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Reflecting on Anna
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dan_pendleton

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Challenge: Nude (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Work
Date: Jul 9, 2003
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Nude
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 58
Avg (all users): 7.8901
Avg (commenters): 8.6190
Avg (participants): 7.2400
Avg (non-participants): 8.1364
Views since voting: 25616
Votes: 182
Comments: 61
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01/18/2006 01:26:56 PM
What a buff Buff! Nude, but not nude! Color, yet Black & White! Seen & reflected! Even a real life example of the Teacher's Bell Curve!
Can you get any more comparison & contrasts in one photo?
Impressive! I bow before greatness!
Rate that 10...10...10!!!!
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06/17/2005 12:16:53 PM
Oh this is totally cool. It is a perfect representation of an accomplished photographer. The composition couldn't be more eye catching. Great imaginative idea!!!
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10/02/2003 11:38:06 AM
Awesome pic, simple but effective
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07/20/2003 05:17:36 PM
Lovely idea, great job and a VERY well deserved ribbon. Congratulations!
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07/18/2003 07:08:55 PM
Beautiful job... congrats on your placing! I'm curious, upon looking at this, whether it is actually a reflection, or you did it in post processing (as allowed by the rules) if it is a reflection wow! Its perfect, if not, I'm guessing you turned it upside down and then flipped it... either way, very very well done. Congrats!
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07/18/2003 10:57:02 AM
Congats!
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07/18/2003 10:24:27 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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07/18/2003 12:40:14 AM
this is fantastic--congrats on a well deserved ribbon!
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07/18/2003 12:24:37 AM
congratulations, dan! beautiful photo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2003 10:51:41 PM
I like the idea and the colors here... very creative and artistic, great... 10

Message edited by author 2003-07-18 00:09:33.
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07/17/2003 07:14:00 PM
Great shot but could have softened the dividing line of b/w and colour - and matched the black density. [7]
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07/17/2003 06:17:41 PM
I really like the lighting on this one. Doing one half in color and the other in B&W is an interesting twist that I like. That said, I'm not sure if you were trying to mimic a real reflection or not. If so I think you should have tried to get the hands to touch palms. Either way I like the balance in the composition. Good work and good luck in the challenge.
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07/17/2003 07:55:38 AM
this one is great
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07/17/2003 03:32:49 AM
I like the B/W reflection
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07/17/2003 03:21:32 AM
I love the ballance between the model and the reflection. Was the color for the reflection removed post production?
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07/16/2003 06:10:17 PM
Mostly I am curious how you did this shot, i.e. color with b&w. Hopefully you will tell us after the show. Color and lighting are subtle and inviting.
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07/16/2003 03:52:04 PM
In my top 3 for this challenge. Very good use of colour and very well composed (rule of thirds is hade to be broken). Personally I would have attempted to blend the images slightly, the hard edge on the right of the image distracts slightly (but I'm being very picky at this point!)
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07/16/2003 10:22:06 AM
i love this whole shot. i can't say anything bad about it!
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07/16/2003 02:10:27 AM
Very, very good. Great use of the free-edit rule, and a very powerful image. the lighting is bang-on as well. can't find much wrong with it. What did it look like with the colour reflection? (I KNOW you tried it!)
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07/16/2003 12:58:44 AM
visualy stuning, perhaps number2, definately a keeper
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07/15/2003 11:33:35 PM
i like this shot a lot. i think i would rather have seen all in black and white though
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07/15/2003 03:53:34 PM
another good take on the DPChallenge....
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07/15/2003 07:51:21 AM
Congratulations!! It´s a great work and for me the best picture of this week... My only 10
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07/14/2003 11:19:51 PM
Interesting pose. The color vs B&W is bold.
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07/14/2003 02:24:47 PM
Very artistic. Spectacular, actually.
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07/14/2003 01:04:22 PM
This is an interesting image, with the image split between color and a black and white reflection it could also have quite a few possible interpretations if someone where to look deeply enough. The tone and symmetry are good, I like the play of light and shadow along the arms. If there is one thing that I would change it would possibly be having the hands touch. Either way it is a great image.
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07/13/2003 10:18:43 PM
BEAUTIFUL! Really gorgeous! I love what you did here... just wonderful! I'm wondering whether this was an actual reflection, or done in photoshop? Whatever it is... this is a beautiful image... really really nicely done! -10-
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07/13/2003 07:34:57 PM
One of my absolute favs, this is a very interesting concept, executed well. Lighting and composition are wonderful, and the photo just draws the viewer in so that you keep wanting to look at it. Very nice!
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07/13/2003 05:59:57 AM
Great capture! The balance and lighting are magnificant! Your concept was carried off without flaw! Super effect! Perfect!
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07/12/2003 07:27:15 PM
beautiful
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07/12/2003 05:14:28 PM
Brilliant, as ever!
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07/12/2003 02:29:41 PM
Very lovely photo. I like the symmetry and the way one form is in color and the other is not. No flaws that I can see. Excellent shot
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07/12/2003 02:10:38 PM
interesting geometric, with the contrast of b&w to color. your attention to detail - lighting, pose, hair - is tremendous. Nice work!
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07/12/2003 08:47:57 AM
Wow - I really like this. Great lighting and skin tones really pop out. 9
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07/11/2003 11:47:44 PM
This looks like a winner. It is an excellent composition with very creative use of colors. -Tim
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07/11/2003 07:09:26 PM
Super idea albiet a tad dark. Nicely done!
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07/11/2003 06:55:01 PM
I was expecting so much more from this chllenge... fortunately your work is one of the better ones. The idea is simple but elegant. I would´ve give the B&W a bit more contrast and desaturated the color one. never the less good job!

