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grigrigirl

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Challenge: Nude II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: my home
Date: Aug 22, 2004
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Black and White, Nude
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2004

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Place: 1 out of 87
Avg (all users): 7.8040
Avg (commenters): 8.9848
Avg (participants): 8.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.7481
Views since voting: 57952
Views during voting: 1296
Votes: 347
Comments: 111
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05/16/2005 09:22:06 AM
this is a remarkable shot. i can't believe the range of your portfolio--you really help set the bar.
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04/24/2005 10:34:33 AM
Great Photo .. love the lighting .. soo sensual .. great job ...
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10/03/2004 07:28:45 PM
Originally posted by robm:

sorry grigrigirl its a great photo indeed but somehow it has a sterile quality..too posed maybe,too academicly photographed.the other nudes in your portfolio are far more better some are exquisite. congratulations on your ribbon but my first place choice would have been different in this challenge.


actually...i rather agree. This is the only time Ive posed someone. In her case..she was not willing to lounge around nude and let me have my way with the camera. So..this one pose was it. Otherwise, I had no nude that week.
09/12/2004 05:38:38 PM
sorry grigrigirl its a great photo indeed but somehow it has a sterile quality..too posed maybe,too academicly photographed.the other nudes in your portfolio are far more better some are exquisite. congratulations on your ribbon but my first place choice would have been different in this challenge.
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09/06/2004 01:20:20 AM
I'm a little late, but congratulations on your ribbon. It was only a matter of time before you got your first bluey :)
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09/05/2004 01:12:53 PM
Wonderful picture. I love the B&w tones. Just perfect. A V Bhaskar-India
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09/05/2004 11:19:28 AM
Can't... stop... staring... at... this... image.

Great sensual work once again, Julia. Keep wowing us.
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09/03/2004 12:18:37 AM
jbruno...nice to see you around again :)
09/02/2004 11:03:30 PM
Originally posted by jbruno1397:

hey you really are quite good
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09/02/2004 11:02:56 PM
hey you really are quite good
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08/31/2004 07:49:17 AM
When I judged all of the images submitted for the Nude II challenge, this submission stood out far and above the rest. It was my pick for the challenge. Terrific work, I am happy for you that everyone else saw its creative value too. You have a great eye for lighting and composition.
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08/30/2004 10:47:03 PM
One of the best shots I have seen on this site. A favorite now:) congrats! well deserved!
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08/30/2004 09:19:23 PM
simply amazing.
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08/30/2004 08:37:49 PM
Congratulations on Your Blue! Just a stunning image, well deserved first place!
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08/30/2004 07:29:59 PM
Excellent work. Congratulations.
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08/30/2004 05:33:54 PM
Lighting is perfect , outstanding !!!

Message edited by author 2004-08-30 17:34:12.
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08/30/2004 04:57:32 PM
I didn't have this down as yours Julia - but it's lovely (as usual) and well done on your blue - which I can hardly believe is your first (but almost certainly not the last)!!
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08/30/2004 01:22:03 PM
Grace incarnate! Congrats!
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08/30/2004 11:55:04 AM
Adding my kudos to an incredibly professional shot. Great job and congrats on a well-earned blue!
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08/30/2004 09:40:26 AM
Congrats Julia I had a suspicion this was yours :)
This shot is breathtaking
Keep it up!
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08/30/2004 08:16:59 AM
I'm glad you won with this shot. You definately deserved it!
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08/30/2004 06:46:19 AM
Great work, GGG! A beautiful picture, deserving of the ribbon.
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08/30/2004 06:23:39 AM
Couldn`t quite believe this was your first blue..long overdue.
Congratulations Julia.
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08/30/2004 05:51:29 AM
Congratulations! this blue is much more than deserved! Seeing shoots like yours makes me want to be your model instead being behind my camera! everything seems to be just... BEAUTIFUL.
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08/30/2004 03:50:08 AM
It's good to see you with a blue. I was wondering how come you haven't got one yet. Good job!
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08/30/2004 03:37:32 AM
I knew this would ribbon ! Beautiful shot. Congrats on the blue !
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08/30/2004 01:58:56 AM
Congrats on your first blue! Very well deserved.
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08/30/2004 01:58:23 AM
Congratulations, well done.
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08/30/2004 01:22:00 AM
this and the wings were the only photos that stood out to me in this challange. This one was AWESOME to DA MAX!
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08/30/2004 12:25:44 AM
WOW..a BLUE! thanks :)

