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Challenge: Nude V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-D30
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Kamenjak peninsula, Croatia
Date: Sep 20, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180 s
Galleries: Nude, Maternity
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2009

Taken at the beach of the beatiful peninsula Kamenjak in Croatia. I believe the nudity is in good taste and hope it won't be considered offensive. I really like this image, and I cursed myself because this one was the only one taken with 5.6 aperture, others were all higher. But luckily only the frontmost part is a bit OOF.

Edit: crop, auto contrast, topaz adjust (i think it was Clarity preset) - it brought out details in the water nicely, resize, usm 0.2px/300%, fade to 30% using soft light mode, border, sfw.

Whoa, how lucky am I? just saw that there is a separate open challenge Nude V going on, when I almost closed the computer after submitting this one to the Deep DOF! *pinch* am I dreaming? of course, I'm going to submit here!

And the head is not photoshopped out of the reflected image, it's just a weird kind of reflection...

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.4781
Avg (commenters): 7.3462
Avg (participants): 6.4474
Avg (non-participants): 6.4809
Views since voting: 14722
Views during voting: 1623
Votes: 456
Comments: 31
Favorites: 9 (view)


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10/07/2009 06:26:08 AM
I like the concept but find the reflected body position slightly discomforting.
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10/04/2009 04:19:30 PM
Thank you all for great comments and votes. It's my PB!
10/04/2009 01:47:05 AM
Beautifully subtle and artistic. Congrats on top 10.
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10/03/2009 05:25:13 PM
Very Clever!
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10/02/2009 10:29:14 PM
One of my top votes. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/01/2009 11:57:09 PM
Very cool concept!
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10/01/2009 09:43:00 PM
While I understand the considerations about posting nude photographs online, it's also little awkward to have a headless reflection, whether it was intentionally removed or by a strange situation of lighting. Doesn't work for me, sorry. /5
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10/01/2009 08:22:37 PM
Excellent, I really like the comp idea behind this image.
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10/01/2009 05:09:23 PM
I like how even though her head is out of frame at top, one can see it in her full shadow. Beautiful reflection; pushes the boundaries of the no-genitalia rule. I'm also intrigued by her "missing" head in the water. It makes for a nice balance thematically and visually.
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09/30/2009 05:42:02 PM
Lots of browns here, good choice.
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09/30/2009 01:00:06 PM
very original
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09/29/2009 09:58:00 PM
A bit spooky minus the head, but great bronzing effect of the shadow in the shallow water
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09/29/2009 12:58:59 AM
BFC: Creative shot, I'm drawn in by the juxtaposition of the landscape against the smoothness of the model. The rich golden tones are a perfect addition to the overall strength of this shot. I also applaud rour choice to use the reflection of the model which further adds to to creativity of the shot. Great work!
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09/28/2009 09:17:31 PM
I can appreciate the idea and effort here, the one thing that is odd is that her head is missing in the reflection.
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09/28/2009 07:42:26 PM
wow, what a creative idea. Nice photo.
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09/28/2009 05:37:02 PM
Nice, I did something similar with a puddle once, this looks great! Definately one of the best shots in the challenge.
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09/28/2009 01:00:59 PM
good use of reflection. like the scene.
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09/27/2009 09:09:54 PM
Excellent composition, subject, etc. but way overprocessed. 6
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09/26/2009 04:57:06 AM
Nicely done!
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09/25/2009 07:14:38 PM
Very creative and engaging.
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09/25/2009 03:51:27 PM
the hidden head :) a good choice for the model privacy. good work, I like it
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09/25/2009 03:15:23 PM
Interesting composition, a little disturbing how her head just disappears, but I understand why. Funny how the rock and skintones are all in the same narrow range. Nice.
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09/25/2009 11:57:21 AM
She's headless!!! I love how this worked though. Never would have thought you could get that good of a reflection this way.
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09/25/2009 10:36:09 AM
lovely. 9
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09/25/2009 09:08:58 AM
huh. pretty cool. one of my favs
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09/25/2009 03:01:17 AM
I really like how this picture is laid out.
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09/25/2009 01:57:21 AM
wow, this is great and great idea. i only wish her head wasnt chopped off
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09/25/2009 01:50:07 AM
very clever
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09/25/2009 01:07:19 AM
I'm intrigued by this headless pregnant woman. Nice.
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09/25/2009 01:02:11 AM
nice use of reflection, but I feel the rocks are becoming a bit too busy especially in the right half of the photo.
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09/25/2009 12:37:04 AM
A photo that has a few deeper layers than first appear. The reflection is like a statue bronzed, and one doesn't really notice the hint of more naturally toned legs unless one spends a little more time with the photo. Then, with a further study, you notice that the reflection has no head or face. An anonymity preserved, a mystery among the jagged rocks.
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