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:iconjoel-lawless-ormsby:
Great work. The model is stunning and looks slightly pensive without looking sad. Her pose is nice and makes her bottom look perfect, its nice to see her feet in the mirror too. I like the framing of the photo overall, although the white object on the left looks out of place. The assortment of objects to the left of the model is interesting and adds another dimension to me. It's a shame the small picture on the left is slightly out of focus but that is a small point. I like the overall contrast of the groomed woman in the scruffy room.
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:iconpronikon:
What's not to like. There are rich dark tones and nice clear whites with many tones of grey within. Your pose from the rear shows a cute butt, nice muscle tone in thighs and a good curve of the hip/waist. The crossed ankles in front view and angled shoulders are nice as well. The things on the wall may be a bit busy, as in the reflection behind you... but it doesn't distract from the subject... you. I suppose a smile may have been nice, but with artistic nudes, it's rarely scene. A nice shot any way you look at it. Well Done -Mark
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:icone-digitalfantasy:
E-DigitalFantasy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Breathtaking beauty!!!
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:iconjohnsons1948:
johnsons1948 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student Photographer
Great.
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:iconanthonycrowley:
anthonycrowley Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
Beautiful :) 
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:iconjmicas:
JMicas Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Professional Photographer
Good pose..... The environment is beautiful...
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:iconadorety:
adorety Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Exceptionally nice! Love the mirror work here. Gorgeous. It's great to see all sides at once.
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:iconeesparza:
eesparza Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
very pretty
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:iconsshadowfflower:
SShadowFFlower Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Writer
Simply perfect!
Absolutely pretty!
Inevitably captivating!!
:heart::love::heart:
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks!  :) !!!
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:iconsegura2112:
segura2112 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Love Thank You
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Artist
:) !!!
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:iconterrysmith0001:
TerrySmith0001 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
as soon as I finish a sketch I will post it for you and thank you for the inspiration:)
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Artist
Yay, can't wait to see! :-)
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:iconwilkopicture:
wilkopicture Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
I really love this - I have become a bit of a fan of rdhobbet. I very much like the way he sees women, There always seems to be a depth of sensitivity and very often his photos invite a narrative, they set our minds working in a way that is very uplifting. He seems to see women in a way that  man should be proud to see women. Similarly I have always admired the way you portray the feminine. This may seem a bit heavy duty but when we make the art nude and when it is properly art, we do describe what is beautiful in the way we understand each other. 
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:iconrdhobbet:
rdhobbet Featured By Owner Edited Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow David, thanks for such a marvelous comment! It's really amazing that my photography would inspire feedback like that -- more than I could hope for -- but so gratifying that my love and respect for women comes through... if I can capture that sense of what is divine in them for our mutual admiration I am happy indeed. And happy too for what Melissa writes above; I feel so privileged to be able to create with her. I think it is rare that such collaborations rise to this level but without hesitation I call her Muse. Heart  
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:iconwilkopicture:
wilkopicture Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
I have expressed by respect for your work before but I think with someone like Melissa it reaches a special standard. I dare say that some people will make some technical criticisms but the spirit of your work trumps that.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Artist
Randall's eye for beauty really comes through in his work, and his deep respect for women & art is obvious when modeling for him. 
So glad you found Randall's work, and mine.  We really appreciate your thoughts & comments.  :)
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:iconhuronstill:
huronstill Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Such beauty! Thank you for sharing. The use of the mirror is so perfect. Your hair is lovely as well. 
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you, Thom!  :)
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:iconttwiggs:
TTwiggs Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
I love mirror-pics :-)
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Professional Artist
thanks, me too.  :)
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:iconagent36496:
Agent36496 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015   Writer
What a profound title to bring out the reason for the shot.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks. :)  Credit for that actually goes to the photographer, Randall Hobbet.  He posted a quote with the photo on his tumblr "Art is a mirror held up to nature."
rdhobbet.tumblr.com/post/11987…  
I liked it, so I used it.  
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:iconwolfsbane6:
wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
Beautiful photo! Well done!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you, John! :-)
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:iconwolfsbane6:
wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 3, 2015
You're most welcome Melissa!Thank you for sharing.
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:iconskyounkinzero:
skyounkinzero Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist
Gorgeous as always!!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks Shawn!  :)
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:iconobserver14:
Observer14 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
we see ourselves in art,
  stripping away the pretenses and excuses
    peering through the clutter of our lives,
             the nick-knacks and ornaments we hide behind
casting light on our hearts and intentions
  asking us, "who are you?"
          asking us, "do you dare open your eyes to see?"

beautiful work here, Melissa.  I've been coming back to this image again and again, trying to craft the words to reflect what I'm seeing here.  I like how the foreground image of your back is slightly out of focus, while the image in the mirror is sharp.  I really like you you have used the mirror metaphor.

Of course, it is also... uh... just plain, a gorgeous photo of you. ;-)

Blessings!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional Artist
beautiful words, thank you.  :)
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:iconobserver14:
Observer14 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You are always welcome!
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:iconbugnut6770:
bugnut6770 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
Wonderful image.  Love you as a model and you have a fine presentation by Mr. Hobbet.  You make a fine team!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you, I love working with Randall. :)
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:iconrdhobbet:
rdhobbet Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Definitely mutual! :) (Smile) Heart 
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:iconaveragephotographer:
AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! I love your photos. Heart 
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you for following my work! :)
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:iconaveragephotographer:
AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your very welcome! Nod 
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:iconwilkopicture:
wilkopicture Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
very beautiful in lots of ways but what I think is especially clever about this image is the use of details to give depth to our understanding of the personality being portrayed. When this works, when it is thoughtful, it does so in a way that it is difficult to describe. 
I am wondering just what is going on in the picture above the bath.
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:iconrdhobbet:
rdhobbet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
David, the picture above the bath is from Tintoretto's "Susanna and the Elders" www.wikiart.org/en/tintoretto/…
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:iconwilkopicture:
wilkopicture Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
thanks - I enjoy these details,
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks David!   :)

You're not the first one to ask about the picture.  Unfortunately, I have no idea what's going on in that picture, I don't remember.  
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:iconmaarew:
maarew Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Very nice !
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks!  :)
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:iconlouiseroseodonald:
LouiseRoseODonald Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
I love it! :)
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks Louise!  :-)
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:iconmaddog242:
maddog242 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
This isn't a picture, its ART!  Great work!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks!  :)
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
very cool interior and an incredibly beautiful bw image :)
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you Alan! :)
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
:) you're very welcome Melissa!
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your amazing work has been featured here: The Human Form: Bottoms :heart:
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