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Challenge: Upside Down (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Bedroom
Date: May 11, 2002
Aperture: 4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Black and White, Nude
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2002


Place: 5 out of 103
Avg (all users): 6.8410
Avg (commenters): 8.3095
Avg (participants): 6.9868
Avg (non-participants): 6.7479
Views since voting: 17843
Votes: 195
Comments: 53
Favorites: 29 (view)

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12/12/2004 11:05:35 AM
and i like her hands...
she wanted it that way, so that looks perfect on her...
i don't think that this photo would look so complete without her hands... she would'nt be relaxed enough...
12/12/2004 11:00:38 AM
she is very beautiful
06/01/2004 04:41:22 PM
05/20/2002 10:40:00 AM
Mike: this was a good shot, really done well.
I thought it would do better, but then that's just how it goes sometimes.
Keep them coming!!
05/20/2002 08:47:00 AM
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/19/2002 09:48:00 PM
Great light, beautiful subject. Too bad she is so shy, photo does not look natural. would have been better if arms were draped elsewhere.
05/19/2002 08:42:00 PM
I really love the shadow in this image, and how abruptly it masks the subject. Nice job.
05/19/2002 04:49:00 PM
Absolutely georgously done... sensational.. that's about all I can manage to say.. Wow.
05/19/2002 04:21:00 PM
The only reason I'm not scoring this that extra little bit higher than I already am is because of the shadow across her forehead. The one running across her arm is OK, because I can still make out the arm in the shadow, but the one across her head simply bothers me. I really like the shadow of her eyelashes and the nice composition. It's just that blasted shadow.... :-)
05/19/2002 02:32:00 AM
This photograph appeals to me probably because I have respect for the womanly body. I wonder if the photograph would be better with less shadows? -NBT
05/18/2002 08:49:00 PM
This is a good shot. The lighting is very powerful and the composition is nice. Something doesn't sit exactly right with me though. After thinking about it all week, the best way I can describe it is the overall image is "soft," but the way she is holding her hands to cover her breasts is very flexed -- angular and sharp. It gives the impression that she is nervous about posing. maybe relaxing the hands. The expression on her face says, "I am alone in my world; I am reflecting on my world," but her hands say, "This is a picture going international on the internet." How to fix? I don't know without totally ruining the composition. MAYBE if you could have shot at a more upward angle so that she wouldn't have to cover herself, or flattening her hands some. Maybe from the same vantage point, but cross her arms over her like a hug. Then the picture may have given the impression that she has lost something important and is contemplating it. I don't know.
05/18/2002 07:29:00 AM
top marks for the cute model
05/17/2002 12:25:00 PM
Great photo, great subject deserves a great score.

The blackest blacks are not quite perfectly black on my monitor but you still get a 10 and one of my 5 best this week.
05/16/2002 06:51:00 AM
the shadow across her forehead makes it a little more mysterious
05/15/2002 11:53:00 PM
if only the shaddows weren't there
05/15/2002 11:15:00 PM
beautiful shot, mike. the contrast, lighting, and composition are all excellent.
05/15/2002 09:48:00 PM
Intresting use of shadows love the look in her eyes.
05/15/2002 03:06:00 PM
Light from yonder window. Very, very nice.
05/15/2002 03:01:00 AM
The sheer beauty of this shot is, IMHO, worth the 8, even if I think it's somewhat cliched.
05/15/2002 12:44:00 AM
Someone here is luckly, and it aint me.
Serioulsy though, well lit, good framing, nice focus.
I doubt she would have let you hang her from the ceiling (j/k) so this is the next best thing.
05/14/2002 05:06:00 PM
Totally classic! One of my top three.
05/14/2002 03:07:00 PM
Nice interpretation and tastefully done.
05/14/2002 02:49:00 PM
shadow on the forehead seems out of place and the tonal range is quite flat on the skin.

