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July 1, 2011
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Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Focal Length
68 mm
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Date Taken
Feb 17, 2010, 8:02:54 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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hand that feeds by mastertouch hand that feeds by mastertouch
Sometimes its worth going back on some old work and seeing it with new eyes... This was shot with ~Niansa some time ago but totally digging seeing the key happening in this one...

... as you were ...
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Given 2011-07-03
The suggester says; "I instantly fell in love with this B&W photo. It feels and looks like a painting or a drawing because of the light tones and the abundant light that gives the model an almost intangible and angel like feel."
hand that feeds by =mastertouch ( Suggested by theSIGNer and Featured by pullingcandy )
Quite an amazing photography. More of white than black, but ehh, B&W sure looks amazing when it is done properly.

This image speaks for my statement. It's not your normal black and white picture. There is such a soft, yet creative touch to it. While the image remains a pure white, there is still so much detail available in the picture that it is not very hard for one to focus where the artist wants us to focus.

Her expressions and the way her hair is flying over her face makes this portrait shot even more worth it.

Overall, love the lightning, her expressions and the depth of focus you bought you, exactly where you wanted it to be. :+fav:
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Critique by Sianco Jul 3, 2011, 6:16:12 AM
Vision: The photo itself is very beautiful to look at. The model is posed enough to be a nice photo, but not so much that it seems unnatural. The paleness of the image gives a very angelic feel to it. I think a little too much texture was washed out of the front arm, making it seem a little out of place, but it's not noticeable unless you've been looking at the picture for a while.

Originality: To be honest, that sort of pose I've seen many a time before, in both colour and greyscale. You could've been much more creative with the pose. I have to say I haven't seen lighting used in this way before. It's very different to most greyscale pictures in the way it almost looks like a pencil drawing. It's very creative and original.

Technique: I don't think I can fault the technique in this picture. The pose, although unoriginal, is pretty much perfect, and, as I've said before, the lighting is superb.

Impact: It's very impactive in the way it is presented. The lighting is attention grabbing and it keeps you looking at the photo. The pencil-like quality attracts our curiosity, leaving us trying to discern whether it's photo or drawing! It could've been improved by an original pose, but the pose does not detract from the image.

Overall, a very nice photo and well deserving of a DD!
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King-o-Fools Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...I don't supposed you'll allow me to use this image as a base for a school graphics project, would you? lol
beck103 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
ahhh perfect vibe :x
jumparoundjon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Photographer
That's a truly gorgeous shot. It has a translucence, an ethereal beauty and a timelessness. What a fantastic collab. The high-key works so well here; makes it seem almost transcendental.

I heard Niansa was ill. Is she OK now, do you know?
Roon-Rune Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like how its all shades of white ..:D
crh Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect high key shot!
deviantsith75 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful high key capture!
thecrowIam Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Another very well done photo!!!
CarolinaGiani Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's so beautiful..
She looks... "lost", in trance.
You really deserved a DD with this shot.
GeorgeGoodnight Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic portrait.
Great processing.
rushinworld Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
beutiful picture
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