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In A Rainbow City

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After the rain, here come the colors. If you wish, you can see
3 preparatory photos (it was really raining just before I took
the pic) and 2 details at this link. This is an image I captured
a few days ago in the frame of the "Tour De France Photo"...

Photography (+ concept & editing): Ben Heine
Model: Emy Neirynck
Fashion Design: PitsyFashion
Hair Styling: Cora Debain
Makeup: Cris Make Up
Location: Brussels, Belgium

For more information about my artwork:

Just Dreaming by BenHeine Phone Call by BenHeine

The Rainbow after the Rain by BenHeine Keep Walking by BenHeine

Waiting - 2 by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - Julia by BenHeine
Image details
Image size
897x693px 807.57 KB
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Focal Length
45 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 21, 2012, 8:29:58 PM
Sensor Size
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CockFlakes's avatar
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Well done my man! Well done! As far as some of the "photography" I've seen on this site, this is pretty badass! Well. Enough abuse of the shift+1; down to the critique.

There's quite a bit of stuff that I like here. The costume is great. It really makes every part of the model look good (except for two areas which I'll get to in a sec.). The transition from dull, gritty greyscale, to a bright, bloomy rainbow, while not very original, is done very well. Hell, you're the first person I've ever seen get it right!

Now, onto the parts that need help. I mentioned liking all but 2 parts of the model. To be exact, her face and hair. Her facial expression is, no offense to the model, an eyesore. She looks at the camera with a bitter, almost disgusted look on her face. And her hair sadly doesn't float well with that particular costume.

Well, Mr. Heine, that's my critique. It's been a pleasure reviewing your picture. Well done.
BenHeine's avatar
Thanks for the critique, the model is really very pretty, she makes a bit of a strange face here on the pic because she didn't know me too well when I took the pic. But I actually think it's cool and works with the concept of the photo
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This image had a big effect on me, not only because of how it looked, but because of how it could be taken. Not only could it be considered as the rainbow coming out after the rain, but it could also be considered to be a representation of sexuality (though I doubt that's what you were going for) with the rainbow and the grayscale, and the girl standing in the middle as if town between the two.

The way you made the rainbow is also very skilled. The fact that it's not just red to orange, or blue to purple, but also yellow and purple, blue and orange, etc. The combination of classic color spectrum, complementary colors, and solid squares of color at the bottom definitely peaked my interest.

Finally, the girl in the middle is also a skilled piece of art. The fact that her outfit is white and blue (color and grayscale) stands out, as does her pose and expression. It's as if she's telling you to back off, but her body shows she's also slightly nervous.
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i must say this is vary well done the colors are blended together vary nicely with the wall and you even mad a nice clean cut with the floor the emotion is vary strong with the simple meaning of black and white but using rainbow in the place of white
still there is one thing i must add on it i do not know if it was on purpus or not but the model looks fairly new she has the body language down but she looks vary angry or almost being mean to the camera but still i must say its a great shot you just need to have your model work on it a bit more with her face
BenHeine's avatar
thank you. Concerning the model's expression, she looks a bit surprised, because she didn't know me too well at the time of the shooting. But she is now very happy with the photo :)
last1dogdemon's avatar
np i am happy that she likes it, it really is a beautiful shot ^^
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This subject is good for displaying the technique that you're looking for. The model while dressed nicely and styled to fit the imagery well. Her facial expression could be a little bit more engaging though.

The split up and sectioning of the rainbow effect is a grateful breath of fresh air. It's not the typical just straight rainbow, it's got the angling and you use the non typical colors in use, great job!

And more on the coloring, it has a good transition between the colored and grey scale side. Was wondering what that transition would look like when if you did the same effect to the shoes and the other clothing that she's wearing.
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This is a truely marvelous, is it the girl that makes "his" world a rainbow? Or is it really just rain that makes the world more colorful on the other side. The woman's outfit however is kind of terrible as far as the picture goes, it's got a lot of blue and that has nothing to do with your rainbow. How did you get the tiles black and white on one side and colorful on the other? What photoshop kind of program did you use? Overall a good photo that makes the viewer ask questions and find the answers inside their own head, I tell all my students that photos need to ask questions. Keep up the good work!
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This is truly amazing~! I love how you put the girl right in the middle of the dark and gray side and the rainbow side. Very creative on this piece of art. I've seen your others and they are amazing too~ I encourage you to do more of these pictures because you are really good at putting the concept like that. I also like the outfit that the girl is wearing. It's not all dark and gray, yet it's not all bright like the rainbow side. It's just casual and fits the picture very well. Again, very awesome picture. Keep up the good work~~
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Aki-Chan53's avatar
You're welcome~!
sahilsevenadam's avatar
Abundance of rain =)
AlmaDjinn's avatar
Awesome work! I'll definitely give you a like in facebook
RovanEth's avatar
This should be under photo manipulation, not photography
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Sophiealover1's avatar
This is really cool!!!
imxx's avatar
ohmygod so pretty i wish i looked like her, and also, RAINBOWSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
lucium55's avatar
Love the way your mind works! :)
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