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autumn sunset
autumn sunset

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Canon
Date: Oct 11, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nude
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2008


Place: 62 out of 394
Avg (all users): 6.2095
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.1111
Avg (non-participants): 6.4082
Views since voting: 6953
Views during voting: 466
Votes: 148
Comments: 14
Favorites: 10 (view)

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11/16/2008 03:47:34 PM
Gotta say this is gorgeous. Love the lighting and the composition.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 05:13:09 PM
4 - Nicer image with a tighter crop on the right and the skin tones softened a little, in my opinion - but depends what you were aiming for.
11/06/2008 09:14:37 PM
He'd been lost in the woods for what seemed like days. He'd been separated from his group when he'd heard what had sounded like a strangled cry from a copse of trees, but when he'd investigated, had seen nothing. Turning to go back to the path, he'd found that he couldn't find it. All there had been was vegetation, and none of it familiar.

Panicked, he'd scrambled this way and that, running around, crying out, desperate for find his mates. There had been no answering calls, the path remained elusive, and the more he went, the deeper and deeper into the woods he seemed to go.

Now, as he stumbled along in the golden light just before another night fell (and he dreaded that nightfall, for it gave birth to sounds and presences that chilled his very heart), he suddenly came into a clearing that he hadn't seen before. He looked around, blinking his eyes, and then stopped dead. There, half folded into the leaves and grasses, lay the most captivating being he had ever seen. It had the appearance of a nude, hauntingly beautiful woman, but something told him that this was no human female, for it exuded an aura that transfixed him, muddled him.

The being turned its head and smiled, eyes shining and glinting in the golden light. He stood there, slack-jawed and still. It lifted a hand and silently beckoned to him. At that, any will he might have had drifted away and he went to her.

He went to her, and as he reached her, he gazed on in horror as she transformed into an evil without description, and then he knew no more.
11/06/2008 07:26:38 PM
gorgeous warm tone... one of my highest votes
11/06/2008 02:16:44 PM
This is really nice
I love how the very nice eyes stand out - and the clarity in the shiny hair. Beautiful skin tones and very seasonal.
11/04/2008 01:25:17 PM
Nice colors, and love her expressions.
11/02/2008 02:00:05 PM
Nice color, model and shot.
I don't think the leaves on her chest add to the composition, though.
11/01/2008 07:22:07 PM
The hair and eyes are lovely. The sunset light coupled with her make-up has caused her face to be a tad orange, I'd lower the red or orange hue channel to make her skin tone look a bit more natural. The use of DOF on her body is effective. I also think your perspective, being there on the ground beside her as opposed to looking down, is a really good choice.
11/01/2008 04:29:36 PM
High impact image good processing on the eyes..
11/01/2008 02:38:48 PM
You know no grass is going to grow there right! ;) Nice capture!
11/01/2008 01:18:44 PM
could possibly be the most beautiful capture of light i've ever seen for a portrait; beautiful model, great shot!
11/01/2008 07:29:23 AM
Whoa...10. A virtually perfect image in every way. I'm not a big fan of nudes, even less so in color. Absolutely amazing, may your score reflect the exquisite quality of this image. Wow!
11/01/2008 03:10:41 AM
Lovely light, excellent focus, beautiful , 8
11/01/2008 02:04:49 AM
I know she's smiling and all, but I've watched too much CSI and it is (was) Halloween), but the way she's positioned I get the impression she's dead (other than the whole smiling thing and she doesn't look dead). *shrug*

It's still a nice shot though. I'm just morbid.

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