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David Montroy , March 31, 2003; 12:42 P.M.

Well done, I like very much the colors, lightning, exposure, composition and idea. You are not just an amateur photographer!. You use an AIS lens with the D100 which is better suited for D series, or G. However the result is excellent (change your film-media to the memory card type you use). Excellent photo.

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Igor Laptev , March 31, 2003; 01:54 P.M.

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gerard Hand , March 31, 2003; 02:49 P.M.

I agree... WOW!!

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Americo Vespucci , March 31, 2003; 03:32 P.M.

WOW and WOW again!!!! looking at your pic I have thought the same as David: you are a big PROF! (sigh... ) Thank you for commenting my pic. Regards

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Bill Kantor , March 31, 2003; 04:19 P.M.

Fabulous! Tell us how did you did it. (If it won't ruin it for us all.)

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Bruce Jones , March 31, 2003; 06:32 P.M.

great effect

This is more than eye catching. More importantly, aside from the unusual effect, the photo of the girl is stunning as well. Congratulations on a very creative effort.

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Vishwanath Raman , March 31, 2003; 09:59 P.M.

This is

outstanding. I have never seen anything like this before. I know of photographers using glass tables and getting their models on them to produce interesting "suspended" distortions, but then this is very nice. Well done.

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Jim Leisy , April 01, 2003; 12:18 A.M.

Superb! You should experiment with more in this vein.

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Marlena Fairbourne , April 01, 2003; 01:55 A.M.

Most amazing photo I've ever seen !

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Thierry Martin , April 01, 2003; 02:04 A.M.

Excellent!

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Simone Maria Navarra , April 01, 2003; 03:49 A.M.

I wonder how this was done. I can think of several ways, but each one has got some problems. I really like how the shadow looks (and probably is) real and doesn't look like a pshop creation. How I would have done this: put the girl on a table, take the pics, remove the table in pshop, create a shadow of the girl and distort it to get a nicer effect. Is that it?

Simone

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Manuel Rincon , April 01, 2003; 04:12 A.M.

Or maybe a composition of several pictures with several tables, always leaving something in the air. But no matter, very intringuing and artistic picture.

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Antonio Giacomo , April 01, 2003; 04:50 A.M.

Outstanding. This is the most stunning image that I have seen on Photo.net yet. Apart from being a beautiful image, it is technically beautiful in the sense that there is no trace of how it was done, and it is very convincing. Even the shadow on the ground fits in very well, even though it does seem to me to be the wrong way round.

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Dusty Marvin , April 01, 2003; 06:34 A.M.

Never seen before, amazing photo!

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Neil D. , April 01, 2003; 06:43 A.M.

Uplifting...

Superb idea, and brilliantly executed - well done!

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Gary Durington , April 01, 2003; 09:08 A.M.

7/7

I don't want to know how you did it. I like believing in magic. Have you considered taking some pictures for the UFO magazines?

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Randy Solomon (www.solomonrei.com) , April 01, 2003; 09:53 A.M.

Ahh!!... the wonder of it all...

I hate to be even the least bit critical.... with all the amazement going on, and, of course, the fear of repraisal, and it is a really neat photoshop wonder, but ??... hmmmmm the shadow just doesn't seem to fit the light angles. Maybe I'm missing something, but good concept!

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S. D. , April 01, 2003; 11:31 A.M.

Incredible and original ... and echo, echo.

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Koos Net , April 01, 2003; 11:40 A.M.

Outstanding ................

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Michael Wagner , April 01, 2003; 02:11 P.M.

Amazing!

The model had to have been on some sort of table, and you have done a suerb job of editing it out. 7/7

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Chris P. , April 01, 2003; 03:37 P.M.

This one is really amazing...!! How did you do this?

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Vlad P. , April 01, 2003; 09:47 P.M.

Perfect!

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G. R. Gooderham , April 01, 2003; 09:50 P.M.

