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September 11, 2009
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10/1250 second
Focal Length
28 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 11, 2009, 3:21:30 PM


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Peace Forevermore by FurtiveLungs Peace Forevermore by FurtiveLungs
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The composition is delightful, as is the models pose. Her tilted head seems to lean in towards the viewer making the portrait adopt a very intimate tone. The tones selected are beautiful - soft and muted - all very natural and convey honesty and truth. The model's eyes are transfixing and her beauty is disarming and breathtaking. She also wears very little make up which add to the natural beauty of the image and concept behind the image. Overall, an emotive and heartstoppingly beautiful portrait. I have marked it 3.5 for vision as a self-portrait is not a new subject; 3 for originality; 5 for technique as I think the photographer/artist has finely honed her technique for self-portraiture and capturing something deeper than mere aesthetics and her editing/post-processing technique is sublime. I marked 5 for impact as this is one portrait that could haunt you. Her eyes follow you around the room and seem to besiege your heart and soul. A piece of art to be proud of!
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15 out of 17 deviants thought this was fair.

Critique by CGiraldez Sep 11, 2009, 6:52:21 PM
My first time critiquing a portrait ...

This one is a positive challenge and I risk telling in a non WOW way my opinion.

I like portraits with emphasis in the face expression and most of all on the eye look.
I like that the face fills the photo.
I like the angle - it has the retro look of the 40s (1940/1950 decade).
I like the colour of the skin (excellent editing) maintaining the pure white of the (?) blouse though.

The photographed model is quite beautiful and transmits a serene but mysterious state of mind.

The eyes expression reveals that the relation with the camera was professional but with no "fears".

I would like a more precise focusing of the eyes but I cannot "judge" that with a low resolution image

... my "verdict" is ... VERY GOOD !
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MinorFiction Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The face of a Queen.
Oyaa Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
StickANeedleInMyEye Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
c'est une très belle photo ! :heart:
graphomet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay.Nay doesnt exist for those eyes.... ;-)
FurtiveLungs Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student General Artist
hahah thanks :)
XChanneX Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
how did you made your eyes that bright?? :)
Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
good work, very professional.
a2star Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you are so beautiful!!
zzk3 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
i say yay :nod:
mcflem06 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010   Photographer
Cropping / hair makes your forehead look massive. Wide-angle lens warped your face a bit too. Digging the tones though.
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