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Challenge: Nude III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 28-105mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical for Canon
Location: Markham, Ontario
Date: Aug 16, 2005
Aperture: f10.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Emotive, Performance
Date Uploaded: Aug 20, 2005

Motus O Dance
curves
Clone, blur, smudge her shoulder
Dodge and burn
desat -40
Levels bumped up
Colour balance:
Shadows-+17cyan, +19 blue
Mid-+3 cyan, +12 blue
Highlights-+25 blue
black frame
usm

Statistics
Place: 75 out of 118
Avg (all users): 5.1457
Avg (commenters): 6.3488
Avg (participants): 4.9121
Avg (non-participants): 5.1985
Views since voting: 2447
Views during voting: 1277
Votes: 494
Comments: 49
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/29/2005 06:18:35 PM
creative, interesting, and really underrated photo.
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08/29/2005 05:06:21 PM
Robbery! Adding to favorites.
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08/29/2005 04:19:29 PM
i cant wait to hear the story behind this image...
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08/29/2005 03:39:21 PM
I agree with Dragonlady...this image is so much more than a figure "study"...the "tension" is fantastic, his somewhat smary gaze, her electric pink Cleopatra bob, the textures and garish lighting...the grain and focus all come together to create this one super "loaded" delight...yes, maybe it does make some feel a bit uncomfortable, but that's the beauty of this image.
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08/29/2005 01:10:51 PM
I still feel this was one of the most interesting, creative images in the challenge..it was one of my top picks.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2005 11:36:30 PM
Ive commented on your work before. This is really amazing. You have found a style that works well for you. This has a circus feel to it.
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08/28/2005 10:27:05 PM
Kind of bizarre feel to this. Lots of interesting things going on. Very emotive. Love the expressions on the models' faces.
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08/28/2005 09:15:32 PM
Love it.
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08/28/2005 06:19:10 PM
unique and emotional, good shot. normally the pixellation and softness would detract, but it works really well with this type of image
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08/28/2005 05:06:47 PM
Since you can't answer any questions I have, I might make the wrong assumptions. Sorry if I do. It looks, to me, like this was taken in a wax musuem which is just acceptable to me as if they were real, but they just don't look real. The netting caused some unfortunate consequenses on the image quality. Looks like front lighting was used. the ribbon in the upper right displays some motion blur. This would have been great if the lighting issues were resolved.
Edit: Ah. bucket? The other one is far superior to this one, imo.
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08/28/2005 04:34:38 PM
very cool, great set-up and shot
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08/28/2005 04:33:32 PM
Very cool...one of my favs for the challenge...love the grain, light, and super saturated coloring...great "drama".
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08/28/2005 03:23:16 PM
I like this picture a lot but nothing about says nude.
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08/28/2005 11:49:13 AM
Like the red tones, don't care for the yellows. Personal taste is all. Like the composition/crop, the looks in the eyes of the models. The blur works, the pure black in the upper left draws my attention.
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08/27/2005 11:21:11 PM
A little disturbing, which I expect is your intent. Well done.
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08/27/2005 09:20:34 PM
Very dramatic. Nice interaction between your models.
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08/27/2005 09:08:10 PM
a vert artistic piece. well done.
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08/27/2005 07:16:16 PM
I really like this one, I love the expression on the man, and the setting is great too. Normally I don't fancy unsharp photos, but this really just adds to the whole photo. Nice work! 9
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08/27/2005 05:09:30 PM
very weird. I like it for its strangeness, and it definitely stands out. I'd have liked a bit more sharpness, and maybe a crop or slight compositional change that didn't result in a pure black spot in the UL. and while the models are presumably nude (at least from the waist up), I don't feel like this really fits the spirit of the nude challenge. If a reshoot is possible, I'd love to see how it comes out--your models look great and they complement each other well.
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08/27/2005 11:40:27 AM
Beware the man with the intent gaze!
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08/25/2005 11:50:24 PM
Interesting idea, but the material distracts from the remainder of the image.
