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Challenge: Billboard (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: room
Date: Feb 27, 2005
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/50 secs
Galleries: Emotive, Nude
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2005

I find it really fascinating what can be implied with the human body...

Hopefully no one was too offended, tried to work with the concept that sex sells. Its really a tame image when you think about what is actually shown - a hand, and a body curve.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 148
Avg (all users): 6.8443
Avg (commenters): 8.5217
Avg (participants): 6.6889
Avg (non-participants): 6.9590
Views since voting: 6542
Views during voting: 648
Votes: 212
Comments: 38
Favorites: 16 (view)


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08/16/2005 10:36:29 PM
this is art. grear picture.
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08/16/2005 06:56:27 PM
Simply lovely. The skin looks like velvet. WOW - this is not only tastefully seductive, but beautiful. Good one.
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08/16/2005 06:54:02 PM
This is brilliant!! ...how did it slip me by?
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03/12/2005 08:10:02 PM
I like this. You can't really make out the subject well but that's what makes it more interesting. The lighting is great and the black background was a good choice. By looking at the skin tone I could tell this photo was filtered. Liked the idea of that also. This photo should of won a ribbon. Too bad it didn't.

Message edited by author 2005-03-12 22:25:42.
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03/05/2005 03:09:03 PM
maybe deserved a ribbon, but I think it didnt pull it off because of the viewers are unable to distinguish the subject in the photo. All I could see was the hand, not knowing what part of the body it is touching. Great composition, almost pulled it off, but a spectacular finish nevertheless.
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03/05/2005 11:33:57 AM
This made blue ribbon in my book.

STUPID VOTERS!!! :)
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03/05/2005 08:59:34 AM
I was surprised this didn't ribbon as well. It is an outstanding composition on it's own but even better in this challenge. The negative space you left would be perfect for the text to be displayed and makes, in your own words, a relatively tame body shot really jump up a few notches on the provacative scale. Great image. congrats!
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03/05/2005 07:54:39 AM
Sometimes images with very little lighting of mostly a monochromatic color can be great. This is one. Excellent technical quality.

Message edited by author 2005-03-05 07:55:26.
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03/05/2005 03:02:06 AM
Thats not a woman it's a Man Baybee!!!
(And did alot better than my attempt at the same type of photo)
Congrats, :)
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03/05/2005 02:38:47 AM
I didn't give you any comments during voting, but gave this one a 10. I'm REALLY surprised this didn't get a ribbon. Also, I just looked at your profile page - and boy, I'm shocked that you only have one ribbon so far. I would make a bet with anyone that if you continue entering challenges in 2005, at least one of your resolutions will come true! Great job and keep going, please.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2005 08:53:04 PM
First of all, I love this photo - it's beautifully lit and nicely processed. Second, if I actually saw this on a billboard, I would probably have at least one accident. :-) Great job!
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03/04/2005 08:37:12 PM
Well lit and the composition is beautiful. I hope the "ew, it's nudity" crowd doesn't vote you down. It certainly would be an eye-catching billboard! :o)
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03/04/2005 08:02:41 PM
Stunning lighting, negative space, movement, and composition. WOuld be an amzing billboard!
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03/04/2005 05:21:53 PM
Who can resist? Good photograph!
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03/04/2005 04:29:26 PM
10+ (were is this city?) ;-)
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03/03/2005 03:35:12 PM
I can see this on a billboard and I can even see the protesters!
Love the lighting and presentation. Great work.
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03/03/2005 03:11:59 PM
Very effective for a billboard.
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03/03/2005 10:02:50 AM
Very nice lighting, I'm leavibg to Vegas
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03/03/2005 03:45:26 AM
Composition: 8, Technical: 7, Appeal: 8, Challenge: 8, Overall Calculated Average Score: 8
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03/02/2005 11:44:42 PM
Not a bad job, but not exactly a billboard I would see in my part of the world... ;-)
TC
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03/02/2005 04:55:41 PM
My evaluation method of this challenge is as follows:
1. Did you catch my eye while I was driving by? Oh yes.
2. If I didn't catch the text while I was driving, did you intrigue me enough to look for this billboard again? Most probably.
3. Did you sell your stuff to me? Yes.
4. Extra thoughts: Amazing lighting, very erotic but is very pleasing even to a conservative eye. there's a faint creole scent in the air...
Works great as a billboard but I would also love to see this one hung in my bedroom. Simply a 10.
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03/01/2005 07:47:57 PM
Nice work
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03/01/2005 06:05:01 PM
If this were an actual billboard the Christian Coalition would be all over it, but the photo is fantastic. I love the negative space and the beautiful lighting. 9
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03/01/2005 08:54:56 AM
good photo. not sure i can picture as a billboard though.
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02/28/2005 09:40:50 PM
ok, i am voting this challenge in 2 passes. in this pass, you will get a partial comment and a score. then i will come back to comment again. if you have any problem whatsoever with this comment, pm me and let me know. otherwise, take it with a grain of salt...i'm not trying to be a know-it-all, i'm just explaining where i'm coming from in voting this challenge. and, if this comment is NOT helpful (of if you think i'm full of $#!+), don't mark it helpful.

