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Challenge: Nude (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Pentax Optio S
Location: Bedroom
Date: Jul 6, 2003
Aperture: F2.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Emotive, Nude
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2003

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All the usual photoshoppery; levels and curves, boost saturation, etc.
Then some dodge and burn, removed a picture which was on the wall in the background, and finally the 'Dark Strokes' filter, which resulted in the deep blacks that can be found in this pic.
And before people who come across this in the archives get upset, remember that for this challenge 'Ignore the `Post-shot Adjustments` section of the rules'.

Place: 25 out of 58
Avg (all users): 5.6556
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3529
Avg (non-participants): 5.7752
Views since voting: 10703
Votes: 180
Comments: 24
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08/13/2003 09:55:30 AM

Message edited by author 2003-08-19 07:51:15.
07/18/2003 12:52:46 AM
I'd just like to second my original request that you might upload the pre-filter version of this shot. I have such mixed feelings about this shot and I'd really be interested in seeing whether I like it better without the filter or whether I'm wrong on that.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2003 07:54:17 AM
very personal, good use of negative space, lovely colors, good skin tone, this one is really good, i give it a 10
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07/16/2003 07:32:17 AM
Playful, intimate, fun. Not sold on the post shot effects, but concept of the picture is good. Maybe my wife will "pose" like this for me. Seriously, of the couple shots this one is by far the best :) I like this picture, you did a good job with it.
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07/15/2003 04:00:32 PM
within the confines of this Challenge....I like this alot...8
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07/15/2003 02:32:23 PM
I really like the composition and use of negative space here. The red really sets the other colours off, giving impact. Great shot
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07/13/2003 03:37:59 PM
This shot is wonderful and disappointing at the same time. There are definately things I like about it, first and foremost is probably the look on her face. It's perfectly expressive. I also really like having the couple at the bottom of the frame with the negative space above them. The specific pose, with her on top and enough showing to see that she's entirely nude, works great as well. The problem for me is the filter you applied. I would really like to see this shot without the filter (perhaps you'll upload it after the challenge?) because so much detail is lost here. I do somewhat like the artistic effect, but I think perhaps if the filter were faded to 25-50% of what it is now it would be better. Good luck.
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07/12/2003 06:12:41 PM
a sensual action portrait, but I think of nudes as somewhat more... artistically srongly graphic. It makes me smile to see the intimacy in the woman's facial expression.
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07/12/2003 03:22:40 PM
Interesting composition, I really like the high contrast. I normally don't care much for this much use of a filter, but this image brings out such a feeling of intimacy that it gets a straight 8 from me. Nice, creative work.
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07/11/2003 10:19:06 PM
I like the contrast
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07/11/2003 07:08:53 PM
This is real cute! Nicely done. I like the the black space and the red color as well. I like the amount of levels adjustment which creates the contrast.
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07/11/2003 06:10:36 PM
One of the best ones here. Excellent use of high contrast and both saturated and desaturated (or dynamic range somehow quantized) color, and the intimate pose really tells a story.
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07/11/2003 11:14:40 AM
Great shot, and great post-production. The contrast is great, I gave it a 8. Good luck
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07/11/2003 10:02:53 AM
Beautiful coloring. I like the emotion in this shot too.
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07/11/2003 09:48:47 AM
I like the bright red at the bottom of the shot contrasting with the black area. I might have liked this to be cropped a bit from the top though... there's a LOT of pure black. It also looks a bit strange that the part in the woman's hair is the brightest spot in the picture! Spot editing that might have been nice.
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07/11/2003 08:16:12 AM
very cool. I love the harsh tones in this shot. Works very well. good luck. Jacko. 9
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07/11/2003 07:44:52 AM
This was a nice idea...a lot of emotion and connection...but the darkness from the hair and possibly your adjustments brings the tone down.
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07/11/2003 05:16:29 AM
nice use of negative space.. great pose and good use of the black and the red.. female model has a cheeky smile.. good work.
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07/11/2003 03:46:33 AM
a little too 'neat imaged' or something for me. looks painted almost. good composition, great expression, and great use of negative space above you.
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07/11/2003 03:12:34 AM
A cool picture, but I think the editing has been a tad on the rigorous side. Strong colours though, but it comes off more as an artwork than a photograph.
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07/11/2003 02:26:41 AM
Daring! I love it! I had a good feeling about the nude challenge, but I never thought some would be as daring and I like that! I think yuo captured a very nice moment here. The expressions on the faces (even if we don't see the man's face very well) are very tender and sweet. I feel this image could use less contrast. As it is, it feels like it's been retouched a lot more than it needed in photoshop. More details in the hair would have brought up this photo to a new level. As it is, I give it a 7. Good job.
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07/11/2003 01:50:54 AM
I really like this and hope it scores well. It portrays an intimate moment in an artistic and emotive way. The red is a nice touch.
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07/11/2003 01:34:58 AM
Ride-em cowboy... Yeeee Haaaaawww. :) Nice overall effect on the extreme contrast.
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07/11/2003 12:43:47 AM
this is too weird... the woman on top looks just like me! love the post shot adjustments, they really add to the mood of the photo. - 8
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