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Ultra-Violet Woman
Ultra-Violet Woman
mchalmers


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: My Studio
Date: May 11, 2008
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1.5 seconds
Galleries: Fashion, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2008

POST: Thanks everyone for my new PB!

I am especially proud that an 'Out of the box' shot scored so high... Believe me, I've been burned in the past ;)

Thanks to my wife for posing for me in fluorescent makeup in our studio which was about 100 degrees, while she was extremely sick. She's a trooper! :)

Obviously a big factor with not scoring higher was the one eye in the picture; I don't regret my decision though.

I love pictures that work on multiple levels. I knew that this would look strange to most voters, but for those who are fans of 'A Clockwork Orange', it adds something extra.

Overall, I'm very happy with this photo!


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In case you didn't pick up on it, this photo is a tribute to 'A Clockwork Orange'; which is way it could also be called 'Ultra Violent Woman'! I'm very happy with the way it turned out.

A lot of effort went into the creation of this photo. When this challenge was announced, I had the title pop into my head. Unfortunately, I knew very little about black lights, UV, and fluorescence.

The photo was lit with two fluorescent black light tubes in strip lights. The hat and hair were sprayed with a special fluorescent hair spray, and the nails, lips, and false eyelash were painted with 'AquaColor', which is fluorescent makeup. In the glass is a mixture of milk and liquid laundry detergent (Which, by the way, glows like crazy under a black light!!).

Editting was pretty simple.. Some curves, a slight crop, some minor cloning, UM, Resize, UM, Save For Web. It came out of the camera looking very similar to the final product, which was very cool.



Statistics
Place: 22 out of 194
Avg (all users): 6.5310
Avg (commenters): 7.2667
Avg (participants): 6.3714
Avg (non-participants): 6.6800
Views since voting: 1793
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 145
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/25/2008 11:52:48 PM
LOVE this one. Can't believe it didn't get more 10s. 2?? I agree with Fetor...voters are dumb.
This should have been a winner! Going straight into my favorites.
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05/19/2008 02:05:21 PM
Voters = Dumb
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05/19/2008 03:10:16 AM
Surprised not to see this on the front page, outstanding shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/17/2008 03:48:51 PM
Very clever idea, well executed.
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05/16/2008 09:01:07 PM
Looks like the guy from Clockwork Orange. great tones.
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05/15/2008 07:21:32 PM
DPC is fun - you just never know what image will pop up next. It's like finding the good prizes in the old cracker jacks boxes. :-) Fun image, well composed and lit. I hope this does really well. One of my top ten.
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05/14/2008 11:59:48 PM
That is amazing.
The title even makes sense. :)
Great shot, highest marks.
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05/14/2008 04:09:22 PM
nice - - from one of my favorite movies
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05/14/2008 02:28:19 PM
Very creative! Red is a nice touch! Well done!
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05/13/2008 04:37:53 PM
great imagination and creativity, love the eye
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05/13/2008 03:19:18 PM
Very nice....
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05/12/2008 10:10:23 PM
Kind of wild and intersting. The missing eye seem to be a little over the top.
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05/12/2008 09:42:29 PM
Pretty cool effect, especially with the makeup and glowing beverage.
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05/12/2008 08:55:32 AM
Nicely done... and love the reference.
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05/12/2008 08:22:29 AM
Great idea... wish it was a little clearer. Sadly though, ultraviolet is one word so the use of the hyphen is shoehorning one that DNMC.
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05/12/2008 06:40:50 AM
brilliant idea, well executed. just wonder what happened to her left eye
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05/12/2008 03:47:32 AM
Good to see something out of the box. The single eye is a bit disconcerting though. Good lighting. Good composition.
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05/12/2008 01:52:11 AM
why only one eye?
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05/12/2008 12:14:55 AM
SWEET
this will place high
curious to see the settings
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