ARTIST AT WORK

I agree with Simone "I wonder how this was done. I can think of several ways, but each one has got some problems. I really like how the shadow looks (and probably is) real and doesn't look like a pshop creation. How I would have done this: put the girl on a table, take the pics, remove the table in pshop, create a shadow of the girl and distort it to get a nicer effect. Is that it? " BUT.. regardless of the ability to even know photshop enough to manage this it is the ability to bring it off with such TRUISM, a real acomplishment and credit to the artist to see the vision of the finished work...PERFECT

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John Mazza , April 01, 2003; 10:54 P.M.

Wow

Simply stunning image.

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Mark John , April 01, 2003; 11:15 P.M.

Excellent

Photoshop I believe Cloning or Healing brush???? Or very adept use of Masking which I believe is just perceptible on the edges. But Stunning nonetheless!!!

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A P , April 01, 2003; 11:38 P.M.

Splendid! Wonderfully executed...what an image!!! Anna

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Valter Filippeschi , April 01, 2003; 11:41 P.M.

I know I won't be original in this context so can only say that your picture is one of the best and involving photo I have ever seen.

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Allan Wallberg , April 02, 2003; 01:30 A.M.

Excellent!!! Very good work.

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Philippe Caccià , April 02, 2003; 01:49 A.M.

Incredible !

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Dave Lewis , April 02, 2003; 02:31 A.M.

Extraordinary

The composition is awesome (regardless of whether it was all Photoshop or some other process, the reality is that simply conceiving this and achieving a result this impressive is a work of art in itself). The model is simply stunning. As was said above any other photos in a similar vein would be greatly appreciated. Have you considered selling this image, I have no doubt it would sell very well?

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Manuel Rincon , April 02, 2003; 03:00 A.M.

It is true, she was flying. Levitation is nothing new. Let us believe it. The composition is perfectly balanced.

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Kurt Steiner , April 02, 2003; 03:01 A.M.

Extraordinary!

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Timo Hartikainen , April 02, 2003; 10:10 A.M.

a very original nude picture. 6/7.

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Keld Nielsen , April 02, 2003; 10:44 A.M.

WOW !!!

Excellent work 7/7

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Bert Armijo , April 02, 2003; 03:45 P.M.

Wonderful, engaging, beautiful . . .

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William Lawless , April 02, 2003; 05:20 P.M.

Effort Rewarded

This cannot be achieved by accident or serendipdy only vison. very good!

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Jose Pedro Espinosa , April 02, 2003; 05:56 P.M.

WOW!!

Yes, ¡¡wow!!! but ¿¿¿¿HOW?????

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Colin McSweeney , April 02, 2003; 06:28 P.M.

what more

what more can I add..needed to make a comment so I could gives 7's.....now you sould end the suspence and tell us the secret...how did you do it?

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Michel Bordeleau , April 02, 2003; 07:39 P.M.

Magic picture. Great work.

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guenter weissenseel , April 02, 2003; 09:23 P.M.

amazing

A perfect shot !!

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Pauline Degas , April 02, 2003; 09:49 P.M.

Unbelievable!

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Carol Watson , April 02, 2003; 11:31 P.M.

Exceptional creativity!

I love the innovative approach you've taken here!

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gregg johnson , April 02, 2003; 11:33 P.M.

This one immediately caught my attention. Good work!

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Nousheen H , April 02, 2003; 11:39 P.M.

very very nice job..one of the best photos I have seen in a long time. I love the position and composition of nude. The colors captured are also very nice. Congrats on an amazing shot.

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RITA BORG , April 03, 2003; 12:51 A.M.

did you hang her from her neck and from her legs and then got rid of the ropes in photoshop?! lol......nah, just kidding! NICE.....EXCEPTIONAL! 7/7

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ed simnett , April 03, 2003; 02:30 A.M.

heel shadow?

beautiful to look at. Not convinced about the shadow of the heel. The model is lit from above, but you can see the shadow of the foot/heel looks to be from the side.

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KW Smith , April 03, 2003; 04:36 A.M.

Photoshop can be used for good or for evil. In this case it's been used for very, very good. Awesome image.

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David Hosten , April 03, 2003; 08:10 A.M.

