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Passion
Firstrich1

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Challenge: Nude II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Home
Date: Aug 22, 2004
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nude, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2004

This Is one of two I did both with the use of red and desaturation of rest...maybe not enough skin? we will see:)

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.9744
Avg (commenters): 8.5870
Avg (participants): 6.8625
Avg (non-participants): 7.0074
Views since voting: 23066
Views during voting: 1103
Votes: 351
Comments: 58
Favorites: 42 (view)


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12/10/2005 11:06:20 PM
This is just stunning. I was combing through my favorites today and had to make a comment. Very provocative.
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01/28/2005 12:50:02 PM
Once I saw this - i just thought wow - This is exactly what I want to do - love the style, color and object. very nice want this blown up and framed. again vry nice - make me wanna take more pics of my girl.
thanks for the inspiration & keep it up
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08/30/2004 11:59:36 AM
Richard, this was one of my favorites of the challenge, and the more I look at it, one of my favorites of all time. Thanks for submitting such a superb image!!
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08/30/2004 12:30:02 AM
Congrats... this is such an awesome image!!! :o)
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08/30/2004 12:16:02 AM
Congratulations on your 5th placing. A very attractive and entertaining entry.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2004 10:58:56 PM
Love the red. It speaks volumns
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08/29/2004 10:01:34 PM
Extremely sensual shot. The desat is very powerful but I think the crop may be too tight. Or maybe it's just a natural male response to want to see more of the exposed left breast. Whatever, it's a GREAT shot. Should do well.
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08/29/2004 02:40:54 PM
great use of colors
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08/29/2004 02:00:33 PM
Should place near the top, nice work
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08/29/2004 01:19:27 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: 9
Compositional Appeal: 8
Effective use of color/bw: 8
Creativity: 10
Theme/Storytelling qualities: 10
Title: 7

Additional Comments:

This is one of the better and more effective uses of selective desaturation that I have seen recently. The nice light and the softness add quite a bit to the storyline in this photo... excellent work...
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08/29/2004 08:20:44 AM
The title and photo work well together. This shoot definately makes the viewer think "passion". 10
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08/28/2004 12:57:55 PM
Nice! Should place in the top 10.
A little more 'exposure' might have helped ;-)
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08/28/2004 03:00:59 AM
Nice color, passion red... -10-
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08/27/2004 11:50:09 AM
Awesome photo! I like the pose. The black & white photo with the dress in red is a good effect!
Hope you get a ribbon!
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08/27/2004 03:10:39 AM
This is good very good
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08/27/2004 02:49:27 AM
Very nicely done I see this in the top 5-10
Great idea and nice detail I love the red I am still working out how to do that
Nice work!
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08/26/2004 02:06:03 PM
Beautiful and sensous image. My only nit-pick is overly obvious postprocessing (blurring and sharpening?) on the hair and the hands on the left.
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08/26/2004 11:48:15 AM
great selective desaturation technique; sensual and erotic and tastefuly done
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08/26/2004 02:18:40 AM
This is good shot. Its got a bit of noise on the bottom of the photo, so I was curious and pulled it up and used neat image on it only removing half the noise and man what a difference it made on the red....9
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08/26/2004 01:55:05 AM
nice use of selective desaturation here. It borders a little too much on eroticism for *my* tastes, but that doesn't really compromise the quality of the photo.
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08/26/2004 12:10:04 AM
Excellent PS!
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08/25/2004 10:03:11 PM
I love this shot, the treatment says so many things.
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08/25/2004 09:40:21 PM
By far the best and most erotic of all the nude submissions. You cropped this perfectly and the aprtial desat is a great choice. Nice skin tone and smoothness on the female's body. I think you have the blue ribbon submission.
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08/25/2004 11:49:32 AM
Nice choice for selective desat. Very sensuous photo
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08/25/2004 02:01:01 AM
hot stuff.
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08/24/2004 11:54:22 PM
Perfect crop......the red is just right....perfect light and shadow....I wish I could vote...this would be a 10 ...added to my favorites
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08/24/2004 11:51:15 PM
I like your decision to crop the photo where you did. Some others in the challenge made me feel a little intrusive and a little uncomfortable by making me a voyeur of sorts, but you did a great job of capuring a sensual moment but keeping it intimate between the two subjects (and not including me). The desaturation is PERFECT for this photo.
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08/24/2004 10:13:55 PM
the desat works 8
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08/24/2004 09:32:49 PM
very nicely done
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08/24/2004 07:41:55 PM
a very good use of selective desat! and very passionate despite the fact that we can't see either person's face. Maybe its that aspect that gives it a more "personal" feel because it could be the viewer.
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08/24/2004 07:36:16 PM
Great use of selective desat, Beautiful composition very sexy ;)
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08/24/2004 03:56:16 PM
yes, this works really well, the hands, the red dress, the B&W, the cropping, it all fits very well together in my opinion.
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08/24/2004 12:18:32 PM
I like the use of the black and white with the red, nicely done.
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08/24/2004 12:01:00 PM
I simply LOVE it! The black/white, the red, the four hands. This is great. 10
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08/24/2004 09:18:34 AM
Good use of desaturation and good contrast, well done.
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08/24/2004 07:36:17 AM
man I hate to see good shots go to waste due to selective saturation. I can't see why people us it - but many do and many like it so i guess I am the odd one out.

