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Art Nudes - single point

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By MarkVarley   |   
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Model is Joceline

Yes she really is taking all her weight en-point on one foot.
I scrambled around like a crazy thing when I saw what she was about to do and managed to get exactly the angle and composition I wanted.

(additional info, the photo is pretty much straight from camera, nothing was photoshopped in or out, she really is taking her whole weight en-point on one foot exactly as you see, no other support, just a dance-studio floor and clear space all round for 10+ feet and nothing from the roof either. For those who are not familiar with Joceline, she's a full-time professional art-nude model with a background in ballet (website - ) one of the best models in the world.

The lighting: 2x flash heads whiting-out the wall and some of the floor, 1x softbox lighting the model head-on, the reflection is the shadow cast by the backlighting).

Many Many thanks for the DD :D really chuffed!
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Mothman234's avatar
That is a very cool pic! 
psydewinder's avatar
Truly AMAZING. To both photographer AND the Ballerina. I've always admired a Ballerina ability to hold their entire body weight on the very tips of their toes. That is a feat of strength and grace that just can't be beat. (Granted, they don't weigh very much, but still, damn!) The positioning the photographer was able to get into to capture such exquisite perfection in back lighting and the hint of a reflection on the floor is a tribute to the photographers ability to recognize and capture perfection. To top it all off, icing on the cake..her being nude portrays just the right amount of eroticism to make this image truly breath taking. The pose looks like she is making an incredibly graceful bow! It just doesn't get any better than this. Thank you for sharing this with us. 
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AndulinoProfessional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful! The lady and the photography too! 
Jay-AfterDark's avatar
I recognised this as Joceline amongst a page full of thumbnails purely on the fact that she's the only person I've ever met who could do this.

Magnificent image of a woman who is beautiful on the inside as well out.
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Ko5micViXenHobbyist General Artist
有声有色 (impressive) Sakume would be proud Meow :3 
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ExittHobbyist Photographer
Breathtaking. Form, style, & poise are lovely.
yanuibnraspop38's avatar
so exotic.
tnx you shared it!
Scavenger1234567890's avatar
Damn,that is impressive.
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rollarius55Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful shot!!!!:clap:
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Warranty4Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great capture of a stunningly proficient model.
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Jester-MazokuHobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! She looks like a graceful swan. 
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LehWiseguyStudent General Artist
how does she do that...
psydewinder's avatar
It takes years of conditioning and practice. One does not simply decide to stand on the tips of their toes!
love6's avatar
That's ridiculous. I'm so impressed.The photo itself is also quite fantastic =D
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StangilHobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing light in the picture also, the reflections, and the super bright background.
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khooker22Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful capture!
jeanmoi's avatar
awesome picture love it

cwm3556's avatar
Wow, graceful, strong and beautiful. Great capture of an amazing moment!
SlopDoctor's avatar
Sick nasty strength.

Love the bright background composition, it really puts most of the focus on Joceline's incredibly hard (and mesmerizing) pose, with her reflection balancing the rest of the space nicely. It'd be hard to get a lot of shots of a pose like this so kudos on catching it in such a clean state.
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