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Upside down *nude*
« on: January 12, 2018, 20:14:29 »
 100+ images taken on a session and I liked this one in particular
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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 20:41:00 »
Are her feet nestling on the door?

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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 20:47:39 »
Are her feet nestling on the door?
Hi Jakov, no she is about 2m away from the door
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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 21:17:27 »
Nice Armando. What I often find with shot like these - is that the models frown- for some strange reason - like your model did here. Why... only they know :) I suppose it's because of the unusual position they are in
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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 21:36:24 »
What drives this shot are all of the different lines that run through the photo- the door, her legs framed against the door, the line of the couch cutting the scene in half, the position of her arms which leads to the triangulation of her face.  When you add the soft, subtle B&W processing, the image becomes sexy and spontaneous- at least that is the illusion that is created. 

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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 21:44:21 »
The pose is nice and the image looks beautiful.  But I would have liked the white-black-white background and the right corner of the sofa would be handled a bit better...
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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 22:10:09 »
Elsa, I took a few images of the same position and this is the one where her expression was better, it is uncomfortable to be upside down I guess that's why they frown

Rick , thank for your comment and the analysis of what works :)

Akira, Thanks for your comment, what will you call better ? avoid the sofa corner ? have the wall in the back more symmetric ? or do you mean the light ? I do appreciate to have a critique :)
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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 22:14:43 »
Akira, Thanks for your comment, what will you call better ? avoid the sofa corner ? have the wall in the back more symmetric ? or do you mean the light ? I do appreciate to have a critique :)

Armando, sorry to be unclear.  You read my mind perfectly.  :)

I do love both symmetric and unsymmetric geometries.  But at least to me, this particular geometry looks just half way to either, frankly speaking.
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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 22:24:33 »
Armando, sorry to be unclear.  You read my mind perfectly.  :)

I do love both symmetric and unsymmetric geometries.  But at least to me, this particular geometry looks just half way to either, frankly speaking.
Thanks Akira,
The original image was badly tilted, I had to straighten it and  fill in the empty triangles on both sides, I'll try another version with more symmetry should be an easy fix
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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 22:29:20 »
Thanks for the disclosure, Armando.  Now I see the oblique stitched line on the right side of the wall.  Maybe I'm just nit-picking, but I'm looking forward to seeing another version.
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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 23:24:42 »
I like the model, the light and the processing, but the background assimetry disturbs me somehow.
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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 23:26:34 »
Content aware fill is powerful, but leaves little tale traces that need to be fixed by hand , the trick is to find all the tell tales, so if you see anything else please let me know  8)

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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 00:43:35 »
Wow...
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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 02:26:20 »
Thanks Akira, wish I had the vision at the time of the shot rather than relying on PP to get to a more interesting image
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Re: Upside down *nude*
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 02:36:08 »
Armando, in spite of some criticism, I do feel your aesthetic from this image that has fascinated me.  Hope you will be more successful in extracting that next time!
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