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clevercloggs Plus
16 251 15 Netherlands
25 Feb 2020 11:23AM
The square format works too.
Amelie does continue to capture the viewer regardless of the shape of the frame.

Great use of black & white, almost in the literal sense as the dress and background are black and lack detail, and so all the focus is on Amelie's face, which in comparison is pale and owing to her youth lacks detail (i.e. Wrinkles).
The look goes well with that.

Robert
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
25 Feb 2020 11:51AM
liker her gaze ....cool and beautiful
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
25 Feb 2020 12:14PM
I like this a lot!
Very beautiful mody mono work, and i like the tight croping too.

Arne
clicknimagine Plus
11 774 104 India
25 Feb 2020 12:17PM
Excellent shot...
Vambomarbleye 3 153 14 Scotland
25 Feb 2020 12:42PM
I like the square format and the B&W processing, but most of all I like the attitude, that scowl, and thatís what earns this my GEA.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2020 12:57PM
Attitude, the right word. It can mean teenage petulance, here it means independence plus je-m'en-foutisme. She might stick her tongue out at us. Square is also right, it balances so comfortably.
25 Feb 2020 2:29PM
unadulterated B&W plus death stare
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 72 Norway
25 Feb 2020 2:30PM
Attitude, and the confidence that comes with being that age. They know it all, but have learned so little.
25 Feb 2020 5:11PM

Quote:The square format works too.
Amelie does continue to capture the viewer regardless of the shape of the frame.

Great use of black & white, almost in the literal sense as the dress and background are black and lack detail, and so all the focus is on Amelie's face, which in comparison is pale and owing to her youth lacks detail (i.e. Wrinkles).
The look goes well with that.

Robert


I always liked how her clothes were almost perfect symmetrical Robert. thanks for the comment Smile
25 Feb 2020 5:19PM

Quote:Attitude, the right word. It can mean teenage petulance, here it means independence plus je-m'en-foutisme. She might stick her tongue out at us. Square is also right, it balances so comfortably.



Quote:Attitude, and the confidence that comes with being that age. They know it all, but have learned so little.


If I remember right, she was in her twenties. It's all pose on demand really. Although, the confidence was already there, the attitude was pose. The cig was just used as a prop. She wasn't a smoker. She was - apart from beautiful - also very intelligent, and seemed very well in control of all aspects of her life.
25 Feb 2020 5:22PM

Quote:I like the square format and the B&W processing, but most of all I like the attitude, that scowl, and that’s what earns this my GEA.

Thanks for the GEA Alan Smile (there is something very flemish sounding to 'Vambomarbleye' btw. What does it mean?)

oh, and the title is just a little word play on the fact that the photo format isn't exactly square. But couldn't be bothered to start cropping 1 or 2 pixels Wink
25 Feb 2020 10:00PM

Quote:unadulterated B&W plus death stare


Quote:Excellent shot...

Leonid and Somu, thank you for the user awards. I apreciate it Smile
TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2020 9:58AM
It's the direct stare that's so captivating. It's a look that unashamedly says "This is me, deal with it!". Which is kind of ironic when you think she's not a smoker, and the cig is a prop. In a world where so many people pretend to be something they're not, this works beautifully because of that. As said above, the fact that the blacks aren't quite black adds to all that as well. Cool image Smile
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1812 England
26 Feb 2020 11:10AM
I think I might have used a slightly different treatment - and I'd probably have achieved a lesser picture.

A perfect crop of a perfect pose. All technicalities are entirely as good as they need to be!
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 72 Norway
26 Feb 2020 11:16AM

Quote:
Quote:Attitude, and the confidence that comes with being that age. They know it all, but have learned so little.


If I remember right, she was in her twenties. It's all pose on demand really. Although, the confidence was already there, the attitude was pose. The cig was just used as a prop. She wasn't a smoker. She was - apart from beautiful - also very intelligent, and seemed very well in control of all aspects of her life.


Thanks for the response my comment.
I was commenting on the role as played by the model, not on the model herself. She may well be older than a teenager, a non-smoker, highly intelligent, but that is not the person she is showing the world in front of the camera here. That shows she is a good model, able to adapt to roles, show us who she is not.
26 Feb 2020 11:28AM
Thanks Malc for hopping back in Smile
And Tanya and John, for the insight and the UA. To be honest John, I think almost every crop, or the original which is in my profile, and which I wanted to upload first, works well. portrait format, square or even a landscape crop. Could leave it as it was, or crop through the hair for a square, or even crop above the eyebrows for a landscape. I decided for the square crop because it allowed me to have her bigger in the frame/on the screen Smile
26 Feb 2020 12:34PM
thanks Robert. That award looks very dutch and you clearly need a shave Tongue
28 Feb 2020 4:01PM
Thanks for that HC Smile
28 Feb 2020 9:17PM
And thanks Tanya for the UA Smile

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