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Time for Me
Time for Me
CalliopeKel

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Challenge: Nude III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Tennessee
Date: Aug 17, 2005
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2005

This shot was not intended to be sensuous, but rather innocent and artistic. I hope it came off that way.

I got alot of critique about lighting and the blinds. Truthfully with only 4 frames taken in my bathroom with only one light bulb and what was coming thru the window I was suprised it turned out this good. Thanks for the votes and comments everyone!

Crop, Sharpen, Adjust levels, Curves, Dodge & Burn, Neat Image, Add Border, Save as.

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 118
Avg (all users): 6.4384
Avg (commenters): 7.3019
Avg (participants): 5.9890
Avg (non-participants): 6.5396
Views since voting: 10648
Views during voting: 1251
Votes: 495
Comments: 73
Favorites: 9 (view)


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03/16/2008 10:42:08 PM
Great shot; Like Helen Hunt in As Good As It Gets. Absolutely beautiful
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06/25/2006 06:47:18 PM
Seems like this is the appropriate image to comment upon, for a 41st birthday; if you looked like this at 40, unless you've really gone downhill fast I imagine you're a fine figure of a 41-year-old woman :-) Happy birthday to you!
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12/06/2005 10:32:10 AM
Very nice as always! I only wish I had your eye sometimes.
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12/05/2005 02:12:17 PM
This is just not right. Thank God your daughter has more sense than you.
There is a very good reason she was uncomfortable.

