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Challenge: Ice (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF Macro for Canon
Location: su-su-sudio
Date: Feb 26, 2007
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Abstract, Nude
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2007

Bit of a cliche - icecube, model sprayed with water, sidelit with a single wireless flash. Colour temperature set manually all the way down to 2800K for the blue look. Chose this one out of hundreds of takes for the composition and the glow of the icecube.

No editing really, no crop or contrast or brightness modification. Just a resize and a sharpen. Would have liked to have advanced editing to clone the water droplet on the underside of the arm and its shadow, and the distracting hairs on the back of the hand that caught the light... oh well.

Bet there will be a lot of entries with a) nudes, b) icecubes, and c) shifted colour balance, so not at all sure how this will do...

Place: 27 out of 270
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Avg (commenters): 7.4667
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Views since voting: 6401
Views during voting: 498
Votes: 230
Comments: 19
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03/13/2007 05:01:53 PM
Hi, Greetings from the Critique Club:

Composition: Very strong composition, maybe because it is so simple. The few lines, bend of her wrist, shape of her stomach, all lead the eye directly to the subject ice cube.

Technical: The lighting is perfect on this image, from the light directly on her fingers, to the light on her stomach, to the light that seems to be coming from inside the ice cube.. Very well done. The color temperature give it a very sensual feeling that compliments the subject very well.

Overall: I think you captured the image exactly how you saw it in your minds eye. This is an image you should be very proud of.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2007 02:02:26 PM
Good grief! I hope that isn't goose bumps that poor girl's got ;-) Seriously, it's a wonderful image and the perfect lighting and colour enhances the subtlety of the whole thing.
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03/06/2007 01:22:01 PM
Interesting concept an lighting.
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03/06/2007 08:02:41 AM
very seductive.
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03/04/2007 10:40:39 AM
Interesting shot, great lighting. I thought it really was a landscape from the thumbnail
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03/03/2007 11:56:41 PM
naked chicks always score high. perfect lighting to catch the cube.7
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03/03/2007 06:13:36 AM
Stunning detail, but I'dlike to see more of her breasts. Some detail that included the nipples would have made this better.
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03/02/2007 11:52:03 AM
this is a very nice photo i like the contrast, this photo has nice colo with the shadows good job
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03/01/2007 10:01:54 PM
Amazing Lighting !! ... love the texture !! 9
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03/01/2007 11:53:01 AM
03/01/2007 02:30:06 AM
Tundra? Isn't that a frozen wasteland where only very small shrubs and moss grow? Looks more like a steamy jungle to me! (wink) Great photo...9
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02/28/2007 11:12:11 PM
Beautiful lighting here.....
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02/28/2007 10:55:24 PM
02/28/2007 10:48:49 PM
Okay this was the exact same idea I came up with but didn't get to do it. I like this, good job.
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02/28/2007 11:00:39 AM
nice compoistion
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02/28/2007 07:44:07 AM
Very sensual. Great lighting.
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02/28/2007 07:08:54 AM
02/28/2007 02:27:39 AM
very sensual
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02/28/2007 12:33:08 AM
Very nice lighting
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