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    I'm very excited and humbled to say that I have been asked to exhibit my bodyscape collection at the Saint-Petersburg Photo Vernissag. This photo exhibit, will be hung in September 2010 in St. Petersburg Russia at the Central Exhibition Hall "Manege".

    For the selection of my images to show I am going to depend heavily upon the process of social selection.

    Accordingly I have set up a voting gallery at my website along with a comments section to share any specific thoughts you had (your comments here would be very welcome as well). I would be extremely grateful if you would take a minute to follow this link and cast a vote. Note that the link contains images of the natural female form. The imagery is not meant to be erotic, but is "not safe for work" (NSFW).

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    Re: Some Exciting Personal News

    Congratulations, Doug.

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    Some technical details. These were shot with a variety of backs/bodies/lenses including:
    P65+, P45+, P40+, P30+

    Phase One AF, Phase One DF, Hasselblad H2
    HC120mm Macro, HC100mm (rarely), HC80mm, HC50mm, HC35mm (rarely)
    Phase One 120mm D Macro, Phase One 150mm D, Phase One 80mm D, Mamiya 45mm

    A HUGE thank you goes to my generous employer Capture Integration which encourages me to use our rental digital backs and camera bodies for my own shooting as part of our companies' philosophy of hands on experience and testing.

    Every shot was done tethered into Capture One and a style was set so that the images came into Capture One with the look you see in the final product. This included a black and white profile drawing mostly off of the red channel (which reduced blemishes and blotches which are often less apparent in the red than in the green/blue data), an increase in contrast, a S curve with a aggressive floor to provide a pure-black, a slight increase in clarity, and a slight vignette. I must say shooting tethered for this type of work was incredibly helpful for three major reasons:
    1) it's hard to fully visualize how the scene will appear as a contrasty b+w
    2) seeing the image 30" wide at high resolution a few seconds after the shot allowed me to see how the focus and fall-off of focus would appear in the final (large) print much more than simply seeing the ground glass through the viewfinder
    3) as you change angles to the light the exposure changes (since part of the light is now reflecting off of the subject and not just illuminating it) and the highlight warning tool gave me a highly accurate, easy, and fast way of seeing whether my exposure was accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougpetersonci View Post


    I'm very excited and humbled to say that I have been asked to exhibit my bodyscape collection at the Saint-Petersburg Photo Vernissag. This photo exhibit, will be hung in September 2010 in St. Petersburg Russia at the Central Exhibition Hall "Manege".

    For the selection of my images to show I am going to depend heavily upon the process of social selection.

    Accordingly I have set up a voting gallery at my website along with a comments section to share any specific thoughts you had (your comments here would be very welcome as well).

    Follow this link to cast your vote. Note that the link contains images of the natural female form. The imagery is not meant to be erotic, but is "not safe for work" (NSFW).

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    If this is "Not safe for work", then what IS safe?

    Strong compositions, very graphic, definitely not erotic, yet quite feminine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanRSmit View Post
    If this is "Not safe for work", then what IS safe?
    Better safe than sorry! Don't know who works as a 1st grade teacher or such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frontosa View Post
    Congratulations, Doug.
    Thanks! I'm so excited.

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    congrats! keep up the good work!
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    Re: Some Exciting Personal News

    Congratulations Doug.
    I think the pictures are wonderful - - - do you really mean that they aren't meant to be erotic? if so, I must have an over-sensitive brain!

    all the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Congratulations Doug.
    I think the pictures are wonderful - - - do you really mean that they aren't meant to be erotic? if so, I must have an over-sensitive brain!

    all the best
    err...

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    Well done. Congratulations!
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    Congrats Doug!

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    Congratulations Doug, great images and a great opportunity! ...as far as their eroticism, I must side with Jono & The Over Sensitive Brains group on this one
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    Congratulations Doug!!!

    Great shots and I am sure you will enjoy St. Petersburg

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    Awesome Doug
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Awesome Dude! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

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    Re: Some Exciting Personal News

    Congratulations Doug!

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    congrats and good luck

    by the way it is "Arctic", if that is the word you wanted.

    (personally, i would prefer no titles)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vieri View Post
    Congratulations Doug, great images and a great opportunity! ...as far as their eroticism, I must side with Jono & The Over Sensitive Brains group on this one
    Hmm - have you noticed, it seems to be us Europeans that have the grubby minds

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    Adding my "kudos" here too. Congratulations! Doug.

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    Nice Doug!

    You didn't happen to use any of Dave's cameras...that he happened to buy from that Don Libby fellow, did you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hmm - have you noticed, it seems to be us Europeans that have the grubby minds
    Hehe I just saw this pic in an newspaper article and, well, all I saw was nude female bodies. Darn you, Doug!

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    Doug

    First of all, congratulations.

    Second, I may well be alone but I have a problem with the construction of your vote page. The work is great to look at when enlarged and moving from one to the next, but from a viewer standpoint it would flow so nicely if the thumbnails were much larger so that voting could be accomplished then. I am very interested in how you will sequence for presentation the image choices made, and I think having larger thumbnails would help seeing the possibilities. (Think Nathan Lyons or Minor White).

    Then again I may just be an old fart with crummy eyesight.

    Nice work.

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    Congratulations Doug
    do you get to go over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hmm - have you noticed, it seems to be us Europeans that have the grubby minds
    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Vinberg View Post
    Hehe I just saw this pic in an newspaper article and, well, all I saw was nude female bodies. Darn you, Doug!

    No comment here on both counts!
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    Way to go, Doug!
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    Attaboy, Doug. Don't forget us little people on your way to the top

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    Congrats Doug! Nicely done.

    How many works will you have in the show?

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    It looks like I may well be traveling to St. Petersburg for the show. It would be a good excuse to see the city.

    Right now the plan is 10 images though won't be completely final until the end of the week. They've asked to use one of the images for the catalog for the show.

    So honored and lucky. Thanks for all the kind words guys!

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    Doug - Way to go - terrific body of work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougpetersonci View Post
    It looks like I may well be traveling to St. Petersburg for the show. It would be a good excuse to see the city.

    Right now the plan is 10 images though won't be completely final until the end of the week. They've asked to use one of the images for the catalog for the show.

    So honored and lucky. Thanks for all the kind words guys!
    Doug, let me know if you happen to pass through nearby Tallinn (less than 200 miles away).

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    Doug: To echo everyone else, great work and well done!! (and I envy you time in St Petersburgh). John.

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    Re: Some Exciting Personal News

    Quote Originally Posted by dougpetersonci View Post


    I'm very excited and humbled to say that I have been asked to exhibit my bodyscape collection at the Saint-Petersburg Photo Vernissag. This photo exhibit, will be hung in September 2010 in St. Petersburg Russia at the Central Exhibition Hall "Manege".

    For the selection of my images to show I am going to depend heavily upon the process of social selection.

    Accordingly I have set up a voting gallery at my website along with a comments section to share any specific thoughts you had (your comments here would be very welcome as well). I would be extremely grateful if you would take a minute to follow this link and cast a vote. Note that the link contains images of the natural female form. The imagery is not meant to be erotic, but is "not safe for work" (NSFW).

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    Congrats Doug ... that is a very prestigious venue ...

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