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Diversion by melannc Diversion by melannc
Model: Me

Vancouver, BC

2012 Michael Cordiez

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For once, I have to write a critique that is not so positive. I do not understand the composition of this picture. My eyes go from the window to the model to the seat without knowing what has to be emphasised. The lighting on the model is nice, but I think that, overall, the picture is too "messy" and, because of that, it is hard to enjoy. The pose is rather awkward. The face doesn't show any emotion. The background might show something interesting but it is (for the sake of overall exposure) too overexposed to even guess something. In summary, I think this picture cannot even dream of matching the numerous amazing other pictures from Melissa.
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OrionShipworks Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very interested in this picture because it relates to what I was trying to do in one of my paintings.
Take a look if you get a chance:…
MorbidHarlequin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Sublime contrast of textures.  The supple skin is alive as the setting seems old and venerable. The pose is strange, but in the most perfect way. Out of place and time, balletic and delicate as a flower blooming in the pale morning light of the summer dawn. The hint of a smile dances on her lips, much like her form.  Stretching like the smile playing on my lips as I observes the unabashed freedom and uncorrupted beauty of  the scene. A most pleasant diversion indeed.
melannc Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you for sharing such detailed thoughts, I appreciate the feedback.  :)
MorbidHarlequin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
You're welcome. It seems a waste otherwise.
xc222 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks!!! :)
Killerjewls Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you. :)
sylviaD Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Kind of an awkward pose...
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Artist
Curious you feel the need to make negative comments on photos you *don't* like instead of positive comments on ones you do.....and with only 2 photos in your own gallery.....very curious, indeed.
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