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Challenge: Nude III (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: studio
Date: Aug 19, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nude, Studio
Date Uploaded: Aug 20, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 118
Avg (all users): 7.4949
Avg (commenters): 8.6932
Avg (participants): 7.5474
Avg (non-participants): 7.4825
Views since voting: 53633
Views during voting: 1589
Votes: 495
Comments: 135
Favorites: 39 (view)


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09/05/2006 12:04:54 AM
well done
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10/18/2005 11:58:16 PM
Thats a good glistening thing going on there.
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10/18/2005 11:41:45 AM
great photo,lovely skintones and nicely balanced.
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09/07/2005 06:17:36 PM
god dam hes fine.i wouldent kick him out of bed. from jeffs friend
09/02/2005 11:35:09 AM
Another well deserved ribbon! :)
09/01/2005 03:21:53 PM
Ég get sko sagt þér það að hún Heiða er á lausu og alltaf til í eitthvað geim þannig að bættu henni bara á msn listann þinn og hver veit hvað gerist
08/31/2005 12:32:14 PM
Ég búin að eiða lunganu úr deginum í að skoða Portfolio-una þína og hún er stór glæsileg. Svakalegar myndir.
Þú ert vel af öllum þessum topp 5 sætum komin.
Magnað. Haltu áfram á þessari braut.

Ps. ertu nokkuð á lausu??
08/31/2005 04:41:32 AM
Sheesh - you are on fire. Great lighting.
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08/30/2005 02:02:21 AM
5 in a row ;) congrats...
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08/29/2005 12:17:12 PM
Vá flottur gaur, er hann á lausu???????????? :)
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08/29/2005 11:52:04 AM
Congratulations Heida! Superbly lit nude!
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08/29/2005 10:48:19 AM
awesome work, terrific pose too. I love the silvery hair :-)
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08/29/2005 08:24:01 AM
Til hamingju Heiða! Rosalega flott mynd!
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08/29/2005 08:22:06 AM
Terrific work Heida!! Visually stunning and mastery of the model and composition makes this picture amazing!! Congrats on your Red!! :D
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08/29/2005 08:21:56 AM
Congratulations on your RED with this intriguing study.
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08/29/2005 07:17:30 AM
Wow! You can't even stop Heida with nudes! ... oh, and what a specimen to work with! :)
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08/29/2005 07:02:21 AM
*Nudge*Nudge*Nudge*
Wooohooo!!! A 7.5 score! This is fantastic! :-D Congratulations Heida, you will never stop to amaze me!


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08/29/2005 05:40:28 AM
til hamingju

Message edited by author 2005-09-20 03:51:17.
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08/29/2005 05:29:40 AM
Thanks for the ribbon! and thanks for all the comments!
08/29/2005 04:47:36 AM
Til hamingju með borðann! Flott
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08/29/2005 04:17:14 AM
Tilhamingju snillingur,,Nú þarf barað finna keppni þar sem farmiði til Indlands er í verðlaun :=) Mjög svo falleg mynd
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08/29/2005 03:54:05 AM
Gilznegger? góð mynd
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08/29/2005 02:07:42 AM
Congratulations Heiða, amazing shot! Ekki leiðinlegt að kíkja inn í dag :)
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08/29/2005 01:29:46 AM
Somehow I knew this was yours. Excellent shot! Congrats!
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08/29/2005 01:09:49 AM
Congratulations Heida. Great pose and lighting.
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08/29/2005 12:38:47 AM
Hurray Heida! Certainly a work of art. Every muscle shows.
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08/29/2005 12:28:02 AM
congrats heida!
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08/29/2005 12:16:34 AM
Congrats Heida! Stunning stuff as always!
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08/29/2005 12:15:29 AM
Wow!! The texture is awsome!!! Looks like metal or tone. Great work from a master!!!
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08/29/2005 12:14:47 AM
congrats!
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08/29/2005 12:12:33 AM
One of my most favorites in this challenge. Congrats on the ribbon!!
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08/29/2005 12:10:23 AM
Beautiful image Heida :-) Congrats on another well deserved ribbon!
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08/29/2005 12:10:07 AM
5 consecutive ribbons on entries...
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08/29/2005 12:07:34 AM
Wow - Congrats again heida! Well-deserved ribbon. Beautiful shot.
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08/29/2005 12:06:12 AM
WTG, congrats on one MORE ribbon, and a well-deserved one at that.
