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My mistresses eyes are nothing like the sun

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Equipment: Canon EOS Rebel 2000, Kodak 200 Gold

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If snow be white...why then her breasts are dun

The scan on this image is not great - apologies - but experimenting with shutter speeds, shadows and bodies. What do you think?

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Ondrej S. Mond , November 06, 2002; 02:22 P.M.

I really like this shot. Finally an original nude. I like both the shapes and colors. Great work !!

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Karen Nakamura , November 06, 2002; 03:07 P.M.

Gorgeous but bad scan

The photo itself looks gorgeous but there's too much posterization from what could be a bad scan.

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gwen barlee , November 07, 2002; 01:33 A.M.

really lovely and clever

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Stuart Littlefair , November 08, 2002; 11:46 A.M.

and yet, by heaven, I think this shot as rare,
as any yet belied by false compare.

...I don't normally like nudes

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Brian E , November 09, 2002; 06:04 P.M.

stunning composition

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teijus Kannan , November 10, 2002; 03:01 A.M.

original

this is great. love the shape and abstractness.

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Sara Bilge , November 10, 2002; 09:38 A.M.

Aesthetics 7, Originality 7

Best thing I ever saw on this otherwise lame site.

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Vitus Lee , November 12, 2002; 10:01 A.M.

innovative angle

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Liz Hillock , November 13, 2002; 07:51 A.M.

What is it?

Thanks for all your comments - really motivates me to go and do some more! It's a breast and arm haunching over a leg....

M USA , November 13, 2002; 12:01 P.M.

Who is it !

Tempting! One of my absolute favorites, both that is..and both so near my philangies I couldn't resist withall. We know the photographer but for those equally charmed by the reference...

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red;

If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.

I have seen roses damask'd, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks,

And in some perfumes is there more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.

I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound;

I grant I never saw a goddess go, My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.

And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As any she belied with false compare.

~Sonnet CXXX W. Shakespeare

I don't bother viewing most nudes as they too often are as t&a goes and nothing more. This nude however is one of the better ones I've seen. Nice work!

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Brian . , August 12, 2003; 04:04 P.M.

Yes!

Simply elegant. What did you do for lighting?

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Matthew Powers , October 20, 2006; 02:03 P.M.

Ummm where exactly were you 'traveling' to capture this? =)

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