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08/25/2005 05:07:07 PM
The high contrast isn't working for me here. Red hair is distracting. His expression is great, though.
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08/25/2005 05:43:53 AM
Very artistic.
Nice colours & pose.
For this challenge it would do better if there was more evidence that the subjects were in fact Nude.
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08/25/2005 01:22:58 AM
I like the concept in this one. Lighting looks good. The focus on the girl could be better.
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08/25/2005 12:58:00 AM
run lola run
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08/24/2005 12:23:28 PM
A little strange image.
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08/24/2005 02:10:50 AM
Interesting concept. Not sure it qualifies as a nude
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08/24/2005 12:18:55 AM
Interesting!
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08/23/2005 08:34:22 PM
Quality wise, I like the photo. However, to me, I interpret this as he is about to harm her and thus the photo turns me off a bit. Sorry.
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08/23/2005 07:42:15 PM
The highlights on the gauze are too distracting and the focus isn't quite on.
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08/23/2005 06:10:44 PM
I'm not quite sure what to say about this picture. colours are interesting, but sort of tanned out. Lighting is bright and seems uncontrolled. There is a sense of erotism coming from the shot, but again, seems a bit uncontrolled as well. Composition is interesting and gives a sense of Hunter/hunted, which helps the models. I find the DOF a bit weak as it doesn't show enought sharpness to the models, sort of blurring eveyrthing in like a dream (perhaps the author's intension?). Unique style and work. 7
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08/23/2005 04:15:41 PM
Looks like something from a movie that I havn't seen.
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08/23/2005 12:13:11 PM
I love this image's sensuality and composition..it is unique and dramatic with fascinating lighting; the man in the background's focus is riveting..well done creative image.
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08/23/2005 06:26:42 AM
good idea, great colors.
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08/23/2005 12:45:08 AM
Enticing, yet quite strange and different.
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08/22/2005 11:59:47 PM
Nice, I like the pinks in the hair and the toole. I like the look in his eyes. Great shot good luck.
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08/22/2005 11:41:48 PM
Well done technically, but boring compositionally. 6.
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08/22/2005 10:27:43 PM
I see what you are trying to do with this shot however my tastes do not lie in this area. I as a viewer can not appreciate this form of the art. What I see is a busy photograph that doesn't lead my eye to a specific point. I do appreciate the effort that was put into it however. It took a lot of work and it shows. Thank you for entering.
TC
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08/22/2005 10:16:29 PM
confusing and exciting. has a bondage feel to it
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08/22/2005 09:38:57 PM
This had WAY too much going on for e, the screen, the ribbons, the girl, the guy, just too much muddled together. Great composition, and with some more clarity, I think I could really like it, but it's missing that punch.
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08/22/2005 09:20:31 PM
Interesting image. Interesting lighting. Interesting colors. Interesting expressions. Interesting textures. Good luck.
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08/22/2005 08:50:36 PM
eerie shot. a bit too dark content wise for me.
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08/22/2005 08:00:34 PM
i like this artsy take on the theme. The lighting is a ligttle harsh, but with this semi-abstract theme, i am not sure that it matters. I do wish the rod was held just a little high so we couldnt see it. This is outthere... and i like that.
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08/22/2005 05:07:33 PM
I'm sorry, I just don't get this one. The lighting is too harsh and the colors seem off.
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08/22/2005 12:51:47 PM
This is a bit overprocessed for my taste. Kind of busy.
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08/22/2005 11:41:48 AM
one of the most provocative of the challenge as far as i'm concerned.. there are so many emotional elements that it's hard to look away. 10.
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08/22/2005 10:33:04 AM
This is a very powerful shot, evoking much emotion. So much going on in it and it tells a story. It is not what I would think of as a "nude" if it weren't in this challenge. But because it is so perfect...10
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08/22/2005 12:44:23 AM
Interesting... but a little scary for me. Good luck.
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08/22/2005 12:11:32 AM
I think it's too busy. It's hard to center on one thing in the photo.
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