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Portrait with black skirt
Paul

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2012-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: My favourites
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: Birmingham, England
Date: Apr 4, 2012
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2012

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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 275
Avg (all users): 6.8583
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 6.6966
Avg (non-participants): 7.3226
Views since voting: 2253
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 120
Comments: 34
Favorites: 6 (view)


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03/08/2013 01:00:09 PM
simply gorgeous... she is.. what you did...
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06/01/2012 08:08:12 AM
Great POV and excellent controlled lighting. I'd do an apprenticeship with you any day to learn (one day isn't enough) model direction. Her breast is subtle and taught flat due arched back. It's there and alluring but hardly noticeable. The slight grain; vision of my darkroom days.
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05/09/2012 12:42:00 AM
I didn't even notice the model's breast the first two times I looked at the photo, and this is coming from a guy who notices breasts lol. In all honesty the model's pose and Paul's lighting is so absolutely perfect that I didn't even notice it was a nude. I also am completely enthralled with the beauty of the model's face, honestly one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.

This is one of my favorite shots I've ever seen on this website. Sorry to keep gushing, I just find this to be so amazing that I can't stop lookimg at it, and it has nothing to do with it being a nude.
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05/08/2012 11:14:57 PM
Ok, I just don't understand the hatred coming from DPC against nude photos. This photo should have been 7+ not 6.8! it's just perfect in any ways, perspective, pose technicality...

...two 1s, really? probably couple of guys never had girlfriends or extremely mad at their wife's, no other explanation.

makes me sick to my stomach :(

(I know 6.8 is a good point, and HM is good too... I just would loved to see this one winning a ribbon)
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05/08/2012 11:14:33 PM
Damn good.
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05/08/2012 04:34:58 PM
Beautifully captured Paul, congrats on the HM! Love the perspective!
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05/08/2012 03:31:59 PM
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

I wonder what males will have to say about this fabulously lit image. Ha!

To me... I love the face with that eye... GORGEOUS... along with the light...and the emotion/tension in the shot.

Then... my eye gets to her breast and struggles to leave. To me, it competes with the subject which is her face, right? So, I think it would be better covered... even by her hand.

I'm interested in why you've chosen to include it.
Interesting... I can't wait to read your other comments.

It's so well done technically. I love all of it except the breast... and I don't hate it...

This image definitely stands out (in a good way) in the crowd of FS gallery.

(commenting only)


I didn't really think about this and (truly) don't even notice such things when shooting nudes. She was actually fully nude in the set before and she chose the skirt to add into the shot - rather than having taken her top off.
05/08/2012 03:29:29 PM
Originally posted by markwiley:

Captivating stare. Beautifully handled. I hesitate to mention that I might find the fingernail polish a minor distraction. Wonderful shot.


Yes - they were metallic; with matching toe nails! Raphaella's choice.
05/08/2012 03:19:57 PM
Nice going. Got an 8 from me. I can't believe I didn't comment. Great tones. I love the overhead perspective.
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05/08/2012 11:35:39 AM
Captivating stare. Beautifully handled. I hesitate to mention that I might find the fingernail polish a minor distraction. Wonderful shot.
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05/08/2012 08:18:11 AM
beautiful image with an unusual viewpoint
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05/08/2012 07:18:39 AM
Beautiful........
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05/08/2012 06:22:13 AM
Congrats on the top ten.
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05/08/2012 04:17:29 AM
Excellent composition, Paul. Beautiful. Interesting angle.
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05/08/2012 03:45:29 AM
nice one paul!
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05/08/2012 03:34:17 AM
congrats Paul! you got a lot of mileage out of this shot, and it is well deserved :)
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05/08/2012 12:37:17 AM
Absolutely stunning. One of the most beautiful and tasteful nudes I've ever seen
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05/08/2012 12:20:24 AM
Beautiful and provocative shot. Congrats Paul!
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05/08/2012 12:19:43 AM
Beautiful Paul.
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05/08/2012 12:17:08 AM
Beautiful work, Paul!
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05/08/2012 12:17:00 AM
Well done Paul, this is fabulous
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05/08/2012 12:14:24 AM
WTG, Paul.
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05/08/2012 12:12:52 AM
Male voters... LOL!

You know I'm kidding.

Congrats, Paul!
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05/08/2012 12:07:38 AM
The restrained processing is great Paul. The hint of grain is subtle, and feels photographic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2012 07:18:35 PM
Love the emergent pose.
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05/07/2012 02:30:53 PM
Striking. 10
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05/07/2012 01:47:34 AM
top 3
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05/05/2012 03:53:01 PM
Nnice lighting and composition. Love the face here and the eyes/hair. Not sure the arching body is very appealling.
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05/05/2012 12:39:44 PM
love this , except for the position of her left hand . it looks awkward some how , maybe like she should be holding something..
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05/05/2012 12:38:45 PM
Love the choice in camera angle.
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05/03/2012 08:49:19 AM
the pose makes the image - i can't but help keep staring at her eye
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05/01/2012 06:24:23 PM
I wonder what males will have to say about this fabulously lit image. Ha!

To me... I love the face with that eye... GORGEOUS... along with the light...and the emotion/tension in the shot.

Then... my eye gets to her breast and struggles to leave. To me, it competes with the subject which is her face, right? So, I think it would be better covered... even by her hand.

I'm interested in why you've chosen to include it.
Interesting... I can't wait to read your other comments.

It's so well done technically. I love all of it except the breast... and I don't hate it...

This image definitely stands out (in a good way) in the crowd of FS gallery.

(commenting only)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/01/2012 11:47:22 AM
Nice composition stands this image out.
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05/01/2012 08:32:09 AM
I love this. Excellent image.
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