LM
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07/11/2003 06:36:38 PM
I like the pose and lighting here. It seems like an effective composition as a whole. I really like the abstract shape it produces if you let your eyes release their focus a little bit. I do take issue with the inclusion of both the b&w and color versions. I can see why you'd want to include both, as they each have different strengths and weaknesses. I think I prefer the black and white version, because it emphasizes the forms better, seems to have a smoother flow to it, and I much prefer the shadowed black hair to the brown of the color. The color version has more warmth to it and seems more personal than the cold b&w shot. So while I think both of these individually are good shots, I think the combination of the two results in a clash. The color and black and white doesn't flow together into one seemless shot. Instead of bringing out each others advantages they seem to dull each other's strengths. So, I like the reflection (which I'm guessing was post-production produced and not an actual reflection) because of the added abstract quality it creates, but I'd have made the entire image black and white or color (and personal I'd have gone b&w). Great work though. This might show up on my favorites. 9

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07/11/2003 06:02:12 PM
10
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07/11/2003 04:26:32 PM
i first saw this and when wow 10/10
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07/11/2003 04:20:29 PM
Nice! good idea. I really like the symmetry in different colors.
If i could vote i'd give it a 10!
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07/11/2003 03:54:20 PM
Absolutely wonderful image. Lighting is perfect. Is the reflection real or is it photoshop? You probably could not decide whether to use the shot in B/W or colour and this allowed you to use both. Great Job! My pic for the winner. 10
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07/11/2003 01:43:12 PM
Very well executed shot! Could certainly be a contender for a ribbon this time around.
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07/11/2003 12:01:29 PM
My 10 of the wek!!! Bravo! Simple lines great lighting, good use of post prosessing. I just hope that my pic finishes above yours! *wink wink* ;o)
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07/11/2003 11:39:36 AM
Marvelous! 10
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07/11/2003 10:52:52 AM
This is so nice. She is beautiful.....great skin/hair, feminine. Lovely shot......the light is sooooooooo sexy. The compostion is creative and wonderful. I really like this. Congrats on a really super shot. Way to go!!!
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07/11/2003 10:22:18 AM
Lovely - care to explain how this was done without photoshopping only a part of the image?
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07/11/2003 10:21:01 AM
very nice image, great job
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07/11/2003 08:08:31 AM
Interesting idea!! An nice with the color and b&w
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07/11/2003 08:06:39 AM
aaahhhh. Very nice. Love the symmetry. Very good. Jacko. 8
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07/11/2003 07:54:47 AM
Are you the same photographer who did a similar pose for symmetry? If so, I liked that shot so much better...if not, sorry for the intrusion :).
I honestly have to say that the shot would have been better without the black and white portion.
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07/11/2003 06:45:43 AM
Looks like a still from a Kate Bush video.. can't remember which one.. L like the pose and the reflection.. not sure about the use of B&W though
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07/11/2003 06:36:39 AM
Great image Anna, I like the contrast between colour and black and white. Very creative approach. 9 Morgan
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07/11/2003 06:02:05 AM
This picture is great I love how the reflection is B/W - 10
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07/11/2003 05:11:21 AM
My favourite in this challenge... great composition, nice concept. Lovely skin tones. My only criticisms are that I don't like the background, and I think the legs could be clearer but it's still a stunning picture. 10
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07/11/2003 04:53:29 AM
You have to make tutorial about how this is done
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07/11/2003 04:12:57 AM
A very effective shot
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07/11/2003 03:32:41 AM
A very cool effect. Although I see this more as a montage than a "post-shot-adjustment", so I'm afraid that loses you the 10 from me. However, I wouldn't be the least surprised if it won the challenge.
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07/11/2003 02:21:34 AM
Very well done. Nice use of the mirror effect. And the colors work well too. I wish we had more detail in the haire, to add more texture and volume to the photo. Very nice visual impact on first viewing. 7
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07/11/2003 02:04:39 AM
great art image! love the reflection and the color work. I'd like to know if this was done with an actual mirror or all in photoshop. One of my favorites so far. Good luck!
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07/11/2003 01:20:30 AM
Very nice. The abstract form and the reflection are good; the BW idea really enhances the picture.
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