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Paul

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Challenge: Sepia II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Art Nude
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Location: Stockport
Date: Jun 25, 2011
Aperture: f/2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Portraiture, Nude
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2011

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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 171
Avg (all users): 6.8531
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 6.7079
Avg (non-participants): 7.0926
Views since voting: 20732
Views during voting: 454
Votes: 143
Comments: 36
Favorites: 17 (view)


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08/18/2011 10:25:23 AM
OMG, this is the challenge that none of my comments showed up in!!! I loved this photograph in every aspect! Your lighting, composition, model pose, location...all of it is absolutely superb!! I gave you a 10 and faved this! I am just sorry that my comments didn't come through (none of them did). Beautiful work! Print worthy for sure (with permission). : }
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07/06/2011 03:35:21 PM
nice work again Paul, congratulations!
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07/06/2011 03:11:58 PM
Truly beautiful image! Those automatic low votes is very sad problem on this site!
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07/05/2011 04:41:48 PM
Super work Paul. Classic, elegant, tasteful. Love the light mate.
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07/05/2011 02:44:03 AM
Paul - Don't worry about the 1s. Its a fabulous photo and beautifully done.

Incidentally, I have realised that those who score 1s tend to have to write their IQs down just so they can remember how stupid they really are.

I am truly grateful that the narrow minded have no consistent influence over art.
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07/05/2011 12:33:04 AM
Thanks for all the great comments and words of support in relation to the '1‘ votes. Although some people may have voted '1’ for the nude, I think it is just as likely to be '1' because it wasn't a strong enough sepia tone.

I won a ribbon with a nude in Black & White IV with no votes of '1' and think it was a more challenging image than this one in terms of its content. SO I've since come to the conclusion that I can't assume that 1s for my nude work are given just because it is a nude image - people may just have thought this to be DNMC.

Thanks again

Paul
07/04/2011 08:52:55 PM
Paul, really well done! I'll never understand votes of 1.
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07/04/2011 06:22:28 PM
When I see pictures like this and scroll down to see 1,2 & 3 ratings for it it makes me wonder if people are just offended by any nudity at all. I agree with everyone else that has said this is a great artistic nude photo. And if anyone that rated this so low sees this comment you should be ashamed of yourselves. The quality of the photo is great, the model is classically beautiful and the lighting is excellent. If people who log onto this site can not handle nudity like this then you should stop visiting and voting. Nude photos have been an art form for as long as there have been cameras and I hope to see more tasteful photos like this.
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07/04/2011 03:22:02 AM
Still my top pick,Congratulations.
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07/04/2011 02:19:17 AM
Gorgeous model, very strong attitude. The light and mood made me strongly suspect it was your work. Great use of contrast. I just am disappointed by the low voters, I really don't understand what their silly crusade is about.
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07/04/2011 12:51:10 AM
A gorgeous posture to behold, congrats on taking this lovely shot.

Message edited by author 2011-07-04 00:51:25.
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07/04/2011 12:45:03 AM
This is SO exquisite, Paul. Congrats on the HM!!
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07/04/2011 12:33:30 AM
A 10 and one of my top picks. Congrats on 5th!
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07/04/2011 12:15:25 AM
One of my top picks (I'm pleased to see my top 3 are in the top ten!) Congrats on the top 10. Sepia enough for me :)
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07/04/2011 12:10:35 AM
Awfully well done. A tad more sepia and it's climbed another point I think. Lovely image. Congrats on HM.

Message edited by author 2011-07-04 00:11:40.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2011 11:33:05 PM
Maybe could have been slightly more standard sepia but all else is good. Skin is perfect. Hair is beautiful.

High score from me.
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07/03/2011 11:10:27 PM
Reminds of 21.gif paulbtlw. Well done

eta: typo

Message edited by author 2011-07-04 00:30:58.
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07/03/2011 09:54:33 PM
Looks like a Paul shot, the foot position and that window frame. Lovely tones, maybe a little more fill around the right eye, lovely model and beautiful hair.
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07/03/2011 08:05:11 PM
Nice vintage touch. The model is perfect for this!!
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06/30/2011 11:44:06 PM
This is nice. The sepia works as a vintage shot. I'd like to see a color version.
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06/30/2011 08:30:29 PM
Really exeptional, I expect to see this one at the top.
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06/29/2011 09:59:22 PM
The tone across the body is very good,highlights compliment the shadows...9
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06/29/2011 08:57:46 PM
This is extremely lovely. The sepia really highlights the softness of her skin. The expression on her face is angelic and the addition of curls really brings a maiden-feel forward. This definitely has a classic nude feel to it.
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06/29/2011 05:01:03 PM
Even her hair and skin color says vintage/natural. Nicely done.
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06/28/2011 11:30:49 PM
Hopefully I can capture one like this. Great shot!
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06/28/2011 09:28:31 PM
yeah good shoy but wouldnt she look better in color ?
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06/28/2011 04:26:04 PM
This is a truelly lovely portrait! The lighting, pose and location are perfect and the sepia works so well with the image. The nude is very tasteful and seductive. My pick of the challenge. Well done! (bumped to 10)
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06/28/2011 09:40:41 AM
Considering the surroundings and your processing you really have managed to create a nice vintage feel to this. Your lighting is also wonderful which has created a very flattering shot of an attractive model. The question is tho, how is it going to be received the anti-nude prudes? I'll give a nice high socre to try to counterbalance some of the inevitable 1's and 2's that you'll no doubt (unfairly) receive.
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06/27/2011 02:37:38 PM
hahah... is this models name holly? its funny seeing her here (if it is her) she and i have both worked for the same photographer!
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06/27/2011 01:03:13 PM
lovely pose, nicely processed, and love the soft window light
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06/27/2011 12:50:55 PM
Beautiful
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06/27/2011 12:13:08 PM
Lovely look, the model is perfectly fitting.
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06/27/2011 08:44:14 AM
She has a very Pre-Raphealite look about her. :)
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06/27/2011 05:39:13 AM
Halfway through voting ^^ sight for sore eyes. ;) Very well done.
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06/27/2011 03:07:04 AM
Poetic of the past.
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06/27/2011 12:58:48 AM
I don't usually care for nudes because most of them seem to say "sex". But this is very tasteful and beautiful. I love it! 10
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