Message edited by author 2005-12-05 22:39:52.
10/29/2005 05:36:14 PM
Lighting and sharpness aside, this is a well posed, touching image. It deserves its score. It could be a tad more sensual than intended but might not be if she were tying a big ribbon(Perhaps white) in her hair. The blinds are not level which is distracting and would be better if they were not there at all, but then you probably would have got ZERO shots instead of four. Your model(daughter), though quite young, is a very brave and classy girl.
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09/23/2005 10:41:00 PM
I think the lighting here is actually pretty good. The pose is so reminiscent of Helen Hunt in the movie "As Good As It Gets," where Greg Kinnear is frantically sketching her beautiful lines. I'd have to say that you captured a great deal of innocence here too. The lines are not "mature" shall we say, yet they are still uniquely feminine and very artistically presented. Very nice job.
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09/16/2005 07:36:00 PM
I really like this shot. Anyone who has taken that "time for me" knows how wonderful it can be! I would have liked just a little bit of more light and detail on the left, but this isn't bad at all. I think what really makes the photo for me are the boutique bottles in the bottom right. Really adds a nice touch to an already great mood for the photo.
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09/13/2005 04:10:42 PM
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Message edited by author 2005-09-13 16:52:46.
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09/13/2005 03:50:35 PM
You daughter has nothing to be ashamed of - very beautiful. However, I do agree with some of the other comments regarding the lighting and sharpness. But it is a beautiful shot in spite of the circumstances.
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09/04/2005 11:31:28 PM
not a bad photo, but it's lookin a bit oversharpened to me.
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08/29/2005 10:27:35 PM
Sheer simplicity ro capture the imagination. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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08/29/2005 04:19:19 PM
Congrats!!
I even scored it higher, it is an excellent and lovely shot!.
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08/29/2005 04:16:42 PM
This is beautiful Kelly! I think it is perfect in every way. I didn't get a chance to finish voting on this challenge, and unfortunately I missed this one, but I would have given this a 10+ !!! You did a fantastic job!!!!!
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08/29/2005 12:07:34 AM
Way to go. Top 20. WOO HOO!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2005 09:30:24 PM
Nice shot. Maybe turn just a bit away from the light so it falls on her back a little more. I like the blinds being partially opened as well. good job!
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08/28/2005 12:01:32 PM
Skin tones on the red side, probably due to lighting. Composition works well. Like the added bottles - add texture.
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08/28/2005 04:49:13 AM
The crop seems a little too aggressive at the bottom and right edges. The strong horizontal lines in the blinds reveal that the camera wasn't level. This tutorial explains how to fix uneven horizons. Good job on the lighting.
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08/28/2005 03:52:34 AM
Looks so natural. Was this was made with natural light?
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08/28/2005 02:18:08 AM
I like the lighting on the skin! Would of liked to have seen a little more on her back. The blinds could have been a little straighter. Nice model though and good effort but had to mark it down a tad for this.
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08/27/2005 11:33:48 PM
great skin tones. that's quite the tan, really...
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08/27/2005 11:14:40 PM
Looks like it could be a Douglas Hoffmann lithograph. I love the way the crystal is nearly invisible and that the body tones are complemented so nicely by the color coming through the window.
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08/27/2005 07:19:17 PM
Very nice shot. Nice concept, well composed. Lighting seems a bit harsh though.
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08/27/2005 04:10:06 PM
Beautifully exposed and lovely colours and composition.
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08/27/2005 03:21:59 AM
Great picture!! One of my favourites. The story about this special and personal moment is telling succesfully.
I like the contrast of colors, the subtle DOP and texture. Good luck!
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08/26/2005 08:25:18 PM
This is nice...On my monitor it has a sharpening halo around the body.
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08/26/2005 06:55:59 PM
Very classic look. The blinds, bottles and soothing blues make this easy to look at. The pose matches the surroundings. The only thing that, to me, causes this to have a sub 10 score is the post processing. The outline seems to harsh. This would have been great with a soft focus feel to it.
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08/26/2005 01:25:25 PM
Great job~! very tastefull, yet fits the challenge perfactly~! lol, great title too!
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08/26/2005 03:23:24 AM
Great colour and lighting. The central composition works really well here too. A really strong image in my opinion.
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08/25/2005 11:48:05 PM
Sensual without being particularly erotic. Nice natural pose and great lighting.
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08/25/2005 11:29:46 PM
An all around nice shot. Good colors and the lighting works well.
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08/25/2005 11:06:38 PM
Very nicely and tastefully done! I like the skin tones and symmetry here.
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08/25/2005 09:12:36 PM
This is very nice. I like the lighting, and the embelishments (purfume bottles). The only thing I don't care for is that she is centered. But that is just me. :) Good luck.
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08/25/2005 03:35:38 PM
Great shot. You really nailed it! Goodluck!
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08/25/2005 03:01:32 PM
This comes SO close to being a wonderful image. I love the rich colors. But it feels a little over-processed. Her hair seems over-contrasted, and there is some grain, especially visible in the blinds. 8
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08/25/2005 01:55:48 PM
Very classic... remind me Rembrand... missing the mirror showing the face
And very nice, congrats
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08/25/2005 08:31:41 AM
You did a great job! The colors are very nice, she is nude and you kept it tastfull!
