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2nd PlaceA subtle patience
heida

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Challenge: Nude II (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Reykjavík
Date: Aug 21, 2004
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Nude
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2004

This shot was a lot of fun to do
A friend of mine who is a professional photographer lent me his lights it was sooo much fun :) I need lights like that man. I need to learn to take shots with the lights too :)
I got a great model on friday night And I messed that shooting up cause I didnt know how to handle the lighting with the lights.
So luckely I got another model on saturday and that went better.
Many thanks to my beautiful model who has a little girl in her stomach that is supposed to come out next sunday (29)
Oh and thanks to my friday model too, too bad I messed it up :(

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 87
Avg (all users): 7.2219
Avg (commenters): 8.4074
Avg (participants): 7.2250
Avg (non-participants): 7.2210
Views since voting: 41069
Views during voting: 1207
Votes: 347
Comments: 93
Favorites: 34 (view)


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06/04/2008 12:43:58 AM
ah hah! i absolutly love this. fabulous
11/15/2006 09:48:34 PM
outstanding shot!
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02/17/2005 11:33:16 AM
wow.
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09/21/2004 10:44:46 PM
i like the lighting, finally you made it after messed up with the first try... learning never ending..
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09/12/2004 05:57:42 PM
congratulations.I would have liked to see the shots with your friday model.
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09/02/2004 04:00:30 AM
Damn it girl, I tried and tried not to add another of your shots to my favorites...
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09/02/2004 02:32:33 AM
Congrats to you Heida (again and again and again :))))
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09/01/2004 10:29:25 PM
my favorite!! i'm glad you got a ribbon :)
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08/31/2004 11:51:00 AM
Beautiful use of greyscale. Great lighting effect.
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08/30/2004 10:49:30 PM
Your work is amazing...A talent I am thrilled is present at DPC!...We will one day look back and say "We knew her then"
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08/30/2004 08:39:35 PM
Beautiful!! Congratulations!
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08/30/2004 07:55:27 PM
Great photo! Deserved that ribbon

Flott hjá þér Heiða, frábært módel, ágæt lýsing, frábær mynd :)
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08/30/2004 07:31:10 PM
Love the expression and lighting. Excellent work. Congratulations.
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08/30/2004 03:14:24 PM
.....and she did it again ;)
Keep on the good work
Vi ses i danmark :)
Til lukku
;)
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08/30/2004 02:55:06 PM
I knew this was a winner. Even the thumbnail stood out from the first time I saw it. Way to go!
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08/30/2004 11:56:21 AM
Simply breathtaking photography Heida. Congrats on the strong finish!
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08/30/2004 08:54:59 AM
Wow another ribbon!
Thanks guys!
Thanks to all that took the time to comment :D
08/30/2004 06:47:55 AM
Fabulous job, Heida!
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08/30/2004 06:30:11 AM
Wonderful work, Heida, it was among my favs during this challenge! Well deserved ribbon, way to go! :-)
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08/30/2004 06:25:44 AM
The phenomenal success continues.
Congratulations.
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08/30/2004 05:06:05 AM
Congrats Heida, truly amazeing photo.

So many thought my picture was yours. It was so much fun.
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08/30/2004 03:40:24 AM
Congrats on another ribbon. This was a beautiful shot and most deserving of a top placement.
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08/30/2004 02:58:03 AM
Congrada on your 10th and definatly not your last Ribbon.
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08/30/2004 02:34:19 AM
Congrats Heida This was my pick and my only 10
This is just beautiful You are amazing with that camera.
Great work!
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08/30/2004 02:18:19 AM
okay you have won enough let someone else play now..... jk great shot once again.
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08/30/2004 02:00:26 AM
Congratulations Heida, fantastic photo
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08/30/2004 12:12:09 AM
Congratulations on your red. A great study and a mind that knows what it wants and sticks to it until it gets it.
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08/30/2004 12:10:24 AM
I thought this was yours Heida. Congrats yet again on your ribbon! Keep up the great work! You are truely a photo genius.
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08/30/2004 12:09:58 AM
Congrats on your Red..:)
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08/30/2004 12:07:06 AM
I knew it! #2 congrats! Well deserved.
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08/30/2004 12:04:13 AM
Congrats, Heida... this is truly beautiful!! :o)
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08/30/2004 12:03:37 AM
A very well-deserved 2nd. As I said before, you captured this subject beautifully! Congratulations!
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08/30/2004 12:01:15 AM
Another ribbon? When are you gonna slow down?

