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Challenge: Nude II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Randolph MA
Date: Aug 21, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Emotive, Nude
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2004

Taken on the couch with natural light only, RAW mode. White balance adjustment in photoshop, then curves adjustment. Change to 8 bit, sRGB, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.3006
Avg (commenters): 7.6800
Avg (participants): 5.9250
Avg (non-participants): 6.4135
Views since voting: 12861
Views during voting: 1108
Votes: 346
Comments: 29
Favorites: 14 (view)


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08/30/2004 10:03:46 AM
thanks everyone for your votes. seems i got a 50/50 reaction on the hair and the hand placement. They were my personal preference obviously, but i'm glad everyone shared their opinions, so thank you! Seems like a similar reaction to the DOF too, 50/50 :)
Thanks everyone for your votes and comments ;)
08/30/2004 12:38:45 AM
Congratulations on your 18th placing. A very good study.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2004 11:43:40 PM
Great lighting and perspective on this one. Good work.
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08/29/2004 10:52:09 PM
there is something distracting on the far left
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08/28/2004 12:58:11 PM
Nice! Should place in the top 10
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08/28/2004 03:01:11 AM
Lovely depth, the eye does move along the curves -10-
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08/27/2004 05:50:19 PM
focus on the breast is not enough to carry the rest of the picture
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08/27/2004 02:46:47 AM
This would be better without the hair
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08/26/2004 02:24:52 PM
Setzler Comment:

Some general ratings (1-10): These are some elements that I look for in great photographs, in no specific order…

Visual Appeal: 8
Subject Appeal: 8
Compositional Appeal: 10
Effective use of color/bw: 10
Creativity: 8
Theme/Storytelling qualities: n/a
Title: 6

Additional Comments:

Excellent composition on this photo... The lighting is also perfect for the image. The only thing I would consider as an 'alternative' possibility here would be to not include the hair on the right side of the frame. I can't decide if that is adding anything or if it's distracting. I do think it takes some amount of 'smoothness' away from this photo...

Great shot...
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08/26/2004 11:47:38 AM
i gave you a 7 at first; but the more I see this image the more I realize that my initial impression that the DOF is too shallow and the lighting a llittle too dark has now changed: the DOF and lighting on the left breast gives this image an artistic mystery and makes one use your imagination. This nude is artistic and done in ecellent taste. Congratulations
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08/26/2004 10:45:26 AM
great, interesting compostion
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08/25/2004 09:42:57 PM
Returning for comments.
A very nice study with expert use of dof and caught at the exhalation. Bumping to 7
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08/25/2004 12:29:02 PM
Nice lines -- they draw your eye across the photo. I'm assuming that's her hand making that odd shape on her thigh?
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08/24/2004 09:28:07 PM
nice
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08/24/2004 07:56:40 PM
the little bit of OOF hair on the right distracts from the curves of the shot, which I think is a great theme to go with when doing a nude.
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08/24/2004 04:33:19 PM
Beautiful shot, I like the smooth tone. Clever viewpoint and DOF.
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08/24/2004 11:56:04 AM
Very Nice. I like the lighting and aperture. Good Job.
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08/24/2004 11:26:13 AM
Capture the essence and sensuality of nudity with out being in the least bit smutty - a very tastefull shot.
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08/24/2004 08:57:33 AM
Maybe having her turn a little bit to her right would have accentuated the curves more.
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08/24/2004 08:35:09 AM
This is lovely - the focus and lighting are just perfect. [7]
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08/24/2004 07:50:16 AM
Aw great shot - not much I can say here apart from praise. Sexy whilst very tasteful. My only dislike is too much yellow hue. I like it being yellow / brown but the yellow is a about 10% too much for me.

Easily a top 10 - I guess even 1st place. A big fat 10 from JP :D
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08/23/2004 10:57:33 PM
No complaints here- nice mole.
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08/23/2004 08:06:47 PM
Love how you did the depth of field
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08/23/2004 07:11:42 PM
Very nice job. DOF is just right for this kind of shot and the focus is perfect. Good job on the background and textures. Top ten at least.
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08/23/2004 05:07:41 PM
I really like the way you've introduced perspective into this image by your positioning and your DOF choice. The position of her left hand is a little messy and could do with a little adjustment (in my opinion). The lighting works really well. Great entry!
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08/23/2004 02:42:57 PM
Great lighting. I'm not 100% crazy about the upper shoulder and hair, but the rest is really super. Good work.
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08/23/2004 01:33:23 PM
Grreat perspective and angle used to create a new, fresh image.
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08/23/2004 11:09:06 AM
Beautiful and elegant. The lighting makes her skin positively glow. The composition and crop are powerful. Great entry!
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08/23/2004 12:49:45 AM
nice point of view, nice color a8
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