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lulu by 6x4_photography

Excellent photography! What a beautiful composition wherein contrast upon contrast, favoured by your technical settings, creates a very subtle image. Bare feet on the sand evoke a first tactile emotion as your subject walks on beach. Thereupon sky and water respond to each other, as does the white of her dress and her facial features. These, through her gaze establish contact with the viewer. Through the motion of her arms, her hair becomes a subtle reminder of the ocean's waves as all the elements come together to create this ethereal image so reminiscent of Aphrodite. Bravo,

The exhibitionist

The exhibitionist by mrswoolybill

"Rose is a rose is a rose" wrote Gertrude Stein. How true, counting the number of views this image elicits, a "name" is enough to invoke the imagery and emotions that are associated with it. Here, your combine two archetypal subjects, the result is rather interesting because your thoughts on the question of an adult warning have found their target. Need I say more? Regards,

Pillow fight.

Pillow fight. by revilo

You have a way of capturing special moments, so full of tenderness! How pleasant! Regards,

'002, from the series Mothers Ruin'

'002, from the series Mothers Ruin' by ErinPatel

Delightful shot (brilliantly lit subject)! I particularly appreciate the white surface to the left of the image. Not only does it act as a mirror to the portrait, it upholds its mood. Brilliant. Regards,

Smexxy Look

Smexxy Look by bunni_boi

Great subject, excellent colour contrasts! I have a slight problem understanding how you treat your subject's forearm skin. Are these freckles, pigmentation traces, and why do they not appear elsewhere? Furthermore, there is a bit of skin at her back showing extensive goose pimples! Your shot has style, regardless. Cheers,

Postmortem Beauty

Postmortem Beauty by tw3

Another superb image in your collection of skilful photographic shots. In my view, your inventive images place photography one notch above. Regards,


Fatheha by cyman1964uk

Lovely classical portrait! I may be the only one, but at first, I found the hair colour a bit disconcerting. It brings such a splash of colour, whereas her hair colour above is black, perhaps auburn, which would explain the reddish colouring. Regardless, what a beautifully executed portrait. Regards,


Rebecca by diphoto

Rather interesting shot! I think your composition tilted to the right and set against a brightly lit background of horizontal lines creates a sensation of vertigo. On the other hand, this sensation is partly stopped by the main subject whose body, beautifully framed by her shoes and legs, draws the eye, vortex-like, into its centre, brightly highlighted by the design of the black and white cloth. The vertically set left arm stops all motion. Inescapably, this is a surrealistic image.

Now, I must ask a question because intended or not, the subject's head seems completely disjointed from her body. It looks like a mask. Why? Because the entire right edge of her face reveals an extra sharp pixel definition. To me, this completes an image wherein everything seems to disorient the viewer. Surrealism does that! Regards,

Kayla Sr. Pic

Kayla Sr. Pic by NatureMom

This is a portrait that demands a prolonged look. Your subject is radiant with youthful enthusiasm, the natural setting is ideal, the floral cloth adds another pleasant perspective as do the stones in the foreground. Light falling on her face accentuates her radiant beauty.

Now, as detected by my predecessors, not everything is perfect. The need for a crop is evident. The most radical is one is banehawi's followed by dudler's. Each one in their own way reinforce the main focus (interesting to measure the crop-impact in each case). Where available light falls says a lot about the focussing process (the stone, the hands, parts of the dress, the hair, and the face). In the original the face is brightly illuminated, perhaps a bit too much, but here light and personality seem to blend. Thus, I see it as an essential component of the shot (the mods lessen this radiance). As for the high ISO, I did not detect any noise, but I'll let the expert speak!

I mistakenly took the waterfall for a poplar tree. I now see it in the original, but each mod, in its way, blurs it a little more. However, this is not the most essential element to be corrected. Skin blemishes, unsightly background (the dead branch stuck in her back, for instance) are all to be taken care of. It remains, nonetheless, this is a most pleasant portrait bound to please your friend and daughter. I certainly enjoyed looking at it and do thank you for making it available for comments. Regards,


Symmetry by PhilT2

The slight angle you have given to your shot plays on the dynamics of parallel lines and accentuates the regularity of the stairs. This being the focus of your composition, it is made rather pleasant by the roundness of the windows and the blue reflected light. V1 for me. Nice work,

capture the moment

capture the moment by MyOwnWonderland

More light, more light on this beautiful face! Regards,

Door Security

Door Security by inkyadrian

Would it be Dirk Pitt himself? Regards,

City Cyclist 11

City Cyclist 11 by JeffHubbardPhotography

Hello Jeff, through this shot I had the opportunity to look at your portfolio. I am really impressed by the strength of you photographic eye, which does not weaken shot after shot. You deserve many more profuse comments than I have seen. With this addition to the cyclist series, is it possible that your horizon line, especially in view of the height of buildings in the background, lessens street motion. As such, it draws the eye towards the lorry behind the cyclist. One more second and you would have avoided the handlebar/lorry tangle. But what else can I say, overall this is again a very strong shot. Regards,

Lady and Party Dresses

Lady and Party Dresses by pentaxpete

Well spotted! Your subjects have caught an undefined event to their left, thus the length of your framing is fine, but a little more height would have opened the image and added more context to the store window. You have such an excellent eye for scenes of this type. Keep on enjoying your Pentax,

The Busker

The Busker by TrevBatWCC

Well spotted of course! The cash machine adds another element to how I read this image, but I am not at all certain as to the way it should be interpreted. A busker, yes. A sad, homeless person, perhaps, but is it, what are the signs? This older person's facial features do show concentration and musical appreciation and place the accent on a rather excellent musical instrument. The costume is richly appropriate. Is he after hand-outs? I do not see the usual plate. Now, must we feel pity or would we rather see this person in a retirement home. I'd go and thank him, wouldn't you? All the best to you all,

The Haunted

The Haunted by Scaramanga

The question is "how was it done to instil fear"? Background, facial features, anticipated movement, all fine, but two elements at least need a little correction. Her left sleeve looks odd compared to the right one, but here hand gets lost in the darkness. Yet these are essential feature because they also transmit fear by simulating movement. Similarly, but less importantly it would be nice to lighten her hair below the chin. My remarks are meant to make a very good shot even better. I hope it is well received! All the best,

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Added Date: 15/06/2013 - 2:30 PM

Welcome Lysandra. I think you hit the jackpot straight-away, the illusion is complete. With photographs like this (on facebook as well), I think you have a great future in front of you. Do try contacting in Paris Le Monde's weekly magazine M. They often feature photographers like you! Good luck,