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Paul

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Challenge: Black & White IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: My favourites
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Date: Mar 29, 2011
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Black and White, Nude
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2011

A Fine Arts Exhibit 2 candidate to articulate with my Exhibit 1 work.

I ended up going with something completely different.

This shot was completely the model's idea - Vicci wanted a shot in the bath with the gas mask on. I mean, what's a photographer to do?

I know people will be hitting me with their 1s but I like the image so here it is.

Post challenge: I'm surprised that this did as well as this. Even more surprised that nudity got on the front page in a non-nude challenge. Even more surprised that it didn't receive any 1s. Thanks!

From now on I'm going to have to accept that if I get 1s with a nude shot it's because it's crap!

A version of this image got published on 1x.com too. I've been trying to get an image that ribbons here and published there for ages!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 230
Avg (all users): 6.9000
Avg (commenters): 8.4545
Avg (participants): 6.9011
Avg (non-participants): 6.8983
Views since voting: 10992
Views during voting: 335
Votes: 150
Comments: 50
Favorites: 16 (view)


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04/13/2011 11:05:05 AM
Totally Cool. A very unique concept and unusual idea. It works and my opinion, it should have made it to #1.
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04/13/2011 01:32:10 AM
Congrats on the yellow Paul! What a cool and quirky image.
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04/12/2011 08:33:29 PM
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

Oddly ... This looks like an outtake of the Fine Arts challenge to me. *sigh*

I'd like it better without the mask for Black and white. A clean... clear... BW shot... nothing... err... 'weird'.

But, then again, I might be weird. *sigh*

(not voting)


Ha! I'm so rarely ever right... Allow me a moment, please...

Thanks.

Now... this is really well done. I lol'd at your comments. Whatchagunnado when the model wants to be nekkid with a mask in the tub?? LOL!!

Congrats on your ribbon, Paul!

Message edited by author 2011-04-12 20:33:48.
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04/12/2011 07:24:48 PM
Gratz. Really loved this shot. Edgy and Interesting.
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04/12/2011 05:53:20 PM
I love this - wish I'd voted in this challenge; you would have another 10! Into faves it shall go...
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04/12/2011 09:15:18 AM
it sure is a 1x shot :)
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04/12/2011 12:40:38 AM
Exceptional man.............!
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04/11/2011 09:56:20 PM
Love it..Congratulations..
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04/11/2011 05:32:23 PM
Love this. Congrats on the ribbon, well deserved.
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04/11/2011 12:31:26 PM
Super stuff,Congratulations.
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04/11/2011 11:59:30 AM
Very cool...wonderful image!
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04/11/2011 11:48:42 AM
Nice little worrisome story there. Very nicely done.
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04/11/2011 11:39:39 AM
Love this shot!! 9 from me.

Congrats on the yellow!
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04/11/2011 09:56:09 AM

Beautifully made statement of Eco-Revolution cleansing, reminiscent, or in a tradition from the French Revolution

La Mort de Marat - Jacques Louis David
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04/11/2011 09:27:54 AM
So outstanding - the lighting, the tones, not to mention the actual subject and composition. Awesome!! Congrats.
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04/11/2011 09:17:03 AM
:) I love it! What artistry! CONGRATULATIONS on the ribbon!
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04/11/2011 08:36:36 AM
Congrats, Paul! Very nice!
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04/11/2011 08:30:29 AM
Outstanding Paul. Nice finish. It's good to see some really avant garde stuff get the high marks it deserves.
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04/11/2011 07:09:40 AM
You didn't show me this one! I much prefer this one and the voters agreed. The other version would ribbon as well. Congrats
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04/11/2011 04:30:20 AM
A real pleasure to see this up at the top, classic shot.
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04/11/2011 03:03:45 AM
Excellent shot, congrats on the yellow!
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04/11/2011 02:41:22 AM
Great title - great shot.

