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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2010-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: My favourites
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: Leicester, UK
Date: Feb 6, 2010
Aperture: f/2,8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Portraiture, Nude
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2010

A nude in a Free Study - asking for trouble I imagine, but hopefully it won't be offensive to anyone.

Shot with natural light only.

I have been wanting to work with Holly for a while, so I was really pleased when the opportunity presented itself.

I used the wide angle 16-35 lens pretty extensively during the shoot - it might seem a little counter-intuitive for portrait work, but I found it worked really well.

This image has already done pretty well on 1x this month picking up over 22000 views and 30 favourites by the time it went into voting here on DPC.

Post challenge:

I'm well pleased with 5th place in a FS, especially given the nude subject. Thanks very much!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 379
Avg (all users): 6.9034
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8692
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 8407
Views during voting: 458
Votes: 145
Comments: 31
Favorites: 16 (view)


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02/05/2011 10:19:14 AM
Beautiful!
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03/10/2010 11:40:48 PM
perfection, 10/10
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03/10/2010 08:34:34 PM
This is really a beautiful image Paul, nice job!
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03/10/2010 11:34:55 AM
Absolutely WONDERFUL Paul. Congrats on the HM. There were obviously a few folks who aren't into nudes judging by the 1's and 2's, so this actually is worthy of being even higher. So well done
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03/09/2010 05:10:14 PM
Awesome! I've worked with Holly a couple of times but never actually shooting myself. She's a great model and you've done a fantasic job with this shot. Perfect lighting and pose as well as great exposure control on her pale skin. Awesome photo!
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03/09/2010 01:16:43 AM
Beautifully done. I love just how pure and true this image is. I believe you did a wonderful job at a nude, and captured the essence of the feminine body in a very classy way.
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03/08/2010 05:17:59 PM
Congrats Paul on your HM in a free study and with a nude. That is great!!
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03/08/2010 05:04:59 PM
congrats on a lovely shot and a top 5! (given the great reception this photo got at 1x I am not surprised by its success here)

Message edited by author 2010-03-08 17:05:20.
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03/08/2010 04:19:51 PM
You did a wonderful job of presenting a classic nude shot. It could be a painting! Congrats on your top 10 placement.
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03/08/2010 03:46:14 PM
I can't belive that someone could give a 1 to this shot. Nice model, composition and use of light.
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03/08/2010 07:56:13 AM
You're on a roll! Keep it up!
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03/08/2010 04:24:41 AM
Wow fantastic Paul!
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03/08/2010 03:03:26 AM
superb & beautiful !! Big congrats on the Top 5!!!!
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03/08/2010 01:22:39 AM
Beautiful.
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03/08/2010 01:11:24 AM
i gave this one a 10. this is so beautiful. congrats to your top 5 finish, but it truly deserve to ribbon.
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03/08/2010 12:17:10 AM
Why is this reminding me of Michaelangelo's Creation? Beautifully well lighted. Classic.
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03/08/2010 12:05:30 AM
THe only flaw is that arrow in the top left oh wait, that's me. Fantastic image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2010 08:30:05 PM
great title and beautiful picture/model. truly a work of art
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03/05/2010 08:00:13 PM
Looks as if she is posing for a Renaissance master painter. Beautiful pose, beautiful model.
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03/04/2010 07:25:19 PM
Wow, this is really gracefully and tastefully done. Great job.
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03/04/2010 07:22:12 PM
Classical indeed. I love the skin tone, the lighting is immaculate! 10
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03/04/2010 04:39:08 PM
Beautiful model Paul

Message edited by author 2010-03-08 09:48:31.
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03/03/2010 09:56:33 AM
well done you definitely captured the classical nude painting feel. I don't think that the black and silver pillow should be there as it looks out of place.
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03/03/2010 12:33:36 AM
Truly beautiful.
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03/02/2010 07:43:15 AM
10 :) Lovely art
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03/02/2010 06:05:55 AM
You really did do a great job of making her look like a classical sculpture. Great shot.
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03/02/2010 12:52:00 AM
i have to say that i typically do not care for the nudes on dpc. i even entered one myself a time ago and i really liked mine. i really, really like this one. it IS classic. the pose, lighting and mood. lovely, lovely shot.
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03/01/2010 08:45:15 AM
This has a pre-raphaelite feel to it. The light is lovely. I can see someone basing a beautiful impressionist style painting on this beautiful photo.
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03/01/2010 05:26:42 AM
Beautiful work. Compliments!
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03/01/2010 12:17:00 AM
Amazing lighting... brilliant pose and setup... Great work....
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03/01/2010 12:07:08 AM
I saw this on 1x and I loved this. It is such a gorgeous image Paul. Perfect in every way!
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