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Chicago.  Film scan.

2013 Michael Sloane

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:iconbigbdawg001:
A very simplistic yet effective picture without a doubt. It seems like it wouldn't be profound yet it gives me the feeling that you were waking up from a long night and looking for some kind of comfort from someone. Though I could be reading too much into it, and may be wrong. Though that is how I am looking at it. It feels like you are looking back at us while the scenes of the city of Chicago are shown while you do your best to put on a relaxed yet elegantly beautiful expression on so that you can convey your feelings. :)
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
The photo has some special atmosphere, it seems for me. Like it.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you, I'm so glad you like it.  :)
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
My pleasure! :)
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:iconwilliamdallwitz:
WilliamDallwitz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
a great depiction of the notion of "whys"... your gaze writes entire tomes filled with question marks.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Artist
oh, thank you.  :)
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:iconwla91:
wla91 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful shot! The look in your eyes looks so deep and captivating.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you!  :)
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:iconwla91:
wla91 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artist
Beautiful... :love:
Tender kiss...
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artist
:) !
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artist
:heart: ;)
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:iconoutlawstar8489:
Outlawstar8489 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Not many words needed, it's a truly engrossing piece.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artist
Oh, thank you. :)
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:iconkeltix2006:
Keltix2006 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Nice back! :)
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconmaddog242:
maddog242 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I love the focus in this picture. 
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you, and credit to the photographer.
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:iconmurgan:
Murgan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
TOP! :D
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artist
:) !!!
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:iconfotografer1989:
Fotografer1989 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
reminds me of the film Shame.

once again, great work!

Eli-
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:icongazmanica:
gazmanica Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa very different one from you Mel. Somehow seems more private. Hope that this is not a change in direction.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Artist
No, I'm not changing direction.  This was the photographers outfit, concept, etc.  I was just doing what I was told.  
That being said, I do rather like this image, which is why I posted it. 
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digitalHD Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
I lived there most of my life but have escaped to the south and warm beaches now. May I say you have the perfect little bottom and love your gaze back. I see the Standard Oil Building there across from Grant Park down by the lakefront.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you!  And glad to hear you're enjoying warmer weather.  ;)
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:iconanunovm:
anunovm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
This is one of your best photos ( they are many ) . In the middle of the Nature or in an Hotel room , you look great everywhere . It's not easy to take a bad picture with you Love  
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you.  :)  And there are plenty of bad pictures of me, I just don't post those ones.  ;)
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:iconmaxlake2:
maxlake2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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Wonderful photo! :nod:
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R
P. S.  The Hilton?
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks!  It was the Congress Plaza Hotel.  :)
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:iconmaxlake2:
maxlake2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Right down the street, across from Grant Park...
I love Chicago
:)
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Artist
It was my first time in Chicago, for the shoot that produced this image.  Unfortunately, I was only there for 2 days, to shoot with one photographer, and the weather was terrible (tornado warning), so I didn't get to look around a whole lot.  
Hopefully I'll get a chance to go back someday.  
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maxlake2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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That would have been around November 17th.  I was in Chicago.  I was there for a football game between my Baltimore Ravens and the Chicago Bears.  They had to stop the game twice for lightening, torrential rain and a tornado warning.  Wow, we were probably there around the same time.
I'm glad you survived it.  And I'm sure you'll get back to Chicago soon. :)
:hug:
R
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Artist
Yes, that is the exact date.  I was there the 16-17th. 
I was afraid I wasn't gong to be able to leave, thank goodness my flight left later in the evening on the 17th, and wasn't delayed. :)
I really would like to go back.  Hopefully someday.


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:iconmaxlake2:
maxlake2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
And Melissa, if you remember, that Sunday it was nearly 60 degrees in the morning, and by 4pm the temperature had dropped about 30 degrees and the wind was blowing at 25mph.  It was pretty miserable.  And my team lost!!! :laughing: That only made it worse!  But I had a good dinner so that helped make up for it.  My flight was the next day.  I had thought about flying out after the game on Sunday, but I'm glad I didn't try.  :D
:hug:
Richard
P. S. I love our little conversations.  But it's so rare that either of us has the time for such. . .
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Maniac0122 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
I know you're probably tired of hearing this, but you are just perfect. I am going to try to make even more poetry on the side of the main one I'm writing right now and have your pictures as my muse. If you wouldn't mind. :)
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artist
It's not true, but I don't ever really tire of hearing it.  ;-)
A compliment is a compliment, so I'll take it!
I would be honored if you wrote a poem inspired by any of my images. 
Please let me know if you finish one, I'd love to read it.  
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eesparza Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Like pic very much, love the thong, shapely :)
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you.  :)
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:iconsirsillyboy:
SirSillyBoy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Interesting choice for tonality, but I like it with the cold tones. It matches your expression well, or perhaps your expression fits the mood well. I like that it is underexposed, that too helps build the mood for me. And, if I may, I like that you're not completely naked as the black fabric breaks up the expanse of your skin in abstract ways. Very nice use of window light from the two windows. While I might have suggested reflecting some light to fill in the near side of the face, I like it in shadows here with the broad lighting.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Artist
The tones of this image are very real to the actual scene.  This was taken at the end of November, on a very bleak and rainy day.  
The lighting in the hotel was dim, and the photographer just used natural light and flash (film camera, not digital). 

I'm usually not good at modeling in clothes/lingerie, but I somehow pulled it off for this one.   

Thanks for your detailed comments and feedback.  :)
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SirSillyBoy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Well, I find "I like it" to be pretty empty. It doesn't inform about what I like and don't like, nor why. If the idea is to encourage and welcome discussion on artistry, the least I can do is put thoughts and feelings into word.

Either deliberate or happenstance, I do like the colors and lighting. Chances are, the photographer had an idea (even if just roughly) of what he'd get and went for it. Though the weather, which no one had control over, also played a part in creating the overall look, as the scene out the window is the counterpoint to you.
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful expression!!!love everything!!!great picture!!!Love 
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artist
Yay, thanks!  :)
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:iconulltraz:
ulltraz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you are welcome,beautiful!!!Love 
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:iconcaporale2009:
caporale2009 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Very sexy !!!!!!!
Great pose !!!!!!!!
Very beautiful lady :rose:
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artist
:) !!!
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:iconbigblueskyfotos:
BigBlueSkyFotos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
that stare feels very piercing, as if we've interrupted a very personal moment...
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artist
It wasn't, I was goofing around just moments before.  But I'm glad it comes across that way, because that was the idea.  :)
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:iconbigblueskyfotos:
BigBlueSkyFotos Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL :)  it worked on at least one viewer!
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:iconoutlawninja:
OutlawNinja Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Hmmm, seems to have been a change in the weather.
Love the shot.
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