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Navel Sensations
Navel Sensations
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Challenge: Nude III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE Z1
Location: Cumberland Kentucky
Date: Aug 20, 2005
Aperture: 1:3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Emotive, Nude
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2005

duotone filter
lasso rose: color burn and sats with hue shift
resize
sharpen edges
save for web

Statistics
Place: 48 out of 118
Avg (all users): 5.5915
Avg (commenters): 6.3571
Avg (participants): 5.0330
Avg (non-participants): 5.7182
Views since voting: 4051
Views during voting: 1133
Votes: 492
Comments: 47
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/05/2006 08:41:31 PM
Great shot, beautiful model. Very artistic.
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09/06/2005 02:23:24 PM
This was one of my favorites, btw...

This was one of the few, I gave a "10" score on this challenge. Excellent work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2005 09:07:09 PM
I like this - simple, nice tones and really nice colour on the rose.
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08/28/2005 06:24:16 PM
almost perfect, but that piece of black clothing in the top left seems like it shouldn't be there
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08/28/2005 05:15:07 PM
Usually, I don't like a greenish cast with skin-tones, but I like it with the rose and bit of stem. A different color background would add a bit more separation between it and the model. The dark patch in the upper-left is a bit distracting.
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08/28/2005 03:12:31 PM
Very simple yet artistic. The color here is very nice. I think the carpet on the left is a little distracting, I would like it better on a smooth surface.
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08/28/2005 02:55:17 PM
Excellent selective color desaturation. I like the composition and lighting quite a bit.The soft skin tones look great.
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08/28/2005 04:33:46 AM
There are several minor things which you could do to move this good photo up a few notches.
- Watch the edges of the frame; the model's fingertips are cut off and the edge of her pants/shirt are visible.
- Use only backgrounds which complement the subject. The lace background is busy enough to draw my attention but doesn't contrast strongly enough to complement the smooth texture of the skin.
I'm not sure how well I like the jewelry in the picture, but I think that the navel would be easier to identify if it weren't so covered up.
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08/27/2005 11:10:47 PM
I think everything's great except for the belly button jewelry. The way the hand covers up the leaf as if its hiding a forbidden tattoo is neat (don't know if that was intentional or not, but it really works). And I really like the touch of color.
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08/27/2005 07:39:59 PM
Very nice concept, and well composed. Could use contrast though.
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08/27/2005 07:13:40 PM
Interesting, a bit too yellow for my taste. but gl! 5
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08/27/2005 03:58:23 PM
Nice idea and good colour desaturation work.
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08/27/2005 11:36:58 AM
Elegant, great color tones and composition. I love it! 9
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08/26/2005 11:14:09 AM
I would of loved to have seen a little more saturation on the rose! Nice shot though.
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08/25/2005 11:42:58 PM
I like the naked belly with the belly ring and flower. They add so much to the photo instead of just another belly pic.
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08/25/2005 09:42:11 PM
This is nice. I really like the saturation of this photo. I hop it does well, in this challenge. good luck.Not sure what the thing at the bottom is but it is just a tad distracting. It is about 1 inch to the left of the middle finger.
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08/25/2005 12:05:43 PM
very tastefull! i think this suits the challenge very well!
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08/25/2005 08:10:17 AM
Very Pretty! I wonder how it would have looked with a black background instead of the carpet??
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08/25/2005 07:15:18 AM
very nicely done-9
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08/25/2005 04:48:51 AM
I like the selective coloring on this, it gives it kind of a "victorian" look, and it has a nice sensual feel The left side of the image is a bit distracting to me - the texture of the carpet, and the bit of black (that looks like it could be her shirt) spoil the otherwise soft, sensual look of the image. The composition could be a bit more dynamic, with the jewel and rose being somewhere other than nearly dead center.
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08/24/2005 07:52:11 PM
Nice image, I wish the carpet on the left was more blurred but the detail in the hand, rose & jewellry is nice.
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08/24/2005 05:49:05 PM