Congrats :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2004 10:50:26 PM
This photo really stands out. I love the b@w, the look on the face, the shadow across her face, the shine on her hair, the tastefulness of the body and nudity, the black background. I think you get the picture (excuse pun) 10 from me.
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08/29/2004 09:36:33 AM
Just wonderful, In my top 5 choices. Wide range of tones. 9
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08/29/2004 08:11:48 AM
Beautiful. The use of black and white was a good choice.
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08/29/2004 06:56:03 AM
This is so beautiful! The lighting is perfect, I just love it.
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08/28/2004 12:34:36 PM
Gorgeous. 10.
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08/27/2004 11:13:42 PM
would have looked much more professional with an all black backdrop. Very nicely done.
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08/27/2004 07:44:57 PM
Absolutely wonderful! I love the lighting and the choice of b&w. A very pretty model too. My second favourite picture out of the bunch. This looks like a work of Heida, if not, consider it a compliment. Bumped up from a 9 on my first round of voting to a 10.
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08/27/2004 03:26:05 PM
Beautiful lady, the face seems just a tad too dark, nice shot though.
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08/27/2004 02:48:05 AM
Lovely shot, a little more light on the models face would have made it even better
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08/26/2004 10:56:38 AM
almost unrealistically sharp, facial expression doesnt work for me as well as the left arm looks overly posed, I'm very jealous of such a great model though 6 for a nice try
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08/26/2004 01:52:49 AM
You're so lucky to have a pregnant model to work with.. I think that nudes of pregnancy are some of the most beautiful on the planet, and you've done a wonderful job capturing your model. I think a touch more light to highlight her face would have been a bonus, but this is a great shot.
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08/25/2004 07:02:30 PM
One of my top picks. This photo is very expressive to me, capturing the confident look of a beautiful pregnant lady.
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08/25/2004 05:00:16 PM
Lighting on this shot hands down is PERFECT! beautiful model- lighting- background.
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08/25/2004 03:16:35 PM
a beautiful pose and lady
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08/25/2004 12:29:41 PM
Nice lighting and the way you've posed her is great.
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08/25/2004 10:34:50 AM
Such a beauiful pic...well done
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08/25/2004 06:02:29 AM
I like the lighting, the light on the hair and the shadows in the face are great.
Nice black and white and the background adds to the mood.
Probably took some time to get the lighting right on this shot.
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08/24/2004 11:41:18 PM
I love the soft lighting on this. I was supposed to take one of these shots of a pregnant friend of mine, but she went and had the baby early!! :) You can kind of see the uncertainty in her eyes. Best wishes to mother and baby!
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08/24/2004 11:34:15 PM
Good lighting but great on her hair and face with the shine and shadows...a darker background would have been nice. a pregnant woman is just so beautiful. Great pic
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08/24/2004 10:35:50 PM
How beautiful!
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08/24/2004 10:10:39 PM
This is very nice. The lighting is exceptional. I also like the way the bright eyes pop from the shadows on the face. This one is my only 10 - best of luck to you.
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08/24/2004 07:56:39 PM
A very lovely photo. I wish her face were lit a bit more, but otherwise, very nice. I like how the light is on her belly, and I like the overall softness of the photo. Angle and framing are nice. I wonder how it would look with her looking forwards. Nothing distracting inthe background. Overall very nice. ~Heather~
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08/24/2004 04:57:20 PM
returning for comments.
Expert lighting and a very good pose spells a very rich and wholesome image.
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08/24/2004 04:35:09 PM
A classic shot, and beautifully done. I'm not sure there's anything more beautiful than a pregnant woman. I'm not 100% sold on the expression on her face... I think maybe something more serene with downcast eyes. Or maybe just pushing that strand of hair back that casts a shadow on her face. That's being highly critical though. It's a great image with high marks from me. Good luck!
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08/24/2004 03:59:25 PM
nice soft light to emphasise her contours, also on her back. Not sure whether she should be looking away, I would rather expect a tender look downwards (although that would it make a more standard image).
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08/24/2004 10:43:15 AM
Beautifully done! 10+
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08/24/2004 09:27:45 AM
Classic pregnancy picture, great lighting. Only thing that bothers me is where she is staring off camera. I think I would of liked this more if she was looking down towards her belly. Still great pic! 8
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08/24/2004 09:20:36 AM
Very beautifull photograh, lightning, composition and pose are all perfect. For me best of this challenge.
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08/24/2004 08:59:41 AM
This is nice. The background detracts from the image in my opinion. I like her expression though. [6]
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08/24/2004 07:04:03 AM
Lovely shot, the skin tones are very nice. I think the face needs some fill-in light though... the shadows make the expression look a bit severe, which is not what you want in a pregnant portrait! The door behind looks like it could do with some straightening in PS.
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08/24/2004 06:05:55 AM
Beatiful and tasteful. All the best to the new mum and dad :) (10) and I hope to see some baby pics :)
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08/24/2004 05:05:59 AM
Beautiful model, beautiful portrait, and beautiful baby to be :) I love the soft focus look around the edge of the photo .. border is very appropriate .. and just overall has a very calm, pleasant mood.
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08/24/2004 03:55:25 AM
Congrats! This is awesome. The black and white is gorgeous. This is very sensual and beautiful. The lack of contrast works great- love it, awesome
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08/24/2004 12:58:41 AM
Very good photo, I like the background a lot and how you've burned it, good use of lights, well done. Maybe if the model would have looked a bit more towards to the light, bringing more light to the face of the model, would have improved it, but I'm not sure, it could then maybe just take to much of attention to the face. This is definately one of the best in this challenge, maybe even a ribbon photo imo.
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08/24/2004 12:08:24 AM
Lovely shot. Great colors and tone. I'd like to see a little less shadows on her face. Bumping from 7 to 9
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08/23/2004 11:35:18 PM
Great pose, & the border adds to it. Good background as well. 9
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08/23/2004 09:11:02 PM
This photo touches me on many levels; as a father, a portrait photographer, art lover. This was the only photo in this challenge I even commented on. Nothing else seemed too 'artistic'. Thanks for submitting a shot that wasn't for the sake of the challenge, and wasn't gratuitous and lame. Perfect lighting for a wonderfully candid nude.
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08/23/2004 08:06:41 PM
beautiful shot! I LOVE the dramatic lighting and expression!
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08/23/2004 08:05:15 PM
A very tasteful composition of a nude pregnant woman
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08/23/2004 05:43:06 PM
Nicely done. The lighting is very nice. I like the title chose, but the image has more of a mysterious feel to me with the way she is in the dark and peering over her shoulder. I think the image is straight, but the board behind her back may be crooked and it's making the images feel as though it's tipping to the right. It's probably just me, though. :-) Beautiful model. What a great image to add to the baby book.
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08/23/2004 04:54:43 PM
Beautiful picture, Beautiful model!
Background could take a bit more attention, either hide it, or make it out of focus enough so it is not visible.
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08/23/2004 04:16:53 PM
Very sexy and shot quite well, excellent! I can't stop looking at her eyes!
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08/23/2004 04:03:43 PM
Beautiful portrait! I love the expression on her face! Nice pose! You must be a proud future dad! Congrats. 10
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08/23/2004 03:13:42 PM
An absolutely great entry. Your model is stunning, and I love the choice of BW and background. The soft lighting is very effective, especially on her face, where the look is positively otherworldly! The position of her left arm looks a little forced and posed (pushing the right breast a little?), but the overall impact is very powerful. Great job!!
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08/23/2004 02:36:48 PM
Pretty girl, pretty lighting and focus. Keeper!! Congrats.
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08/23/2004 01:57:06 PM
This is my 10 of the Challenge!Beautifully lit and I'm a sucker for the bodies of pregnant women! The curves are fantastic.
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08/23/2004 10:25:55 AM
I don't like the title but the picture is very well-lit and composed
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08/23/2004 09:56:33 AM
Great lighting. Your print quality is excellent - strong blacks, whites and a great tonal range. May be better if the model was looking at the lens. A very strong contender.
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08/23/2004 07:22:09 AM
Wonderful shot! I love the soft, fine lighting on her, the most important body parts highlighted. Really expressive, a tasty representation of the beauties of pregnancy! I also love the environment. Maybe her expression is a little bit scared, and due to the title she looks a bit impatient, but if it was on purpose, you got the effect well!
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08/23/2004 06:12:42 AM
Excellent shot. I spent yesterday doing photos of a friend with 4 weeks to go and couldn;t get the lighting quite the way I wanted it for her. THIS is how I was trying to get the lighting. I hope you describe how in the notes.
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08/23/2004 04:30:00 AM
A nice shoot here overall.

