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Paris de Nuit
Paris de Nuit
amonteforte


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light Source (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Date: Oct 19, 2002
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2002

Projection of a transparency I shot long ago in Paris at night, reflected on the model's naked back, in front of a wall, sitting on a flat surface, covered with a white bed sheet.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 256
Avg (all users): 6.9247
Avg (commenters): 8.4773
Avg (participants): 6.9576
Avg (non-participants): 6.8772
Views since voting: 4275
Votes: 279
Comments: 54
Favorites: 23 (view)


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01/14/2007 02:01:23 PM
Beautiful!!
06/13/2004 07:05:23 PM
Very nice composite.
10/29/2002 05:21:00 AM
Sorry, you should have "won," not "one." I must've been thinking that you should have been number one!!!
10/29/2002 05:18:00 AM
You should have one, and you would have if it wasn't for all the low votes by people who didn't give it a second look and try to figure out what was going on.. A damn shame ...better luck next time.
10/28/2002 07:49:00 PM
i was completely wrong about how you shot this - i woulda bet money that you spent $700 for a prime room at the Bellagio in Vegas, and set up a reflection of your model while shooting the fountains and the Paris hotel across the street -- i guess your way was lots cheaper (unless you include your trip to Paris) -- spiderman
10/28/2002 12:55:00 PM
I was hoping your pic was going to be in the top 3, but five isn't too shabby either. Congrats!
10/28/2002 08:09:00 AM
I was expecting more from your pic.... but after seen your 12 1's ... you deserve more!
Congratulations!!
Richi
10/28/2002 01:27:00 AM
Good job, you should've won. Now i will have to do the same with a violin on a woman's back :-) Your photo is great.
10/28/2002 12:38:00 AM
You should've won this challenge. Really. Just look at how many tried to disqualify you for not getting your picture. Congratulations, nonetheless.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2002 07:18:00 PM
One more pic, which makes me say 'wow'! I'm curious, how you did this! Think, I've got an idea... but you got it! Well done! Wish you luck... 10 - KAOS.
10/27/2002 04:21:00 PM
Amazing photo, the best this week by far in my opinion! 10 - Konador
10/27/2002 12:46:00 AM
Awesome! Very original!!! Looks like you used a projector...? 10/10!!!
10/27/2002 12:15:00 AM
Very nice! I like the way the lines of the tower correspond with the lines of her body. Very interesting concept. How did you accomplish this?
10/26/2002 09:22:00 PM
this is awesome!! i dont know how to vote based on using a single light source, because i see many, but i love this and i need to know how it was done. :-) 8--shutterfly
10/26/2002 08:30:00 PM
I would have liked it better if there weren't so many light sources. Too cluttered on the lower strip.
10/25/2002 10:43:00 PM
OK this is a good one. Im intrested to know how you did this. Good luck
10/24/2002 06:56:00 PM
Cool effect, I hope you described your process in comments, I am very interested! If you requested the Admin note, good idea! 9 Swash
10/24/2002 05:26:00 PM
What a lovely picture!!!!
Excellent composition!!!
Good Luck!
Richi
10/24/2002 04:48:00 PM
Very well done. It is an old idea but one that is well worth using.
10/24/2002 01:58:00 PM
Very imaginative. I'll be looking forward to seeing how you did this one. 9 waltoml.
10/24/2002 01:02:00 PM
Beautiful!. Maybe a little less exposure time could sharp the shapes.
10/24/2002 10:31:00 AM
has this been projected on her back??? not sure if I like you using another photographers pictureto enhance your picture.. bit of a gray area there??
10/24/2002 09:57:00 AM
Incredible shot! Awesome use of your single light source. Love everything about this...except...i wish her elbows were bent a little more to smooth the skin. WOW 10 despite the elbows :P Lisa
10/23/2002 07:18:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 10 , Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 9 (maybe a little over exposed), Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 10 , Total Averaged Rating 10 . smshats
10/23/2002 05:32:00 PM
very cool!!
10/23/2002 02:12:00 PM
This is a stunning picture. Lighting and composition are great. What I like the most is the 3D effect that you got with the projected image. This should be a winning picture, if not for the people who think you're breaking the rules of the challenge. Good luck!
10/23/2002 02:08:00 PM
i know a girl who studied photo at the corcoran, did a project using this technique. great choice of photo to project, perfect exposure on the ladies' body. you get a big fat ten.
10/23/2002 02:42:00 AM
Innovative -- slide projector :) 10 paganini
10/23/2002 12:20:00 AM
Might not have broken any editing rule, but broke my brain figuring out how it was done. 9
10/23/2002 12:08:00 AM
Excellent!! Was this done through a window? If so, magnificent view. 10 all the way.
10/22/2002 06:05:00 PM
single artificial lightsource????
10/22/2002 12:31:00 PM
Projector?
10/22/2002 11:02:00 AM
let me guess - a slide projector? I love it! hope it wins, so simple and so effective
10/22/2002 10:58:00 AM
a slide of france projected on a ladies back maybe? very good idea and creative 10
10/22/2002 10:46:00 AM
your strength here was in the tower extending up the model's spine. I find the rest of the foreground distracts from the strength of the composition. good work!
10/22/2002 01:27:00 AM
a nice photograph on a nice photograph, very well done ten
10/21/2002 11:41:00 PM
How did you do this?
10/21/2002 11:18:00 PM
I REALLY want to see a "how'd you do that on this" !! I love it. Great job. lhall
10/21/2002 09:04:00 PM
Not sure how you accomplished this, but I think the concept is great. Your execution is beautiful. Great job (9)
10/21/2002 07:44:00 PM
nice image, not sure what to think of the one light source rule here.
10/21/2002 07:40:00 PM
very interesting idea. did u try it with her arms in the air. the albows bother me a bit. never the less a great one. : )
10/21/2002 06:41:00 PM
very original, I like it.
10/21/2002 04:12:00 PM
Slide projector image?? Very unique idea. Turned out great WOW
10/21/2002 02:59:00 PM
Very intriguing! Can`t wait to know how you did it. 8
10/21/2002 02:16:00 PM
what can I say except WOW!
10/21/2002 10:30:00 AM
I LOVE it.
10/21/2002 09:10:00 AM
Interesting effect with multiple exposures, but obviously includes numerous light sources.
10/21/2002 07:56:00 AM
Very nice shot, however the challenge says "'Use a SINGLE, artificial light source to dramatically light the subject of your choice".
10/21/2002 05:23:00 AM
Incredible idea and execution. Photo of the year!
12/04/2002 12:00:00 AM
Wooh, okay at first I was totaly confused, I didn't even realize the depth of the picture, I rated it low... then I was reviewing my ratings, and WOOH! I figured it out! I thought about it three different ways, and the shadows confused me the first two ways, which lead me to discover that this was a projection of a slide (or somethign similar) onto someone's back!! Nicely done, but I don't think many people are going to catch on :- 10/21/2002 2:30:00 AM
10/21/2002 02:12:00 AM
this is a really great shot.
10/21/2002 01:58:00 AM
Wow... this image is stunning. Technically, it appears flawless. Creativity - not matched by any others that I've seen... Great shot!!! - 10 - JB
10/21/2002 01:51:00 AM
so.... how did you do this? through glass or a model of the eifel?
10/21/2002 12:59:00 AM
This is a really neat photo... I like the concept quite a bit... I think it's a little outside the concept of a 'single light source' maybe... looks like maybe a slide projected image? good score here for creativity :) - setzler


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