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By Milla

once again thank you very much for your kind response on my last upload, you've really made my day Smile
Not quite sure about this one, had some more playing with new techniques, tools and plug-ins, and that's what it really is - my trainin'n'learnin' field. But it probably won't work at this size, as well as it defo won't work in daylight lol Wink Oh well, but I do like this.

As always thanks for your time.

Tags: Dark Man Spooky Digitally manipulated Digital art Midnight Portraits and people Milla

Voters: carmenfuchs, edwood, SamGillespie and 130 more

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edwood 13 3 Scotland
16 Jul 2008 7:25PM
truly magical shot,like it.
SamGillespie 15 94 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 7:26PM
Fantastic image, I do like this too!
jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
16 Jul 2008 7:28PM
I really like this, has a great creepy feel to it.
Simon_Palmer 15 759 11 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 7:29PM
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. One of the best shots I have seen on here in an age.

exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 7:30PM
A Brilliant atmosphere Milla mood effect detail and composition
MNPHOTO 13 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 7:37PM
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
16 Jul 2008 7:44PM

Quote:Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. One of the best shots I have seen on here in an age.


Tend to agree with this comment. I love that female hand. Well composed and created
proz 17 205 United States
16 Jul 2008 7:48PM
wow bags of atmosphere Milla, you have raised the bar here!
16 Jul 2008 7:49PM
Wow! Can I buy a print of this?


User_Removed 14 172 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 8:03PM
Wow, really stunning work

photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
16 Jul 2008 8:07PM
Excellent Milla. Impressive work!
bombebit 13 22 Denmark
16 Jul 2008 8:07PM
love it.. a lot of work gone into it and it shows... fab
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 8:31PM
Quite extraordinary. The stuff that nightmares are made of.
I've tried scrolling to cut out the bottom, more overtly frightening, quarter of the frame, and I rather like the result. Less specific, for me it's darker that way. But this is your picture, your vision, and it's superb.
peg 14 1 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 8:38PM
Moira's right.
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 8:57PM
Oh wow cheers folks, did not expect this Smile
An UA, thank you so much, Simon, most appreciated!

Right Moira, I've kept a version from just before adding the bottom part of the image, as I 've planned to add it to the versions gallery earlier. Guess now I'm gonna do this then, just gotta frame it quickly and will upload it shortly.
Once again many thanks for all your interest and great support, couldn't be more appreciated.
backbeat Plus
15 134 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 10:01PM
fabulous work loving your work at the moment

NevP 16 853 13 Canada
16 Jul 2008 10:05PM
Possum 15 148 England
16 Jul 2008 10:14PM
Wonderfully imaginative work.
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
16 Jul 2008 10:19PM
Wow awesome work ......have my award just awesome

DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
16 Jul 2008 10:24PM
V2 is a fine pic in it's own right Milla, but it does'nt have a particular focus, impact or maybe even a raison d'etre.

But oh my, V1 is good. The addition of the hand transforms the image. Creepy and dare I say sexy-macabre with it. Well deserving of the RC and user awards. One to be proud of.

And I gave up looking at your work in daylight long ago Wink
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
16 Jul 2008 10:25PM
have mine too..Smile

wow factor number zillion love the dark, your best ever and one of the best ever on EPZ IMO

lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
16 Jul 2008 10:43PM
For me, the lady's hand really makes this
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
16 Jul 2008 10:47PM
Lol but that ain't no lady.

It's a sexy seductress from hell, Satan's spawn sent to seduce you into the bowels of the earth for all eternity.

Me next please Wink
User_Removed 14 485 13 England
16 Jul 2008 11:08PM

Quote:Lol but that ain't no lady.

It's a sexy seductress from hell, Satan's spawn sent to seduce you into the bowels of the earth for all eternity.

