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On His Mark
On His Mark
LadyK

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Nude V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: my basement
Date: Sep 20, 2009
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Sports, Nude
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2009

this is my buddy, he was gracious enough to model for me.

this challenge was a major first for me. hopefully this photo will raise my average, thats the pan of the year.

basically anything over a 5.6 will make me happy:)

update: i presented this in my portfolio at a review session at the photoshop convention this fall, and was told it was my strongest photo out of my 20:) big thanks for the comments and to my awesome model

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.0667
Avg (commenters): 7.6923
Avg (participants): 5.8158
Avg (non-participants): 6.0898
Views since voting: 8446
Views during voting: 1155
Votes: 450
Comments: 21
Favorites: 4 (view)


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10/08/2009 03:25:47 AM
Hey there from the Critique Club

My thoughts on the image: My initial impression of this image and the presentation is strong. I am not a fan of the male nude form overall, but this is very nicely presented. I like your toning and composition. The flow of the body plays very strongly with the mind's eye to lead it into and throughout the image. Your clarity and detail also serves to strengthen the image well.

My ideas for improvement: I'd like to see the lighting just a touch more even. I agree with Robin that the shadow that the head casts on the right arm is a little bit distracting, but not overly harsh by any means. As odd as it may seem, I'd actually like to see the feet a little more crisply focused. I'd also like to see more attention paid to the symmetry of the model's hands. You did a very nice job with symmetry in the framing and cropping, so I think it should carry over to the hands as well. The position of the feet need no adjustments.

Where I would have/did score this entry: I didn't vote in the nude challenge this round as I have spent far too much time at work lately. Glancing through the scores and results however, I would have voted this one as a 6 or 7. With that in mind, I do believe that the image was scored appropriately by the voters. Congrats on a well presented image and a well scoring entry.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a critique on your entry,
Eric

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10/02/2009 08:44:46 AM
Hey when you are famous I can say I knew you on DPC. You go girl.
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10/02/2009 04:30:03 AM
I only got to view this image once during voting so I gave it a 6 without consideration of a bump which this certainly deserves. The little feet coming out of his head is most bizarre looking but in a way it works. It helps bridge the physical and the mental which is what sport is all about. He's on his mark alright and so are you.
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10/02/2009 03:53:59 AM
Be happy :)
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10/02/2009 12:31:04 AM
See you DID have a few days left :)well done
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10/02/2009 12:15:05 AM
*sniff* my little snaffly's doing so well, and with nude men too...so proud of you! Good work!
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10/02/2009 12:10:52 AM
I'm thrilled that you're happy. You should be. This is a powerful image. Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2009 12:06:20 AM
Congrats on top 20 and 6+!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/01/2009 08:22:49 PM
Very nicely done. I like this image. I like the tint to it as well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2009 11:41:47 PM
Stronger and harder ! Good work ...
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09/30/2009 04:10:10 PM
Makes you want to jump to the side. Nice capture.
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09/29/2009 08:16:13 AM
Nicely done. The only improvement I see would be to remove the shadow from the right arm.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2009 08:35:40 PM
beautiful male body I wish you could have got rid of the shadow on th eright arm.
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09/27/2009 01:28:49 AM
I really like the monochrome treatment - your model's pose is interesting and his physique intriguing :) The bottom of his hands seem a bit cut off, perhaps he is resting them on a soft surface? Lovely lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2009 04:50:29 AM
Very cool lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2009 01:41:38 AM
This is different. The pose feels awkward to me. His feel appear to be floating. This has an almost pink/orange tint on my computer. I like the idea of the muscular exploitation, just not sure this works. Great idea.
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09/25/2009 12:10:31 PM
I love the coloring on this. The funny thing is I thought he was leaning against a wall not getting ready to race (until I read the title).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2009 09:16:55 AM
Love the pp, great pose as well, should be top 5 I think.
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09/25/2009 03:00:51 AM
I love the colors of this picture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2009 12:50:22 AM
Very strong image! Some may not think it is "nude" enough but it gets a 10 from me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2009 12:49:19 AM
Interesting shot. Just when you think you've seen most poses, something a little new comes along. A little harsh on the contrast, and I'm not a fan of the magenta hint to the toning here.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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