billboards are a science unto themselves. a lot of research has gone into determining just how much information a person can digest and retain in specific time spans. they use this information to develop formulas for determining the number of words and letters to use on billboards, as well as their sizes. they also determine the size and number of visual elements to include.

the graphics/photograph on a billboard are designed to get the point across in a moment. on the road, a driver will have less time with a billboard than a voter will give your image. this is a key element in the challenge: composing a shot that will get its point across quickly and succintly. along those lines, a strong composition will probably have few details and make strong use of negative space.
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i will be SHOCKED is this isn't on the front page. as an image, it's probably the cleanest of the challenge. as a billboard, it flat out rocks! this could cause cars to go off the road! excellent composition, impeccable control. good luck! one of my few 10s for the challenge.
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02/28/2005 05:45:30 PM
Trying to figure out what exactly I am looking at...
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02/28/2005 04:23:01 PM
excellent, i hope somethign like this (provocative) gets a high score - 10
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02/28/2005 02:43:15 PM
or.. what happens in vegas.... stays in vegas.
awesome.
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02/28/2005 01:24:40 PM
amazing light! very pretty... you made me blush.
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02/28/2005 01:05:40 PM
Wow!! Provocative and well done! 9
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02/28/2005 11:40:50 AM
A perfect shot. I am giving it an 8 because I can't see it as a Billboard.
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02/28/2005 07:26:24 AM
Where can I find this City? This is where I wanna live!
This is the winner. The skinton, the composition, the light setup.. It's top-notch, and well worthy of 7.5 and a ribbon. Thisi s actually better then most billboards! So congratulation on the ribbon! I'm moving there! You nailed the SSS!! Simplicity Simplicity Simplicity ! Hooray! 10+++
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02/28/2005 02:35:46 AM
Wow.............Thats somethin' else. Expertly executed. You don't need me to tell you what you did right. :) Good Luck.
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02/28/2005 02:12:05 AM
great lighting - would definately capture attention on the highway -10
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02/28/2005 01:59:24 AM
Wow....no idea whats being touched....male, female.....position.....but thats exactly why i LVOE it. Nice job. 10!
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02/28/2005 01:10:39 AM
Id definetely visit !! great image I would rate this a 10
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02/28/2005 12:41:49 AM
The extended pinky finger is ridiculous. The creation of a title to force this "erotic" shot into the challenge mode is ridiculous. On a technical level, the NeatImage introduced gauzy blotchiness is offputting. The lighting is oce.
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02/28/2005 12:31:00 AM
The lighting on this is sensational. It is one of the most sensuous shots I have seen in a while. Great stuff.
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