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Gold 'n' Girl
Gold 'n' Girl

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Challenge: Gold II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Art Nude
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: May 5, 2011
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Nude
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2011

My photography club had an Art Nude evening, I drew the last lot and time was short by then. I had a window of 6 minutes to get this shot. Pretty happy with the result; it was quite a good exercise to have a shot in my head and a very limited time to get it.
(Wish it wasn't Basic editing though the highlight on her ribs bothered me and I wish I'd could have selectively suppressed it).

[May. 17th, 2011 04:42:40 PM]

To be honest, some of the commenting bothered me a little. Of course she was comfortable.

Over 18? Again, of course she is - 26 actually.

Place: 10 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.3005
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 5.8837
Avg (non-participants): 6.4125
Views since voting: 7723
Views during voting: 597
Votes: 203
Comments: 15
Favorites: 5 (view)

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05/18/2011 12:05:15 PM
I really like this, I think her wrist/hand movement gives it a twist from the rest of the golden soft look. Not sure why people think she looks under 18 though.
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05/18/2011 09:00:48 AM
I tend to view nudes in challenges such as this as a shameless way to get a few more votes, but I actually loved this photo and feel on the contrary it should have scored higher. Very tastefully done and the lighting and cropping is just perfect. Probably my favourite photo of the challenge.
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05/18/2011 02:49:36 AM
Congrats on the top 10, Paul. I found this to be so classic and beautiful. Gorgeous use of gold cloth.
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05/18/2011 01:03:44 AM
Paul thought this should have scored higher, just lovely and everyone looks under 18 when your old,lol
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/17/2011 11:30:33 PM
I love the photo... and it's very well done to provide modesty in a seasoned model... BUT..

Her face leads us to believe she's much younger than her body (I have a daughter like this)...so ... I'm not loving her right boobie.

Not fair?! Nope. Not at all. :)

But, still ... a 7 from me (earlier, just back to comment).
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05/17/2011 04:07:05 PM
Like this a lot, nice lighting and I like the classical look to the pose. Good job!!!
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05/13/2011 11:45:18 PM
Crop near the hands is a great touch. While I've never taken a nude, when cropping other images, I'm usually scared I'm going "trap" them in ! Very nice work and use of gold.
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05/12/2011 12:36:51 PM
I like where you were headed. The gold fabric should cover both breasts, at least the nipples, and the other should be lower to cover as well. Your lighting is pretty nice. May wanna soften the hand above her head or maybe put something in it giving it a purpose. Just my thoughts
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05/12/2011 08:02:02 AM
the shape of the hand up her head is interesting how the hell can she do that ;)
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05/11/2011 11:28:45 AM
Creative concept aka "Golden Boy Oscar de la Hoya" very well executed with excellent lighting, wonderful processing and a beautiful model. 8
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05/11/2011 11:22:48 AM
Nice photo. Too bad the angle of her wrist seems so awkward when the rest is so graceful.
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05/11/2011 10:11:30 AM
Disturbing. She looks so uncomfortable. I hope she is over 18.
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05/11/2011 08:44:18 AM
the pose is actually quite good and i like the use of the gold fabric - but i am drawn to her face and how she does not appear comfortable
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05/11/2011 06:13:00 AM
By far the best in the challenge; very well composed, good tones and tricky way to make it DPC safe. Only nitpick would be the blown area on her chest
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05/11/2011 12:37:53 AM
wow, very erotic, has a very painterly feel to it.
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