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This was a test shot. My shoot abruptly ended when my camera came crashing down off the table. I decided that it was a sign that I wasn't supposed to shoot that day. Wink

Camera:Canon Digital Rebel, 450d
Lens:Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Recoil
Username:beckas beckas
Uploaded:18 May 2009 - 2:00 PM
Tags:General, Portraits / people
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DannyLenihan
18 May 2009 - 2:07 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Absolutely gorgeous Bec. My only (minor) critique is that I'd like to have seen a little more light between you and the frame. The shadow is just encroaching the outer edges.

Wonderful though.

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bfgstew
bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2009 - 2:14 PM

I agree with Danny on the positioning, but still a cracking image.
Stewart

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beckas
beckas  10 United States1 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2009 - 2:16 PM


Quote: Absolutely gorgeous Bec. My only (minor) critique is that I'd like to have seen a little more light between you and the frame. The shadow is just encroaching the outer edges.

Wonderful though.

Thanks Danny. I hadn't thought about that. I could have easily added more space to the left with PS.

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IFIMAGE  6143 forum posts Wales
18 May 2009 - 2:26 PM

V3 for me, great work as ever, hope camera is ok....


Chers ian..

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DannyLenihan
18 May 2009 - 2:29 PM


Quote: Quote:Absolutely gorgeous Bec. My only (minor) critique is that I'd like to have seen a little more light between you and the frame. The shadow is just encroaching the outer edges.

Wonderful though.Thanks Danny. I hadn't thought about that. I could have easily added more space to the left with PS.

Definitely do it!

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2009 - 3:26 PM

Version 3 for me with the tones - good advice from Danny.
Regards Richard.

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MarkBowker
18 May 2009 - 3:54 PM

Really like this and agree with the need for a touch more space (as in mod). Thank for the mod opportunity, great fun.

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User_Removed
18 May 2009 - 4:01 PM

I ike the crouched feelto it & how it makes you feel trapped in the space although there is plenty to the side. I do like the mod to, interesting addition

di

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stix
stix e2 Member 9924 forum postsstix vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2009 - 4:07 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

An interesting photo which is breaking compostional rules, therefore making it stand out from the crowd. I like the use of the space and the way you have positioned yourself.
The background looks like a hard surface, like a limestone floor, one you would not normally curl up on, again making it different.
I can't help feeling you look like you are stuck to a wall, like a peice of art, rather than lying on a floor. Again I like that, its different and gives the shot animation.
To me the second leg in shadow, is spoiling the clean lines, I would hve perferred it tucked in behind the front leg. I have tried a mod to address that.

Last Modified By stix at 18 May 2009 - 4:10 PM

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2009 - 4:24 PM

Tension, superb Becks. Ron.

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rossi  10142 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2009 - 4:56 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Certainly very different and also original. As has already been mentioned, your legs are too close to the edge, but I know you can rectify this easily. I would also look at the bright area between your arms, I think you have missed it when masking, again an easy fix.

I really like Marks' mod with the wings, clever.

Another nice image for the portfolio.

Ian

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beckas
beckas  10 United States1 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2009 - 5:13 PM

Thanks all for the feedback & great critique.

Thanks Mark for the mod. I love it!!!!

Hi Martin, I think you are right about the positioning of the legs. If I try this shot again (I am a bit nervous to since I bent my camera hotshoe during this session), I will make sure to change the leg position. Thanks for the different mod. I wouldn't have thought to crop it that way. Yes, you've figured out what was used as the background. Smile

Hi Ian. Wow, you have a great eye to spot the masking problem. I didn't see it until you pointed it out. Thanks!

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dathersmith e2 Member 7549 forum postsdathersmith vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2009 - 5:21 PM

Great shot Rebekah, Danny stole my thoughts regarding positioning though.

Darren.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2009 - 6:55 PM

Another fine shot Rebekah,agree with what a few have said before me.
Well done.
Tom.

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thearmsofvenusdemilo

Love it....

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ToothPilot
18 May 2009 - 11:00 PM

I like everything about V1. I would not change a thing.
Brilliant awkward composition with perfect colour range and an amazing vulnerability to this image.
I like the mod by Mark as well....fine art....
Great work Rebekah!!!

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Uppercut
Uppercut  8 Norway1 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2009 - 11:35 PM

version 1 pleaseSmile
when seeing this one, I ache to have just a little more space on the left here....maybe even trying a version where you simply mirror this image. just to trySmile

John

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Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2009 - 11:37 PM

Wow! Great pose, lighting and comp.
Loving the Tinkerbelle mod Smile
CHeers, Goggz

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RAYMO
RAYMO  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2009 - 4:38 AM

Love it! works very well

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beckas
beckas  10 United States1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2009 - 2:28 PM

Thanks again all! I always appreciate the feedback and I think that I received some excellent critique on how I can improve this photo.

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banehawi Critique Team 10826 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2830 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2009 - 2:46 PM

Very creative Rebekah. Agree with the comments re closeness to the left. Theres a slight lighter line running horizontally across the background that gives me the impression that you have slid, or rolled from right to left and were stopped by the frame edge, - which I really like, - or it might be my medication...


W

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
20 May 2009 - 8:09 AM

Super shot,v3 for me.
Dave

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jinstone
jinstone e2 Member 8jinstone vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2009 - 2:30 PM

Like version 1 but the others are very nice too.

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2009 - 12:42 AM

Beautiful shot and I love the gentle mood from the space and the sleeping pose
Tim

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User_Removed
23 Jul 2009 - 12:11 PM

good composition

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User_Removed
26 Jul 2009 - 12:04 AM

I love the use of space the shape a fetus position and the placing to the left, on a sea of gray
And a defined shadow in to tones the second with a soft edge
Good lighting....this is one of my favorites ...V1

William

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 1:14 PM

I love all 3, but perhaps V3 the most.
Like within a spiral galaxy.
Well done.

B.

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