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pj12 10 Bulgaria
5 Dec 2008 12:08PM
Very ineteresting shot, nice contrast.

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digicammad 15 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2008 12:43PM
Plenty of impact in this and good eyes. I don't think the red nail adds anything, but it is subtle enough not to spoil the shot.

Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2008 1:29PM
Fantastic portrait. Great title and work.
5 Dec 2008 1:49PM
Great lighting, I agree with digicammad the nail did not work probably as it is very small, at first I did not notice it. It may of worked if all the nailes had the effect, though the image does not need any gimmicks as it has great impact already.

NevP 12 853 13 Canada
5 Dec 2008 2:00PM
My preference would also probably be for this shot to be completely mono, however it is very well lit and I love the contrasty work up.
digicammad 15 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2008 2:11PM
To be honest, the fact that only one nail is red is why I think it doesn't detract. Selective colouring needs to be done carefully and with subtlety, more nails would definitely spoil the shot.

Miles Herbert Plus
15 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2008 2:17PM
Different and striking...
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2008 3:43PM
Works well I think
DaveGu 11 1 1 England
5 Dec 2008 7:31PM
Great shot, and really like the off centre comp.

RayEd 10 Wales
5 Dec 2008 8:43PM
Great title. Gets my vote.

colin 13 697 5 Scotland
6 Dec 2008 12:48PM
Masterful play on words in the title.
Love it!
DannyLenihan 10 213 19 England
8 Dec 2008 10:43AM
Cheers all. I took the weekend off after naming this one!
ChrisV Plus
11 2.2k 26 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2008 12:29PM
Horrible pun, nice shot. Plenty of drama in the lighting and I like the composition (including the one red nail).

Not very flattering though is it? I think I'd be strongly tempted to retouch - particularly the under-eye areas. Still deserves a vote.
DannyLenihan 10 213 19 England
8 Dec 2008 1:16PM

Quote:Horrible pun

It is genius. You are talking gonads Wink

Quote:Not very flattering though is it?

Does it have to be? I don't imagine Karsh was collared by people asking why his Churchill shot wasn't particularly flattering...

Try and look at the image for what it is, not what you imagine it should be.

I know it can be improved, and your critiques will always be welcome, i just don't think it's hugely valid on this occasion, but I'm sure others will disagree.

Cheers though.

ChrisV Plus
11 2.2k 26 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2008 12:15PM
That's fair enough Danny - I made the comment without checking your porfolio, so I didn't know if it was deliberately left like that or not (I can see you certainly know what you're doing and it's a conscious decision). Seeing it was in the nude/glamour category I was making assumptions. I'd say as the 'artist' it's your call and if you don't think it's relevant, it's not relevant - I don't see that anyone could argue with that.

Do Gonads ride camels? - I can never remember, is that one lump or two? Wink
DannyLenihan 10 213 19 England
9 Dec 2008 1:09PM
Two, usually...

Thanks for taking the time to comment back though. That's what I love about this site, is that each individual has a totally different view of each shot.

I don't really do "flattering" - I mostly try to represent the models for what they are, although I confess to using a little PS work to make the shot work.

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