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The One
The One
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color Studio Portrait II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Houston, TX
Date: Apr 11, 2006
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 16, 2006

This was shot in a makeshift studio, put together in the home of the make-up artist/stylist. Very simple one light softbox setup. This was actually a quick impromptu shot between 2 other sets, we only shot a few with the robe on, but this one ended up being my favorite from the session.

Post work: Various level, contrast and saturation adjustments, some spot editing to remove a few blemishes, some dodging and burning to make it pop a little more, sharpened after resizing. Also recolored the backdrop from a tan to the red. I have another version of this photo that has more contrast and deeper shadows that I personally like better, but I think this one will be better received here.

Place: 10 out of 199
Avg (all users): 6.7993
Avg (commenters): 7.7647
Avg (participants): 6.5250
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 8943
Views during voting: 1198
Votes: 284
Comments: 54
Favorites: 19 (view)

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10/06/2008 04:28:17 PM
How did I ever miss this one? Absolutely wonderful.
05/02/2006 02:41:57 PM
Beautiful soft body, lovely lighting
04/29/2006 07:19:23 PM
Oh I forgot.. This chick was extremly hot! You lucky ****** :)
04/29/2006 07:18:58 PM
Great shot! You'll ribbon soon.
04/29/2006 11:18:23 AM
nice retouching : )
04/29/2006 02:06:22 AM
Congrats on your top 10 placement. Your models truly shine as I've seen in your portfolio ;)
04/28/2006 11:45:30 AM
This is breathtaking. Beautiful lighting, set-up, and model. Well done!
04/24/2006 08:58:04 AM
Very well done with exquisyte lighting to enhance the form. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
04/24/2006 08:04:22 AM
Wow. Unbelievably hot. Stunning stuff. Is she Korean? Mixed?

Too bad you mentioned that she's a smoker. There is something so incredibly unsexy about a girl that smokes... To the point that even her appearance doesn't look the same afterwards.
04/24/2006 07:46:59 AM
Deserves to be ranked a lot higher! I can see this on the cover of a fashion magazine! Well done.
04/24/2006 12:54:22 AM
Congrats on top 10 - amazingly sexy shot.
04/24/2006 12:40:53 AM
Absolutely amazing... I love this photograph.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/23/2006 11:19:48 PM
Damn, I really need to start my diet. And...uh...save a few thousand dollars for um...a diamond bikini, yeah...that's it ;-)

Very nice, colors are great and the skintone seems dead on. Good job!
04/23/2006 09:34:16 PM
umm, what can I say. Beautiful model, love the colors and of course the lighting.
04/23/2006 12:13:34 PM
This is absolutley gorgeous!
04/22/2006 09:21:59 PM
I think you can expect a lot of views with this one.
04/22/2006 03:11:00 PM
mama mia, she'sa onea hota mama!
04/22/2006 01:26:08 PM

The rough background further enhances the beauty of smooth skin. Good job.
04/21/2006 07:32:45 PM
Just the subtle amount of hard shadow to add that little bit of extra depth to make this so very hot.
04/21/2006 10:01:50 AM
Wow, that is a pretty cool bikini, love that you added the diamonds (or whatevery they are) on her stomach. Lighting is top notch and I like the expression on the model. I like this shot, very edgy and I gave it an 8.
04/21/2006 06:35:41 AM
Good work!
04/20/2006 09:13:11 PM
WOW this one is nice. Not a typical portrait though. That would be a reason, if at all it scores low. I am scoring it high though. Best of luck.
04/20/2006 08:51:01 PM
04/20/2006 08:41:57 PM
Very good.
04/20/2006 05:47:43 PM
gorgeous model, lighting.. awesome picture!
04/20/2006 05:05:37 PM
Applause... Beautiful model and good picture too. Are the dots edited on her?
04/20/2006 04:34:06 PM
great props & beautiful model. I like the light you've used here, but I think the left bottom is a bit too dark. 8
04/20/2006 04:03:28 PM
Beautiful shot in addition to being breathtaking.
04/20/2006 03:22:12 PM
Scheiße... where can i get a body like that.. unbelivable
04/19/2006 02:27:44 PM
Awesome picture. Sensuality at its best.. great job on the lighting and choice of wardrobe..
04/19/2006 05:46:36 AM
Sexy :)

Great capture too
04/19/2006 04:49:34 AM
Amazingly sexy woman, very well lit...the jewels on her body add another dimension. There aren't too many photographers around here with access to models like her (and outfits like that) - so I'm thinking Dr Jones.... but if it is, its definately a bit of a stylistic diversion. 9
04/19/2006 02:45:25 AM
Beautiful, stunning model - nice lighting - 10 from me!
04/18/2006 10:47:58 PM
Beautiful model, great lighting. Very nice job.
04/18/2006 09:16:14 PM
beautiful body!!
great colors on this shot!!
great picture!!!
04/18/2006 03:16:20 PM
Wow, one of the best shots on this challenge.
04/18/2006 02:01:23 PM
You on onto something here, I would have suggested keeping the model about three feet (1 meter) in front of the background. Had you done this and brought everything (lights and all) foward I think it would have been
04/18/2006 01:21:06 PM
very glamorous, nice portrait!
04/18/2006 08:06:12 AM
04/18/2006 04:59:47 AM
Wow great!
04/18/2006 02:13:51 AM
04/17/2006 09:03:29 PM
Hubba! 10
04/17/2006 06:13:27 PM
Wow! That's quite an outfit! Lighting looks really good on this shot. Very dramatic feel.
04/17/2006 05:42:44 PM
04/17/2006 02:20:39 PM
A very nice glam shot! Great use of lighting. I can see the body was retouched quite a bit to give it that FHM look. You should be working for a top magazine!
04/17/2006 10:42:09 AM
sexy picture
04/17/2006 09:56:01 AM
Wow you got to give your model some credit for this one, "makes me want to stop eating" Good Shot!
04/17/2006 09:45:57 AM
mmmmmmm. Seriously hot!
04/17/2006 08:52:37 AM
God damn!!!
04/17/2006 04:48:16 AM
top 10
04/17/2006 04:30:48 AM
My wife says they're fake... To be honnest I couldnt care less.
Oh, wait, was I supposed to vote on the girl or on the photo ;)
04/17/2006 02:50:13 AM
just wow... amazing quality! one thing I would change about the lighting that the left arm doesn't disappear into the darkness completely. But other then that it is beautiful
04/17/2006 01:45:41 AM
Methinks you have an unfair advantage... even if this were a bad picture, she so gorgeous you'd still probably land in the top 10. lol
04/17/2006 01:09:35 AM
Great fashion sense. The lighting and skin tones are spot on. Has an almost Vegas showgirl sense to it. Very sensual. The use of red works nicely with her olive complexion.

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