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Challenge: Lingerie (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2010
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Lensbaby 2.0
Date: Apr 11, 2010
Aperture: f ?
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Blur, Lensbaby
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2010

[Apr. 14th, 2010 01:15:49 PM]

...ok...I know it's out of focus. It's not a flaw, it's a choice. For those that may not realize this, or even for those that refuse to embrace this notion...some photographers intentionally use blur, be it via optic, movement, what have you. It is a creative choice/mechanism that can be used to imply meaning, mood, atmosphere with out being hit over the head with the crispy sharpened obvious.

Please stop thinking those of use who use blur don't know how to use our cameras. Quite the opposite is true. You can like it, or not like. It makes no difference to me...but please stop thinking it's a flaw or something wrong...it's not. It's just not your taste.

:D

Thanks for all the comments everyone! And 12th place with a 5.6, whoda thunk it!

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Statistics
Place: 11 out of 42
Avg (all users): 5.6081
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.6475
Views since voting: 3492
Views during voting: 989
Votes: 444
Comments: 48
Favorites: 6 (view)


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07/05/2012 12:13:38 AM
At least your composition is good.
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04/26/2010 10:40:07 PM
I meant to comment earlier to let you know I really loved this photo and gave it one of my higher scores. I love how it gleams with soft light and color.
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04/22/2010 09:40:59 PM
Ha, this had to be you!

Great great image. It would also have been perfect for this week's zen challenge (the one without the bra, too).

Perfect light, perfect mood, perfect oof, for perfect cosiness.

Congratulations on such a good placement with an (intentional or not) oof!
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04/22/2010 08:52:37 PM
Was my best voted of the challenge with 9, so should have won for me. Really lovely, calm, thoughtful shot.
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04/22/2010 02:04:17 PM
This was my favorite in the challenge and my only 10. I love the light and blur. Terrific!!!
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04/22/2010 01:16:02 PM
THought this maybe yours Rachel. Got a 10 from me anyway. It is beautiful. I also just got a kick reading your photog comments from during the challenge. Made me smile.
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04/22/2010 09:29:58 AM
Beautiful! I didn't vote but I would have gave this a 10. It takes me somewhere back in the past and whispers to me.
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04/22/2010 08:55:58 AM
So blurry. You need to read tutorials on sharpening and tripods. Next time try wine glasses, marbles and Jello, k?

:P
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04/22/2010 08:35:13 AM
This is by far my favourite from this challenge... by far! Wonderful light and composition. Absolutely fantastic job with this, and most definitely the most under appreciated image in this challenge.

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04/21/2010 12:01:42 PM
This was my favorite from the challenge...I love the soft light and focus.
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04/21/2010 10:32:09 AM
Love the diffused light and the blue wall. Interesting composition, with that area of blue.

I love this shot in color, but think it would be good in b&w, too. (IMNSHO)
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04/21/2010 10:20:13 AM
This was also my highest score. I'm shocked (shocked!) it finished this low.
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04/21/2010 09:22:33 AM
This got a 10 from me! Good job!
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04/21/2010 08:02:53 AM
I really liked this one:)
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04/21/2010 06:49:08 AM
This got a 10 from me, i love the softness and clean feel, the colours all melding. The most tasteful but provocative in this challenge. Shocked at all those 1 through 4's
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04/21/2010 05:05:33 AM
I knew you would do lingerie proud! Beautiful, as always...
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04/21/2010 04:57:40 AM
This was my highest score fantastic image :)
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04/21/2010 02:24:29 AM
Could be sharper. :P heeheee. Love the shot, decent finish - in fact it is second place of all the images without people in them. :)
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04/21/2010 12:32:53 AM
I stand by my first comment on this page during the challenge. 12th is great, but it should have been much higher. Take comfort in knowing this shot has fans. Great job. :)
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04/21/2010 12:08:35 AM
I had a feeling that was yours. Really alluring and sexy in a subtle way. Nice going.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2010 06:53:22 PM
9*
Faved.
Wonderfull lighting!
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04/20/2010 11:25:55 AM
Best entry in the challenge - subtle and peaceful. That's not to say I don't like the images with ladies in too. But photographically this rocks.
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04/19/2010 04:26:30 AM
at first i wasnt too keen on the lighting but its one of those images that grow on you
first thought a 5 but i went 7
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04/19/2010 03:43:53 AM
too angelic for my liking.....
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04/17/2010 08:08:24 PM
Great use of window light. Not sure about the added edge blur at the bottom and left side. 6
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04/17/2010 12:15:20 PM
I like this. More artistic than most, and nice colours. Not the top of the heap but a good job.
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04/16/2010 09:15:20 PM
My lowest rated image for this challenge. Without changing composition, here are a few things you could have done differently to have gotten a better score from me.

