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Jutilda


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Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3000
Location: Austin, TX
Date: Sep 2, 2005
Galleries: Fashion, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2005

I was stumped after being sick all week and suddenly I thought of this cool peasant skirt I have. I draped a light blanket over the fence and stood up on tip toe with my left foot up and behind me and reached up, so that my arms would pull my shirt up. After cropping,I went to grayscale mode and then adjusted bright and contrast and applied a vertical grain filter. I really like it. I might get slammed because it isn't crystal clear, but that's the exact reason why I like it.

Statistics
Place: 29 out of 343
Avg (all users): 6.2551
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1667
Avg (non-participants): 6.3918
Views since voting: 3357
Views during voting: 407
Votes: 247
Comments: 66
Favorites: 55 (view)


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11/25/2012 05:04:55 AM
why? what? who? wonderful!
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11/25/2012 01:20:40 AM
ha I love it!

55 faves, FAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And it didn't even win!!!
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03/16/2009 02:32:13 PM
WOW .. this is so excellent judy .. was choosing it for pik your fav pic but spent too much time in your wonderful portfolio and missed the train .. lol .. !! ..
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05/13/2006 11:50:29 PM
This is kindof a bizarre cross between peasant skirt meets the matrix with those background lines, which is good becasue I think it wouldn't be nearly as interesting if the background were pure white. I also really like the tones on the skirt, I just wish the highlight on the foot wasn't quite so blown.
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05/07/2006 11:11:01 AM
Wonderful work. Very impressive.
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04/29/2006 04:34:51 AM
This image as been in my favourites for a few months now and I still like coming back to it at enjoy the way it portrays an everyday action. Not only did you take a pleasently different approach by cutting off the image just above the hips, thus leaving the action of reaching which one usually associates with stretched arms, out of the frame. You also managed to give it a very charming quality with your high contrast post processing. What really did it for me, I guess, is your use of vertical noise to echo the upward movement of the model.
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03/10/2006 01:04:58 PM
This is a really great image; youv'e got such a great control of teh blacks and whites; with that nice contrasting fence below the foot; the detail is excellent- the pose, the pattern on the skirt; again- great shot.
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03/06/2006 08:26:22 AM
I really like this image. Very playful with great PP.
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02/10/2006 01:55:41 PM
This is great. Very artistic and well executed. One of my highest voted. Really works in B&W.
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02/08/2006 08:17:24 PM
Very creative. Great shot. Looks great in B&W. great use of grain filter.
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01/25/2006 10:45:59 PM
I really like what you did with this. It's amazing what such a simple photo can turn into. great job.
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12/27/2005 10:03:33 AM
I love this one! Said so much with such power.
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12/23/2005 07:31:27 AM
I'm having fun looking through your portfolio and had to comment on this one. It's just the "important" elements with all else blown out. Your critique club commenter is spot on. In both the images I looked at you used a filter (perhaps not usual for you?) with an artist's touch - they compliment and enhance the message. Thanks for entering this one.
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12/10/2005 02:47:42 PM
Very unusal and creative!
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11/15/2005 08:45:07 PM
Just so ya know, I gave this a 7 during the challenge. :)
It's a great shot! (I added this to my favs too, hehe)
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11/07/2005 04:27:55 AM
This is a good time for me to mention that I really like this picture as well. It breaks rules with elegance and sophistication in a way that blurs the line between photography and graphic design. That is most excellent.

Message edited by author 2005-11-07 04:28:09.
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10/25/2005 01:40:24 PM
Love it! Amzing how one bare foot can be so expressive!
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10/20/2005 01:05:20 PM
i love this... very dramatic, works great with black and white and the high contrast. i also love the off-centeredness.
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10/20/2005 11:51:11 AM
Great idea and great photo. It gives me the feel of an old newspaper--makes me want to FEEL the texture.

Message edited by author 2005-10-20 11:53:10.
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10/17/2005 11:53:32 AM
Very good photo
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10/16/2005 06:33:58 PM
stunning! Love the effect of the filter
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10/09/2005 06:31:54 PM
AWESOME feel to this image! the vertical grain filter was an inspired application. nicely done!
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10/08/2005 01:03:34 PM
Now THIS is cool. Definitely an "out of the box" shot that works really well. Great work!
09/29/2005 01:26:57 AM
Thank you for your recent comments! I like this one alot. Great female form and the high key effect is just excellent! Very fine work...
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09/24/2005 07:23:08 PM
Well, another great placing.... you are doing fabulous work Judy. I love this pic as much as you do!
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09/18/2005 09:17:35 PM
missed this challenge..man I would have scored this one high..it is simply wonderful..love the lines!
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09/12/2005 02:57:10 PM
Great contrast, composition and subject matter. All works well with the style of the photograph. In retrospect, I should slow down when voting, I think I should of scored this one a even higher. Love the originality, keep up the good work.
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09/12/2005 01:25:58 PM
This is one of the most captivating shots in the challenge for me..so fresh and different.

Great work Judy.

edited for typo

Message edited by author 2005-09-20 15:08:13.
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09/12/2005 12:57:48 PM
outstanding work. truly.
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09/12/2005 08:38:00 AM
Way to go girl! i like this photo ALOT. Could you post the original?
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09/12/2005 07:22:32 AM
Oh yeah, now I see this is yours! And it is fantastic!! Love the out of the box fine art approach. Congrats on a great finish!
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09/12/2005 04:25:44 AM
Excellent image Judy, very moody and quite mystic almost gypsy like. congrats on the high finish
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09/12/2005 03:31:21 AM
Really really great shot. A refreshing look and approach. I seldom change my style but if I do, I would have this as my inspiration.

