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1/1000 second
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70 mm
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Jul 6, 2010, 7:49:40 PM
Calm by Piddling Calm by Piddling
monica in white dress

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This is a beautiful shot with a wonderful use of contrasting colours to emphasise the subject.

It's blurry, and it looks a little "too perfect" with a photoshopped effect. To me, this makes it lose it's natural edge and seems artificial. I like the contrasting tones and light as I have said, but her expression and the over-exaggeration on her face just takes away simplistic beauty which is what I tend to look for in shots like this.

It's not an original shot, but you have carried out with maturity and I like that.

The angle is wrong to me, I think maybe flipping around would help. You've got the proximity right though, and I think maybe changing the background would help illuminate the potential beauty here. Paying attention to the surrounding environment is key, and the steps which are faded out are good but they're distracting.

In all, I like the dress and I think if it wasn't so unauthentic, this would be a fantastic shot. I just think it's too glam and I'm not sure if that was your intention.
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Wish I could meet her. Great photography skills. :wave:
Hmm What trickery is this,? what magic causes you to stick to the rough.? Do you teach that manouver?...aand what is the price for a leason on roof sticking?... ;)
ItsMikuru May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her face is all wrong.. I feel like the picture should be soft but her face is so harsh.. not to mention entirely screaming "photo-shopped".
Piddling May 25, 2011  Professional
i dont totally disagree with the face opinion, but technically you are completely wrong, but its ok because u dont know about photography. My aperture is at f2.8, and my speed at 1/1000, so the skin is soft, and the depth of filed minimum and blurry. I didnt spent more than 5 minutes in photoshop for this picture, only to correct the contrast
ItsMikuru May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just because I don't have photos on this account, doesn't mean I know "nothing" about photography. Take a critique, christ. You can say you made it to be soft, but that doesn't change the fact that it doesn't feel that way.

It's her eyes that scream photoshop; the white is too white, unnaturally.
Piddling May 25, 2011  Professional
I wasnt offended, and i took ur critique and said that i dont disagree with the face part, but i had to tell you ,you were wrong on the photoshop part ,and explained why. Sorry but u are too selfish to admit you were wrong...
I like getting critiques, but i preffer from people that know what they say, when its about techincal part. The "general feeling" part is free for every comment and critique and its acceptable even when its made by people irrelevant to the specific art, as you are.
ItsMikuru May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You say that I am being selfish? Look at who is bashing another deviant for commenting on their piece. If you can't take a comment, then get off the site. I have my own photography account on here, and I've taken classes for it. So please, don't get so full of your work that you think you can be a douche without cause, or any real knowledge of the person you are speaking too.
Piddling May 25, 2011  Professional
you just dont like to read what i answer to you ah? maybe you should take reading classes instead of photography (which in your case are a waste of money obviously) , this is the last answer you re getting from me little troll, by the way your art is not bad.
ItsMikuru May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is this I don't even...
But thanks I think?
jmr92800 Aug 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful picture... entirely ruined by the photoshop white in her eyes :(
Too bad.
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