Well deserved ribbon.
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04/11/2011 12:47:50 AM
Well done Paul, happy to see this do so well.
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04/11/2011 12:47:10 AM
Nary a one, dude!!!! Congrats on such a fine entry and its deserved ribbon. Gotta lay off that gas mask though... :-)
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04/11/2011 12:42:09 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/11/2011 12:31:58 AM
My only 10 in the challenge, it is a beautiful picture! I'm glad it ribboned. Congratulations.
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04/11/2011 12:29:17 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon!
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04/11/2011 12:25:49 AM
First rate, congrats on racking up a well deserved win! Got a 9 from me.
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04/11/2011 12:15:58 AM
Congrats Paul. I think this also would have done well in the Fine Arts challenge.
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04/11/2011 12:05:12 AM
I think you've got the hang of this photography thing. :-)
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04/11/2011 12:04:30 AM
Not a single 1...and my only 10
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04/11/2011 12:03:47 AM
My favorite in the entire challenge. Brilliant and a favorite.
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04/11/2011 12:02:54 AM
So much for the 1's, dude. 'Grats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2011 09:38:58 PM
10
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04/10/2011 02:38:13 PM
Just scrolling through for a third or fourth time and realise I can't drive by without leaving a note of appreciation. One of my top picks in this challenge. Quirky and works well in B&W.
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04/06/2011 05:51:16 AM
Beautiful photograph though I think the gas mask is a Bridge Too Far, in spite of the titular statement of your intent. Yes I do 'get it', but for me it detracts from the purity of what you had here. Remember though, I am pretty old, so I saw all this jarring juxtaposition stuff 40-odd years ago. But back in those days it very often covered up a lack of substance and skill. Whereas you have plenty of both. Nevertheless, it's your picture & not mine, and it's still very good indeed. 8. Thank you.
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04/06/2011 02:22:33 AM
Maybe seen that mask b4 ;) like the slight sepia toning, good use of a hard lighting situation esp to tone up the body, maybe u put a light in there. Not a big fan of the masks myself, I would have used the real face but that's me. Good framing, though a tad more space on the right side would be good. Thanks for the effort, appreciated.
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04/05/2011 11:05:11 PM
Seems kind of too out there for me
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04/05/2011 10:32:25 PM
I would have saved this for fine art. It has that weird slant that would fit there, and here im afraid it will pick up some anti nude scores. Its my pick for blue with a 10. the composition and mix of texture are just great.
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04/05/2011 11:50:39 AM
Nice image.
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04/05/2011 11:46:02 AM
Apocalyptic and stark.
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04/05/2011 09:27:39 AM
Oh this is great. Would be a nice entry in "fine art" as well. Interesting and quite avant garde for this group. 8
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04/05/2011 09:13:20 AM
Hideous
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04/05/2011 06:40:47 AM
Feels a little tight on the right side, but otherwise very nice.
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04/04/2011 10:51:21 PM
Ah, the gas mask is really getting a workout this month :-) Love the post-modern, apocalyptic, nudie art.
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04/04/2011 08:49:58 PM
there's something sensual about a gas mask, well and a naked girl, lol, nice shot
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04/04/2011 06:16:45 PM
No
04/04/2011 09:12:47 AM
Very nice concept. Perhaps the bath is a bit "underlit" thhus making it look too dark but all in all a good thought provoking subject
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04/04/2011 03:31:01 AM
wonderfully done, her knee is in the just the right spot, the natural lighting from the window suits the mood to perfection, its considerably more artistic with the gas mask, but it would i imagine also be very good without. In my humble opinion this should be sitting somewhere near the top at the end of this challenge.
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04/04/2011 12:58:25 AM
Oddly ... This looks like an outtake of the Fine Arts challenge to me. *sigh*

I'd like it better without the mask for Black and white. A clean... clear... BW shot... nothing... err... 'weird'.

But, then again, I might be weird. *sigh*

(not voting)
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