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Challenge: Nude III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: hampton
Date: Aug 21, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Portraiture, Nude
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 33 out of 118
Avg (all users): 5.9267
Avg (commenters): 6.8636
Avg (participants): 5.6344
Avg (non-participants): 5.9950
Views since voting: 10563
Views during voting: 1582
Votes: 491
Comments: 73
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/11/2005 10:55:06 PM
I love how this image tells a story. The desat is very effective. I like that natural feel and how the model is looking at the camera.

P.S. I think it should have scored much higher. I gave it a 7.

Message edited by author 2005-09-11 22:55:40.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2005 11:52:23 PM
Thanks for a natural looking model and expression. Only problem is the hair across her face, but that actually makes the expression look more natural.
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08/28/2005 09:10:13 PM
It looks like you went a little overboard on the USM; otherwise this was nicely executed.
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08/28/2005 08:52:30 PM
Light, Color and focus are great here. The subject and model are beautiful.
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08/28/2005 07:42:52 PM
IMO you were a little heavy handed with the blur, but otherwise an excellent image. Treat for adam? Good work.
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08/28/2005 05:43:13 PM
Nice image, soft feel. Over-sharpened, though.
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08/28/2005 03:07:59 PM
I like the desaturation of this image. The soft diffused look works fairly well here but seems noticeably less on her face.
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08/28/2005 02:43:54 PM
Great shot..don't like the apple idea personally(seems forced), but hey it is a clear choice..the shot itself is well done, nicely processed..solid work.
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08/28/2005 01:12:43 PM
Lovely shot. Great skin tones.
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08/28/2005 12:07:35 PM
Tones very well done. Like the softness where appropriate. Something winky in the bottom right. Would have liked slightly more crop on the left, less crop on the bottom. POV, DOF well done. Like the lighting on hand that draws eye to apple.
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08/28/2005 06:44:09 AM
i love the color and softness...
08/27/2005 07:15:36 PM
honest look, maybe a tad much neatimage? tonal range is good. 7
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08/27/2005 04:23:34 PM
Wow, that is just a wonderful shot.

