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Challenge: Nude II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: Home
Date: Aug 21, 2004
Aperture: F/2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Interior, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2004

Its me cleverly covering myself with my braids. I may have taken a chance with the border style (don't we all!) but I am HOPING that it will only add to image. =D

Modifications were contrast/brightness, hue/saturation, some cloning to remove light flare on glasses and other imperfections, sharpen, guassian blur and fade blur for soft focus, and add border.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.6507
Avg (commenters): 7.8696
Avg (participants): 6.6000
Avg (non-participants): 6.6655
Views since voting: 9821
Views during voting: 1127
Votes: 355
Comments: 56
Favorites: 21 (view)


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01/21/2006 01:51:04 AM
I like the border! Great photo! :)
08/30/2004 06:59:28 PM
Is your work improveing?

You where my top pick for this challenge (10)
You where my top pick for the neon challenge also.. (10)

Shallow DOF - A delicate drop (6)
Things That Go Together - Girls and Makeup Go Hand in Hand (7)

Keep up the good work!
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08/30/2004 06:50:04 AM
Great picture. Beautiful subject. Amazing lighting. Deserved better placing.
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08/30/2004 06:20:42 AM
I didn't expect your photo to win a ribbon maybe, but very close to that, I would have placed it higher, I rated it among 8 highest photos and I thought your photo would end up in about 5th place. I guess your photo suffered from the same thing as mine (although mine suffered a lot for that I think, it would have done well in a "silhouettes" challenge maybe :-)), the lack of flesh and private parts, come on folks, you dirty you! (hehe) I think that the challenge's theme allowed much more than just a typical nude shot, the details didn't say much at least.
Well, it's a shame that your photo didn't score higher, congrats on the outcome of the photo at least, its very nice, got good tonings, is well lit, and has very good composition and not at least it conveys the challenge's theme perfectly!

ps. thanks for your kind words on my submission for this challenge, it helped making it worth the effort. -•clic
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08/30/2004 03:07:31 AM
You are so incredibly sexy and talented. I really like what you did with the border. :)
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08/30/2004 12:27:34 AM
Congratulations on your 12th placing. Hey, for this contest which ran hot, hot, this is still a very good placing. I love the high key effect.
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08/30/2004 12:06:29 AM
I think this is great. I am glad to see you scored high!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2004 11:43:11 PM
Good idea. Well executed. The high key effect works well.
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08/28/2004 11:24:05 AM
Very cool high key shot. Maybe the hair trailing over the shoulder is not 'in line' with the rest of the flow but that's about all. Quite like the framing too. 8
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08/27/2004 11:20:55 PM
drop the crop a bit... i love the image. her head looks a bit eggish though with that high a cropping. changing the crop for me would have been a 7. Also, maybe contrast bump a bit to regain some of the shoulder line on the left. sorry, give it a 6
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08/27/2004 03:51:18 PM
Great interest shot, sparked mine.
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08/27/2004 03:33:02 PM
Nice high key effect, wonder if it would be better without the glasses ? she is a pretty girl.
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08/27/2004 01:36:04 PM
Love the braids, the specs, and the high key lighting. I kind of wish the top of her head weren't cropped off and I'm not nuts for the desaturated look of her skin.
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08/27/2004 03:39:07 AM
Excellent high key look. (9)

