This was originally posted as a variant back in May. But having seen this variation pop up on my screensaver it made me realise that its actually a stronger crop than the original post, in my opinion.
I'll post the original as a variant and you can let me know what you think.
Incidentally, this was one of my first studio shots and was trying the blown hair effect with a a rather poor hairdryer
Comment / critique welcomed.
NB There is some selective softening which was intentional.Also view large if possible.
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