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December 24, 2011
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1/160 second
Focal Length
70 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 20, 2011, 3:33:50 PM
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.6 (Macintosh)
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(Contains: nudity)
(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 )
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
ByHand Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love this shot. The lighting is just perfect. 
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
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Well thank you. :)
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!
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. 
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.
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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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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