I love the hand, and navel, I think a tighter crop to hide the fabric in the upper left hand corner and the carpet along the left might have raised your score with me. Good luck.
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08/24/2005 12:24:30 PM
I think you should to crop the left part of the image, which is a little bit disturbing. Not a magnific image, but just a good pic. 6
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08/24/2005 09:15:39 AM
yip, really pretty sensation, good shot and nice desat, really nice. bumping up.
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08/24/2005 04:29:27 AM
Sexy. Only thing I would change is the background on the left side. Possibly have her laying against black velvet. Good job overall.
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08/24/2005 03:12:53 AM
sensational... a bit more brighter colours would have helped immensely
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08/23/2005 10:48:44 PM
In my opinion, the image would be even stronger cropped to the bottom ~4/5ths of the photo and with less green tone in the skin.
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08/23/2005 08:25:19 PM
Nice nude. The flower is a bit muted for my tastes. I would have liked to seen this as a black and white as opposed to the sepia look (but I'm rather new to all this, and just my newbie opinion).
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08/23/2005 08:23:39 PM
I like the curve and the use of selective desat. The lighting is perfect. I find the bg fabric to be distracting, I think a dark/black bg might do it for me. Good job and good luck!
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08/23/2005 01:47:42 PM
very american beauty. My first impression was that the image was out of focus, but on closer viewing the see the navel jewelery and the rose are crisp. I do not care for the greenish tint, it is not becoming of a belly.
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08/23/2005 01:44:14 PM
This is nice but the left side background and the dark thing up top are a slight distraction. I love the desat and bringing the rose back into color. Good work!
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08/23/2005 01:01:53 PM
Very nice.
The white rug/carpet background would be better as something more contrasty to the skin.
Finger tips shouldn't be cropped either.
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08/23/2005 12:22:07 PM
Just gave out my first ten, I love it.
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08/23/2005 06:22:27 AM
nice attempt. it seems the hand could be a bit more relaxed (and you probably could have stood not to have cropped off the finger tips). the background on the left is fairly distracting--that should have been blurred into something smooth. also could have offered just a bit more than the torso (not a lot, just a bit).
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08/23/2005 02:49:06 AM
smashing!
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08/23/2005 12:00:27 AM
Well done technically, but boring compositionally. 6.
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08/22/2005 05:13:23 PM
I love the select desat and soft lighting. The only drawbacks are the carpet in the background and you can see a little of the models shirt in the upper left corner.
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08/22/2005 04:09:51 PM
i feel the image is a bit too soft.. and the carpet texture showing up on the left is a distraction.
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08/22/2005 03:53:52 PM
The hand and the skin seem to be very flat.
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08/22/2005 02:54:50 PM
One of my favorite shots in the challenge, I love the softness, it just has a very mellow feel for me, the only thing I would change is to try to have her fingers looking more relaxed. Good luck.
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08/22/2005 02:46:10 PM
Good Idea, tasteful and clean.
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08/22/2005 04:23:58 AM
Awsome - the color in the flower really makes this shot come to life. Great tones in the B&W parts too. 9.
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08/22/2005 01:44:02 AM
Interesting lighting and color management choices. It looks as if the model has good skin tone. I think the lighting could have been arranged to give more modeling to the shape. To me, it looks to flat. The carpet and close crop of the fingers are a bit unfortunate also.
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08/22/2005 12:59:10 AM
Hope the thorns didn't poke ya. ;-) A small, distracting element at the bottom of the image, but overall fairly well done.
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08/22/2005 12:30:47 AM
Very clever. Nice use of desat. This is very artfully presented. Good job.
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08/22/2005 12:20:44 AM
strange color cast
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08/22/2005 12:13:30 AM
Very nice image...Really like the softness and desaturation decision...gives it a nice feel. Only negative that will impact this image is the distraction of the rug? (or floor) to the left. A black cloth background would have accentuated her outline and provided some symetry to the shadows to the right...or you could have cropped to exclude the floor. Good Luck.
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