The position of her right arm bothered me too. I wanted it higher. The poor girl was in pain as I yelled out to her to bend her leg and point her toe and arch your back more and move that hand etc etc etc. She has never posed before and was not extremely comfortable with the idea of nudity. My thanks to her for having such a flexible back and putting up with me and for her willingness to bare it all for this one shot. I will now process the other 200 clothed shots as promised. :)

Message edited by author 2004-08-30 00:32:59.
08/30/2004 12:09:50 AM
As I said before, this is the best photo of this challenge imo and your blue ribbon is well deserved! Well done work, congrats.
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08/30/2004 12:09:37 AM
Hearty Congratulations on this classic presentation. Grigrigirl you are indeed a wonder.
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08/30/2004 12:08:28 AM
Congrats on the the Blue...:)
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08/30/2004 12:05:34 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Classic b&w. Well done!
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08/30/2004 12:04:02 AM
As I predicted, congrats!
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08/30/2004 12:03:09 AM
Hmmm... who would have ever thought??? LOL CONGRATS!!!!!!
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08/30/2004 12:02:00 AM
I do believe I mentioned grigrigirl as the best shot to pull an upset on DrJOnes... CONGRATS!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2004 10:23:04 PM
this is a classic! great job!
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08/29/2004 10:29:36 AM
Gorgeous shape, curves, angles. Lighting is just right, as is the negative space above, providing balance to an otherwise letterbox composition.
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08/29/2004 08:10:51 AM
Very artistic. Your model really stands out against the black background. 9
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08/28/2004 08:33:34 PM
Superb lighting/composition from yourself and exquisite form from the model...
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08/28/2004 05:34:06 PM
Lovely, plain and simple. Marvelous use of neg spc, and beautiful lighting.
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08/28/2004 01:00:58 AM
Wonderful pose and great control of lighting. Well done.
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08/27/2004 11:51:40 PM
Should be in the top 3, great lighting, awesome pose.
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08/27/2004 11:07:48 PM
one of my favorites, for me I wondered about cropping tighter, may have increased the linear dance
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08/27/2004 07:59:54 PM
Great job on the lighting and I love the choice of B&W. Perfect amount of negative space. Kudos to you and your model! (if this is a self portrait like the one I entered, then double kudos)
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08/27/2004 04:19:13 PM
Great shadows, graceful arch, passionate look, excellent crop -9-
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08/27/2004 03:17:21 PM
Wonderful, 8
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08/27/2004 12:32:05 PM
This is just an absolutely beautiful photograph. The composition, lighting and the pose are excellent. Really great job.
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08/27/2004 02:35:15 AM
Stunning picture, not sure about the arm though lol
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08/26/2004 07:47:54 PM
What a great pose and beutiful lighting, and the girl is also very nice. ,;10;,
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08/26/2004 06:54:37 PM
grigri?
This is a most fantastic shot. I love the soft feel to it, the pose, everything. THere are some strong contenders in this challenge but I would find it difficult to believe if this did not ribbon! Good luck! 10
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08/26/2004 07:22:53 AM
Incredible grace, lighting and mood. top 3.
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08/26/2004 05:59:15 AM
Superb lighting and composition. I like the way that the shadows extend up from the foreground into her left arm and leg.
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08/26/2004 12:08:22 AM
Astounding. Worthy of a place on my wall!
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08/25/2004 07:03:36 PM
One of my top five. Well composed and excels in b/w. Good job.
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08/25/2004 03:12:53 PM
great lighting to achieve beautiful toning of the body. Great pose.
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08/25/2004 12:27:10 PM
Amazing!
Great picture
Lighting is fantastic, composition & focus are also great.
Nothing to criticize
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08/25/2004 12:20:07 PM
Very nicely done
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08/25/2004 08:52:52 AM
excellent pose realyl do think the arm by the head should be somwhere else, sorry I am not explaining too well, but just feel that arm intereferes with the rest of the pose, overall I like it well done!