Incredible

Untitled Document Really beautiful. It reminds me a lot of Lois Greenfield's work with dancers of the Parsons troupe in NYC. This is masterful.

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Bernard Declerck , April 03, 2003; 10:36 A.M.

superb ! what's the secret ?

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Gary V. Ingoglia , April 03, 2003; 07:00 P.M.

Very Nicely done!

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Daniel Barron , April 04, 2003; 03:29 A.M.

One of the best nudes I have ever seen.

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W J Gibson , April 04, 2003; 04:26 P.M.

mysterious, magical, beautiful

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Daniela Lees , April 06, 2003; 08:47 A.M.

Beautifully exectued

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Arve Karlstrøm , April 06, 2003; 11:00 A.M.

Arve K

Excellent!!! Very good work. Meget bra Knut

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Darin Cozine , April 07, 2003; 01:56 A.M.

gee wiz

Heh, people are allways amazed at a little bit o magic. (A nude woman allways helps too!) If this woman had been pictured on a bed with the same pose in the same lighting, it would have been hardly noticed. People seem blind to the fact that this really isnt that good. If you want to see some good photoshop work, check out deviantart.com Knut, I checked out your other work, and I think it is excellent! -Much better than this one.

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Gregg Reiter , April 07, 2003; 04:12 A.M.

Floating Nude

I'm Old school and feel like once you add fhotoshop it not just a photograph but more like multimedia. Never the less I like this it caught my eye right away there is a lot of places you can go in this area it looks almost perfect except there seems to be a little flat part of her butt maybe mesh warp it back into shape. but I think it's very cool

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Mike Webster , April 07, 2003; 06:33 A.M.

Outstanding!

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Chong Shi Hou , April 11, 2003; 06:53 A.M.

Wow, this is great !!! Can u pls tell us how u did that ????

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George Kenter , April 11, 2003; 11:19 P.M.

Fantastic!

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Stéphane BLANC , April 14, 2003; 10:37 A.M.

Excellent !!!

I love this picture !

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Darko Kordovan , April 19, 2003; 06:02 A.M.

Love it!

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paul moorhouse , April 21, 2003; 01:08 P.M.

"Floating Nude"

brill amazing

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Jaap Voets , April 22, 2003; 07:15 A.M.

Great!

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Bruce Jones , April 22, 2003; 06:45 P.M.

I agree with Gregg Reiter but I'm very old school too. The correct term he is looking for is simply "graphic art". Once one manipulates a photo that is what it is then classified as. Still, the world of graphic art can be very creative.

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Bianka Zalman , April 23, 2003; 10:46 A.M.

Sorry, but for my mind i can't understand the enthusiasm about this image! Along the bodyline it's easy to see, that this figure is clipped out and copied in, the shadow is a strange one and doesn't fits to the object and the lighting. Knut, i hope, you'll forgive me, but you have so many better ones! Best regards, Bianka

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John Brady , April 26, 2003; 03:07 P.M.

However it was done, the result is magical.

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Glenn Luongo , April 26, 2003; 04:49 P.M.

Incredible !!

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Marc G. , April 27, 2003; 04:34 P.M.

It well done, it's funny, and as such it's a good picture, but since all it takes to achieve this is to delete the element that's supporting the model in PS, and since we all know that PS exists, there isn't that much originality in such creation to me, meaning that it doesn't really tell me much of an interesting story, nor does it put my mind to work. It amuses me though, and it's well executed. Regards.

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Scott Bulger , April 27, 2003; 10:21 P.M.

Looks like a pretty standard cut and paste when I blow it up big. I think this really benefits from being seen in a small format.

Amendment to original comment: After speaking with the artist, it has come to my attention that this was not cut and pasted. I hereby retract that earlier comment, but leave it in place so as not to alter the thread. The stand she was resting on has been cloned out in PS. The artifacts I see around the body must be the result of something else and I apologize for my mistake.

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Isidro Guiala, Jr. , May 28, 2003; 06:54 P.M.

Magical!

