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Challenge: Free Study 2012-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony SAL16-80Z DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA
Date: Sep 1, 2012
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200s
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2012

This is a completely new type of photography that I haven't done before. Not quite sure how to go about conveying what I want to convey and how people read into such images. To that end, I sincerely appreciate all the feedback and comments.

Not sure I'm into this type of photography for the long run, but it is quite challenging in and of itself.

The setup is reasonably straightforward. The model's sitting on a white blanket on top of a glass table that's flashed from below.

Tried quite a few other lighting setups, but chose this for its slightly unconventional look and for how the skin texture came out harshly.

Place: 44 out of 239
Avg (all users): 6.2500
Avg (commenters): 7.2727
Avg (participants): 6.3372
Avg (non-participants): 6.0526
Views since voting: 585
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 124
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/08/2013 02:14:16 AM
Uniquely lit, to be sure. I do like the image, but not the skin texture. There is a delicacy about the image that is not served by that choice. I admire your entering it here, where nude images are generally not rewarded.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2012 07:25:41 PM
There are is almost too much symbolism in here and we get lost; but the glow is amazing and the details of the hands spectacular.

Message edited by author 2012-10-08 00:24:37.
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10/07/2012 04:29:26 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: I'm a bit of a fan of nude work. This is odd and powerful. I don't know what to make of it - performance art? The light from below is intriguing in what it says about the context and the rope is just plain mystifying.

Critical stuff: the image is more confusing than rewarding - there's danger in that.

Overall: Bravo for offering something so different. I'm not sure I like it , but I certainly admire it.
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10/07/2012 12:05:51 AM
10/06/2012 06:27:25 PM
I can see what you were going for here, but it does not really work for me. I have no connection to her and the nudity, ropes, and title do not convey any real meaning to me.
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10/05/2012 02:27:10 PM
The title is, to me, so much weaker than the image. A really interesting photograph.
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10/04/2012 12:20:33 AM
Top 3, artistic work, well played
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10/03/2012 01:12:47 AM
Great set up. The lighting seems to be coming from underneath her? How did you manage that when it seems shes sitting on the floor because of the way her legs are so spread out? Id love to know how, id love to use such a lighting technique. I hope this gets up there in score, but know this community, some will find this distasteful. Its borderline, however I think its a well done nude. Great job.
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10/02/2012 11:33:11 AM
Lovin' the texture within this shot,top tenner.
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10/01/2012 01:05:16 PM
Grog invent kinky sex. Grog forget to invent knots first.
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10/01/2012 08:38:18 AM
very disturbing - 8
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10/01/2012 03:30:31 AM
great shot, feel like it needs alittle more contrast though
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