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08/25/2004 06:44:29 AM
what a wonderful photo! The only thing which disturbs me that her left arm is repeating the form of her face and makes the composition a bit strange. imho just a relaxed arm next to her haed would have benn nicer. Else, the lighting is great, the bw tone are good too. Good luck, hope to see you on the front page next week.
Anastasia
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08/25/2004 04:11:53 AM
Very Elegant
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08/25/2004 03:53:41 AM
great lighting and perfectly composed. nice body curves...a sure winner.
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08/24/2004 11:46:38 PM
LOVES it. Composition's great, lighting's great, interpretation of the challenge's great... I'm bumping this tasteful entry to a 10. :) Good job.
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08/24/2004 10:18:23 PM
beautifully lit! I love the negative space as well!
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08/24/2004 09:08:30 PM
love it. Great contrast, exellent lighting...super sexy.
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08/24/2004 08:46:14 PM
Excellent Print. The use of empty space adds to the dramatics of this shot. Great Lighting. I would have minimized the visible arm pit a little, but thats just being picky. A 10!
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08/24/2004 08:33:20 PM
Very nice treatment.
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08/24/2004 06:04:25 PM
Super job! This should get a ribbon methinks.
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08/24/2004 05:09:28 PM
returning for comments.
A classic pose with expert lighting and a very well composed model.
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08/24/2004 04:48:55 PM
wow, that's lovely. my first 10 of the lot. She is shaped like a classic sculpture, and what brilliant lighting. I couldn't offer one word of improvement.
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08/24/2004 04:42:11 PM
Wonderful photo, artistically and technically excellent. The lighting is near perfect, the toning is great and the nudity becomes art instead of just nudity. My favourite photo for this challenge.
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08/24/2004 12:31:40 PM
Nice light, good composed, only which I dont like is this back hand which destroid the body line and looks deformed. But good work!
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08/24/2004 12:12:25 PM
Wow .. I dont think there is anything you cuold improve in this .. the tones are perfect, lighting is perfect, the pose of the model .. if I could give this more than 10 I would.
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08/24/2004 11:59:32 AM
Classic.. wonderful interpretation. The tones are really fine.
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08/24/2004 10:30:18 AM
Love the composition, although I think the lighting could have been just a little bit more focused on the subject. Overall a good shot, though. 8
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08/24/2004 08:18:38 AM
This is just beautiful. Excellent use of negative space. Well done [8]
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08/24/2004 07:36:08 AM
Great pose, Great lighting!
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08/24/2004 04:57:11 AM
This is WOW breathtaking .. The smoke-like background is just great, I love the dark shadows, lighting is very dramatic. Model is equally as awesome, and I love how her toes look like they're lightly touching the floor .. its like she's about to start levitating :D I think you'll get a ribbon.
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08/24/2004 02:37:04 AM
Reminds me of Helmut Newton. Nice shot. Beautiful tones and color.
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08/24/2004 12:47:31 AM
The best photo in this challenge imo, great composition, the model is very well positoned and the light is good. Congrats on your ribbon in advance...
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08/23/2004 11:00:39 PM
Very well done. Tasteful. Classic.
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08/23/2004 09:51:04 PM
This is in my top 3! This looks like a Nasti or Gary shot! If I'm wrong take it as a compliment! :-) Who ever you are, I have studio envy!!! LOL
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08/23/2004 08:55:08 PM
WINNER !! 10
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08/23/2004 07:39:33 PM
A classic pose, done perfectly. I can't think of one thing to improve upon, I guess that's the definition of a 10!
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08/23/2004 05:38:54 PM
Beautiful and very classy in b&w. I like the lighting. I think a long, narrow crop would also work well with this image. Nice job.
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08/23/2004 05:07:38 PM
Excelent lighting, beutifull model, works well as black and white.
Will have to look the title up in a book though.
Looking... thanks for waiting...
1. Friður, Kyrð, Rósemi, Friðsæld
2. heiðríkja, birta
3. hugarró, sálarró, upphafin ró
4. tignarheiti ríkjani prinsa ofl. tignarmenna.
Now I only have to find this picture again if I forget what it means.

