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Challenge: Nude II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Olympus C-8080
Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Date: Aug 16, 2004
Galleries: Nude, Political
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2004

I took this of my friend in my bathroom with my Hoya Softener B filter, no flash. Desaturated the shower curtain, dodged a little, burned a little...

Statistics
Place: 47 out of 87
Avg (all users): 5.5562
Avg (commenters): 6.8182
Avg (participants): 5.2375
Avg (non-participants): 5.6517
Views since voting: 6184
Views during voting: 823
Votes: 347
Comments: 29
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/06/2006 08:44:32 AM
I'm kinda suprised this didn't do better (wait... where am I again, no I'm not). Let me rephrase that, It should have done better. It's a nice shot with a superb crop. I think if it we're cropped any other way it wouldn't have been as strong. Wether it was on purpose or not... I like the overall noise and the wrinkles in the background.
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10/07/2004 10:48:24 PM
nevermind

Message edited by author 2006-06-25 16:40:09.
09/27/2004 03:10:50 PM
I don't quite see how this is much of a political statement or much of a social statement. If you had perhaps held the 'Modest(y)' sign vertically to the left of the photo, revealing it all, so to speak, the shot, in my opinion, would take on a greater political and or social commentary meaning.

As it stands, the image provides little more then a statement of the American Status Quo. It is an affirmation of that which already exists in American Society. There is no challenge to my American values in this image.

That being said, the image is quite nicely captured and post processed. Based on the 'Nude II' topic challenge, I personally would have scored this a 9. I really like that amount that has been captured in the image, the slight tilt of your head, the slight grain to the image, the background. To me, it is a very well composed image.

I like this image.
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09/10/2004 08:46:38 PM
Happy Birthday
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08/30/2004 05:16:31 PM
This was one of my 2 top picks in this competition...
A shame that it did not score higher. Why must nude always be so nude.
I like this one very mutch!
Great photo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2004 05:59:30 PM
I think this turned out really well. The crop is about perfect and the concept is interesting. Nice work.
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08/28/2004 11:20:40 AM
works for me. 9
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08/27/2004 03:20:08 PM
Clever picture, nice flesh tones and lighting.
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08/26/2004 01:44:47 PM
Very cute idea and good composition, just wish the background wasn't so distracting (I'd much prefer it totally out of focus, and maybe black)
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08/26/2004 01:55:49 AM
great concept :)
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08/26/2004 12:15:17 AM
I love it!
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08/25/2004 08:32:13 PM
Great cut and good lightning, looks like a homemade studio!
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08/25/2004 01:01:57 PM
if you'd moved her away from the background more you might have been able to loose the wrinkles and the shadow in the back drop.
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08/25/2004 09:07:45 AM
Too bad about that background since the idea is great
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08/24/2004 10:07:03 PM
great take on the challenge, I wonder if a more centered comp would be better. I feel my eye is drawn to the upper left bright area. Perhaps on a darker background. Good job
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08/24/2004 09:07:06 PM
This is a very nice image - the "modest" sign seems funny at first, but the expression of the lips makes it serious. Overall it comes across as very honest and real - great job! (9)
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08/24/2004 04:45:11 PM
I like this idea. I also like that I can see the little ring in the belly button and the pretty painted lips. Nice details. Image is too soft for my tastes and background lets it down a touch for me.
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08/24/2004 04:41:21 PM
I love this, but I think there should have been another inch of the sign showing after the "T". Also.. I don't mind the grain, but the image is a bit softer than i would have done. Such a stark and honest shot needs a bit more sharpness, especially to go with the grain/noise.
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08/23/2004 11:23:55 PM
Like the sign, almost appears as a self portrait that was cropped. could be a bit more balanced, overall really good. 9
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08/23/2004 10:01:42 PM
The arm position is tremendous. I'd cover the belly ring if she is going to hold a modest sign, IMO the ring is not the biggest sign of chastity. or modesty. Its a bit too soft for my taste too.
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08/23/2004 02:48:58 PM
Cute idea and done well. Some noise and the background needs ironing. Good job and I like your idea very much.
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08/23/2004 02:00:54 PM
Beutifull and brave!
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08/23/2004 11:08:31 AM
Interesting shot, background is a little too distracting for me. The skin tone could have done with some NeatImage to smooth out the textures a little, the current lighting is not very flattering and highlights blotchy areas and veins. Nice composition, I particularly like the inclusion of the model's mouth.
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08/23/2004 10:37:55 AM
Yes, she is. Great response to the challenge, and very nice photo. I like the grain, it gives the whole photo a soft feel and correlates with her modesty. Very visually striking entry!
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08/23/2004 09:54:08 AM
Background could ne improved, but like the idea
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08/23/2004 05:49:20 AM
Fun, I love it. Very nicely executed, even if it has hidden the rather lovely model *laugh* Nice work.
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08/23/2004 04:21:21 AM
I really like your idea here - very much indeed!
Kind of punky, rorcky type idea which works very well. But i think the execution has let it down - the white sheet I feel should eb pure white, as it is it looks like a bed sheet which really hinders a photographan nd gives it a real amature feel.

Perhaps in black and white with some more contrast would help it.
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08/23/2004 12:43:34 AM
modest a9
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08/23/2004 12:16:24 AM
A bit grainy and the white balance seems off.
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