relaxing mood.
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02/12/2004 12:35:38 PM
great picture. one of the few that really tried to fit the challenge here. She's hot, is she single!?!? Oh, the damn ring.
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02/12/2004 11:59:31 AM
super.
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02/12/2004 11:23:57 AM
Great idea! Love the play on DOF. Interesting lighting.
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02/12/2004 02:03:57 AM
Nice! Oh, and, hot!!!
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02/11/2004 11:59:49 PM
Lovely shot.
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02/11/2004 09:26:14 PM
Excellent work... letting go of some thoughts and stresses associated with a long day... relaxation is finally at hand. A glass of merlot... Enya on the CD player... hot water... the light from candles... a nice escape :)

I like this as a black and white. It works well. Some sepia toning here could also add some nice 'warmth' to the image to support the 'relaxation' theme as well... Excellent work :)
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02/11/2004 09:21:52 PM
Very nice. My favorite in this challenge.
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02/11/2004 09:00:51 PM
fantastic shot! great capture
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02/11/2004 08:21:13 PM
Dreamy...like the DOF. She looks sooo relaxed! One of my favs for this contest... 9
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02/11/2004 07:24:20 PM
Hand covers the most important parts of the photo,lighting is great,some distractive object behind her nose,9 from me!
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02/11/2004 04:45:46 PM
Great shot.....what a way to end a day...
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02/11/2004 02:45:35 PM
Very nice. Lighting really enhances mood.
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02/11/2004 12:58:33 PM
Where's the water? Nice shot.
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02/11/2004 12:32:47 PM
nice focus, dof and lighting..i dont really like the lipstick on the glass, but it does make it look less set up.
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02/11/2004 10:50:04 AM
Like the idea which fits the challenge perfectly, however, I would have preferred to have it all in focus. Good image overall....8
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02/11/2004 08:55:42 AM
Lovely.
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02/11/2004 05:31:39 AM
Nice B/W , could be OK for shallow DOF challenge too.
Shame there is a distracting object (soap holder?) just above the model's nose.
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02/11/2004 04:53:24 AM
lovely - like the focus on the wine glass and hand which emphasises the 'letting go' of the model.
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02/11/2004 04:22:47 AM
awesome. thats what i feel like doing right now. nice photo
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02/11/2004 01:11:55 AM
I like the image and the lighting a lot. the shallow DOF also adds to the idea that she is letting go of all her cares as she fades into the comfort of the bath. The candlestick behind her head is distrcating though.
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02/11/2004 01:11:29 AM
Perfect.
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02/11/2004 12:49:35 AM
Are you making wine your trade mark by chance? Good example. Nice image, though I'm not sure I would have focused on the wine glass.
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