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Challenge: Triptych (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Dinning Room
Date: Nov 13, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2005

The concept illustrated by this triptych is the objectification of women, which apperently wasn't obvious to everyone even though my title gave it away.
This wasn't simply a picture that I took and cut up only to make it fit the challenge. I wanted to illustrate the objectification of women by "splitting" a women up into the three parts (face, breasts, legs) which is what men do all the time when they physically analyze women (and vice versa, of course). I tried making a combination of three different shots to satisfy the triptych theme a bit more, but decided to stick to one picture as it more strongly suggested that the woman is being divided into three at all times. The frame forces you to look at each part of the woman individually and prevents you from seeing her as a whole.

Thanks to ewaG for modeling.

Place: 85 out of 234
Avg (all users): 5.8000
Avg (commenters): 6.6957
Avg (participants): 5.3543
Avg (non-participants): 6.1824
Views since voting: 1887
Views during voting: 775
Votes: 275
Comments: 34
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/26/2008 10:16:36 AM
The concept is great and technically well done, but to the contrary, it still depicts her as whole. I'd like to see the sections slid Left/Right slightly, to horizontilly offset the three sections.
06/05/2006 07:51:41 PM
Very cool contrast ... Nice idea ;)
12/04/2005 03:55:58 PM
there is hope in this world :)
11/26/2005 09:59:31 PM
Originally posted by MrsFuzzButt:

Just thought I would share that I showed this photo to my husband and asked him what he thought... he got it right away. His only comment was that he thought the borders/divisions should have been smaller, only a couple of pixels wide and more subtle.


Thanks. I'm glad some people understood it... I agree that the borders seem a little thick, but after comparison, I choose this size because smaller sizes just didn't seem to "cut the picture" enough.
11/26/2005 06:59:43 PM
Just thought I would share that I showed this photo to my husband and asked him what he thought... he got it right away. His only comment was that he thought the borders/divisions should have been smaller, only a couple of pixels wide and more subtle.

11/21/2005 12:26:56 PM
I really love this image and concept. I thought this would have placed higher! ah well, it's a 10 in my book. well done.
11/21/2005 12:00:12 PM
I thought this would have done better. Going by some of the comments I think you are right that people just didn't get the idea. I didn't have to see the title to know what you were going for. Hopefully, those that just didn't get it will come back and read your comments and finally see the light.
11/21/2005 10:04:00 AM
I expected this to place much higher. I love the brilliant red and white.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/20/2005 10:35:26 PM
Very dramatic and effective idea. Well done.
11/20/2005 07:54:15 PM
This is either the best or one of the best photos in the whole challenge. Brilliant idea. Beautiful red and white. Not too much, but not too little, and the lady is quite "objectified," as you put it. :)
11/19/2005 08:09:23 PM
Love the shot and coloring, but don't find the cutoff points pleasing. Cutting off her head seems to be a weird point. just not sure this was the right shot for triptych.
11/18/2005 09:05:59 PM
11/18/2005 05:41:59 PM
captivating subject and wonderful setup. I, however, don't see the point in doing this as a triptych, esp as this just seems to be a single photo cut into 3 parts.
but don't let my objections (pun intended) stop you, I want to see more :)
and on second thought, since I want more of this I bump you up to a fully objective 8
11/17/2005 04:54:51 AM
Normally I'm not a fan of desaturated photos, but this one works.
11/17/2005 03:23:23 AM
sexy, good use of selective desat.
11/16/2005 03:41:27 PM
This seems to be divided just to meet the challenge, and I find the black very distracting. It might have been better to have a 1 or 2 pixel border around each panel and have the background white.
11/15/2005 07:08:35 PM
This is good, the reds and the whites together wow! The quality of the photo is also awesome, but what gets me, and what doesn't do this image justice is the thick black borders you chose. I would have reduced them a lot thinner, to at least a third of the size. For me they borders are taking too much away from the photo.
11/15/2005 06:50:09 PM
Why do I get the feeling that I know who shot this.
I will look it up after the challenge, i've been wrong before so I am not telling names anymore ;)
Very nice, and, I am not a fan of selective (de)saturation, because mostly it serves no purpose or doesn't do the pic any good, but here, well, uhm, it does.
11/15/2005 04:47:20 PM
Sexy, but tasteful. The triptych works in that it "objectifies" the woman into head, breasts, legs. Subtle. 8
11/15/2005 04:22:37 PM
This is a really nice glam shot, good use of selective desat, love the expression on the models face. But imho it doesn't really work. Yes you have made it into a triptych by dividing the image into 3 panels, but it simpley does not make sense as a triptych. The boarders are taking away from a perfectly great image.
11/15/2005 03:34:16 PM
OK, real nurses does not wear these red things, but I would lie telling I don't like this tryptich. Moreover, I find it compositionwise very sound - dividing picture into three self-containing parts and joining them in single frame is exactly how I understand tryptich. At least one of possible variations. Technically it is also very good - red color definition, shades of white. Content is a bit provoking, but it adds to picture too...10
11/15/2005 11:23:06 AM
How does the division of your picture into three frames enhance the photo? How does this "tell...a story or illustrates a concept or object" better than the original image?
11/15/2005 09:26:23 AM
Like the way you divided this shot... specially with your title. Good Luck! 10
11/14/2005 09:02:54 PM
i dont really like. its a nice idea, but i dont like how its cut. 6
11/14/2005 08:10:40 PM
well done - i tink you mighta hadda hand in objectifying her! LOL! She's very pretty, and well-focused. :-)
11/14/2005 06:22:30 PM
Very nice selective desaturation. I would like to see more of this. :-)
11/14/2005 04:24:34 PM
The picture is great. However, I don't think it works as a tritych. Maybe if each panel represented a different pose.
11/14/2005 09:44:58 AM
I'm sure the Red Cross will appreciate the free publicity
11/14/2005 07:00:49 AM
Oh I wait to hear the complaints about selective desat but this is well done! Excellent!
11/14/2005 04:08:21 AM
Sensual, saucy, stylish, seductive.....simply superb!
11/14/2005 02:39:58 AM
The photo is great. The triptych part - doesn't really fit the image, IMO.
11/14/2005 01:33:54 AM
Interesting; you've made a good statement with the image and the title.
11/14/2005 12:41:44 AM
Sensational. Absolutely georgeous model, and she poses perfectly. Great use of selective desat as well. 10
11/14/2005 12:39:31 AM
Great use of color to enhance the sensual feel.

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