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Challenge: Nude (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: greenwood lake, ny
Date: Jul 4, 2003
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/451
Galleries: Fashion, Nude
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2003


Place: 52 out of 58
Avg (all users): 4.3240
Avg (commenters): 3.9000
Avg (participants): 4.0204
Avg (non-participants): 4.4385
Views since voting: 6299
Votes: 179
Comments: 10
Favorites: 5 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/16/2003 06:17:39 PM
I think I knew who took this picture, but I'm not sure why. Shutterfly?
I'm sure you've heard this from bunches of people, but I'm not sure I'd consider this nude. It is a nice photo tho, and you've done a good job with the desaturation. Seeing as mine is not really a "nude" either, I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt. -7
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07/16/2003 03:21:08 PM
Nice idea with the limited range of colours but the light, presumably the sun, is too harsh and fine detail has been lost because of this. It might be worth trying a similar shot earlier or later in the day.
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07/11/2003 08:04:11 PM
Well, I'm torn on this, especially given all the recent controversy about "meeting the challenge". Nude means (dictionary.com) "Having no clothing" and involves "full exposure of the body". This isn't nude. So you don't fit the challenge and I'll take off for that. But now that's out of the way so lets forget about it.
I really like this shot a lot. Everything about it really works well. The most obvious thing about it is the muted colors and it is brilliant. The grey skintones (which I love on their own) contrast beautifully with the blue, but a fully saturated blue would have been too intense to flow together nicely; the mild blue is perfect. The other touch of color, the hair, adds another entire level of depth and interest. Also, the freckles add a lot of character to the shot, and make it seem less generic. The face turns away from the camera keeps the emphasis on the body, which works well for this shot.the composition is wonderful, a tight crop to hold back enough to keep curiosity (which is added to by the open shorts and what seems to be a tatoo peeking out) but wide enough to give the viewer a strong understanding of the subject. The diagonal lines are nice. The background is surprisingly nice as well.
I'm sure you'll get a crummy score for this, and I can't say I feel bad about it, because this is a pretty clear failure to meet the challenge, but this is a wonderful shot either way, and I hope to see more of your stuff in the future. (If I remember I'll be sure to add this to my favorites as well.)

Message edited by author 2003-07-18 18:20:20.
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07/11/2003 06:34:47 PM
if the challenge were 'almost nude' or 'bikini' or just about anything other than 'nude' I'd have given this a 7 (for creativity, colour/desturation, lighting, composition etc). At least it's not just a picture of a toe. :)
07/11/2003 05:52:03 PM
I dont understand how this is nude
07/11/2003 05:34:07 AM
This image has a lovely range of colours that blend into each other.. like that a lot. Marked down as too many clothes for nude in my mind, sorry
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07/11/2003 04:39:52 AM
not a nude
07/11/2003 03:57:28 AM
A very distinctive model who would have done great in the nude challenge. If she was nude in any way, of course.
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07/11/2003 02:00:45 AM
Shot well done. Nice colors and use of saturation reduction. Nice composition. Unfortunately a bit offtopic on the nude challenge. 6
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07/11/2003 02:00:43 AM
not nude, but nice, especially the color desaturation and the matching blues.
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