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Paul

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Challenge: Free Study 2013-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: My favourites
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Date: Jan 28, 2013
Aperture: f/2.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nude
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2013

I know this will split opinion - I wonder to what extent...

For me, I think this is one of the best images I've ever taken.

Beautiful and slightly disturbing.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 217
Avg (all users): 6.8833
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9103
Avg (non-participants): 6.8333
Views since voting: 4755
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 120
Comments: 30
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/24/2013 01:10:07 PM
This really is very striking, and yes, creates a sense of unease but also of power. In my opinion, the nudity adds to this - though some may say it adds a sense of vulnerability, it strikes me more as confidence.
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02/13/2013 04:59:32 AM
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

Wow! What an expression! The BW is ... perfection!

I'm not sure what the nakedness plays into the story of the shot since the tension of the expression and the limbs add all I need to get me "into the scene".

Who waits at the rainy window nekkid? LOL!

I suppose it's the oddness of it all that sells this.

Congrats on your top ten!


OK! So it's a story that makes sense that you want. I can't promise to deliver on that - I plan to continue on the odd path for a while.

In the meantime though, here is my non-nude alternate but I don't believe it has the same power:

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02/12/2013 10:42:06 PM
Wow! What an expression! The BW is ... perfection!

I'm not sure what the nakedness plays into the story of the shot since the tension of the expression and the limbs add all I need to get me "into the scene".

Who waits at the rainy window nekkid? LOL!

I suppose it's the oddness of it all that sells this.

Congrats on your top ten!

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02/10/2013 04:49:51 PM
The framing, the pose behind the glass as if imprisoned, the water on the glass, and the expression that combine to create the mood here. Congratulations on the HM.
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02/08/2013 10:24:13 PM
Congratulations on the HM, Paul. This image is beautiful, intriguing, and yes, a little disturbing. Certainly not an image to glide on by and forget.
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02/08/2013 08:06:04 PM
This is exquisite art, imo. The nudity adds to the haunting dispair this portrays (if that makes sense, lol). I like this one better than the "best of" shot, in that it has a story waiting to be told. Congrats on the HM.
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02/08/2013 07:44:01 PM
So artistically done. Beautifully unnerving.
Congrats on the HM.
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02/08/2013 04:06:52 PM
Well, you're certainly back with a vengeance!! And yes, this one is stupendous.
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02/08/2013 09:27:21 AM
congrats paul, i liked this image upon first look but now i'm gonna take a longer look and think a bit more. thanks.
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02/08/2013 08:41:17 AM
I do prefer this to the "other" nude on the front page, by a huge margin. Congrats on the HM, and for this evolution in vision :-)
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02/08/2013 07:45:53 AM
It was a10 from meas well. The style, tones, setting, framing, pose, water on the glass, uneven glazing on the glass, all come together, and you did a fantastic job with the BW processing. Congratulations!
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02/08/2013 06:16:26 AM
Stunning.
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02/08/2013 06:00:04 AM
Totally agree, one of your best. 10 from me. It's wonderful.
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02/08/2013 04:13:40 AM
This is wonderful.
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02/08/2013 12:45:35 AM
WD on your HM Paul! My bird beat your bird :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2013 11:21:05 PM
vainglorious 9
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02/07/2013 10:48:58 PM
Very haunting; she looks like she is trying to convey something important to the viewer. The eye contact is mesmerizing. Good work.
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02/07/2013 10:44:03 PM
Mesmerizing. What a stunning image.
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02/07/2013 07:29:16 PM
dont know if it's the processing or the makeup but her look is positively haunting
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02/07/2013 01:05:22 AM
Classic. Classy.
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02/06/2013 02:18:33 PM
Gorgeous shot. Love the composition and great b&w and beautiful lady.10
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02/05/2013 05:36:08 PM
The composition and lighting is wonderful. Lovely processing too.
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02/05/2013 10:36:17 AM
In my top ten,has captivating qualities.
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02/02/2013 07:28:45 PM
Magnificent! Such a compelling image!
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02/02/2013 07:56:50 AM
Gosh, this was a surprise! I really like it - aesthetically pleasing, intriguing, challenging, everything I want in my art.
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02/01/2013 10:52:07 PM
There are a lot of awkward things about this that in the end make it more endearing. Good and interesting work
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02/01/2013 05:14:56 PM
Gritty and creative. Nicely done.
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02/01/2013 04:39:38 PM
Interesting shot. I'm not crazy about the tight crop. For me, more window frame and building would make a stronger image.
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02/01/2013 12:14:06 PM
oh, wow! Great idea!
why ever,reminds me to "Norman Bates", could the modern variant of "Psycho"
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02/01/2013 11:32:06 AM
Exquisite in her solitude, fabulous and haunting work, could possibly be a Paul shot.
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