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grigrigirl

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Challenge: Nude III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: my home
Date: Aug 19, 2005
Galleries: Nude
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 118
Avg (all users): 7.3190
Avg (commenters): 8.7848
Avg (participants): 7.2366
Avg (non-participants): 7.3384
Views since voting: 56954
Views during voting: 2060
Votes: 489
Comments: 135
Favorites: 99 (view)


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06/06/2006 09:25:47 PM
Stunning
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01/19/2006 10:17:43 PM
i can't stand how good this is! GRRRRR. It's like fluid henna.
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12/23/2005 03:24:10 PM
wow wow wow!! love the lighting and the beauty of the model and the textures and the pose and the use of props. the list goes on and on. absolutely fantastic shot!!

oh, and how the head and hair looks like there's all sorts of movement. so dynamic!

Message edited by author 2005-12-23 15:25:36.
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12/20/2005 02:25:42 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! Very sexy shot.
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10/28/2005 06:59:00 PM
You know what from far i thought it was a woman with mud alover her. Very nice.
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10/05/2005 03:19:49 AM
A good pic, it's between foto and a painting, very athmospheric and last but not least, it's a very nice girl in a fantastic embeded in a phantastic enviroment!
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09/07/2005 10:08:52 AM
Does anyone know how grigrigirl is doing, New Orleans was hit hard and I hope she is doing alright.
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09/02/2005 03:13:37 PM
Her expression looks strong despite her delicate wrap. For me this shows a great balance of the appeal of woman - power and femininity combined.
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09/02/2005 11:36:08 AM
Congrats! Really wonderful! :)
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09/01/2005 02:57:54 PM
Julia:

I pray that you find yourself stronger for having to go through this experience. You will be in my prayers.

Originally posted by 1olddawg:

When I first viewed this image I gave it a seven. And looking at it again now I still say seven. Just wondering how many would vote ten if this was a 300 pound guy with the exact same lighting and poise???


So, should a picture of an ugly half wilted flower get as many points for a beautiful flower in the same compsition and setting? C'mon. I think your statement was uncalled for.

Message edited by author 2005-09-01 14:58:17.
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08/31/2005 05:20:20 AM
Originally posted by 1olddawg:

When I first viewed this image I gave it a seven. And looking at it again now I still say seven. Just wondering how many would vote ten if this was a 300 pound guy with the exact same lighting and poise???


I don't mean to be inflammatory, but I think you really need to think about what it is photographers generally try to do. Is this a perfect photo? No. Does it deserve a 10? Maybe, maybe not. By and large, photographers try to create beautiful art, and that entails finding beauty in the subject. This doesn't necessarily mean the subject itself will always appear as beautiful as the photograph, but you also can't expect someone to find a photo (no matter how perfectly composed it is) beautiful if they are not drawn to the subject.
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08/30/2005 09:34:48 PM
Originally posted by 1olddawg:

When I first viewed this image I gave it a seven. And looking at it again now I still say seven. Just wondering how many would vote ten if this was a 300 pound guy with the exact same lighting and poise???


lol

Kidding, right? I just wonder how many people would have given Heida's Angel a 10 if it was me with my arms on the rocks standing there. Good looking models add to the beauty of a picture. If it was a 300 pound model it would have gotten humor points for me, but the PULL of the photo would have been different. I tend to vote on emotion and impact the photo makes on me - this one pulls me. A 300 pound guy in the same pose would not do the same.
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08/30/2005 06:07:45 PM
Originally posted by musze:

Originally posted by 1olddawg:

When I first viewed this image I gave it a seven. And looking at it again now I still say seven. Just wondering how many would vote ten if this was a 300 pound guy with the exact same lighting and poise???
lol, u make a good point. it is very sad. i however don't look at photography that way. an art teacher (drawing I in college) of mine told me that she even prefered to draw large people because they have much more to work with...oh well....just my .02.


