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I am trying to catch up on responding to all of the lovely comments. Thank you all so much for your patience!! :)

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Model: Me [link]

© 2012 Keith Small

Studio 10.2- Owings Mills, Maryland.

See more of Keith's work here:
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Image details
Image size
800x800px 477.19 KB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jun 17, 2012, 2:04:03 AM
Published:   |  Mature
© 2012 - 2021 melannc
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Oh wow. Weight comments? You look great. Very toned with a feminine chisel.


As for the photo, great lines and use of light. Also background. It looks a lot like an oil. I especially like the ones that tease both and are difficult to tell whether it's a photo or painting. The "7" is transposed though, just fyi.

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Nice composition. Such a natural and unaffected beauty.
You capture good details, nice shot in "sephia style".
Lovely how you have sculpted her body with use of high point of light and dark point of shadows that make in evidence the strain of muscles in the torso, especially the stomach and ribs.
Brilliant figure study...the sexy bust of the model creates a diagonal and her body respects the law of third parties.
The pose and the way you use the light was excellent, elegant and seductive composition.
Nice background with wall nstead of the studio sheet.
Superb shot! Excellent concept executed to perfection.
melannc's avatar
Thank you for the nice critique, and I'm sorry I wasn't on here to read it sooner. DA says it's "expired" now, so it won't show up under the photo. I'm not sure why DA has an expiration on critiques, it seems silly. 
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I think this is an absolutely wonderful shot. The deep rich shadowing tones on the model are perfectly balanced to highlight her physique while the lighter body areas blend very well. For some reason this image makes me think she's in a motion of some sort and I like that...swimming, dancing, who knows... I just wish that the backdrop was a shade or two lighter to add a little more overall contrast, I think it would have helped to showcase the model more effectively and create a little more impact. In general though, like I said, truly a beautiful shot.
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This photograph incorporates beauty and power. The lighting is excellent and brings in the textures of the wall behind the model then highlights the body creating contrast and interest. As for composition there are strong points of contrast creating eye movement throughout the picture. Then we can clearly see the body and the power it conveys, then the hand is has excellent contrast and conveys a delicateness and strength at the same time. The body position creates curves and flow through the composition. The subtle colors add a warmth to this creation that enhances the beauty of this art work.
melannc's avatar
Thanks for the lovely critique, always appreciated.  :-)
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-Nice choice of background
-The lighting color looks relaxing to the eyes
-The hair lining, texture and style is OK
-I would ad a nice little cute flower to the hair
-This girl has a perfect body
-Her tits are not under side nor oversize they are just round and cute
-Relaxed posture
-Good go with the pubic hair for folks who like a little hair like myself
-Flat stomach is perfect
-The nipple on the other breast needs to show more
-Need more work on the but cheeks
-The angle is good
-All five finger should have been shown
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you're the model?
melannc's avatar
Yes, I'm the model.  :-)
melannc's avatar
That's quite specific!

Thanks for taking the time to write a critique, and welcome to DA!  :-)
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thank you. your welcome too
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Firstly major compliments on the model's physique and posing prowess. Her stance demur and pivot points are perfect. I feel she expresses emotion through her pose if not directly from her face. But this is not an issue, the image works. My only criticism is the selection of textured background. My eyes are guided to her hand but then the stucco texture about it draws my eyes away. This is me being very picky, but thought i would mention it.

I love the tonality of the image, the limited hue palate and the soft complimentary lighting. Great idea and great execution

Best
Robert <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
melannc's avatar
Thank you so much, Robert! Such a positive critique- it really means a lot coming from you. I've always admired your work. Hope you are well. :)

Cheers,
Melissa
RobertXC's avatar
You are most welcome Mel, though I must confess that I thought the critique was for a Tog rather than model. I love the image in any case, and you, as always look bloody amazing !

Ciao
R.x
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To be perfectly honest, I usually am not a fan of the majority of what is labelled as artistic nude. The female form is the subject of much of my photography, but much of the nude work i see gives me the impression of substituting nudity for actual art and composition. This image strikes me as an exception. The symmetry of the form, and definition of the body is beautiful. And the emotional feel from the subject is pure and artistic. Im quite fond of it. Technically, i find myself wishing that you had been a few more feet away from the background, and an aperture setting around 2.5 had been used to have just your body be in focus, and everything else, falling away out of focus. Other than that, at least for me, the image is really beautiful.
melannc's avatar
Thank you for the detailed critique, your perspective is much appreciated. :)

You should have a look at my "favorites" gallery- If you like this image, I think you may find several more art nudes you can appreciate.

Cheers,
Melissa
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My first impression of the piece was that the form chosen shows an excellent amount of kinetic energy reminiscent of a piece by Caravaggio while showing the human form in fantastic detail like a Michelangelo. The vision that comes to mind on a second look, while adding the earlier impressions is of a Dryad in the Greek Myths; seducing lonely travelers and ignorant gods. I feel that, this to, has some story being told. Whatever the case, the outcome is one of pure emotion. The emotion is hard for me to place, though I have a feeling it is more satisfaction then anything else. For the self or for another becomes the question, more so as the viewer can see what looks like a small smirk from the model in question.

Dangerous, seductive, impressive. Well done in all forms.
melannc's avatar
A very complimentary critique. :) Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts.
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You're very welcome. :) It's all the truth ya know, all I did was just point it out to ya. :P
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This is why I joined and remain in Deviant Art, the opportunity to be humbled by stunning work like this. There is a ballet like movement and structure which is wonderful to behold. Your stance, body movement and especially the deeply contemplative look on your face are almost zen like. The movement could also be Tai Chi or contemporary dance move. Your use of your arms in openness yet also protection add a story and the movement of your hand and fingers on your outstretched arm is the soft enticement of piano keys in symphony. Comment on your body weight or sexual seductiveness is to completely miss the point of this brave picture. Your shape, form and muscular definition is a study in the beautiful machine that is the human body. It is all wonderfully softened by the sensual femininity of your hair and use of background and light accentuates the whole and draws us naturally along the picture. In my humble opinion this picture is iconic, disregard the ignorant , or narrowly directed comments, All great art has suffered in the hands and minds of the ignorant or narrow minded. This is art, beautiful, contemplative and modern. I am privileged to view it and there is joy in my heart in knowing art is moving, growing and changing. Be very, very proud of this piece.
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Truly masterful - reminiscent of the classics.
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