A nice shot with a tender if not almost to tender moment.

A little bit too much personal for my taste on a family site ;D But it does it's job of being erotic yet tasteful.

A valiant effort - i guess just outsdie the top 10 - say 12th?
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08/24/2004 06:02:36 AM
Amazing :)
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08/24/2004 03:54:34 AM
This is perfect- I hope this wins. I love the desaturation. The expression is perfect and it's awesome that you cant see her whole face. Plus, adding the other hands makes it even better. GREAT job! 10
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08/24/2004 02:30:15 AM
Nice composition and concept. Too much touchup on the skin. You can't stamp out all of the texture because then it just looks plastic.
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08/23/2004 10:25:23 PM
This is fantstically erotic and the desaturation adds to it, Two things bother me, the mans left hand is a bit too manicured and looks feminine because of the lighting elements. and there is one to many hands in the picture- three would bee enough.
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08/23/2004 10:20:29 PM
Very nice use of color to represent passion
I hope you do well in this challenge
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08/23/2004 08:16:00 PM
Very nice - this is really great. Perfect composition - I think my favorite thing about this is all of the interest in different locations - the undressing hands on the one side, the fondling hands on the other, the throat stretching out of frame at the top, what is about to be revealed in the middle, and the great color in the dress at the bottom.

If I dare to offer a suggestion, I don't quite like the shade of red in the border - I think it should be a shade or two darker, matching more of the mid-tones in the dress.
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08/23/2004 06:47:11 PM
Yummy. Very nicely cupped. ; ) Aesthetic hands too.

Your desat works well here except the tiniest piece on unmasked area at the far right, bottom. Well, I've got to find something to criticise!
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08/23/2004 06:07:56 PM
Great use of selective color. Nicely composed.
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08/23/2004 04:51:49 PM
beutifulll picture and model and fitting title.
Too many hands are bit descracting.
Think it would been better with only the models hand takeing off the dress.
The desaturation works very well with the red dress.
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08/23/2004 03:59:58 PM
Beautiful selective desaturation. 10
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08/23/2004 01:47:17 PM
Nice affect. Well done.
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08/23/2004 12:33:27 PM
Adorable use of the red and b&w. Nice composition. Maybe too soft (blury) for me; just my taste though. Very nice shot! 7
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08/23/2004 11:08:23 AM
Black part of border is great. Red part is very distracting.
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08/23/2004 09:53:36 AM
Love the not relealing everything aspect. Makes it more interesting.
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08/23/2004 09:32:02 AM
Great use of selective desaturation, and even better is your play on imagination. This is one of the best I've seen - I hope you do well in this challenge!
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08/23/2004 07:27:34 AM
Dynamic Good lighting and the red color is perfect.
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08/23/2004 05:04:52 AM
Great use of selective desaturation.
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08/23/2004 04:52:03 AM
Nice use of selective desaturation.
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08/23/2004 12:50:30 AM
we dont see anything and the shot is one of the most effective... i like it a lot, should do valentine card with it... really creative a9
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08/23/2004 12:40:29 AM
nice use of the color red for passion!
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08/23/2004 12:33:47 AM
This is beautiful... love the desat and the passion it conveys... great work! :o)
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08/23/2004 12:07:50 AM
I like this picture. I think the softness is right on. Just enough shown to make you want to see more. Great job! Good luck! I hope you get a ribbon for this one.
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