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May 22, 2012
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
70 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
May 17, 2012, 12:09:53 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
Sensor Size
4mm
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Statue by GretaTu Statue by GretaTu
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How striking! The facial expression is so full: most models unfortunately assume a blank face to attract or to not stand out. But the expression here is quite what elevates this photograph's intensity and is perhaps the reason it is so striking. The title is intriguing and comments on the expression.

As for the technical side of the photograph, it is well done. The colour composition is natural: from the centre, deep blue eyes. Moving outward are eyebrows that fade into pale skin. Flecks of grey hair are amidst bland brown. The background seals the colour properly: a wash of grey-blue. That grey-blue consumes the portrait. She is properly placed in the frame for a portrait.

But I must return to the expression. There's not much I can say, but it draws me to notice it above all else in the photograph. The colour composition, the messy up-do, the powdered eyebrows: all these, while good on their own, work to emphasize the expression. That is where the impact lies, and if there was any more to it, the photo would become gaudy.

Noting two more things. Simple pose, and no clothes. These two things work also for impact. They make the photo raw and real.

Nicely done.
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ThanasisTzortzis Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great use of asymmetry and uneasy eyes which accompany the hair rhythm. All is naked and not too interesting so that the viewer is forced to look her in the eyes.
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GretaTu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you so much for your comment! i appreciate that a lot. :heart:
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ThanasisTzortzis Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:)
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ezedka Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great... we see something different here
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GretaTu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
i'm really glad you think so! thanks a lot. :heart:
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BigBlueSkyFotos Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning portraits like this series are based on great teamwork... Well done!!
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GretaTu Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
that's so true! it's extremely important. thank you so much!
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WyseGuy5 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student General Artist
this model is amazing…I just can't get over it. You're lucky to have been able to shoot her!
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GretaTu Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
I really think so, too. I'm so thankful. thank you so much!
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