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08/29/2005 12:05:01 AM
Hurray - congrats on 2nd place. I only gave 2 10's and this was one of them.
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08/29/2005 12:03:09 AM
Congrats!
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08/29/2005 12:02:17 AM
goregous as usual. :) Well done.
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08/29/2005 12:01:52 AM
you suck >:P
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2005 10:34:45 PM
Great physique and nice pose. LIghting and treatment are great as well. Not sure about the hair, but great job overall!!
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08/28/2005 08:36:41 PM
This is just so good it leaves me speachless, but I had to say how much I appreciated the work in getting this before I lost the chance. Excet job. Love the color and light.
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08/28/2005 07:38:49 PM
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Message edited by author 2005-09-20 03:50:28.
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08/28/2005 04:30:34 PM
wonderful tones!
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08/28/2005 03:32:46 PM
great example of sculpting with light. A bit more light on the lower part of the right arm to give it just a bit more toning ? In my top 3
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08/28/2005 03:29:19 PM
Good job at finding a model with tons of curves to accentuate. The lighting is spot on. This one of the best so far. Good luck. 9
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08/28/2005 12:34:58 AM
This is great photography. Llighting, pose, exposure and composition are all spot on. 10
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08/27/2005 08:36:38 PM
wow you can really see the muscular features which is contributed by the excellent use of light and positioning of the subject. The pose reminds me of the something from Greek Methology. Well done. (10)
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08/27/2005 07:34:53 PM
Nice light, great setup and composition. too bad it wasn't a chick, but hey it's all about the photo 9
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08/27/2005 07:26:00 PM
Very dramatic, well lit, and well composed. Excellent.
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08/27/2005 02:36:07 PM
Thats a great shot. Wonderul lighting, contrast and pose.
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08/27/2005 02:02:17 PM
a nice low key image here. This guy has got to work out, i'm jealous ;-)
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08/27/2005 01:43:54 PM
Great skin tones. A beautiful body. The hair seems to be a strange color. Love the pose too.
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08/27/2005 01:42:05 PM
Very well lit and posed! The muscle definition and skin texture is just right. I'm not sure he needs that much empty space above his head, and the black frame against the nearly black background doesn't really help. But this is still my favorite of the male nudes. 9
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08/27/2005 12:14:23 AM
If we all looked like this there would be more pictures of us.. Very nice shot - excellent lighting and texture.
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08/26/2005 10:43:09 PM
The lighting is incredible in this image. Powerful image. I like it. Top 10 finish I predict. 10
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08/26/2005 09:19:57 PM
The composition is very good and complements the model. I like the the light on the background but there doesn't seem to be quite enough to get good separation in some areas like the legs and the arms or perhaps this is because the contrast was adjusted to much. I don't think the border was needed. To me, it looks like something is in the picture and blocking the back leg, as that is the only area that it really shows up.
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08/26/2005 01:00:12 PM
very nice lighting! the best ive seen so far. <9>
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08/26/2005 09:24:28 AM
This is a winner.. it's one of two best in this challenge imho
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08/26/2005 09:21:03 AM
Very nice color. Very attractive model. Good Compostion. Nice range of colors and tones. <8>
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08/25/2005 09:56:54 PM
Excellent. Great lighting; great colours; great model...if only there was a score higher than 10.
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08/25/2005 09:35:21 PM
This is a very great photo, it not often that I have to recognise that the men body can be esthetic as well. Your photo acheive that and much more.
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08/25/2005 09:15:31 PM
Looks like a bronze statue. Very nice.
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08/25/2005 06:45:45 PM
Whomever he is would he like to visit California? LOL, thanks for the eye candy and perfect exposure. I might like his left hand tilted just a hair towards us so we could see the delineation of the fingers as well as we see the muscle/bony definititon elsewhere.
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08/25/2005 10:56:14 AM
Wow really nice texture on the guys skin. The hair is interesting too.
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08/25/2005 05:20:32 AM
excellen t work real ribbon material here 10
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08/25/2005 12:44:07 AM
Nice shot. Lighting is what makes this one good.
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08/24/2005 10:09:24 PM
a wonderful image! great posing, great lighting, just beautiful. 10
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08/24/2005 09:16:39 PM
pefectly focused, well done.
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08/24/2005 07:36:34 PM
great lighting & pose
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08/24/2005 03:17:26 PM
Very strong, marred slightly by poor definition of the model's right arm.
