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Wisdom beyond her years...

By shuckmeister
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With this photo I realized how you can see the years toll upon me. The lines, the dark circles and the grey hair. It's been a hell of a life.
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2128x2832px 584.27 KB
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1/39 second
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6 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 6, 2007, 11:26:13 AM
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wetdryvac's avatar
Of all the pieces in your gallery, the combination of expression and splash of sun in this one really make for a wonderful composition. Very nice.
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thank you. everyone has such wonderful words about my work. it is very nice to find people that actually do look beyond the nudity.
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I figure nudity, if well composed and lit, can add to a shot - there's a lot to be said for the human form - but the baseline I always look for is that combination of technical and emotive aspects in a photograph. In most of yours, that combination stands out well.

I guess in my case it boils down to looking for the same elements in nude and non-nude photographs, and a well composed piece in either class stands on its own merits. With your work, the most eye catching components for me have been strong focus on light/shadow mix and the emotional aspects of expression and pose.

The latter is usually pretty hard for me to pin down... some combination of elements the subject presents to the camera that very often changes between nude and non-nude shots. The aside to that is, of course, that no subject presents exactly the same change. On your work, the ones that catch my eye tend to be the nudes - but mostly those that are more concealing than not.

Dunno why this happens (in your case or anyone's) as it does, but the differences are fascinating, and that you're pulling it off with self portraits is very impressive.
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Thank you. It has been rather difficult at times to come up with a good pose, proper lighting, angles, holding the camera or placing it in just the right position hoping I then get in the right position, etc. lol. I actually used to have to take several photos before I found one that I actually liked. With all the practice, it is slowly but surely becoming easier. I tend to not throw out as many pics as I used to.
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Life is the experience, living is the memories.
Its a very good intimate portrait.
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Thank you. Life is full of both experience and memories.
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