Maybe if you want to push your creative buttons as an exercise perhaps but that'll just be a tune up for when you shoot a more attractive model because that's what will get the accolades as this contest further illustrates.
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08/30/2005 04:10:48 PM
thank you for all of the comments, compliments and words of concern. I never expected this shot to do so well. :) Unfortunately, I dont really get to appreciate having a ribbon right now. My world has been reduced to the reality of homelessness and wondering where i might hang out in the process of rebuilding.

Julia
08/30/2005 10:12:43 AM
May the shadows of the recent days caused by Katrina... pass and bring new found sun light... for you to expose many more...

Compliments

Trust that you and yours are safe!
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08/30/2005 09:13:41 AM
gorgeous. i hope your studio is still intact after the storm. good luck and great work.
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08/30/2005 03:27:26 AM
Shear excellence.Harvey sherman
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08/30/2005 03:26:05 AM
I really like the phot it shir excellent.textHarvey Sherman
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08/30/2005 01:48:39 AM
Originally posted by 1olddawg:

When I first viewed this image I gave it a seven. And looking at it again now I still say seven. Just wondering how many would vote ten if this was a 300 pound guy with the exact same lighting and poise???
lol, u make a good point. it is very sad. i however don't look at photography that way. an art teacher (drawing I in college) of mine told me that she even prefered to draw large people because they have much more to work with...oh well....just my .02.
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08/29/2005 09:00:03 PM
When I first viewed this image I gave it a seven. And looking at it again now I still say seven. Just wondering how many would vote ten if this was a 300 pound guy with the exact same lighting and poise???
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08/29/2005 08:13:33 PM
Great work Julia--I just knew you'd be in the top three without even seeing what you had yet done. This shows your wonderful artistic approach and vision. Congratulations on finishing third, especially in such a strong group of photos!
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08/29/2005 05:34:03 PM
Many congratulations!
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08/29/2005 11:54:40 AM
Superb Shot grigrigirl. You rock.
Congratulation on a well deserved ribbon.
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08/29/2005 09:19:44 AM
CONGRATS!!!
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08/29/2005 08:36:11 AM
For me it's a ten, without any doubt. Love the lighting, love the pose and the idea.

S.
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08/29/2005 08:22:53 AM
Glad to see you in the honor section of this challenge. A lovely and charming study. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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08/29/2005 08:21:27 AM
I was thinking about you this morning, and wondering if you are in a safe place. Take care!

I thought that this image might be yours - it is just an amazing piece of work. Congratulations!
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08/29/2005 07:54:24 AM
Nothing but fantastic. The areas of shadow and black create a tremendous feeling here, and the facial head poisition and blurring make this truly rise to the level of fine art.
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08/29/2005 07:17:19 AM
hope you're safe wherever you are, and that you'll be able to enjoy this moment. congrats on the finish!
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08/29/2005 07:02:51 AM
Congrats girlgirlgirl! Really cool textures!
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08/29/2005 05:26:18 AM
Looks like a dream! Congrats :)
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08/29/2005 03:01:44 AM
heh, my comment didn't show up from earlier...strange..
Either way, I KNEW this was you, it had to be! besides, I remeber seeing something like this in your portfolio..superb, and congrats.
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08/29/2005 02:53:16 AM
beautiful....impressive...a shot i wish to be able to take.

D & L... Dazzling and Luscious!