Good luck...
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08/26/2004 07:41:29 PM
Like the lighting and how her red hair and eyes match up
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08/25/2004 09:27:52 PM
Returning for comments.
Very nice with this near high key look. The model looks sweet and the gaze aids the presentation. The hair is just adorable and the shooting angle on the money. Bumping to 7
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08/25/2004 11:19:55 AM
Nice high key effect
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08/25/2004 12:00:00 AM
Great pic... perfect composition ...I like the boarder....I love how her shoulders bleed into the background.... the glasses are very sexy....I wish I could vote, you have my 10
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08/24/2004 11:17:57 PM
Great High Tone image....
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08/24/2004 11:15:32 PM
fine delicate lines. your models interaction with the camera helps to pull you into the shot. The well placed braids and the whisps of loose hair almost forms a contridiction...which really helps to give a two demensional image a 3D feeling. Well done.
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08/24/2004 10:34:27 PM
That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen
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08/24/2004 10:31:58 PM
great tonal values on the skin. Nicely conceived and accomplished.
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08/24/2004 09:45:53 PM
I know this probably sounds repetative.... I really Like borders, but I don't like this one. I'm sorry. The image is beautiful. I really like the soft color and it's a nice look in her eyes. The hair over the shoulder is a little distracting but doesn't ruin your shot at all. Good job :)
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08/24/2004 09:32:28 PM
absolutely beautiful. the mix of implied intelligence and sensuality call to me.
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08/24/2004 07:45:49 PM
i think its novel that she's nude and still wearing her glasses. I do wish the top of her head was in the shot, and maybe that we either got to see more of her, or there was more negative space to the right. I like the very bright feel to the shot and the softness your lighting has created.
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08/24/2004 05:56:11 PM
My fav. for this challenge :) Great high key, more a portrait than a nude, but very nice. The glasses add something ...well, a kind of distance. Technically perfect for me.
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08/24/2004 04:49:52 PM
Beautiful high-key image. Great model. Great lighting that makes her skin look absolutely flawless. Gotta love the naughtly librarian look!
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08/24/2004 04:38:22 PM
I really like the composition of this - there is just the right amount of negative space to the left and right and I like how you crop into her head and breast to create an intimate feel. Expression works well, blown out highlights do too because they make her melt into the background a touch whilst also standing proud. A contradiction. Nice image!
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08/24/2004 03:34:58 PM
I like it how her hair provides the main leading lines in this image. Good to cover her breast like that, makes it more seductive. Not sure about the glasses. Nice high key lighting.
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08/24/2004 02:50:25 PM
My favourite of the challenge, its excellent, love the lighting and the pose. I might even like it more if it was in b&w. Good luck.
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08/24/2004 12:42:18 PM
Nice high key picture! How did you get that look without glare on the model's glasses?
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08/24/2004 12:13:09 PM
wow .. very nice .. the colors are great here .. I like how the model is almost fading into the background .. but her hair stands out ... I really like this effect .. 10/10
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08/24/2004 11:22:22 AM
Good high-key shot. I would have tried to use glasses which were less powerful... glasses which cure short-sightedness have the unfortunate effect of making the wearer's eyes appear smaller and I think the most important element of most portraits are the eyes which is where most viewers will focus first. The strategic placement of the braids is a nice touch and works well here. It can look corny, but not here. Unusual composition which works well, but I'm not fond of your border effect. Just the fact that the top of her head is missing is enough to make her 'pop' out at you.
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08/24/2004 09:36:01 AM
The lighting in this is lovely. I think covering the nipples is a bit distracting, but apart from that I really like the pose and expression.
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08/24/2004 08:49:21 AM
Technically very well executed. Nice pose too.
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08/24/2004 06:01:34 AM
Fantastic high key shot. I love the border. (Don't let the border haters get you down) :) (10)
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08/24/2004 05:46:28 AM
I have to start by saying I hate the border and hate the way she is appearing out of it. But more lots will like it. Even if you are going to use this old technique, i would have kept on part of her under the border - either the head or the breasts that at least gives it some 'pop-out' which is what most people use it for..

Anyway i am here to comment on your photography not your design skills - good job :D

I love it, quite light and feathery - nice high key effect gives her skin a smoothness that is to kill for. Her hair is perfectly posed over her breasts which is kind of viking-esq in a way.

her skin seems flawless which is another good factor. Her lips are great and well posed - half open kind of pouting.

I would think the image would be nicer minus the specs, they kind of fight against the whole softness of the photo. I also would tidy up teh flyaway hair strands - although I would guess that they are there by design.

A very pretty girl too. Overalla super shot that will easily be top 10!
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08/24/2004 12:10:28 AM
If the crop didn't cut through her head, this would be a 10. Still a great picture though. Bumping from 6 to 8
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08/23/2004 11:03:42 PM
This is a fantastic shot- the pigtails symbolizing youth, the sepia tone emphasizing the pale skin and ample breasts signifying more purity and the glasses adding a demure touch. this is perfection. nice shot. hope you get a medal.
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08/23/2004 10:45:44 PM
Background is too light it washes into the beautiful model. the border is distracting IMO. The model has a good pose, but her eyes aren't focused. 7
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08/23/2004 09:23:00 PM
beautifull Model a9
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08/23/2004 08:59:51 PM
love the photo, very sensual.
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08/23/2004 08:34:47 PM
I like the braids and the lighting/color. I think if it were my picture I'd have done a more portrait crop - but your border make the landscape orientation work too.
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08/23/2004 04:16:16 PM
Nicely done, very professional. The slight pout of her lips and the few stray strands of hair make this picture.
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08/23/2004 02:47:47 PM
10 I don't give many 10's but this is just perfect to my eye.
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08/23/2004 02:39:30 PM
Nude, without showing anything. Beautifull, 10!
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08/23/2004 01:37:41 PM
Beautiful processing. I really like this take on the challenge.
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08/23/2004 01:21:43 PM
Like it - think it would be a little better if the hair was not on her left soulder.
Nice skin tone and eyes. good use of negative space.
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08/23/2004 01:21:25 PM
Beautiful!
I find the glases realy attract my attention. Looks like a glasses add.
Maybe would have worked better without them.
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08/23/2004 10:56:42 AM
Love the lightness and sepia tones. The expression on her face is so mysterious and compelling. Love the pose and crop too. An all around professional portrait.
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08/23/2004 09:23:01 AM
Great editing - very cool effect. The expression on the model is perfect as well. Nice job!
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08/23/2004 08:20:04 AM
Great shot, love the face. Interesting exposure. Might have been better if you took more of a risk and should more of the models body? She would be an excellent model for a portrait challenge in the future - great expression.
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08/23/2004 06:11:21 AM
My favourite so far (75% through). Love the lighting, sensational model, love the way you have cropped it and the way you have used her hair. Absolutely love it.
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08/23/2004 01:26:43 AM
love her hair and the detail you caught...

like her features, lips, nose and glasses....do wish their was more clarity at the eyes and a bit less white-washing...very nice though
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08/23/2004 01:06:38 AM
stunning
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08/23/2004 12:07:32 AM
I think this is a beautiful portrait. Not really a nude shot unfortunatly. But a LOVELY portrait though!
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