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Tina
Tina
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2011 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Reading
Date: Jun 29, 2011
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2012

Classic fine art nude, minimal post - black clipping, SilverEFX B&W conversion.

POST
My thanks to everyone who commented on this image. Contrary to popular perception this was one of those perfect moments when everything just came together. RAW conversion with black clipping adjustment, NIK Silver EFX for B&W, no skin smoothing at all.

Lighting was by means of a large striplight behind her as she lay on a black velvet cloth.

Tina was a beautiful model and needed only to be portrayed as best as I could for that beauty to shine through.

For the T & A brigade who gave me a score of under 4 - up yours!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 410
Avg (all users): 7.0826
Avg (commenters): 8.0667
Avg (participants): 6.9385
Avg (non-participants): 7.6809
Views since voting: 3691
Views during voting: 676
Votes: 242
Comments: 39
Favorites: 13 (view)


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03/01/2012 03:44:27 PM
WOW! How utterly amazing!
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02/25/2012 05:25:32 PM
How did you set up this lighting. . .I am stunned.
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02/24/2012 01:28:37 AM
Fantastic finish. Congrats on your HM!
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02/24/2012 01:09:19 AM
My thanks to everyone who commented on this image.

Message edited by author 2012-02-24 04:31:56.
02/24/2012 12:48:32 AM
Magnificent! wd on HM in DPC's best! 10.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2012 09:28:30 AM
great nude shot.
the b&w conversion is superb.

(voted earlier)
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02/23/2012 06:42:32 AM
Marvelous light and shapes of human landscapes. I particularly like the valley of her neck and shoulders, her looking expression gives it such lifewell done
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02/22/2012 06:53:06 AM
Well lit - and what you lit well is very appealing.
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02/22/2012 06:04:25 AM
Fantastic lighting and great exposure. Glad you kept some texture in the skin and didnt soften it too much. Face is beautifully sharp without being unflattering.
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02/21/2012 03:55:18 PM
Love the lighting... very elegant image
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02/21/2012 01:57:51 PM
Beautiful lighting.
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02/20/2012 10:58:00 AM
Beautifully done.
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02/19/2012 04:04:37 PM
Don't usually care much for nudes. Just not a genre that interests me. However, I think the lighting on this is simply gorgeouse, and the lines are quite striking. -9-
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02/19/2012 04:24:39 AM
great lighting
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02/18/2012 07:01:48 PM
Great use of light to highlight her curves/smooth skin.
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02/17/2012 10:16:59 PM
Truly outstanding study of shapes and light. Excellent B&W.
Excellent image.
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02/17/2012 06:07:14 PM
Nice play of light and shadow.
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02/17/2012 10:38:47 AM
Beautiful in every aspect!
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02/17/2012 12:24:21 AM
I had to watch for a while to make sure I don't vote just on the model... Fantastic balance of light/shadows and contours. I guess it's the first time I give a 10 for a pure human subject.
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02/15/2012 02:12:37 AM
Man, I love boobies, and these boobies are great! And if I could just get past looking at those boobies, I'd notice a photo that accentuates the really great lines and soft gradients. Black and white was a good choice.
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02/14/2012 01:27:03 PM
Wonderful use of light.....very effect is shaping her body. Well done.
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02/13/2012 11:20:00 PM
Beautiful image. I'm sure you are probably being hammered by the ol' T&A Police, but it's lit so beautifuly and so gorgeously composed that I hope it'll overcome that
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02/13/2012 10:49:54 PM
beautiful bodyscape, those shadows are amazing.
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02/13/2012 10:16:32 PM
HOW do you get these tones???? Brilliant
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02/13/2012 10:08:53 PM
Lovely, soft, smooth, flowing, simple. Nice light.
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02/13/2012 06:37:35 PM
Perfect light, perfect breasts, excellent b&w processing! compliments - my winner! 10
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02/13/2012 05:41:00 PM
lovely lighting and study of the female form i like it, not overly smoothed and nice tones have a 9 from me
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02/13/2012 07:16:06 AM
Lovely lighting and processing. I canít help getting a feeling with the way you have captured her eye and mouth combination that she appears dead. I know that is just the way Iím interpreting this but it actually adds even more interest to the whole image for me. Overall, very well done.
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02/11/2012 10:12:38 PM
Very pretty image, the lighting is perfect. It's nice to see a bodyscape-esque image with a face in view. Brilliant focus, nice and sharp. Good luck with this, faving!
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02/10/2012 11:33:19 PM
Nice use of light to highlight shape and form.
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02/10/2012 04:12:50 PM
The lighting, perfect.
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02/10/2012 04:11:55 PM
I've shot with this model before.

Well measured light.
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02/10/2012 01:47:46 PM
This is stunning. The light and shadows! WOW
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02/10/2012 01:41:19 PM
great light.. and shapes.
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02/10/2012 09:48:43 AM
Fabulous lighting. Light touches on her cheek, chin and forehead but with a rim on her profile too!!
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02/10/2012 08:02:39 AM
Fantastic lighting technique.
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02/10/2012 06:42:10 AM
Nice lighting, especially on the face (truthfully that´s the first place I looked, because of the lighting)
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02/10/2012 04:00:48 AM
Beautiful shot.
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02/10/2012 12:46:46 AM
Fabulous light!



(just commenting on a great image... not voting)
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