Lovely model/pose.
05/14/2002 01:32:00 PM
Sexy shot! Nicely descrete. Nice use of shadows. Photo 10 Creativity 8 Upsidedown 9 total 9
05/14/2002 11:01:00 AM
the only shadow i'm not liking is the one across her forehead.
05/14/2002 09:19:00 AM
Excellent Lighting - nice and soft. I love how she is framed by the light. A frame within a frame.
05/14/2002 09:13:00 AM
This is one of the best executed upside down picture in this challenge. I hope that voters can see the artistic value. Beautiful! I especially like you use of light and shadow to bring the focus to the womans face.
05/14/2002 03:43:00 AM
Great tonal range. I like the framing effect of the shadow and dark background, and you seem to have posing well in hand {ahem}. This should do very well, but I bet you get a lot more silly comments. Applaud your bravery. Using the highly scientific hold-your-hand-over-the-monitor technique, it looks like cropping right from the bottom of the angled shadow makes a nice vertical composition, as well. My favorite (right after mine).
05/13/2002 10:15:00 PM
Beautiful shot. Not sure I'd be brave enough though.
05/13/2002 09:36:00 PM
Stunning. Great use of light. Love the simplicity. I rate this one extremely high. Looks like a winner to me.
05/13/2002 09:06:00 PM
Beauty will get you everywhere.
05/13/2002 08:12:00 PM
that is the right side up for me! very seductive!
05/13/2002 06:45:00 PM
This is a very good shot. I like the lighting and shadows. My top vote.
05/13/2002 06:30:00 PM
very, artisticaly done
05/13/2002 05:13:00 PM
This is very nice... The lighting is also excellent... The skin tone and smoothness of the lighting on the skin adds a lot to this photo. I am wondering what this shot would look like if it were panned to the right a tad to capture more of the light, yet leaving the shadow on the left intact, but just less of it... excellent work! Kudos to the model too :)
05/13/2002 05:11:00 PM
ok porn freek
05/13/2002 04:44:00 PM
This is the winner of the week I think. Two 10's from me this time, and one of them to you. I'm a bit afraid that the next few challenges will be full of nudity after the success of this one. Is this by Gordon McGregor? I love your work...
05/13/2002 03:57:00 PM
Very provocative...
05/13/2002 02:25:00 PM
Excellent photo. Interesting lighting. Nice subject. Well done.
05/13/2002 02:06:00 PM
good job!
05/13/2002 01:43:00 PM
Very beautiful shot. The lighting and the composition are just fantastic.
05/13/2002 12:31:00 PM
Simply beatutiful! Light, shadows, and simplicity.
05/13/2002 11:24:00 AM
Pretty girl and I love the B&W. Nice comp. Your light/shadow is wonderful. I'm just a bit bothered by the shadow on her forehead. Still this is lovely and I like it very much.
Score! for beauty.
05/13/2002 09:52:00 AM
Hubba hubba.
05/13/2002 09:44:00 AM
Wonderful! This is an excellent image. I just love black and white, very beautiful.
05/13/2002 08:05:00 AM
Gorgeous.... Perfect in black and white
05/13/2002 07:56:00 AM
Interesting lighting that crops out the subject. Well done.
05/13/2002 07:02:00 AM
05/13/2002 06:38:00 AM
i love you
05/13/2002 06:10:00 AM
Nice B&W composition.
05/13/2002 05:57:00 AM
I love the picture. It is very "artsy"ut not sure it meets the challenge.
05/13/2002 05:53:00 AM
uh UH!! That looks right side up to me! (I just hurt my neck trying to look at her face). She's beautiful.
05/13/2002 02:11:00 AM
This is a wrenchingly beautiful photograph. The only thing that gets me about it is the coyness of covering the nipples... it makes it seem self-conscious. The nipples themselves would add a great element to the outline of the breasts too... although I know that if they weren't given some support, her breasts would fall towards her armpits (I know, I have a pair myself as I commented on the hooters girl photo in the last challenge :). Still, 10 from me.

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