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Ultra-Violet Woman
Ultra-Violet Woman

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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!

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.

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
this will place high
curious to see the settings
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