Manny
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08/29/2005 12:52:15 AM
gorgeous, as usual, julia...congrats! :)
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08/29/2005 12:39:37 AM
Almost like a painting. Unreal. Congrats!!
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08/29/2005 12:15:21 AM
congrats!!!!!!!!!
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08/29/2005 12:13:27 AM
Totally awesome image! Congrats!
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08/29/2005 12:12:13 AM
Congrats and good luck with the hurricane.
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08/29/2005 12:08:04 AM
By far my favorite! Congrats! Please post some studio, lighting , technique details!
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08/29/2005 12:08:04 AM
LOVED this! Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/29/2005 12:06:42 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Very evocative shot.
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08/29/2005 12:05:32 AM
Congrats. This is a stunning shot.
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08/29/2005 12:03:47 AM
Congrats - told ya you'd ribbon!
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08/29/2005 12:02:46 AM
just beautiful! congrats on your ribbon
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08/29/2005 12:02:10 AM
Well done! One of my 10's from a favorite photog. Beautiful. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2005 11:59:35 PM
Very creative! My on nit to pick is the sharp ragged shadow along her jaw. 7
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08/28/2005 11:10:56 PM
What a clever effect. I really like this one. Well done.
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08/28/2005 10:12:49 PM
Incredibly provocative and emotionally charged. Added to my favorites immediately.
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08/28/2005 03:33:07 PM
mysterious atmosphere, good idea to combine the body shape with the pattern of the scarf (?), good lighting as well to sculpt the shape of the body, nice tones. In my top 3.


good lighting
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08/28/2005 02:29:59 PM
eek

this is scary
good though
8 for now

edit: bumping to 10
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08/28/2005 02:12:20 AM
Nice colors, nice lighting.
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08/28/2005 12:51:36 AM
Terrific effect. The mouvement of the model, under the fabric used is simply stunning. Control of the lighting is also very appealing, giving this picture lots warmth, making this picture into a romantic sexual fantasy. The composition is very inviting and at the same time, lets the mind wander. two things that i'd wish would be different: The small spot of the model's right arm seems completly out of place and the sort of smothered black spot on the model's stomach (probably due to a fabric malfunction) takes away from the whole body. Aside from that, this is my Blue Ribon pic. I hope this wins, it is absolutly stunning. Amazing work! (i'd really love a little tutorial as to how it was done!!)
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08/27/2005 11:38:23 PM
I'm staring at this and can't figure out how it's done. That's a good thing because it is a beautiful image - more than just a picture, this is art.
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08/27/2005 11:02:47 PM
Very cool effects here. Unfortunately in this case I think the prominence of the nipple really detracts from the overall look of the picture. It's too much of a focal point given that it's centered in the photo and is so dark. Other than that, I like it.
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08/27/2005 07:43:58 PM
Beautiful. Would look excellent printed on canvas.
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08/27/2005 07:31:29 PM
Lovely, dark, emotional, great tits and honest expression! 9
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08/27/2005 07:27:25 PM
One of my two tens in this challenge. What can I say, it is pretty much a perfect photo. I love the Rembrand colors/toning and shadows vs light. The use of the fabric with prints over your model adds a certain mistique ambiance. The expression on her face is also something you normally see in paintings. The face draws me in more than the nudity.

Please take it at as a compliment when I say "looks like a Julia Bailey photograph", because either you are Julia or you are just as good.
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08/27/2005 03:55:38 PM
This is one of my top picks for this challenge, superbly done. 10
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08/27/2005 01:45:28 PM
amazing, has got to be julia bailey :-)
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08/27/2005 11:45:39 AM
Poetic and beautiful.
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08/27/2005 06:36:29 AM
best on show :)
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08/26/2005 10:46:56 PM
This is a stunning portrayal of beauty at its best. I love the sheer fabric against her body. The sensuality in this image is just unbelievable. 10
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08/26/2005 09:38:01 PM
Can't believe someone asked for this to be validated.

