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Libertine
Libertine
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Challenge: Complementary Colors III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical DG for Canon
Location: Mobile, AL
Date: Apr 23, 2006
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 6 seconds
Galleries: Nude, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2006

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I totally Rikki'd this shot :-P

Spent quite a while working on the background and reshooting the photo. The background is the Rikki trick (my computer monitor). The glowing globe in the glass is a photo of the earth adjusted to look orange. I put a gradient from black to white along the right side of the image to color balance after the shoot. This will be the first time I tried this technique. Will probably be the last too. Just had to try it . I must admit it was kinda fun. It made me think of my composition before I even took my camera out of the bag.

Original File CRW_8236.CRW
Post-process:
Convert from RAW, using all auto settings
Curves (Using gradient block to adjust color blance)
Crop
Reduce Noise
Selective Color
Resize
Curves (to s-shape)
USM
Save for Web
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After the challenge
Can't complain about the socre. I know nudity in open challenges doesn't do well.

Also, the photo has a glaring technical flaws - the monitor magnification in the glass.

Statistics
Place: 79 out of 287
Avg (all users): 5.7286
Avg (commenters): 6.0645
Avg (participants): 5.6222
Avg (non-participants): 5.7789
Views since voting: 5761
Views during voting: 510
Votes: 280
Comments: 40
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/24/2006 09:59:49 AM
Gorgeous! Rikki only dreams of shots like this...LOL (sorry rikki)
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05/24/2006 09:51:10 AM
Dude, I hope this doesn't disappoint you, but this is probably one of the best nudes you have posted here.

I love the softness in the shadow edges... Very beautiful.

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05/03/2006 12:06:02 PM
I like it. Great tones and contrast. Well done.
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05/03/2006 01:58:57 AM
Gradients aren't allowed in Basic Editing, are they?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2006 09:40:24 PM
The nude does not help this, IMO.
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05/02/2006 05:54:18 PM
Very original...nice.
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05/01/2006 01:55:31 AM
Definitely one of the most interesting ones this challenge (thank god, we have some creativity!). Nicely done, although I think your yellow looks a tad orange, but it doesn't make that much of a difference here, I think. I like this a lot.
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04/30/2006 08:59:08 PM
nice, too bad you can see the computer screen...
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04/30/2006 07:37:00 PM
Too much alteration, in my opinion.
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04/30/2006 05:25:34 PM
Rikki meets Dr. Jones, nice job 7
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04/30/2006 03:44:37 PM
Can't figure out how this was done. The rings in the glass are very distracting.
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04/30/2006 08:38:18 AM
the glass being the main focus here i don see how it fits the title. sure theres a nude woman at the back but still.
fits the challenge though but doenst leave me with any effect.
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04/30/2006 05:57:12 AM
This photo and the subject doesn't appeal to me really, and there is too much blue.
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04/29/2006 11:20:03 PM
Great colour and cropping.
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04/29/2006 02:53:58 PM
whoa! reminds me of someone shot ;) great refraction study ;) a bit psychedelic though ;)
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04/29/2006 02:34:56 PM
neat girl ... but the glass does nothing for the image (or is it the other way around)
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04/29/2006 01:53:23 PM
6, but I'm not sure what you're going for here.
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04/29/2006 05:28:32 AM
Can't see how the two things relate to each other. Very cool image tho.
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04/29/2006 01:00:09 AM
This one really jumps out at me. That cocktail is awesome... no idea how you did it but I'll assume it meets the rules.
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04/28/2006 07:56:40 PM
i keep trying, but this photograph makes no sense.
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04/28/2006 02:17:27 PM
Strange, and using basic editing. How did you do it?
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04/28/2006 02:45:36 AM
IMHO a very good image. I like the colours and the concept. Well done and I hope it does well.
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04/28/2006 02:43:10 AM
I'm not sure what to look at; the tits or the glass??? A good photo is one where the subject is clearly defined and contains no distractions, among other things. Had you painted her nipples orange, and taken the glass out of there then you would have one awesome image.4
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04/27/2006 09:41:13 PM
I definately see this photo in a magazine. Keep up the good work!
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04/27/2006 08:34:21 PM
What a beautiful body.
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04/27/2006 07:47:25 PM
4 - Colors work quite well together here, but not sure they together are the dominant aspect of this shot. The blue toning works well, but the picture used, is possibly controversial re the 'literal artwork' rule, etc. Unusual refraction in the glass. Overall, not my taste/style.
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04/27/2006 09:13:20 AM
Cool. I like the vivid blue of the nude. Great contrast.
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04/26/2006 09:32:05 PM
"WOW".....This is amazing.....I love it.....
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04/26/2006 07:53:06 PM
Well, this is interesting to say the least. I'm not sure if I like the rings in the glass as it just tells me that you're magnifying a computer screen or television monitor. Still interesting though.
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04/26/2006 04:29:57 PM
This is a shot that is hard to pull of a good score on the DPC,but I think it is very well done. It is what they say out of the box. Good luck.
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04/26/2006 04:21:29 PM
Hmmmm... Makes me pause and think.
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04/26/2006 02:55:38 PM
tits!
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04/26/2006 12:38:37 PM
Great use of color and imagination.
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04/26/2006 09:11:40 AM
I love it! Definitely a favourite! Well done, and great choice on the complementary colors!
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04/26/2006 08:32:07 AM
what is that?? i dont understand this photo
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04/26/2006 06:56:18 AM
colourful
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04/26/2006 01:01:32 AM
Nice background, the appearance of the colors in the cup remind me of part of the end of of 2001 space odyssey. The lump at the top of the cup is a nice touch. 8
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04/26/2006 01:00:19 AM
what an interesting shot!!! Your use of colors and props are awesome!!
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04/26/2006 12:25:56 AM
hmm - this looks like a Rikki. :-)
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04/26/2006 12:19:58 AM
Awesome shot!! 10
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