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This is a striking image with lovely lines and a pleasing colour scheme. The model's pose interacts with the light beautifully; this was well captured.

I like how her head is the point of interest both in terms of composition and colour. The cropping at the model's right knee is a little awkward, but barely noticeable, since the eye is drawn elsewhere by the bright patches of light. The location adds a great deal of interest and atmosphere. The gentle curve of the tub's rim harmonizes with the model, while the grungy surroundings offer a visual contrast.

The main technical issue I see is the pronounced noise and banding in the shadows. I assume this is because you exposed for the highlights, and then pulled detail out of the shadows in post processing. I understand the need for this, since the dark-toned walls wouldn't have bounced much light. The banding arguably adds some character and texture to the background, but it is distracting in other parts of the shot. It also looks odd because the image has been rotated slightly, so the texture is slanted.

It may not have been possible to add/bounce light to reduce contrast when shooting, but a lower ISO would have helped, I think, without introducing any new problems.

There are also cloning artifacts visible on the left of the frame, especially at the bottom. I assume you removed some distractions, or simply extended the image for compositional reasons. The visible patches and patterns could be cleaned up with additional cloning/retouching.

I do not know the circumstances under which you took this photo, but whatever the case, you ended up with a highly effective and eye-catching image. Please forgive me for pointing out the few small problems that I see in an otherwise lovely photo!
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I'm not a photographer so I want be saying much about how good the technique is, but more from a perspective of a guy that doesn't mind to see a good photograph. Sounds fair?
Well this is a good photograph. Very sensual, but not completely revealing (which makes it more sensual).
A nice model was chosen with a good body, and you seem to taken advantage of her potential.
She is in a pose as she is dreaming of a ballet. As if she moves to a certain calm sound in her mind.
It's a nice photo to have in a man's bathroom and/or bedroom :D
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EveVictus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful lighting! :clap:
Muskeg Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018   Photographer
Really, really, love the light in this photo, as well as the warm colors--especially the orange in your lovely model's hair.  Beautiful work!
BrianMPhotography Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Professional Photographer
sydneyrome Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
sensational lighting
AnduNinicu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
This dude is a lightbender
Nimbue Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018   General Artist
So very beautiful, we've placed your stunning work in Featured at Clearing-House :)
themexicanduck Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
well done
rgrzela Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Critique is what you'll get.

First the lighting is interesting. Generally speaking you have a great visual of the entire subject. But the light does little to define shape or form. What it does do is give an interesting overall red tone to the image - assuming that no photo editing or camera filters were used. There is a nice warmth to the photo.
Where the warmth is given the model is not really embracing that mood.
In fact there is a lack of lines or interesting focal points in the photo and that is where it falls short. In fact I find the lighting distracting as the pattern has me fixated on her hair ( a rats nest) and then the pattern is diffused and limited to the left side of the photo.
I like photos with movement, patterns and purpose. This photo is very much of a lets shoot and see what we get.

Turning the model 3/4 turn would have given a larger surface for the light and that would have been a very interesting canvas as the model is fairly toned. Having her look down would have created an interesting use of her hair instead of the mess we see here. Taking this image into photoshop and pushing the shadows and light really leaves very little visual interest as well.

Though I enjoy the warmth of the image, it fails to convey warmth. This image falls short for me.
BeakTVArt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing photography and lighting too :)
n-l-e Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Leon13th Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Professional Photographer
Its just WOW, amazing photo.
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful subject. I love the light and shadow. Nice capture.
Off-Worlder Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful use of the light. 
Sgt303 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
Great composition, love the lighting effect.
sweetdreamz12 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
One of the best photos Ive seen on here!
Skullgrin-140 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful, love the reflecting sunlight shining on her body. 
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/1600 second
Focal Length
51 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 25, 2018, 2:26:30 PM
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