Message edited by author 2004-08-30 18:37:09.
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08/23/2004 04:54:19 PM
Superb use of lighting to really define the shape of her body and great use of lots of black negative space to really make the highlights sing out. The pose works very well indeed.
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08/23/2004 04:04:40 PM
This should be a forsure winner, could you tell me how you got the lighting right for this please.10 from me
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08/23/2004 04:04:21 PM
Perfect pose, perfect composition, perfect lighting, just perfect! A ribbon for sure! 10 My favourite to win.
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08/23/2004 03:04:19 PM
Fantastic pose, lighting and focus. Bravo, congats.
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08/23/2004 01:30:12 PM
Simply perfect.
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08/23/2004 12:37:47 PM
No contest. A sure winner. Great shoot.
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08/23/2004 12:32:28 PM
A very classy shot of a classic pose. Well executed. Beautiful model and pose. Nice lighting. Burning areas are a bit too visible for me, but that's just my personal taste. Great shot! 8
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08/23/2004 12:13:56 PM
wonderfully lit, and I like the dead space, it works well for this photo because her body and leg is arching up. 10
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08/23/2004 10:44:44 AM
Possibly the standout shot of the challenge. A very professional look and feel. The model's pose is striking, as is the lighting. A thoroughly outstanding shot in every respect. My prediction is a bluey.
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08/23/2004 09:58:47 AM
A very nice print - the tonal range is excellent. Nice lighting - great pose. Not sure about all the negative space at the top - think you could crop about half of it - making the image even stronger. Overall - an excellent entry.
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08/23/2004 09:08:38 AM
This is perfect in EVERY way. The lighting is superb. The pose and composition are just wonderful. 10
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08/23/2004 08:54:43 AM
top score! great pose and composition.
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08/23/2004 08:20:56 AM
Best image, my pick for the challenge. Good luck.
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08/23/2004 07:49:09 AM
Needs brigher highlights... but a terrific pose.
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08/23/2004 05:36:50 AM
Magnificent lighting, and beautiful model. As professional shot as you get, right out of Black&White mag.
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08/23/2004 05:05:35 AM
Fantastic lighting and composition. 9
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08/23/2004 04:38:46 AM
And we have a winner :D

Probably the best model out of all of them which really helps. Doesn't matter how good your photo is, if your model isn't all that then the photo will suffer.

Her pose seems very professional, as if she knows what she is doing. Her feel are nicely arched as is her back and neck. She seems to have perfect tension running through her muscles which is something a lot of shots fail to capture - resulting in lots of loose flabby skin.

The lighting I am not 100% keen on, but comparatively it's great. I can't make my mind up if i like the highlights in the background or not.

Superb capture though all round. 9
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08/23/2004 04:28:48 AM
I Think this is by far the coolest shot in this challenge.
If this wount get the blue one I'll be very surpriced.
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08/23/2004 03:57:10 AM
masterful.. 10
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08/23/2004 03:12:42 AM
awesome. i'm looking at this from an old laptop 'cause my computer is currently down, but even from this crappy screen i can say this is just fabulous. the lighting is gorgeous, composition, pose...everything works perfectly. very nicely done. 10
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08/23/2004 02:39:41 AM
Excellent, this is definitely a blue ribbon in my book (10)
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08/23/2004 01:26:09 AM
Simply stuning! A favorite of the challenge on many levels. Your croping Right to left centers the model perfectly. What appears to be a light source at each end of the model cast just the right kind of light and shadow. the image is crisp, clean and sharp as a tac. I know I am doing well this challenge. Yours will be tough to beat:) Congrats...Ten!!
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08/23/2004 01:24:06 AM
This is truly awesome! I am in love with it - 10
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08/23/2004 12:31:19 AM
very pro great shot pretty girl too
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