Focus - The only place that appears to be in focus is a small spot on the wall. Even if heavy bokeh is what you are going for, your subject (the lingerie) should be in sharp focus. It should stand out so that there is no doubt it is the subject of your photo.

Color - It's a bit flat. A quick adjustment to the contrast and the image would have a lot more pop to it.

Shutter speed - I suspect this was your number one problem. It is way too slow. A faster speed and the image would be less washed out and the details would be sharper.

Your composition is good. With a few tweaks to camera and a few nudges in post it has a lot of potential. Hope this feedback was helpful.
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04/16/2010 08:12:22 PM
Well said. A real 'filmy' look to this. Like it..
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04/16/2010 12:13:15 PM
love the softness in it... kinda french noir touch to it. 9
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04/16/2010 08:22:43 AM
Very impressive in my opinion. Great colours and composition. I just can't put my finger on it, but something about this shot impresses me.
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04/15/2010 09:05:40 PM
nice tones and dreamy feel
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04/15/2010 04:44:08 PM
I do like lightness of this image. Interesting light, beautiful colors. Very artistic.
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04/15/2010 12:15:22 PM
wooow
so SOFT,
lovely
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04/15/2010 12:00:36 PM
I really like the colors, soft focus, and light in this one. (Hmmm... I may have to invest in a bra like this for a diffuser)
bump
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04/15/2010 02:34:11 AM
Creative, I like that. Nicely done.
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04/14/2010 04:24:25 PM
love this one, it makes me think of a lazy and quiet summer day afternoon
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04/14/2010 02:05:19 PM
Too much white light on the left... could have had better dof.
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04/14/2010 01:21:55 PM
Love the lighting and the tone! 8.
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04/14/2010 12:42:50 PM
Looks to be out of focus.
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04/14/2010 11:05:35 AM
This is beautifully evocative. A close second in my voting. 9 from me. I hope it ribbons.
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04/14/2010 10:57:02 AM
I like this a lot. Nice blur too. :) 8
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04/14/2010 09:49:32 AM
This is truly lovely - I was hoping to make such an image, but am glad I didn't bother - you've done it SO SUBLIMELY!
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04/14/2010 09:44:31 AM
gorgeous, very well done, good colours nice clean and subtle 10
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04/14/2010 07:42:55 AM
I see what you were going for with the softness, but it feels unfocused.
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04/14/2010 06:10:05 AM
Beautiful surreal photo
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04/14/2010 04:37:00 AM
My fave in the challenge. Like the colours and light
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04/14/2010 04:04:51 AM
ok,,,,,too much light ,,,,, but good idea,,,, like,,,
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04/14/2010 02:39:18 AM
There is something about this that I like very much. The light color and texture of the wall, the depth of field and focus that puts most of your attention on the bra, and the almost mystical glow (like afterglow) of light that highlights the under garment and also leads you to the bed. A bit sultry, A bit romantic, and a bit mystical all at the same time. Nice control over the highlights as well. I also like the window light sets off the fragile detail of the bra. Well done. 9
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