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08/24/2005 01:30:07 PM
To me this looks almost unnatural. I scored this low initially because I still am not sure about the model used, but I have decided that if I am going to err, I will err on the side of the photographer. 8
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08/24/2005 12:15:07 PM
wow! a 10 in my book!
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08/24/2005 03:13:43 AM
Beautiful lines. I gave it a 9
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08/24/2005 02:19:15 AM
you've conveyed the idea of statue very well here.
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08/24/2005 01:39:32 AM
nice muscles
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08/24/2005 12:31:35 AM
Great pose toning and lighting.
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08/24/2005 12:23:15 AM
Good choice of model for this type of shot. Pose seems a bit awkward to me... It feels just not totally right in the composition of the shot. Maybe it would have helped if the body was put more into a diagale (ie. pointing the left arm toward the top left corner, or something similar). Very nice lighting. Feels like there was a lot of burning to get rid of the background, which we still see some of it around the body... Don't know if it was intentional or not. Nice color. 7
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08/23/2005 11:51:11 PM
fantastic!!...10
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08/23/2005 10:07:52 PM
Very happy with this strong composotion excepting the hair treatment. The tonal values are solid and the pose is just superb. Bumping up.
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08/23/2005 07:12:26 PM
Wow.10
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08/23/2005 03:11:19 PM
Outstanding!
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08/23/2005 02:51:20 PM
Beautiful shot - love the metallic tones. Nice lines too. 9
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08/23/2005 02:39:37 PM
Incredible, just incredible. Perfect lighting, perfect form. Lovely shot. 10
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08/23/2005 12:10:06 PM
Good composition and lighting...muscles are well defined.
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08/23/2005 11:37:58 AM
Excellently and professionally executed. Nice lighting and study of the human form. 9
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08/23/2005 03:09:16 AM
very strong
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08/23/2005 02:56:32 AM
the end of summer....
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08/23/2005 02:19:56 AM
I'm assuming that this is a person, not a statue, but the texture of the hair is a bit puzzling. Apart from that, the photo is interestingly lit and the pose is pleasing.
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08/23/2005 12:57:38 AM
Nice use of color and contrast, great model too. You really used the light to well to highlight his form.
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08/22/2005 11:52:37 PM
Very greek pose, with a very greek model. Very good choice. I think the shiny skin may be a bit much for me, and makes it look very forced, or more like a bodybuilding contest than a figure study. It just doesn't appeal to me as much as a less glossy finish may have been for me.
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08/22/2005 11:14:49 PM
Wow, lighting, exp and model are right on. very good work. 10.
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08/22/2005 10:17:02 PM
Great use of light and that backdrop is awesome. If you have time shoot me an email and let me know the brand and color. The pose is a bit....forced maybe? Should definitely ribbon.
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08/22/2005 09:54:56 PM
Splendid capture - 10
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08/22/2005 09:50:32 PM
A powerfully done portrait. The skin tone and lighting adds to the magnificence ofthe overall effect. Very creative interpretation. Top 5 for sure and a ribbon would not surprise me.
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08/22/2005 09:34:39 PM
Awesome lighting, model's pose is striking. Good job.
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08/22/2005 09:29:56 PM
Excellent lighting, composition, and crop. The texture of the bg fits with th texture of the model. Excellent photo!
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08/22/2005 09:11:02 PM
Great shot I like the contrast between the dark backgraound and the body. I like the musclular form and the way it plays with the light. I think this shot will do good. Hopefully top ten.
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08/22/2005 08:52:35 PM
Adonis. Would have liked it more if there was a little more light on the forward leg.
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08/22/2005 08:52:00 PM
oh yeah.... beautiful body....oh my gosh... grrrreat picture!
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08/22/2005 08:37:43 PM
Perfect... in every way! 10
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08/22/2005 08:36:11 PM
very nice lines and angles....
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08/22/2005 07:36:00 PM
I love the shadows and dark background - and the model isn't bad to look at either. Nice photo.
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08/22/2005 07:10:44 PM
Awsome!
The right arm is a little undefined as it is too much in shadow, but apart from that the lighting emphasizes the body very well.
