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White Sands, New Mexico.

Photo taken last Thursday by my husband, Adam C.
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:iconmorlante666:
Critique by Morlante666 Morlante666/critique/1296403606">Sep 30, 2015, 8:35:40 AM
An aesthetic piece of art, the praise of beauty of the feminine body. Often, nude oscilliate between sensuality and sexuality. With this one, from my point of view, it's more about beauty. White Sands like a distant, pure beauty. This is reinforce by the colors, in tone of white and blue. Desert symbolism can be hard to decypher, I usually thought it's meant solitude and isolation. Maybe it's just a cool template, who knows.

The body clash with the background and the fact that she's above the horizon line concentrate the focus toward her body. The fabric over her face also give the impression of a lost of identy or at least evoke anonymity.

Give credit to the model and to the washing effect of the light. Pure. A nice piece of heart.
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Elegant!!
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:iconbendinggrass:
Bendinggrass Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Very beautiful.... yes, I think people would stop to witness art even at the end of the world. 
There is a story in that image... multiple stories... but essentially it is a story which leaves the viewer actually waiting for something to come from the image... simply because the viewer cannot do anything, just witness..... I always come back to James Joyce and "The Portrait of the Artist.... " Again and again in your images, I find that often the word I have to use is "arresting."
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:iconwla91:
wla91 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful shot! 
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:icontraque01:
traque01 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
magnificent piece of art.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Artist
thank you so much.  :)
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:iconbugnut6770:
bugnut6770 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
White sands is a striking place....  Wonderful image!!!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Artist
It really was beautiful.  Thanks Jim! :)
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:iconrgenna:
rgenna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Absolutely beautiful. And I'm glad to see you back. You've been missed. 
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Artist
Aww, thanks Raimondo, always good to be back.  :)
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:iconanunovm:
anunovm Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Welcome back Melissa Heart 
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks!  :)
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:iconlovemusic84:
lovemusic84 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
this is awesome!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconafeinnude:
aFeinNude Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Photographer
Place is HIGH on my list of need to visit.  So cool.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Artist
It's very beautiful, you should definitely go.  I'm sure you'd get amazing shots there. :)
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:iconafeinnude:
aFeinNude Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional Photographer
Been high on the list for a while.  Just need to actually get to that part of the world.  And hopefully someone to shoot with too.  Otherwise I'll end up using myself like usual :0 Ha!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional Artist
always so many places to travel, hope you make it one day.  :)
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:iconafeinnude:
aFeinNude Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Photographer
that i will.  getting this whole biz up and running full speed.  then off i go :)
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:iconart-quest:
Art-Quest Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
I shall never treat upon those White Sands the same way.   Looks like the wind was starting to kick up a bit -- I been sand blasted there before!  
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Artist
Yes, it was very windy for most of the time, it came in gusts.  Not the easiest place to shoot, but definitely worth it.  :)
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:iconvwolff:
vwolff Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
your husband id GOOOD!!!    nice pic
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks Vince!  :)
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:iconcaporale2009:
caporale2009 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Wow !!!, excellent work !!!
Very fine piece of art !!!
Congratulations !!! :rose:
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you!!! :)
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:iconhello2all4today:
hello2all4today Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Breathtaking is a good way to describe this, you and your husband really did a great job.  Not a lot of color but there is still good contrast between the sand and clouds, and it really makes you stand out.  You are very beautiful as always, well done.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you so much, really appreciate the positive feedback.  :-)
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:iconhello2all4today:
hello2all4today Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Of course, you deserve it.  Your photos are always amazing, and you are a very inspiring person.  Thank you.
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:icontheskullgrin140:
TheSkullgrin140 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply radiant :) Your husband is an excellent photographer. 
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Artist
Awww, thank you.  :-)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful - your man is an excellent photographer - looks like something out of Vogue or Prada!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks, that means a lot!  :)
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:iconpainterman82:
PainterMan82 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Very surreal
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Artist
thank you.  :)
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:iconn-l-e:
n-l-e Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:):)
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Artist
:) :) :) !!!
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:iconnetseawolf:
NetSeawolf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
great real great !!!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Artist
thank you!  :-)
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:iconwhoareyou1978:
WhoAreYou1978 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Love the untouched sand , a great location :)   Nice to see you here again :)
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Artist
thanks, always nice to be back.  :-)
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:iconwhoareyou1978:
WhoAreYou1978 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
True :)
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:iconcharliebrown1745:
CharlieBrown1745 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
A desert rose!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Artist
aww, thanks!  :-)
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:iconfabiokeiner:
FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Artist
thanks, Fabio.  :-)
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:iconrhazzazor:
Rhazzazor Featured By Owner Edited Sep 29, 2015
I see you can't really stop the modelling - good for all of us. Oh and great photo as always.
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional Artist
Awww, thanks.  I'll probably model for Adam when we take trips, but just occasional fun stuff.  :-)
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:iconrhazzazor:
Rhazzazor Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Hey, you don't do this for a living, so of course it should be fun stuff! And seriously, I know others who can't fully stop doing modelling either, using it as their "creative outlet".
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:icons-incubus:
s-incubus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Stunning!
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:iconmelannc:
melannc Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you!!!
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:icons-incubus:
s-incubus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
you're welcome :):rose:
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