I think the idea and lighting is great - her hand position equally as good. The things that let this image down is the face position and softness. To me she looks very uncomfortable bending her neck like that - it's putting a strain which shows in her face. If she was in perfect profile I feel this would be much stringer composition wise.

Apart from that, i do like it, and I like the edge burning bringing your eyes into the middle.
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08/23/2004 02:41:15 AM
Excellent portrait of pregnant woman! The lighting is spot on...
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08/23/2004 02:34:42 AM
I love the lighting on her body, I just wish there was more or less light on her face. This is very well composed. 9
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08/23/2004 02:22:01 AM
This is a beautifil image I love the lighting on her face and the glow on her
Very professional shot and detail and everything about this is very tastful
Love the shine on her hair
My favorite opf the challenge 10
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08/23/2004 01:30:03 AM
very beautiful.....full of life...
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08/23/2004 01:11:05 AM
Great 10
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08/23/2004 01:03:51 AM
Great lighting and nice use of B/W. Someone finally shows the beauty of a women when she is pregnant. Great work! I hope you get a ribbon.
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08/23/2004 12:46:24 AM
amazing light and model.... well done... look like a ribbon winner to me ! a10
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08/23/2004 12:44:12 AM
Great pic! The eyes are my favorite...
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08/23/2004 12:05:51 AM
This is so beautiful! So far, the entries that I have seen have really changed my mind about nude photography. If done tastefully, it can be amazing. This is so incredibly beautiful. I love shots of pregnant women; they always seem so peaceful. she is so beautiful! I love the use of black & white. great shot. 10.
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