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Cassandra Davis. :iconsunstardevil: MM #606720

Now the title of the series should make sense. :)

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"Good poetry
Makes a beautiful naked woman
Materialize from
Words,

Who then says,
With a sword precariously waving
In her hands,

"If you look at my loins
I will cut off your head,

And reach down and grab your spirit
By its private parts,

And carry you off to heaven
Squealing in joy."

Hafiz says,
"That sounds wonderful, just
Wonderful.

Someone please - start writing
Some great
Lines."

-Hafiz
nude голый
nude
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Personally I gravitate towards darker images with (at least) a slightly ethereal feel. This has both! Phydeau has used both elements well. The smoke (fog?) is well done- not too much so that it hides the reflection but not to little as to be a non-factor. The model's downward gaze adds to the overall feel in a most engaging way (I like to wonder what is on the mind of the subject). It tells a story but it doesn't have to be the same for every viewer. Smoke and reflections have been done before hence the slight downgrade for originality. I think a somewhat lower angle (while not loosing the reflection) may have been my preference but that is a preference about technique not a slight to the angle used. Overall, a wonderful image!
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Critique by SteffyMacD Jul 21, 2015, 5:10:01 PM
The first thing that jumped out to me in this image was how well done the grain is. I know that's an odd detail to latch onto - but the grain with the fog just works very well. And although there is some grain, it's really appealing how creamy and smooth the skin tones are, because they don't look at all photoshopped or manipulated.
I think the color palette is really fantastic. The dark hair of the model, tan skin and green fog give this is a sumptuous yet slightly sinister look. The model's pose is perfect - although it's plain she's nude, this does not feel like a "hey look this girl is nude and I took her photo!" the way a lot of art nudes do. It is particularly impressive since the use of the fog and mirror could have so easily careened this into cliche territory. Also - kudos for using what I am assuming is a real mirror. That's another area where this could have easily taken a nose dive, but you've handled it with aplomb.
There are a few minor detractors to this image. I feel that the model's jewelry is slightly distracting: her necklace feels out of place, as do the rings. I'm also not sold on her nails - the length wouldn't necessarily be an issue, but they really pop out because of the pink on green. You obviously have a mastery of what you're doing, so you can afford to nit-pick the details on styling now. Well done!
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:iconobe1oz:
obe1oz Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  New Deviant
simply awesome pic and capture
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconskydalion:
Skydalion Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Plagg 2D ~ Miraculous emoticon Heart :happybounce: 
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:iconziebo:
Ziebo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
this is beautiful
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconradawolf:
radawolf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
this is fantastic, hope someday i can make a pic like this one :nod:
Here's ur fav!: :+fav:
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Can't wait to see it.  :)
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:iconradawolf:
radawolf Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
:glomp:
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:boogie:
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:iconsexysteampink:
SexySteamPink Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Professional Photographer
...still one of my all-time favorites of yours!
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconmariamoonart:
MariaMoonArt Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
Cool work, i like
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconfotografu:
fotografu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
great ideas with the smoke
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconquixotegraphics:
Quixotegraphics Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
Love the whole feeling of this one.
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconirisgeorge:
irisgeorge Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
one of the best photos ever seen!!
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconirisgeorge:
irisgeorge Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconacuarela1962:
Acuarela1962 Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
Absolutely beautiful picture!!!!
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconacuarela1962:
Acuarela1962 Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
You´re welcome
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Excellent. :winner:
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
You are most welcome, indeed. :D
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:iconkenartkelowna:
kenartkelowna Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice!!
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconlux-c-westwind:
Lux-C-westwind Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome! I'm still busy figuring out what exactly is going on here with the surrounding...
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconfoureyes:
foureyes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
Very nicely done :highfive:
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconnat-ti:
Nat-ti Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What a nice picture ! Clap 
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:iconrhp17:
RHP17 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Photographer

Absolutely exquisite. Your portfolio gives me inspiration and prompts so many ideas :D (Big Grin) :happybounce: 

 

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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thanks!
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:iconseawink:
Seawink Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Love this - excellent and eloquent everything!
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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:icondclarke-photography:
DClarke-Photography Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Professional Photographer
Love that..
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconprick696969:
prick696969 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
VERY NICE!!!!
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:iconfransmensinkartist:
FransMensinkArtist Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent!
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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:iconfransmensinkartist:
FransMensinkArtist Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconkittenmittenmuffin:
KittenMittenMuffin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Smoke is really hard to do on film, this is amazing technique.
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconlucius-phoenix:
lucius-phoenix Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the Narcissus story... and of a merge of the Caravaggio/Waterhouse takes on it. Nicely done formally, beautifully composed within a perfect square. With so many elements not completely under the photographers control, the photograph is well-captured. Even past the effects, the composition catches the eye and takes it around the work, creating a nice narrative. This is good!
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:iconu-ni-corn:
U-ni-corn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
Love the smoke vawes here.
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:iconglamourphotolight:
GlamourPhotoLight Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Photographer
Very impressive, wow!
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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