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Heart of the Tree

By slephoto
Lela Gwenn (see her on Model Insider or her blog, Full Frontal Fantasy) doing Elfquest-themed cosplay.

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Image details
Image size
622x800px 409.03 KB
Shutter Speed
1/10 second
Focal Length
40 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 10, 2013, 5:26:18 PM
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OrsatUrsusActos's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

This photo gives a feeling as if it was taken out of a video. That is the only reason why I can`t give 5 stars for vision. I wish the picture was a bit more clear. But even so it gives a little bit of mystic feeling. Maybe because it is a forest and dark shot. The Elf girl is beautiful. Her body physique is excellent and her abs are admirable.Her facial expression is great. It is so realistic. As if though something is bitting her hand. Reminds me of a scene in Flash Gordon when a young Arborian puts his hand into a tree to test his luck and avoid the monster (Arborian trial of initiation). Beautiful shot and the costume and the props. Everything is so realistic and gives a feeling as if though somebody really stumbled across this Gorgeous Elf Girl. As if though we are looking into a different dimension filled with such beautiful creatures as her.......
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Sorry I missed the notification, I commented with a link back to this on the photo!

The lack of clarity is because we were shooting in the woods on a very dark night with only the minimal light from the glowing prop.  Made it tough to even focus, much lees keep it clear & noise free.  :)
OrsatUrsusActos's avatar
Alright :)
So this was in nature :) ? Not in a studio :) ?
My mistake then. :)
I would like to switch to awesome :D
slephoto's avatar
Yep, outside in the woods.  :)
OrsatUrsusActos's avatar
That is very brave :) My friend and I once went to make pictures in the forest and got LOST XD
But it was a nice adventure :)
slephoto's avatar
Very nice critique of this piece by OrsatUrsusActos is here…, I unfortunately missed the notification and it expired before I could add it.
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No problem :) I am glad you like it :D 
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