Me next please

Dave, your imagination concerns me sometimes Wink

Fantastic work, pure class

challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
16 Jul 2008 11:18PM
Oh Milla....OUTSTANDING!!!!
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 11:35PM
Yaay, now, I don't know what to say, all the interest, these lovely comments, and the awards from two talented people whose work I'm observing and learning, feels quite overwhelming Smile Thanks a bunch everyone, it means especially much to me you liked this particular one so much. Getting plenty of these kinda images in my head every now and then, but this is the first one that actually looks really close to what I've had in mind. Means I'm slowly learning how to make my visions just right. Pretty much everything thanks to epz Smile
Cheers once again, so happy about your reaction, as this is a sample of what kind of work I would really love to create the most!
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 11:40PM
Oh, and just to clear some things up.
If you wish to call it this way, Dave, lol! But the hand belongs to me. The nails (claws?!) are from HELL of my imagination. Wink
The_Collector 15 4 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 12:28AM
whoa this is a corker, love V2 as I like the more contrasty version without the hand, I think your fella needs to have more of a reaction to make the hand work. That said the toning and feel of both shots is great.
imagio 15 12 1 England
17 Jul 2008 12:39AM
This is superb, deep and dark, played around with it as a mod.

pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
17 Jul 2008 6:38AM
like both, for different reasons : 1 for the hand ! & 2 for the processing...
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
17 Jul 2008 10:37AM

WELL DONE Smile Smile

tumienis 17 2 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 10:47AM
simply amazing!
17 Jul 2008 11:50AM
I'm not overly convinced about that green hand, but it must have been hard to get this good in the first place, and the rest is quite stunning. congrats on the photo and the awards
TommyStr 15 9 3 Norway
17 Jul 2008 12:01PM
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 12:31PM
Stunning work again and very dark, although I do prefer #2 and the lower contrast of it's tones
(the pose reminds be of being knighted; kneeling to be "dubbed")
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 1:00PM
Just got a message from my mum with congratulations lol, such a nice surprise! She doesn't know a word in English, but she's regularly checking the site and saw this lovely award before I did Smile

I'm so chuffed!
And I thought it might be too dark and too wierd. Thanks a bunch, you're making my day, folks.
pmorgan 14 217 13 England
17 Jul 2008 3:45PM

hellsbells8868 13 151 2 Wales
17 Jul 2008 4:07PM
Totally amazing...
The_Collector 15 4 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 4:54PM
deserves more than a couple of awards me thinks =0)
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
17 Jul 2008 5:02PM
Congrats and welcome to the EC club Milla .... your life will never be the same again. Start plotting how to get another one Wink
alyismad 15 9 Wales
17 Jul 2008 5:39PM
Congrats on the EC Its totally amazing


ryuneo 16 67
17 Jul 2008 5:57PM
absolutely fantastic image, very dark and scary! Congratulations on the editors choice
dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 6:41PM
fantastic work
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
17 Jul 2008 6:43PM
one of the best I´ve ever seen here at EPZ!!!!!! IMHO!


Congrats on very very very well deserved EC!


Eviscera 15 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 6:46PM
all been said Milla ! so well done , beautifully dark and light

stevenb Plus
18 281 7 England
17 Jul 2008 8:05PM
So good top draw work.

Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 9:21PM
Oh wow, you're too kind, never expected it's gonna do so well!
Thank you so much people, your awesome support is greatly appreciated.
Special thanks to Darren for the award, damn, now I feel really good =)
xanda Plus
17 244 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 10:33PM
This is an extraordinary image and the EC is a well deserved recognition of your skill. It is particularly satisfying when someone developes their work in an evolutionary way, as you have done, perfecting certain techniques, experimenting fearlessly with others and thereby defining a unique style. This image both impresses and delights. Superb.

17 Jul 2008 10:57PM
Fantastic work here! Congrats on the EC. Great concept!...

Nic_WA 16 179 2 Australia
18 Jul 2008 8:11AM
Well conceived and well created. And well done on your EC Milla Smile
delboy1145 Plus
13 30 10 England
18 Jul 2008 9:18AM
A well deserved EC its been along time coming and hopfully it will not be the last.
You have finally got the reconition you deserve as your pf shows your steep learning curve and how you have learn so much so quick
Keep them coming
Strobe 14 1.3k United States
18 Jul 2008 11:39AM
WOW absolutely stunning and a well deserved EC, congratulations
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 4:12PM
Simon, you're one of these, who have influenced my thinking about photographing people, and about photography in general, so I'm double happy you like this Smile
Actually it goes to many members of this site, mutual inspiration is one of the greatest things here.