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Shmil Gandelman , June 07, 2003; 12:07 A.M.

+/+

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Jay Mock , June 27, 2003; 08:37 P.M.

Don't worry so much.

I think Knut Hoftun Knudsen's "Floating Nude" is spectacular, but what I want to comment on is the paranoia people have about minipulated photos.

Minipulating photos is not new. It didn't just start happening with the advent of the computer. Gee, Ansel Adams was reported to have done as much work on his photos in the darkroom as in the field. He did all kinds of things I'm sure and not just dodging and burning.

Seems many people are very disturbed by being fooled or they want to make sure they let people know THEY are not fooled. I saw lots of words thrown around in the comments that made the writer sound like they knew just which button to click in their image editing program to produce the same effect. Well I don't know but I'd bet Knut Hoftun Knudsen spent HOURS in the studio and many more HOURS at the computer getting this image.

And guess what?! The nude lady on the screen is not real nor is she only 6" from head to toe! It's an illusion, otherwise known as a photograph or image. Who made the determination that a camera is some holy recording device incapable of lying or that photographers are bound by some code which they have to keep.

And further more, slightly askew from the subject, but ever notice how with regular film the processing lab is elevated to the position of God? However it comes back from the 'lab', when that envelope is opened and the results are on those 4 X 6 pieces of paper some people think that is the only possibility and maybe they had the exposure set wrong.

Thank goodness for digital photography and having control of the complete process!

If this "Floating Nude" were a painting it would be as striking. How manipulated is a painting?

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Marshall Stephenson , July 25, 2003; 05:52 P.M.

Thank you!

Exceptional imaging. If you ever care to share this secret, I'd love to know the details. Thank you for this contribution.

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John Vo , September 03, 2003; 11:38 P.M.

You are a magician with the camera. Well executed picture.

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Paul Stubbs , September 05, 2003; 08:34 P.M.

Paul Daniels eat your heart out

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J.W. Kencke , October 08, 2003; 02:09 P.M.

"All's well..."

Whatever you have, you use. Wherever your talent lies, there is still the 'inner eye' that must be present to create an above average image. If you don't have this, you're shooting throw-away camera photos at the neighbor kid's birthday party. There's them that sees, and them that don't.

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Kellylly ... , October 12, 2003; 12:48 P.M.

:))

it's a very interesting photo, made me think of how this has been done. and the colours of this photo are great! i'm yet a beginner so i can't say much but i do know when i see a photo i like, and this is one of those...

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richard belke , November 08, 2003; 12:24 A.M.

CREATION

I know how it was done!!! I have been studying creation and evolution, and this photo was like the "BIG BANG THEORY" and how man devoloped by evolution. The photographer, Mr. Knudsen, heard a big bang and this BEAUTIFUL woman appeared floating in air and he took her picture. It is one of the most stuning picture I have seen. Congradulations, Mr. Knudsen. It kind of proves there has to be a creator, as photos like this need a good "creator". Thanks for sharing, Richard.

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sarah h , November 13, 2003; 09:38 A.M.

great work

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Drew Gratts , December 14, 2003; 05:52 P.M.

Mystery

Devulged..Beautiful pic..

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Ragnar Jespersen , January 11, 2004; 04:00 P.M.

wery nice, good work

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Lorenzo Cuppini , May 04, 2004; 06:12 A.M.

Comments

Very nice. I liked more if her head was more horizontal with the body. I don't like the light and the colour of the background.

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JAVIER NICOLAS , March 18, 2005; 06:52 P.M.

7/9?

Great effect!!

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Yuri Bonder , March 26, 2005; 09:39 A.M.

7/7

7/7

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Negrut Bogdan , December 13, 2006; 06:42 A.M.

Nice

Super ideea..

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Billy alvarez , January 21, 2007; 03:51 A.M.

This photo is breath taking I just love it

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Scott Ray , September 29, 2007; 09:33 P.M.

WOW!!!

Excellent!!! Very good work.

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Eliza Leahy , August 31, 2008; 04:45 A.M.

How you do that? :)

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