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08/22/2005 07:10:41 PM
one of the best, i really like lighting effect, really nice one, good luck
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08/22/2005 06:59:20 PM
One of the best nude i have seen and not being in b&w you get out of the pack !... a9
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08/22/2005 06:31:36 PM
Beautiful treatment and textures. I'd be very interested to know your processing. Lovely model, great pose. Well done. :)
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08/22/2005 06:20:18 PM
Lighting and composition in this shor are extraordinary, very well done!
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08/22/2005 06:00:08 PM
great lighting and processing
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08/22/2005 05:58:52 PM
Excelent lighting, and well posed. Possily just having a bit more ofthe right arm out of shadow? Dunno, but this is well done. .. 8
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08/22/2005 05:47:27 PM
um.... wow. it's just virtually perfect. the lighting is extrordinary! easy 10.
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08/22/2005 04:23:06 PM
nice toning and lighting. 10
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08/22/2005 04:16:59 PM
Beautiul lighting and skin tones. Love the play of lights and shadows over the muscles. Very nice definition of the body. Very "high art" to me. (and not a bad looking model, either!)
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08/22/2005 03:23:03 PM
Excellent shot! Gave it my highest score. Excellent lighting and pose.
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08/22/2005 03:03:24 PM
Image a tad dark. Like the hair. Composition crop work lighting is exceptional and makes the image. Something about his butt cheeks looks edited but I guess I really shouldn't be looking that closely. :) 8 - Good luck in the challenge!
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08/22/2005 02:47:13 PM
I really like this one. I had 6 10s and this is one. If I had to chose though, I'd take the necklace off (unless it's a tattoo). Lighting is superb.
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08/22/2005 02:43:48 PM
Is it live or memorex....Very nice shot. Could have used a lighter backround for contrast, especially around the torso area.
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08/22/2005 02:39:25 PM
I love the lighting in this shot, the textures of the muscles are great, only thing is I wish I could see the other arm/hand a bit more and the muscles in the upper legs. Well done and good luck.
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08/22/2005 02:33:09 PM
Nice shadows....dreng
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08/22/2005 10:46:06 AM
beautiful lighting
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08/22/2005 09:20:55 AM
very artistic and a very nice model you got there. perfect use of shadows to show the detail of the model...10 god luck :o) ~~Cher~~
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08/22/2005 06:31:35 AM
Would have loved to see his right hand in bit more light, other than that, just fabulous. one of the very few.
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08/22/2005 06:04:58 AM
Fantastic light & a great pose
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08/22/2005 04:18:45 AM
Great shot :) 10
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08/22/2005 03:11:05 AM
One of four images I rated 8 - all contenders for the yellow ribbon according to my view of the challenge. The lighting is excellent, but the muslin backdrop seems too dark for my taste. Good luck!
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08/22/2005 02:44:08 AM
Great photo. Has somehwat of a Romanesque feel to it. The courseness and shimmer of the hair is a stark conttrast to the velvety background. Excellent presentation. Good luck!
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08/22/2005 02:38:43 AM
great lighting - neat pose. It would be interesting to have this man posed in the position of the "discus thrower" from Greece. 8
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08/22/2005 02:07:31 AM
i think the shot is a bit too dark. the skin tone bronzing makes it look professional (curious how that was done)... overall i think the shot its a good study of the male form.
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08/22/2005 01:59:41 AM
You need that leafy crown around your head. Well, I am not a fan of male nudes, but I can appreciate great use of light and shadows when I see it. I am guessing this will do very well - it does have a great dramatic impression and there's lots o' women folk here who will most assuredly rate this highly. Well done.
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08/22/2005 01:36:22 AM
Fascinating pose for a nude. It certainly accentuate the models upper body. I would have liked to have seen more light on hisback arm and on his legs so the musle tone followed through the whole model.
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08/22/2005 01:31:22 AM
form looks a bit too robotic.
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08/22/2005 01:14:21 AM
Niiiiiice.

I better score now and move on.

<fanning self>
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08/22/2005 01:08:44 AM
Good lighting to bring out the muscle definition. The light on the hair really helps to seperate it from the black background. Good composition too.
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08/22/2005 12:22:11 AM
This is nude perfection. The shot, the body, the tone, the light. If this doesn't win a ribbon, then I'm going to be very surprised. Nothing about this isn't absolutely superb!!!!!
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08/22/2005 12:19:12 AM
Unusual Pose and lighting. Not really digging his hair color in this, seems distracting, but the overall form and point is well taken.
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08/22/2005 12:08:15 AM
nicely sculpted body
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