Beautiful as always.
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08/26/2005 08:02:39 PM
I hope you make this available for purchase. 10
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08/26/2005 01:41:33 PM
nice composite
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08/26/2005 03:57:31 AM
my favourite
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08/26/2005 01:02:27 AM
Fantastic! Beautiful! Wow! Looks like a "grigrigirl" kind of shot. My favourite of the bunch.
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08/25/2005 09:57:45 PM
I love this. The fabric gives it an exotic or romantic feel.
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08/25/2005 06:42:55 PM
Pretty-spectacular!
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08/25/2005 03:39:19 PM
This is an amazing image. I just wish it had not been cropped so tight. Good luck!
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08/25/2005 10:49:35 AM
Sweet! I can't vote but I like this one. It reminds me of something I'd see in a music magazine for some reason. She looks like she's behind a veil which makes the subject more interesting.
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08/25/2005 08:37:53 AM
What an artistic and striking image. I love the way the thin material looks like an image projected on to her body and almost creates an illusion of double explsure. Expression on her face and simple, tilted composition both work well as does the highly orange colour cast.
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08/25/2005 08:23:27 AM
Beautiful
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08/25/2005 05:20:58 AM
Very somber. Must be taken in New Orleans ;)
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08/25/2005 01:01:48 AM
is this henna? very nice
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08/24/2005 08:13:16 PM
Great work of art!!! A ribbon for me...10
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08/24/2005 07:55:00 PM
Creative well done image!
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08/24/2005 05:50:59 PM
Lovely model, and very interesting technique. I think it's a bit dark for my tatstes, but it does make for a very interesting angle. I wouldn't mind seeing this image in a high key with a white lace pattern. Good luck.
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08/24/2005 05:24:03 PM
This is Fantastic, the lighting is perfect for the shot, just the right emphisis.
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08/24/2005 04:43:44 PM
Really cool picture, I especially like the texture.
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08/24/2005 02:29:20 PM
AFter looking at all the photos in this session, this is my absolute favorite. I only wish I could say I took this.... I love the overlay...
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08/24/2005 02:01:24 PM
I really enjoy this, the effect has been done before, however this is a great example. Well done
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08/24/2005 12:13:27 PM
i cant see any place to improve this beyond a 10
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08/24/2005 12:54:34 AM
Awsome! coloring looks a bit different on the face and breasts, but I really like this shot. The "body art" is great!
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08/23/2005 10:14:41 PM
Behind a veil. An artistic image with reduced tones but very effective. Bumping up.
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08/23/2005 06:01:58 PM
Great shot. Worthy of professional use! 10
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08/23/2005 02:57:56 PM
Wow... So erotic and mysterious... Excellent...
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08/23/2005 02:48:51 PM
Very nice image. Well composed. Great job! 10
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08/23/2005 02:17:08 PM
WOW, this is just beautiful! Love every single thing about it. An exquisite treatment of the subject.
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08/23/2005 11:39:23 AM
what a fantastically eerie and mysterious pose w/ the layered lace.
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08/23/2005 08:54:55 AM
this is terrific - i hope voters will take a minute to really consider this, truly art in my eye
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08/23/2005 05:21:45 AM
Proffesional in its total approach 10
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08/23/2005 01:47:07 AM
wow, my favorite!!! could not have done it better myself!
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08/23/2005 01:25:36 AM
I love this one. The fabric is just beautiful and reminds of what it must have been like way back in time when women had personal seamstresses to make their clothes for them. To me, this is just perfect in every way. Please offer this as a print.
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08/23/2005 12:57:43 AM
This photo rocks! Beautiful in every way, wonderful job!
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08/23/2005 12:51:55 AM
This is great, just great! If I could give an 11, I would.
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08/22/2005 11:46:32 PM
Cool shot. The lace really makes this pop. 10.
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08/22/2005 11:10:13 PM
This is my favourite female nude. Brilliant idea with the cover. One of my picks for a ribbon.
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08/22/2005 10:47:56 PM
very interesting, great color
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08/22/2005 10:37:23 PM
This photo is superb, nicely done. I like the fabric, the expression, the pose, the color, the tones, the lighting. Very well done!
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08/22/2005 10:24:47 PM
This image has a wonderful almost abstract quality. At first I thought it was just artsy printing/manipulation, then I look closer and saw that a vail of some type was used. The exposure and processing perfectly compliment the concept.

