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Inspired by the shape of the number 5
Inspired by the shape of the number 5
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Five (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: room
Date: May 5, 2005
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/10 secs
Galleries: Nude, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2005

This was my third idea - the human body in the shape of a 5... My first idea was to have 5s reflecting from sunglasses. Second idea was to have 5 transparent glass bottles on a white background and have a big splash scene.

I shot this on the floor using a black cloth as the background. I mounted my camera on a tripod and put the tripod on a chair.

Post processing -
Mild rotate and perspective to correct for distortion.
Then the standard crop, levels, hue/sat, selective color, dodge/burn, and usm. No neat image used :-)

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 182
Avg (all users): 6.7961
Avg (commenters): 8.5313
Avg (participants): 6.6168
Avg (non-participants): 6.9899
Views since voting: 5315
Views during voting: 570
Votes: 206
Comments: 56
Favorites: 22 (view)


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05/15/2005 05:53:57 PM
You never can resist a chance to take your clothes off. 8-) Very cool picture and congrats on the high score. Lee

Message edited by author 2005-05-17 07:28:39.
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05/14/2005 05:31:59 PM
Thought this would sweep blue (not that the ribbon winners aren't all great images). This one just shows such a VISION and artistic sensitivity that it blows me away.
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05/14/2005 02:41:26 PM
Wow! Great entry and one of my ribbon picks Again! Congratulations on your 4th placing
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05/14/2005 10:39:50 AM
OMG .. this is soo cool and creative! Just wow.
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05/14/2005 06:05:37 AM
My hands down BLUE. Great concept and wellexecuted too.

Manny
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05/14/2005 04:59:58 AM
sheesh. why this didn't win blue is beyond me.
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05/14/2005 03:19:29 AM
Great work...I also think that this shot is one of top 3!
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05/14/2005 02:03:13 AM
Congratulions on your 4th place. Damn, I expected to see this in the top 3! Great shot.
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05/14/2005 01:54:48 AM
Great work. I'd comment further except for fear of looking like a perv...but if you were a few years older or I was a few years younger....ha!
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05/14/2005 01:02:52 AM
Keep up the great work! Congrats on your placing, Nico!
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05/14/2005 01:00:42 AM
This was my absolute favorite for this challenge!!! Congratulations!!! I really love your work.
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05/14/2005 12:55:32 AM
outstanding image! very creative!
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05/14/2005 12:49:10 AM
This image scored more 10's than any other in the challenge. 24 votes of 4 or less kept it from ribboning. I'd presume this is a reaction against the fact that it's a male nude, and possibly that it has overtones of Christian symbolism (Christ and the Shroud?). IMO it's an exceptionally strong image (one of my 10's) and, at least from an artictic POV, the best entry in the challenge. Congrats on your 4th!
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05/14/2005 12:45:47 AM
Nico: you work never ceaces to amaze me. You are towering with your gracious images. Amazing! Congratulations on your 4th placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2005 11:42:20 PM
Great lighting. The 5 works, but it's kind of a bad theme for a nude. But it's still so well done, it's one of my top picks for the challenge. Good luck.
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05/13/2005 11:23:11 PM
Very original
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05/13/2005 10:21:56 PM
Well done, I like it. It's different and it fits the challenge. I like the lighting, the idea and the model. My only complaint is that his right elbow is a bit too far back. 7
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05/13/2005 09:33:26 PM
Oooooo. I like! Very creative portrait. Great composition, wonderful lighting. Really nice model - I mean skin tones, skin tones! ;-)
Well done. Very original take on the challenge.
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05/13/2005 07:24:12 PM
Very creative take on the challenge. Good for you for thinking about doing something more than just lining up five things. Good luck!
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05/13/2005 10:59:43 AM
superb idea and I believe you could have improved on the tonal contrasts on the body. Maybe more burning or even opt for a b+w picture - I'm thinking of Pedro's 'disturbed' or Heida's pregnant person picture (the name escapes me). But I really envy the idea behind the shot. Congrats.
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05/13/2005 10:00:15 AM
Five would have done just fine for the title which is the only thing I do not like about this. The image gets a 10. Great ligting and set up. My favorite so far.
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05/13/2005 08:59:00 AM
Excellent photo: Balanced, detailed, excellent cropping, perfect angle, focus between subject and background is striking, glare in the whites is handled nicely, no sharpening effect issues, sizing is just right and has a great feel to it.
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05/13/2005 01:22:35 AM
wow thats a nice idea!!!! gr8 one!!!!! good luck on this one!!!!
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05/13/2005 12:42:06 AM
I love it.The creativity combined with great capture. Bravo.
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05/13/2005 12:31:19 AM
Very Creative! 8
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05/12/2005 11:56:04 PM
Incredibly creative and exceptionally well done. My only wish would be that the black cloth were made solid black for this image.
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05/12/2005 08:34:56 PM
On behalf of women everywhere can I just say THANKS!:)) Original idea. well took (at least to my inexperienced eye) and isone of those images that works without the theme - if you see what I mean?
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05/12/2005 08:14:54 AM
great interpretation of the challenge well executed
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05/12/2005 01:21:12 AM
For once a nude to appeal to the female members of DPC! This is a very sexy and interesting shot. Very creative and I love the lighting. Excellent work! 10
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05/11/2005 01:33:25 PM
Great job-solid concept and wonderful lighting.
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05/10/2005 11:33:37 PM
Really well done!
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05/10/2005 02:18:15 AM
Great work ....10
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05/09/2005 10:05:29 PM
EXLNT idea......
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05/09/2005 12:49:37 AM
Innovative entry, with great lighting and blackout negative space. Good luck.
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05/08/2005 05:47:23 PM
Beautifully done. Excellent use of light and shadow. You have mastered this kind of a shot. 8