Dave, you've been greatly supporting me since my very first upload (gosh, it feels like it was ages ago lol), even though it was far behind the quality people present here. I really appreciate this, as it helped me a lot.

Once again thanks everyone, still feel a lil dazed because of all that enthusiastic response, mind you, I'm not used to such a numerous audience Wink
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 4:16PM
Oh, and lol Mr. U, cheers! =)
Actually, must confess I just had an explosion of ideas, and some of them sound even quite cool, so I'm right off to work on them. But it may takes ages before I finish any of them xD
shortski 15 3 1 England
18 Jul 2008 9:44PM
Superb, awesome image, love it love it V1 all the way and big CONGRATS....jojo
18 Jul 2008 9:46PM
Congrats Milla, well done....

Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 4:12PM
Thanks you two! Smile
DaveGu 14 1 1 England
20 Jul 2008 8:17AM
Brilliant work and well done getting the EC, much deserved.

StevenPrice 17 30 2 England
20 Jul 2008 8:26AM
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
20 Jul 2008 5:21PM
Time for a Jolli Good Award!

This IS so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2008 10:23PM
Oh wow, thanks Jouko, thanks people, you're just keep making my day!
MDaniel 15 3 3 Ghana
21 Jul 2008 12:27PM
super image, well manipulated
martin.w Plus
19 614 29 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2008 10:31AM
100 up! Very original and very good, well done Smile
JONTHELENS 14 34 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2008 7:01PM
very nice work milla.

NevP 16 853 13 Canada
23 Jul 2008 3:49AM
Congratulations Milla, it's all perfectly deserved.
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 9:59AM
Thank you, Neville Smile
And cheers Jonny, Martin and Mark, much appreciated.
Rylands 13 1 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 7:22PM
Two superb images Mila - V2 wins the day for me
kitsch 15 439 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 11:47PM
woah! congrats on the well deserved EC Milla!
superb Smile Smile

( sorry im rather late, been on holiday!)
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2008 10:10AM
Many thanks, Ray.

Hope you had a good one, Jo! Thank you Smile
imander 14 388 7 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2008 12:48PM
wow dont know how i missed this, its a fantastic picture and if you ever make it into a poster to sell, please let me know
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2008 6:31PM
Thank you, Ian!
Really see no problem, anytime Smile
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
25 Jul 2008 5:50AM
great detail and composition....very well deserved - CONGRATS
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2008 3:33AM
Thanks a lot Ollie, much appreciated.
samsalt1 14 34 4
29 Jul 2008 5:21PM
Hey ! how did I miss this, it's fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!
Very clever and extremely well done, no wonder it has all the votes and awards.
Thanks for all your kind comments and votes, I really appreciate it.

User_Removed 17 16 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 9:39AM
well done on everything...... keep them coming

4 Aug 2008 2:55PM

Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 2:00PM
Woah, another User Award, many thanks for that!

Thank you, ladies and thanks Sam (you're welcome, my pleasure Smile)
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
7 Aug 2008 10:07PM
Congratulations Milla on your EC ,Its a beautiful Image.
User_Removed 16 825 Lithuania
12 Aug 2008 4:32AM
...stunning!.... i knew you`d get one one day!... congratszioni!
Xxticy 13 1 United States
12 Aug 2008 6:05AM
Outstanding... one of the most original attempts I have seen in a while...
rah 14 Scotland
21 Aug 2008 10:04PM
Congratulations Milla - so well-deserved xxx
11 Sep 2008 3:35PM
A stunning shot....especially with the dark bg, really adds to the serious moment.

Suzan Smile
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2008 6:21PM
Once again thank you all very, very much, greatly appreciated! (and yeah, Peter, you said so earllier Wink)

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