10
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08/27/2005 03:58:22 PM
Probably just being picky, but given the title of the photo, I would have liked to see the apple sharper.... Maybe even play with the contrast a bit to get her body to seperate more from the background. Good Luck!
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08/27/2005 03:25:29 PM
perfekt, no other comments neccisary
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08/27/2005 11:29:22 AM
Her expression doesn't fit, but the image is well worked..
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08/27/2005 09:28:25 AM
this is actually a much more powerful shot then i had first considered. well done.
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08/26/2005 04:56:30 PM
Good one, I think this would have made an awesome portrait!
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08/26/2005 11:31:07 AM
great idea...great photograph!
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08/26/2005 11:15:44 AM
A little more saturation on the apple here would of nailed it! Well done.
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08/26/2005 12:24:34 AM
Very beautiful photograph.
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08/25/2005 11:25:45 PM
The hair in her faces is kind of distracting, but over all a very nice picture.
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08/25/2005 11:11:04 PM
Congrats on the soon-to-be new addition, and on the possible soon-to-be ribbon! Great shot, quite possibly a top 10 at least.
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08/25/2005 05:13:14 PM
Nice shot. This has a wonderful DOF. 9
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08/25/2005 08:12:05 AM
Intense......great desaturation job.
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08/25/2005 05:27:05 AM
Terrific DOF that separates the subject from the background without making her *feel* separate from it. Makes me think of a wood nymph. Lovely softness, and nice color treatment. The only thing that throws me here is the expression on her face. I would have expected a softer, more engaged expression. Overall though, very lovely.
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08/25/2005 03:56:59 AM
great idea...well presented...8
08/25/2005 12:42:56 AM
nice nude, possible ribbon contender...but probably doesn't have the mass appeal...bet a top 20 finish though
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08/24/2005 10:08:03 PM
I love this image. I love the softness of the body, the lighting is almost perfect, the pose I think she should be gripping the apple, but who am I to complain. 9
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08/24/2005 07:43:23 PM
Really nice image, seems a tad too filtered or smoothed on her hands.
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08/24/2005 12:38:51 PM
Beatiful image. I really like the use of softness. 8
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08/24/2005 11:20:46 AM
excellent! a 10
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08/24/2005 09:39:43 AM
very nice, the message and all is wonderful, something very stunning and powerful about a mother-to-be. i love it.
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08/24/2005 02:10:24 AM
very nice light and shadow and flattering skin tones. I suppose she drew the line at having a snake around.
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08/24/2005 02:00:03 AM
Unfortunately, this looks too posed...
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08/24/2005 01:46:44 AM
I wish she looked happier...
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08/23/2005 10:47:38 PM
Great tone throughout. Might push the red a little further in the apple . . . if anything.
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08/23/2005 10:04:37 PM
Strange pose and facial expression
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08/23/2005 09:37:04 PM
as a father of 3, this image strikes me as being the essence of the beauty of pregnancy. good job
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08/23/2005 07:08:42 PM
I think this would do much better with color left in the apple. Nice tones.
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08/23/2005 05:58:14 PM
Very interesting. I like the tone of this pic. NIce softness. Great job. 10
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08/23/2005 02:50:54 PM
This is a beautiful image. Very well done and I love the tones. Bumping up. 9
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08/23/2005 01:08:08 PM
I like this image.
the skin of the body seems a little over processed, but the face seems natural with the freckles.
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08/23/2005 11:38:58 AM
Really beautiful shot. I love the softness, toning and composition. Excellent model - beautiful connection with the camera and viewer that is sometimes hard to achieve with nudity. 9
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08/23/2005 06:24:46 AM
why do i see sadness in those eyes? filters(?) make pic appear a bit 'plastic'.
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08/22/2005 11:49:11 PM
Amazing focus on her face. Great job, I hope this one does well in this challenge.
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08/22/2005 11:36:47 PM
Great double meaning photo. Nice composition
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08/22/2005 11:09:15 PM
Nice shot. I'm not wild about the selective desat. though. 7
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08/22/2005 10:53:26 PM
The skin looks a little over-processed. I like the dof and focus. The pose and expression seem a little forced. A tight crop next to right up to the apple-bearing hand might really set this photo off. Overall, a nice image - good luck!
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08/22/2005 10:29:46 PM
nice softnes to the picture it just doesn't convey much emotion to me. There's a lack of expression and tenderness here.
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08/22/2005 09:47:03 PM
I'm sorry, I just don't quite get this one.... I'm guessing you're going for an even in the garden type image.... If so, a different title may have been more appropriate. I like the image as a whole.... The lighting is great. The pose is a little unsettling in that the model looks very..... disconnected?.... Something in the eyes just doesn't quite click. I can't quite put my finger on it. Overall a great capture, just too many mixed metaphors or something. Maybe I'm just being over analytical.
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08/22/2005 09:26:14 PM
This shot makes me feel uneasy, first, your model doesn't look real. I know the likelyhood of it being fake is extremely low, but she just doesn't look real. If she is real, you might want to turn down the neat image a bit. I think the background also shows signs of being overly processed. Last, I think the model's pose seems completely uncomfortable. A more relaxed pose even with just the models left arm, might bring the score up quite a bit.
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08/22/2005 06:42:25 PM
while techically this is a fine image, there is something lacking. Pregancy is a beautiful thing, and i can't help but get the feeling that that element of the image was pushed asside a litte. I will try to explain. The focus and attention is on the models face, and the apple, while the belly seems in a soft focus. It is almost as though the image is of eve and she just happens to be pregant rather than of a beautiful woman with child, that happens to be making a biblical referance. I would have liked to have seen the child within have equal billing to the mothers face - or at least more so than the apple. I hope this made sense (i doubt it did) and blessing for the baby.
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08/22/2005 05:28:51 PM
The idea of the photo as well as your model are fine. It just looks to have been run through neat image to many times
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08/22/2005 05:07:39 PM
ooh, waaaay too much processing on her skin. Those hands look like they belong on a manquin. The face is great though.
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08/22/2005 05:00:14 PM
her body looks plastic
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08/22/2005 04:31:24 PM
Lovely! The muted tones work very well and I love the windswept hair. Nice executed! And if the little one on the ways is yours, Congratulations! :-)
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08/22/2005 03:00:11 PM
good contrast
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08/22/2005 02:25:37 PM
Nice composition and take on the challenge.
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08/22/2005 02:10:47 PM
High quality photo: lighting, composition, idea.
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08/22/2005 12:53:35 PM
Her hair and eyes look nice, but when I look at the rest of the picture, she looks like something created in poser. I like the idea that the photographer cared enough to post process this so that any flaws were masked, however, by doing that, she has become something not real, at least to me. Thinking about it, the processing might be a way to create distance between the viewer and the model.
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08/22/2005 11:43:14 AM
This tecnically good picture would appeal to me much more if the eyes and head were not pointing squarely to the camera. I love the tones you have achieved.
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08/22/2005 08:31:55 AM
GREAT SHOT! So good colors and well-controlled pp. 10 (Must be a ribbon-winner).
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08/22/2005 07:45:32 AM
I find the skintones a bit too smooth, a bit plastic looking, maybe leave a bit more detail in next time
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08/22/2005 06:44:44 AM
Lovely soft tones
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08/22/2005 05:57:43 AM
I like the outdoorsie shots a lot, the only thing I don't like about this is being cut off right at the waist, or any other joint...that always bothers me. Otherwise, there are some very nice tonal qualities to this image, ans well a very sharp focus on the apple, and a slightly softer focus on the model it seems, which is good.<6>
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08/22/2005 02:36:50 AM
nice picture - i love the softness

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08/22/2005 01:55:11 AM
a bit too neat imaged... but good concept, pose and composition.
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08/22/2005 01:44:47 AM
this is a good picture. I hope the connection between the apple and the pregnancy is not lost on the sometimes dimwitted voters. (Sorry, is my frustrating showing through? :P )
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08/22/2005 01:41:12 AM
i think you could have done better with the facial expression. also the background is not flattering
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08/22/2005 12:44:56 AM
CLEVER TITLE. Nice soft filter. This woman is awesome for posing. Love the light and the sense of wind. Mother Nature at her best!!!!
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08/22/2005 12:43:54 AM
Not feeling good with her expression - a simple, warm smile would do a lot for this. The focus on her face is certainly sharp though. Brave woman - my wife is 5 months preg and she refused to let me take one. :( Good luck on the challenge (the DPC Challenge AND the parenthood challenge!)
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08/22/2005 12:41:33 AM
I like how the blurred background effectively seperates the subject (though is some of the blurring from post-processing?). Good focus and lighting too.
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