Great tones and well-conceived.

Manny
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09/12/2005 02:17:37 AM
i love this! well done, you're cookin!
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09/12/2005 01:53:07 AM
This is clever, original and bursting with joie-de-vivre. Just like you.
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09/12/2005 01:47:47 AM
this is just a cool shot and captures the mood so well congrats
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09/12/2005 01:20:07 AM
*Critique Club*

Well look who's photo I get. :) I saw this one during voting and really liked it. I'm not sure what really it is that I love about the shot, but I think it's the sheer simplicity of it all. Dark shirt and skirt and light background and skin. I think it really works for the challenge.
The pattern on the skirt is pleasing and I love how you placed the subject to the right of the photo leaving the negative space to the left. I think that works really well here.
The lighting is perfect for the shot as well as the challenge. I think that the darks are perfect, and the whites are also perfect. Great contrast and nice range.
Focus and clarity are also right where they should be for the feel of the image.
I like the vertical grain filter. I'm not usually a fan of filters, but this one is so subtle that it looks like it could have came right from the camera itself.
I really do like this. My only nit pick is that we can't see the other foot, so it almost looks like it's been cut off at the bottom, although one can assume that the foot is just covered by the skirt, it also doesn't look like she's standing on anything, so kind of hovering. Still an A+ image. Great job.
~Heather~
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09/12/2005 01:10:11 AM
Oh Judy, this is AWESOME!!!! I missed this whole challenge being out of town, but I would have scored this one in the top 10 without a doubt! You rock!!!!!!!

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09/12/2005 12:56:54 AM
Nice job. I did not comment on this during the challenge but I did rate it high and went back to it multiple times to figure out just what I like about it. Emotive is probably the right word. Congrats on 30th.
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09/12/2005 12:46:52 AM
I thought (and still think) that this image was really a refreshing change from the norm and an exceptionally well-thought out and executed shot. So glad to see that it's yours!!! Fantastic work - congrats on your top 30 finish! (I expected that it would finish much higher.)
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09/12/2005 12:27:46 AM
real nice evocative emotive shot. congrats :)
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09/12/2005 12:16:22 AM
woo hoo, Judy! You go! :-)
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09/12/2005 12:15:50 AM
Great shot Judy! Wish it had done better! Very nice work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 10:35:14 PM
Good contrast. The white is a bit overpowering for me because it's so stark on the left side, but still a nice photo.
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09/11/2005 08:51:38 PM
Awesome entry. Love the pose and way you processed this. Title is great too!

10
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09/11/2005 05:55:28 PM
I'm curious as to how the effect was obtained below her dress. 6
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09/11/2005 07:49:27 AM
Nice pose and composition. I don't like the 'wind' effect without burning elsewhere in the white. Might work better in sepia. Maybe also a little more shadow. 8.
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09/11/2005 07:21:02 AM
Very unusual and effective. It's cleverly composed and processed, but it is the original idea that makes it such a strong entry. 8
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09/10/2005 10:50:54 AM
This photo has seen a little to much PS for my taste. Sure it is high contrast, but only from the results of PS not camera work.
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09/10/2005 01:45:49 AM
Nice capture, the contrast is great and the lines make the shot.
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09/09/2005 09:50:46 PM
Oustanding...I adore this image. Beautiful treatment. :)
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09/09/2005 05:41:56 PM
This is so perfect, I love the mood that the B&W and slight vagueness have created. Good use of white space (composition/crop) to make the right have more impact. The appearance that there is a foot sticking out with nothing to support it all is weird and great. :)
I love it, 10 and fav (already added it wednesday or thursday).
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09/09/2005 08:58:32 AM
Love this filter. It looks like a sketch! Nice work!
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09/08/2005 08:56:45 PM
Love the effect at the bottom of her dress. Very cool - can't wait to read how you did it. Great pose and composition. Nice job.
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09/08/2005 04:11:51 PM
Great Job....I love the effects and the imagery is wonderfull. - 8 -
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09/07/2005 09:52:02 PM
Great contrast and composition. 10
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09/07/2005 06:51:46 PM
nice textures. great crop and movement. love it
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09/07/2005 08:11:36 AM
amazing, i really like it
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09/06/2005 12:57:09 PM
Kewl effect!!
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09/06/2005 10:41:18 AM
Unusual composition, but all the more interesting for it.
Good to see somebody trying something different.
Nice work
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09/06/2005 01:59:53 AM
I Love this!
Remarkable in it's final presentation!
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09/05/2005 01:53:02 PM
love it love it looooooooooooove it 10++
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09/05/2005 12:30:40 PM
I like the playfulness of this image. Think high contrast works well here. 8
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09/05/2005 11:53:10 AM
I'm almost through voting and this is by far my favorite. It's a beautiful composition making a moving image. Good luck!
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09/05/2005 12:54:52 AM
unusual idea, i like it
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09/05/2005 12:52:22 AM
love the high contrast/ high key feel of this and perfect title for a great image. good luck
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