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A kudo is well deserved here. The shot is original from several points view. It catches attention through its humour, the interplay of its colours, the unusual posture and eye contact of the subject, the way it uses light, and even its suggestive underlying glamour. I also appreciate how the eye falls her shoes. Just great photography. Cheers, Paul
Rather intriguing portrait, the angle , the background, and yet it all works quite well, essentially because you have caught the attention of your subject and, at the same time, communicated it to the viewer. The result is a portrait with a very pleasant depth. Nicely done, Paul
What a great portrait! You have caught, it seems to me, the essence of this person, a woman and yet so fragile. Could even be better with a small crop above the head to lead the eye away from the lamp. The brightness of the window and the right arm might be toned down a bit, but you've got something exceptional here. Regards, Paul
Not sure this shot needs much more simply because the addition of any another element would break up the absolutely vertiginous feel you have captured here. True, these are geometric lines, but they do capture the sense of isolation, if not void, one would feel in architectural creation of this sort. It is why, in a symbolic way, the gates are necessary here. Regards, Paul
What does it take to create a successful portrait? I think we have an answer here and it seems to reside in the expressive interaction between eyes and mouth. Naturally one is immediately taken by this set of beautiful eyes, but more so by the unexpressed message, that graces your subject's lips. Looking closely at your portrait, I think you have given it a tilt that produces emotion and makes for a rather troubling, unforgettable portrait. Regards, Paul
Excellent composition playing on two aspects, the stillness of the geometric lines and the man's motion. Actually, motion is subdued and seems to become a suggestion while the lines, symmetric as they are, acquire the forcefulness of an abstract photograph. What an eye for composition. Regards, Paul
Rather delightful, high in colour portrait depicting the essence of youthfulness through a troubling eye contact. Is it possible to improve on such perfection? Perhaps, by lightening the dark shadow areas, especially under the chin and here and there elsewhere where darker spots appear. The cheek-rouge is a twinge heavy, but who complains, this is more than charming. Regards, Paul
Fantastic idea, could be a Magritte painting. Photographically speaking, draping your subject as you have gives motion to a static subject above which the slightly blurry balloon appears to move upwards. Similarly, the deliciously unexpected paper boats provide depth and seem to interact with the balloon and it's red colour thus offering a scene where nature and human nature appear to be in perpetual conflict. Thus, as in Magritte, an idea rises out of an incongruous setting. Bravo!
What a composition lesson! The cigarette smoke being a key element, it occupies the middle left quarter. Just above the cigarette, the nose and eyeglasses act as the central focus underlining the pair of forceful eyes glancing left, right in the direction of the viewer.The crop is exactly where it should because it adds strength to the scene and its tonal qualities. It might be argued the eyes need to be defined a bit more clearly, but I would reply this is what gives depth to the man's glance. Absolutely great, love it! Paul
Great overall portrait catching the viewer's attention through an excellent facial rendering, but I am a bit puzzled by the strangeness of the subject's right hand. I can see she is holding something (?), but the thumb and half-index seem to interfere with what I consider to be a first-class portrait. Regards, Paul
I really like the pose, the legs of your subjects do indeed become the central focus. The staircase with its various lines does add a great deal to this view. I was going to add why not lessen the focus on the background, but really having included strong tree lines seems to work in your favour. Regards, Paul
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