Message edited by author 2005-08-29 01:19:38.
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08/22/2005 09:41:14 PM
Nice stylization. I like the photo, but I don't get the title.
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08/22/2005 09:27:45 PM
I love the artistic feel of this shot. The transparent fabric and it's prints look great and add interest above and beyond a standard nude photo. Good job.
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08/22/2005 09:06:48 PM
Holy moley! I LOVE the use of the cloth in this shot as well as the lighting. Surely this will finish in the top three....maybe even first place? Excellently done!
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08/22/2005 09:01:09 PM
This is amazing! I love it. The only thing I don't like is the wrinkles in the lace. Great shot One of my few 10's. Good luck.
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08/22/2005 08:49:40 PM
just beautiful
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08/22/2005 07:06:42 PM
not sure about the texture and the color, but for sure you get out of the crowd... so for originality and nice body a8
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08/22/2005 06:34:29 PM
I like the artistic effect this photo has. Colour & contrast work well. The arm on the right seems to lead my eye out of the photo a bit, maybe if it was across the front or was closer to the body it would be better.
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08/22/2005 06:27:12 PM
If this isn't Julia's, it could be...it's stunning and absolutely a joy to see. Beautiful work. :)
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08/22/2005 06:20:09 PM
Beautiful! 10
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08/22/2005 05:43:57 PM
the tones are beautiful in this one. it has a nice romantic quality, maybe a little alien even. one of my top picks.
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08/22/2005 05:30:32 PM
I like this.... very surreal
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08/22/2005 04:31:56 PM
This is a really nice photo. I love the lighting and the shadows created by the fabric. Very ethereal shot. Almost looks like she's underwater.
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08/22/2005 03:09:57 PM
Very nice shot. Gave it my highest score. Lighting and pose is excellent
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08/22/2005 02:40:21 PM
beautiful image. nothing to crit. great work. 9 Bumped up to 10.
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08/22/2005 02:37:45 PM
Really beautiful, amazing image. Fine art of the highest quality. 10+
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08/22/2005 02:21:56 PM
Methinks this is Julia. Beautiful idea for the sheer fabric. Well posed and the post processing is very nice.
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08/22/2005 01:59:18 PM
This one has a very surreal feel to it; Only mini-critique, is that the making on the body seem to be a bit to bold, and not quite natural looking ( like digital tatoos )
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08/22/2005 01:04:44 PM
Hope this one places high! Great job!
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08/22/2005 12:51:25 PM
Lovely artistic image, nice soft focus..beautiful composition..one of my top picks.
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08/22/2005 11:12:21 AM
Beautiful. I love the subdued richness of this photo.
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08/22/2005 11:07:41 AM
oh wow, this is really really cool. really artistic, just awesome! 9
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08/22/2005 10:34:20 AM
Love it!
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08/22/2005 10:05:42 AM
So elegant and Victorian...very "aquatic" movement...one of my very favorites.
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08/22/2005 09:41:30 AM
Well well well, my best guess is that this one will get the blue ribbon!
Stunned here, simple and incredibly beautiful! 10 from me
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08/22/2005 09:30:39 AM
very nice
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08/22/2005 08:46:00 AM
wonderful technique. Great color tones. Excellent lighting. a 10!
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08/22/2005 06:44:35 AM
classical beatifully created pic. love the old pic feel of it.
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08/22/2005 04:36:14 AM
The one and only Julia Bailey I presume.

If I'm wrong, then take that to mean you're pretty good. The sheet really does seem to merge with the body in places - thus, the title fits perfectly. As for the image itself I'm sure you already know it's very good.
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08/22/2005 02:09:07 AM
awesome - i love this shot. 9
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08/22/2005 02:02:42 AM
my inital impression was that the model had been henna'd very soon replaced by material thoughts. Well choose prop, it really complimnts the model and gives the image an extra oomph.
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08/22/2005 01:29:44 AM
excellent picture almost gives a surrealistic effect definate winner
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08/22/2005 01:19:13 AM
Well I think I've been through most of the entries already, so I'll go out on a limb (pardon the pun) and predict a ribbon for this magnificent shot. Absolutely artistic and creative.
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08/22/2005 01:06:24 AM
Beautiful. I love the lacy overlay and the subtlety it creates. The tones are soft and warm. Nice!
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08/22/2005 12:39:42 AM
holy cow, perfect title, the imagery, i gave this an 11
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