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Cuffed.

By SnapHappyLaura  
In this image I wanted more definition on the handcuffs, rather than the model. I believe i achieved this, showing the feeling of been trapped.

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CathyT 15 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 6:00PM
Like the idea behind this......if it was mine I'd do a severe crop to where the hands start cropping out a lot of the hair....
kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
9 Jan 2011 6:11PM
If you want the idea of 'trapped' I think you need to tighten the cuffs and remove the key
CathyT 15 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 6:25PM
Spoken like a true retired policeman Wink
Tooth 16 5.8k 227 Ireland
10 Jan 2011 11:27AM
A good idea indeed, and some good insider knowledge there from Roy Wink. A couple of little niggles for me. I think it looks a bit too posed, and the models's expression is a bit too forced - I think it conveys a feeling of determination and concentration rather than pf being trapped.

I like cath's idea of a crop which I think emphasised the "trappedness".

Stephen
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2011 1:12PM
A good idea indeed, but technically a little lacking.

I would crop both top and bottom quite a bit to concentrate on the cuffs. I would then darken the image and up the contrast - it looks rather flat.

Then, you say you wanted more defiinition on the cuffs than the face - you have done that, but the cuffs still need to be rather sharper.

Paul

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