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rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
1 Dec 2008 4:21PM
Keep them coming Beckas. Ron.

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rossi 13 142 11 England
1 Dec 2008 4:23PM
Nice pose, lovely eyes and I like the wispy blur aswell. I would though clone out the wooden headboard on the left, I think it spoils the overall feel of the image. Other than that its another goodun.

Ian
AlanBW 10 20 England
1 Dec 2008 4:25PM
Good point above re the headboard, but a stunning image all the same
conrad 12 10.9k 116
1 Dec 2008 4:32PM

Quote:Nice pose, lovely eyes and I like the wispy blur aswell. I would though clone out the wooden headboard on the left, I think it spoils the overall feel of the image. Other than that its another goodun.



I agree. That part of the headboard that's showing is a bit distracting and I'd recommend getting rid of it, too. Otherwise you have done well again, I think, although I have a clear preference for Quiet Thoughts when I compare the two...
stix 11 924 87 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 4:33PM
I hope your not expecting another 100 plus votes. Smile
I'm getting mixed messages from this photo which I think spoils it.
The face is looking quite serious with little make up. ( i think you should try more of this). There is no glamour or sexiness in that look, I almost get a feeling of a cry for help. There is a meloncolny there. However the rest of the photo is all light and fluffy, pink polka dots & sexy boobs and a dollop of soft focus for good measure ( applied in a rather clumsy way, I have to say).
I loved Quiet thoughts, but for me this photo cant decide what it is.
beckas 12 5 1 United States
1 Dec 2008 4:34PM
Thanks all

Ian - Thanks for the critique. I agree about the headboard. I thought about editing it out, but was too lazy to do so. I probably shouldn't have posted this pic without removing the headboard, but oh well, the pic is posted.
beckas 12 5 1 United States
1 Dec 2008 4:35PM

Quote:I hope your not expecting another 100 plus votes.
I'm getting mixed messages from this photo which I think spoils it.
The face is looking quite serious with little make up. ( i think you should try more of this). There is no glamour or sexiness in that look, I almost get a feeling of a cry for help. There is a meloncolny there. However the rest of the photo is all light and fluffy, pink polka dots & sexy boobs and a dollop of soft focus for good measure ( applied in a rather clumsy way, I have to say).
I loved Quiet thoughts, but for me this photo cant decide what it is.



No Martin, I am not expecting 100 votes from this photo. Different pic, different lighting, different mood. Agreed, not as nice as QT. Thanks for the critiqe!
kanu 8 India
1 Dec 2008 4:41PM
a good portrait and a beautiful model.
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 4:51PM
nicely posed and good use of differential focussing.
RoddBC 10 40 United States
1 Dec 2008 4:59PM
I quite like this Rebekah, the head board issue has been covered. I'm not too sure what Martin is on about but after looking at his work, he could have a point. Anyway, your work will only get better and I think we all look forward to that!

Rodd
Hoffy Plus
11 262 16 England
1 Dec 2008 5:01PM
I will leave the other comments to the rest, but what I would have like to have seen is a different pose with your head, a gentle look down you shoulder and then looking back into the camera would have so much more power. But considering this is a self portrait I think this is a very good effort and good place to go forward from.
SKavanagh 9 312 5 England
1 Dec 2008 5:02PM
Lovely shot and if this isnt sexy i dont know what is. No makeup or little make up and you look like this well in my book that is just natural beauty. There is a sorrowful look to this but nicely posed and great eye contact and just enough flesh showing. Excellent
Steve
mick183 7 7 5 South Africa
1 Dec 2008 5:54PM
You have positioned the model well; I like the subtle blurred image of the bed and pillows; I agree with comments on the headboard; the soft lighting creates an appropriate mood. Where the image doesn't quite succeed I think is in the model's expression. She is a very attractive lady but her expression is somewhat hard to read. With this material it's a key skill for the photographer to act as a catalyst to elicit an emotional response that results in an expression that is 'right'. But it's up to the model too. I spent 10 years as a wedding and portrait photographer and in my opinion this shot is 95 per cent there. Good enough to get my vote.

Chris
mick183 7 7 5 South Africa
1 Dec 2008 6:06PM
Having posted my comment I then read through the others. If this is a self-portrait it negates what I said about working with the model to achieve the 'right' expression. With self-portraits it's notoriously hard to achieve a pose that is relaxed and appears natural. In other words, you did extremely well. Try this shot with a professional model or 'a natural' and it will be a winner.

Chris
biggus 12 6 England
1 Dec 2008 6:07PM
Looks like there should be another RC on the way.
DaveGu 9 1 1 England
1 Dec 2008 6:46PM
I wish my self portraits looked this good. lol.

Nice shot, maybe a little overdone with the sft focus but were all here to learn.

Dave.
1 Dec 2008 6:59PM
As all your SP i like them a lot not an easy thing to do and we are all learning and if you dont try you wont get there great work love the pose and outfit looks great

Paul
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
1 Dec 2008 7:17PM
Like the lighting and the the soft effect in this - you have got some good input on this - well setup and captured.
Regards Richard.
IFIMAGE 8 143 Wales
1 Dec 2008 8:30PM
Very nice SP, I look as if I'm having some sort of fit! lol, with my own SP, and I'm far happier behind the lens, well done you for being a model and a tog and very good at both,
Ian....
cnorris 8 1 2 England
1 Dec 2008 10:38PM
I dont really think that this is the same at QT Rebekah. Similar pose but because of the lighting/colouring and eye contact, it has a completely different feel for me so I'm not going to compare it.

You kind of have a half smile, I suppose it would be nice to see either a full on smile, or no smile at all depending on the intended mood and looking through your PF I notice that generally your portraits dont have full on smiles. It's a shame because in some of your FB pics you're wearing gorgeous smiles.

I dont mean that as a negative thing though cos its a great post.

Chris
beckas 12 5 1 United States
1 Dec 2008 11:01PM
Thanks all for you comments, critique, and votes.

Chris, you have a valid point. The reason why I semi-smile is because I think that I look kind of "pissed off" when I don't smile. Maybe it's a bad thing to semi smile? I am not sure. I will make it a mission to post a full blown smile, teeth and all, on EPZ soon.
GrahamNobles 8 9 4 England
2 Dec 2008 5:11AM
Lots of excellent crit already, so nothing to add, except...well done, it's tricky enough just being on one side of the camera!
Graham
beckas 12 5 1 United States
2 Dec 2008 1:50PM
Thanks again everyone, and thank you Kiddsta for the mod. Purple is my favorite colour, LOL.
DannyLenihan 8 213 19 England
2 Dec 2008 2:03PM
Wow.
2 Dec 2008 5:25PM
Lol good choice pleased you like

Paul
3 Dec 2008 2:00PM
Damn I almost forgot I can view it large now. I think the comments that have been made are all pretty valid. I think you'll be sensible enough to take some of them on board. Still don't see the headboard though.
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 8:08AM
Very nice shot...
Very nice pose...
Very well taken...
I like it...

Dave
13 Dec 2008 1:31PM
Good good Smile
beckas 12 5 1 United States
13 Dec 2008 1:37PM
Thanks for the mod Alex! I love it!
sam10538 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 9:00PM
My favourite babe

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