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Chemically Altered Experience
Chemically Altered Experience

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Challenge: Chemistry (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Home
Date: Jun 5, 2008
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2008

I originally wanted to shoot this with some smaller more colorful pills, but alas, all i could muster up in the medicine cabinet was....aspirin. So this is a really erotic shot of Becky curing her headache.

Strobist: 1 sb800 full CTO gel upper camera left, 1 sb600 lower camera left, camera WB set to 3000k.

Crop, levels, contrast, gradient map on soft light, hue sat layer 1, hue sat layer 2, sharpen 3 times, save 4 web.

Place: 21 out of 62
Avg (all users): 5.6895
Avg (commenters): 6.7333
Avg (participants): 5.5769
Avg (non-participants): 5.7000
Views since voting: 1245
Views during voting: 649
Votes: 306
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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08/18/2008 02:01:32 AM
This is extremely hot. I love the piercing in this shot. Also this shot exudes ecstasy like i think you wanted.
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06/18/2008 02:40:55 AM
It's a shame that this didn't score better, I still think its deserving a ribbon as all the elements of the photo are strong and you didn't sacrifice the concept behind the shot. It's a shame that using daring subject matter impacts your score so negatively here at DPC, I guess its one of those love/hate things!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2008 08:33:58 PM
I like the concept and the piercing really works well.
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06/17/2008 07:19:25 PM
Nice shot. Cool how you can see the sweat on her face.
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06/17/2008 02:52:52 AM
nice colors
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06/15/2008 07:07:07 PM
This is the image which jumped out at me when I first flicked through the submissions. I think this one will ribbon for sure, and its easy to see why. The lighting is spot on - you really nailed it, especially with the fall off in the background blue which adds extra interest to your lighting alone. The depth of field on the face compliments the picture, and the tack sharpness of the face and water (sweat?) are great, along with the superb lighting which brings out some of the texture of the pills on the tongue. The square crop works well here too and isn't just used for the sake of it as so many other submissions have.

Finally, I like your execution of the idea enough but the idea itself deserves merit for being an outside the box approach which isn't just a dubious ploy to try to make something fit into the challenge. It does fit, and it isn't an obvious idea for the challenge which makes it all the sweeter. 9 from me.
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06/15/2008 05:30:14 PM
Great photo. Great colours. Put off by the message. Personally I would prefer a little more depth of field to keep all the face in sharp focus.
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06/13/2008 06:24:15 PM
If was weird. I saw this as a tiny little picture first and then when I saw it bigger I was scared. I didn't expect there to be a tongue right. Nice picture though. :p
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06/13/2008 06:23:32 PM
Well done! 10!
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06/13/2008 04:43:28 AM
good, different approach to the challenge. I like the OOF foreground, nevertheless the DOF is a tad too shallow, at least the whole tongue shoulda been in focus IMO
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06/13/2008 01:52:33 AM
This idea crossed my mind but couldn't figure out how to represent it, great idea
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06/12/2008 09:40:08 AM
I like the use of blue as the background but the reflection of blue on the hair in the forefront is a little distracting
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06/11/2008 11:08:22 PM
nice crop and composition. the chin is blown out at the bottom though. I actually would like to see her eye more. (did you use a color gel on the background?) seems there is a touch of blue in her hair at the bottom right.
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06/11/2008 06:13:30 PM
nice idea and capture..I just wonder why you ellected not to have the pills on focus....given the averafe qlty of your competitors I will give this a 7.
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06/11/2008 02:09:15 PM
Nice shot. The blown area under the chin is a bit of a letdown though.
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06/11/2008 11:28:26 AM
I like the use of the frame to cut off the woman and focus on what matters.
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06/11/2008 01:25:46 AM
Oh my. People are not going to like this, I predict tons of 1s and maybe comments like "You glorify drug use!"

It's a good idea for the challenge, but technically I'm not thrilled by the image. And the pose seems unnatural.
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