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08/25/2005 08:10:51 AM
Nice Color!
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08/25/2005 03:58:44 AM
mmm...why does this shot make me think of "As Good As It Gets"...?...nicely done...however i think you could have used the light to better effect on the back of your subject instead of having the whole area in shadow...6
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08/24/2005 09:17:08 PM
a bit grainy/noisy. perhaps some more contrast
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08/24/2005 06:37:02 PM
Very lovely shot. May be a bit over processed in neat image. I'm quite sure that over processed look is what's bothering me here. I also may have had the blinds slightly more closed. Not for the modesty of the model, but rather for a more solid background. Good luck.
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08/24/2005 06:25:44 PM
I find the blinds somewhat distracting from a lighting standpoint, for me it creates too sharp a line between the model and the bg. Maybe if they were completely closed? Otherwise I like the rest of the lighting, the pose, the crop, towel, and the props - they all work well together. Very nicely done.
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08/24/2005 12:41:46 PM
Lighting in this pic are really great. 8
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08/24/2005 10:09:22 AM
This is my favorite of the challenge. Why do I feel a little guility about that? 10 and to Favorites
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08/24/2005 02:31:00 AM
Very pretty. I feel the lighting is off though, Would like to see the lighting drawing attention to the beautiful curve of her back which is too hidden by shadow. Color and composition were wonderful.
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08/24/2005 02:23:42 AM
like the bllue of the window contrasted with her skin color. nice.
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08/23/2005 09:18:00 PM
very very sweet, i hope this does well... 10
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08/23/2005 03:16:18 PM
great lighting! I really like how it accentuates the figure and makes her hair shine.
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08/23/2005 01:46:21 PM
Very pretty composition. The lighting sort of blares thru the blinds but everything else is quite nicely done! Love the title.
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08/23/2005 01:25:31 PM
One of my favourites.
Beautifull setting, colours, focus, lighting etc.
The image speaks peace & quiet to me. something I get too little of with two young boys.
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08/23/2005 01:09:01 PM
enevr without a face this model has an aire of innocence to her. The midtones on the back are kind of lost. Since her back is the focus point you may have been better off to use a light to highlight this part as right now all the light iscoming from the window which, althought pretty, renders the back detail-less.
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08/23/2005 12:18:53 PM
This reminds me of the painting by Ingres of the bathing woman..I like the composition, light and softness, the venetian blinds are a little distracting.
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08/23/2005 12:04:00 PM
Nice photo. Good light. Might have been more effective in B&W or Sepia?
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08/22/2005 11:57:34 PM
Nice. 8
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08/22/2005 10:51:46 PM
beautiful, very pretty light, nice uncluttered set up, excellent tone on skin
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08/22/2005 07:05:10 PM
not enought resolution, but a perfect shot for photostock... hope it make well - a8
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08/22/2005 06:50:13 PM
Radiant and beautiful in color, nice work
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08/22/2005 05:55:48 PM
Slightly oversoftened in my opinion....nice pose and pretty girl though.
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08/22/2005 05:18:08 PM
The lighting is a tad strong on the white tub and the blinds in the background are a little busy. I really like the placement of the towel and the glass containers.
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08/22/2005 05:06:17 PM
I really like this pose. Classical. I'm not quite sure about the blinds, but oh well. It might be a little too USM on her hair too. (But don't we all over USM these days...) 9.
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08/22/2005 04:26:24 PM
As much as I liked this, it didn't seem very original to me. However the quality is great and there is nothing prettier then the female form. "That is the reason men painted on cave walls."/ As Good As It Gets.
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08/22/2005 04:13:36 PM
Very nice image. This is one that would be nice to have in a family album. Very nice idea, and very nicely done. <8>
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08/22/2005 02:46:27 PM
This shot is beautiful. One of my top scoring shots, subtle, relaxed and nicely lit, good luck.
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08/22/2005 09:30:47 AM
I like this pose and setup. The slightly tilted blinds bug me just a little, but are not a big deal. I think her back could use just a little more light, maybe just from a reflector, not an actual light.
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08/22/2005 08:26:17 AM
Nice color contrast. Great shot. 10
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08/22/2005 07:55:57 AM
Lovely soft light, great pose! Should do well
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08/22/2005 07:48:07 AM
This is anice photo, with inplicit sensuality and beauty. But too much sharpened. Look for example the left side of the torso. It looks like if a line was drawn. The same thing happens in the towel in the right side of the women.
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08/22/2005 06:52:26 AM
beautiful soft portrait, great use of window light.
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08/22/2005 06:39:40 AM
so refreshing, such great rich colors, just awesome.
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08/22/2005 01:45:10 AM
lighting is a bit harsh and the image looks as if it were over sharpened.
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08/22/2005 01:30:23 AM
Nicely done. A Calgon moment. ;-)
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08/22/2005 01:07:18 AM
imo too much neat image has been applied...
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08/22/2005 12:42:05 AM
Lovely golden tones. Very pretty lighting as well. The blinds and glass bottles add a nice dimension to the shot.
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08/22/2005 12:16:36 AM
heres your 10
good lighting
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