At the same time, you know what they say...too much of a good thing gets old.
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05/08/2005 05:20:47 PM
Usually I give 4 or 5 10's but for this challenge this is the only one I gave out. I think this is a georgous photo. It should do well. Good Luck.
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05/08/2005 03:32:25 PM
Wonderful take on the challenge. Nice body too.
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05/08/2005 02:10:37 PM
This is so cool! GREAT JOB!
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05/08/2005 11:28:39 AM
beautifully done...never knew the number five could be so interesting
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05/08/2005 07:20:36 AM
Beautiful photo. Great lighting, lovely five. (8)

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05/07/2005 11:54:45 PM
Thank you for not being yet another set of dice! Original id good, Great lighting, creative
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05/07/2005 11:34:41 PM
good image
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05/07/2005 09:52:38 PM
I didn't see this at first....all I saw was a nekkid guy! I figured it out once I got to looking. Excellent 'different' take on this. I'm afraid you may get some bad voting just because your showing some skin even though it is done very tastefully and with great imagination.
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05/07/2005 07:49:20 PM
Superb lighting. Excellent interpretation of the challenge. The only minor flaw I can see is his leg is slightly out of focus. Still remarkable.
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05/07/2005 03:45:17 PM
The Winner!!! Absolutely Terrific Work! I love the lighting, and the movement! Great work! 10, if I could vote.
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05/07/2005 03:26:46 PM
Love this idea and the execution of it.
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05/07/2005 03:17:29 PM
funny title, great image and idea. there's a slight fold issue for the background cloth on the lower left, as well as a dark patch on the right shoulder blade. My eyes are also noticing a bit of patchiness on the left hand/arm, as well as a hint of overdodge (reddish tones) along the curve of the left arm. it's an 8 for me, but would have rated higher without the aforementioned nitpicks.
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05/07/2005 12:40:11 PM
Great idea!
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05/07/2005 11:59:53 AM
Artistic, intriguing, accurate (the angle of the top sweep of the 5 and the curve of the lower bell are just perfect), beautifully executed with very subtle use of light and shadow (particularly the way in which the top of his head disappears into shadow in order to leave the curve intact). A real winner for me.
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05/07/2005 09:30:05 AM
I almost missed the obvious 5. Creative idea. Good contrast and tone.
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05/07/2005 05:24:11 AM
good work, clever idea.
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05/07/2005 05:17:53 AM
Very interesting this "five"! Nicely done! :)
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05/07/2005 04:24:14 AM
interesting angle and good comp
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05/07/2005 04:14:59 AM
very original thinking well executed 10
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05/07/2005 02:06:49 AM
This is spectacular. I'd wish for a hair of separation for the back of his head, that's about it. Wonderful shot. 10
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05/07/2005 01:53:25 AM
Good idea
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