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'oh, wouldn't it be nice' 1

By Johnny23xx
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My second shoot with Giovanna, I hope you all enjoy viewing this one as much as i did shooting and processing it. Throughout my processing the Beach Boys has been playing in my head, so enjoy the titles.
This bikini felt very retro to me so enjoy the processing action
Image details
Image size
2524x3771px 5.37 MB
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 1, 2010, 1:26:00 AM
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

first of all i want to say that this is one gorgeous model! you've captured her really well.

what i mostly like about this shot is her pose and the styling. also the editing you did looks and suits this shot well. i really like how the earrings and the bracelet match.

what i'd love to see, if you ever do another shoot with her on the beach or anywhere else, are full body shots like these with some killer heels to make it all perfect.

next to all of this, i really like how subtile you kept your watermark on the side.

long story short: i don't just like this shot, i love it <img src="…" width="15" height="13" alt=":heart:" title="Heart"/>
Johnny23xx's avatar
I wonder who didn't think this was a fair crit?
femketje's avatar
haha don't know XD
Johnny23xx's avatar
thank you so much, once again!
Johnny23xx's avatar
Thank you very much for the kind words, i really like that you picked this picture to critique because it is the most viewed of the entire set (currently well over 300 views) so it's nice to have someone fully weigh in on an image with so many looks.
I agree about the editing; when i saw the bikini top and the background i could help feel a retro/vintage vibe so i hunted down an action that would suit it (sadly as good as i am with PS i havent mastered everything yet, so thank you to the DA community with the help there)
As for the watermark, i've really toned it down a lot - i still tend to go big on it with car photos (due to their usage on other sites) but with my portraits i want people to be able to recognize my work elsewhere without having it scream out at you.

Thank you again! and im very happy that you 'love' this shot!
Kebeca1690's avatar
Gorgeous, simply... personnally I like the bldgs in the background....
Utekurasu's avatar
Cute bikini, beautiful and sweet place.
Johnny23xx's avatar
im glad you like it all
Utekurasu's avatar
Oh really, she look sexy on it, that's a beauty that she make. ^^
tillydotcom's avatar
I featured this in my news article! :heart: [link]
Johnny23xx's avatar
THank you so much, im honored!
tillydotcom's avatar
Youre more than welcome :)
OpportunisticPhotog's avatar
I read the critique, femketje. You mentioned putting her in heels to better the shot, but she is at the beach, they heels would just sink into the sand would they not???

I would like to have seen her feet in the shot, especially since there is so much sky above her head. I realize you were probably standing fairly close to her, and the expression in this shot vs the full length is probably better. It looks like a fun place to shoot!
rozowapantera's avatar
a nice shot :)
I like this song:)
Johnny23xx's avatar
thank you very much! it is a good song
ScorpionEntity's avatar
Nice! You could remove the buildings behind :)
Johnny23xx's avatar
idk tho, i kinda like it because it makes it more genuine to me
ScorpionEntity's avatar
I understand , great shot :D
skafunk's avatar beautiful;O
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