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Same Model as before, continuing with playing around with light and the human figure. Still not got there.. still kinda removed I think slowly getting to something more interesting I hope.


EditWhoa!! Thanks to Wolfskin and ScottB for the DD and the feature and for the 120 new ppl who made it a fav. I am so overwhelmed. D
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-05-19
"In Water and Light 1 by ~darkelf63 has paid careful attention to lighting and composition, bringing out his model's musculature to great visual effect. The metalic sheen to the model's skin and the use of water droplets also gives this photo another dimension, capturing the eye." ( Suggested by wolfskin and Featured by scottb )
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TasLDaeD Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous, the reflection caught of the model's skin is so beautiful. You made your subject almost mystical, they look like ink come alive. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful work. 
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Lomnochd Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Great use of light. Beautiful form, well done!
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:icontchalla811:
tchalla811 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent image!!!!!
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Zaharaa Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
:iconthemalesoul:

Your amazing photograph has been featured in the Exclusive MALE NUDE Photography News Article [link] :heart:

Please :heart: the article so we can promote it far and wide :tighthug:
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:iconzaharaa:
Zaharaa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
:iconthemalesoul:

Your amazing work has been featured in this months News Article [link] :heart:

Please help pimp the group and all the amazing artists by FAV/HEART the article :tighthug:
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:iconhopesexton:
HopeSexton Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
may i please feature this work on my "Hope's BestofDeviant" page? all credit is given to the artist with a link back to your profile.

[link]

feel free to check out the page first to see how it will be displayed. i realize some of you are not regulars, it's never too late to reply.

things are not always posted right away, but you will receive a message the day it does post.

Hope
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:icondarkelf63:
darkelf63 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
I have no problem with you featuring this work.
Thanks for thinking of it.
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:iconzaharaa:
Zaharaa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
:iconthemalesoul:

Congrats this image is TheMaleSoul's DAILY SHOT!!!

Check out the front page, your photograph is displayed there :heart:
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:iconzaharaa:
Zaharaa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Beautiful :heart:
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:iconcoill:
coill Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmargoth64:
Margoth64 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Wonderful picture! :)
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:icongeorgeriveron:
georgeriveron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Beautiful, artistic and sensual.
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:iconzsoly:
zsoly Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Is it a black-guy or just black-and-white picture, because it has the feeling of a strong black man. Very good combination of light and water :clap:
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:icondarkelf63:
darkelf63 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
The model Corey is a black man. He's a surfer and a lifeguard.
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:iconzsoly:
zsoly Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
beautiful :clap:
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:iconelzera:
Elzera Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008   Photographer
PRETTY :D
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
You're featured here [link]
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:iconlemnosexplorer:
LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional Artist
awesome nude mate
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:iconfamz:
FaMz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hey Khalil, I just came across your photo and thought it looked familiar and now I specifically remember this photo from the N.I.F.C.A exhibition last year which I found really impressive, and realised you got a DD! well deserved!

I look forward to your new entries this year at N.I.F.C.A, wish you all the best :)
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:iconkatibear:
KatiBear Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my my, this is jaw dropping!
I'd have this on my wall, it's perfect!
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:icondarkelf63:
darkelf63 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Thanks so much.
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:iconfuzzyyak:
FuzzyYak Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
VERY well deserving of that Daily Deviant. This is an impeccable photograph!
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
AMAZING SHOT :clap:
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:iconaeravi:
aeravi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
:excited: featured in chiaroscuro :clap:
such an absolutely stunning image! beautiful model, wonderful light. aaahhh.... :love: it!
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:iconchaoticaconcept:
ChaoticaConcept Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
Yes. This is BRILLIANT!
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:iconruffenck-trini:
ruffenck-trini Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on this Daily Deviation man. truly a great shot. The lighting is the most striking in this pic man! it takes contrast to a different perspective... normally someone with such a dark complection would be put on a white or light background... putting him on black really makes this a worthy pic! Great Work man.... :clap:
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thundergoat Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing piece.... I'm at a loss to describe my feelings towards it. As mentioned above, the texture of the skin really leaps out at the viewer, almost resembling metal or something akin to it. The pose itself is also an interesting blend of strength and flexibility; remarkable.
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:iconcvetak:
cvetak Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
wow. perfect. :clap:
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:iconaeravi:
aeravi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
oh! :wow: wow!! beautiful!
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kittywoodphotography Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations, you have been featured in my news article 'Fighting the 'evil penis' - Male Nudes' which can be found here ---> [link]
It features a selection of male nudes to highlight and protest the fight against the idea that the male form cannot be photographed artisticly.
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:icondarkelf63:
darkelf63 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
Thank you so much for the feature. The other male nudes are gorgeous.
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:iconblkjade:
BlkJade Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
A beautiful picture, the light on skin is GORGEOUS!!
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:iconkenaloha:
kenaloha Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
What can I say that hasn't already been said about the lighting and the drops? Terrific effect. Beautiful!
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:icondenissavoie:
DenisSavoie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006  Professional Photographer
This is perfect!
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:iconpatgoltz:
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006
This is a really beautiful shot! The darkness and light almost reduce him to pure form, but the muscles are so well presented.
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:iconhbynoe:
hbynoe Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
a caribbean artist representing
gorgeous work
bravo to you
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:icondarkelf63:
darkelf63 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
Thank you very much, but I still have a long way to go. but thank you very very much.
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:iconhbynoe:
hbynoe Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006  Professional Photographer
sure thing
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:icondavehare:
davehare Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb shot - such power.
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:icondarkelf63:
darkelf63 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006
Thanks very much.
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:icondarkelf63:
darkelf63 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006
Thanks very much.
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:iconjedinudist:
jedinudist Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006   Photographer
Stunning!
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:iconbaiddeviant:
BaidDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
awesome shot..
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:iconnia777:
Nia777 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
*speachless*
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:iconrastaqueen:
rastaqueen Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
um, can i have the model's number? he is gorgeous.
on a more serious note, the water adds dimension to the photo and the glistening accentuates the curves of the muscles, it make the model's body really pop out of the black background. The pose, while it does show some of the muscles very well, could be a bit better, i keep getting the feeling of him being offbalance, as if the composition is a bit off...
but overall an amazing photograph!
:+fav:
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darkelf63 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
I think your right since this was the last pose we did. I was moving the lights arounda nd the make-up artistw as spritzing him. Not moving through all of this may have taken a toll on him, because he was a little bit more aligned in the first few frames.

thanks for the feedback.
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truemarmalade Featured By Owner May 20, 2006
Incredible highlights!
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:iconlovittgirl:
LovittGirl Featured By Owner May 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a stunning image and so deserving of a DD. The light, composition, and tones are all very effective. Bravo!
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wastedparadise Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
wow!

amazing!!!
I love the usage of light and water(?) to give the metallic look. the pose is great too.
it reminds me of the the old olympic statues from greece.
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:iconthenikmeister:
TheNikmeister Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
Absolutely fabulous, he looks like an iron man...literally! It has a metallic feel about it.

Verry nice compostion indeed!
:eyepopping:
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