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(c) 2011 Felix Martin

December 20, 2011 Photo shoot with Felix

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Given 2012-01-19
The Uncanny by *mpfeife ( Suggested by Tsukihana and Featured by Lady-Twiglet )
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I must admit the first view of this piece blew me away, in no small part due to the loveliness of the model. Focusing past that however this photo succeeds on many levels.

The combination of lighting, pose and scene work well to bring that immediate visual impact. Although nudes sitting sideways have been done many times I think this is an inspired variation of ther idea. The pose itself is unique enough for that. It suggests the model is in a moment of deep introspection, contemplating something of importance to her.

When I look at this, beyond the immediate impact, it makes me wonder just what she might be thinking. Could she be meditating or asleep? Both seem possible, it makes you want to get into her mindset at this moment. Is she at peace or in need of comfort? It's hard to tell and the fact that this image draws me into it that deeply is what gives it it's overall impact. That impact still blows me away!
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The first thing I noticed about this image was its duality. It's stuck somewhere between a photo and a painting. I love it. The second thing I notice was the quality that it packs in every aspect.

The pose manages to be timid and reserved, while the model manages to be striking and beautiful. Almost as if she's looking at her inner calm, and it's as beautiful as her physical self.

The lighting is great, with the central column and shadows that add to the overall duality I mentioned above.

I'm not sure if intentional, but the bare skin and bare soul of the model matches the bare wall and bare floor of the scene perfectly.

I think the composition is incredible, much like the subject.

Well done.
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Alchemist-Lab Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
you're doing wonderful works
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:iconbyhand:
ByHand Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love this shot. The lighting is just perfect. 
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pyrate19 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have such a beautiful body but your boobs are so perfect and perky. Such a beautiful picture
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Well thank you. :)
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tanderson14 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
My god. The brick, the wood floor and the lighting are pure perfection. Your look of such confidence and relaxation are inspiring. Another great photo you two produced!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you! I really enjoyed working with Felix, he's amazing with light and post processing. 
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bananas4ever4all Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
This photo is phenomenal, I love everything about it.  The shadows and lighting, the way the brick wall is more worn as the shadow thickens.  But obviously the main beauty of this photo is apparent, melannc.  Your pose is wonderful, it shows a blend of smooth curves and muscle.  The profile view accentuates your beautifully perfect proportions.  I have always loved red hair, and the way it is hanging in front just adds to the depth.  You look so comfortable and relaxed.  Felix Martin did a fabulous job of capturing this perfect moment.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you for the kind critique, and yes, Felix is very talented.  :)
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ArcaneUnit Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
lovely
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:iconthehawkeyestudio:
TheHawkeyeStudio Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
your boobs are so naturally beautiful! (that's the most charismatic way I have ever talked about boobs!)
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:icondarkappz:
darkappz Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Las curvas mas hermosas que he visto!!!!!
muack! ;D
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:iconmroldsoul:
MrOldSoul Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple and beautiful... I could look at this all day. Excellent work.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Artist
Oh, thank you. :)
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:iconelectricsixx:
ElectricSixx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I keep coming back to this, just perfect.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks, Shane! :)
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:iconkebeca1690:
Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I like that tilted chair as part of this ode to beauty...
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Oh, thank you. :)
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NurseAD2jona Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
When I "clicked" on the photo, I thought I was seeing a live shot! What mad skills you (Felix) have! What a lovely subject you (melannc) are! Many thanks to you both.
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melannc Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Mostly Felix, and thank you so much! :)
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:iconnursead2jona:
NurseAD2jona Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I should have placed your work in my favorites when I first viewed it - that oversight has been corrected. Again, thanks for sharing this wonderful project.
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:iconkaravel:
karavel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
impressive! I like that!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Artist
Glad you like, thanks! :)
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:iconkaravel:
karavel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic work... congratulations!! really impressive...
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:iconrudkin:
Rudkin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
A beautiful photo; there's an almost painted quality to it. It is truly an inspiring piece.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you. :) The photographer (Felix) is amazing with lighting and post processing, which is what gives this image the "painted" feel.
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:iconthemajiks:
themajiks Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing.
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themajiks Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
wow. perrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Artist
Oh, thank you so much. :)
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:iconbenety:
Benety Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
beautiful !
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconiuliaaa:
Iuliaaa Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Featured: [link] :heart:
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you so much, I'm honored to be included in your gallery.
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:iconcwarriors:
cwarriors Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Simply beautiful!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconviolencejack666:
violencejack666 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
beautiful!!!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconviolencejack666:
violencejack666 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
you´re welcome ^-^
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:iconjkartistuk:
jkartistuk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
fab
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconbisat:
Bisat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What is there to left say that hasn't already been said about your work by your many admirers? I'll just go for, as an artist and lecturer who has worked with nude models for over thirty years I can honestly say that your images are breathtaking! :)
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Artist
That is a huge compliment coming from you. :)
You're a talented artist.
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:iconbisat:
Bisat Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work. :)
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
cool
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconchiiyo-rin:
chiiyo-rin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
great shot!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconpolarextremesstudio:
PolarExtremesStudio Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
congrats on the DD, well deserved
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconmizu1:
Mizu1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work.
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D700
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70 mm
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400
Date Taken
Dec 20, 2011, 3:33:50 PM
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