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Judi

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Challenge: Soft Focus II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date: Aug 21, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Black and White, Nude
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2006

One of several SP's done for this challenge. I really wanted a thoughtful type atmosphere to suit the soft focus of the challenge. I specifically shot BW in camera and very low key with only 1 studio light with umbrella off to my left.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 252
Avg (all users): 6.2551
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 6.1972
Avg (non-participants): 6.2791
Views since voting: 9008
Views during voting: 614
Votes: 243
Comments: 37
Favorites: 8 (view)


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10/02/2007 05:04:28 PM
Didn't see this in the challenge so I didn't get to vote on it, but man this is a fantastic image, the lighting is first class.

Jack
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09/16/2006 11:22:57 AM
nice and sexy! quite like the pose, lighting, and soft focus quite adequately used(and nice model too ;)
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09/04/2006 02:19:55 PM
Critique Club Review:

What's not to like here. I don't get all the 1's and 2's for this piece. If a person is offended by nudity, simply abstain, don't vote, pass on by. That also goes for political views etc. Sorry - soap box mode off...

I love your use of negative space here. It adds to the mood and mystery of the picture. The model winds up floating in the negative space, very well done sir. Lighting, contrast, exposure are all spot on. This picture should have scored much higher.
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09/01/2006 12:26:47 PM
One of the most artistic entries in the challenge.
Shame about the 1's & 2's - this was tastefully done with a high level of quality, certainly well-fitting to the challenge, and should have ranked much higher in my opinion.
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08/31/2006 11:31:16 PM
I picked this one to finish much higher. Lovely image.
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08/30/2006 10:55:53 AM
come on. what is going on here??????
this is a 10 points shot. how can it be 23rd???
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08/30/2006 09:26:36 AM
This is an absolutely awesome shot. You deserve a lot of credit for this one!!! This is by far one of my favorite shots that I have seen on the site.
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08/30/2006 07:22:02 AM
This shot deserved to be much higher, i have no idea what some people are thinking these days...Keep up the great shots Judi
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08/30/2006 03:57:34 AM
Geez. A lot of haters voted.
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08/30/2006 01:15:24 AM
this was one of my top-3. I'm fairly disappointed to see it at 23rd.
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08/30/2006 01:11:49 AM
Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

Beautiful!


Yes she is :-)
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08/30/2006 12:33:20 AM
Beautiful!
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08/30/2006 12:21:38 AM
24th?? Come on!! (pssst - some of the top 10 I gave 4's to, so I guess I'm losing it)

Really a nice one, Judi.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 05:57:07 PM
One of my favorites (if not the favorite - but I haven't finished voting :)). Truly a soft focus photo (unlike most others in thie challenge), where the soft focus is essential.
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08/29/2006 02:01:36 PM
5
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08/28/2006 10:26:04 AM
This is beautifully done.
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08/26/2006 09:10:43 PM
Beautiful! Wonderful composition and the perfect softness for the photo. The title fits it well.
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08/26/2006 04:44:45 PM
Tastefully done nude. Not common in my book.
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08/26/2006 10:43:47 AM
Very nice... B&W job is excellent :) and softness is perfect to my eyes.. other than herself ;) 10
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08/25/2006 11:47:49 PM
Nice shot here. The lighting works well for the subject. Tastefully put together. Well done!
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08/25/2006 11:05:32 AM
Very well done. 7
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08/25/2006 10:02:44 AM
How are we meant to know its you without the red hair? This is great use of soft focus as a technique to actually improve a photo
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08/25/2006 12:22:04 AM
I like the model's pose a lot. That plus the necklase and cloth remind me of a celtic princess. Also like the stripes in the background - a nice detail, not distracting to me.
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08/24/2006 10:49:08 PM
Judi is that you? Like how you are 'floating' on the background!
TC
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08/24/2006 09:39:05 PM
absolutely gorgeous!
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08/24/2006 03:28:19 PM
lovely, 10.
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08/24/2006 08:29:27 AM
Great shot Love the look and title..not sre what your message is
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08/24/2006 06:39:10 AM
I am not fond of this type of photography (personal preference) but will try my best to make a constructive comment. I like the position of the 'model' in the frame, the softness of her skin and the 'material' she is holding works well against the dark B/G. The image has a nice 'soft focus' to it, the only thing that I am not keen on is the hand playing with her hair (MHO)
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08/24/2006 12:36:45 AM
One of my favs, Judi. Really nice. You seem to almost be floating. Beautiful diffused lighting.
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08/23/2006 09:59:38 PM
Speechless!

ETA: Awesome technically! The use of negative space and the black background gives the feeling of levitation. I love levitation and the idea of floating in zero gravity.

:-)
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08/23/2006 04:13:09 PM
Very Well Done :-) IMO, one of the best photos in this challenge. I REALLY hope it does as well as it deserves.
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08/23/2006 02:48:22 PM
good softness and true challenge photo...8
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08/23/2006 02:47:15 PM
Really nice, one of the better shots in the challenge.
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08/23/2006 12:47:19 PM
Wonderful subject to use this tech. Soft focus was made for this kind of picture. Congrats.
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08/23/2006 08:41:46 AM
nice one ... soft too
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08/23/2006 06:30:25 AM
true to challenge...stunning in every way
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08/23/2006 05:18:49 AM
Great pose and mood
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