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Motherland Chronicles #23 - Dive

By zemotion
For the Motherland Chronicles project :iconmotherlandchronicles: (Follow us on Facebook and Tumblr!)

My first underwater photoshoot! Read and watch the behind-the-scenes here :D blog.zhangjingna.com/2013/07/m…

Thank you Jessica for pulling it together and Brenda for all the guidance. It was difficult and I'd never been in the water for so long (6 hours?) but I learnt so much. Can't wait to try it again!! Hope you guys like the picture~ :heart:

Photography: Zhang Jingna
Underwater Assistance: Brenda Stumpf
Model: Jessica Dru Johnson JessicaDru
Makeup: Jenn Nelson
Photo Assistant: Matt Cadwallader
Special thanks to Brian Sousa for the pool!

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Motherland Chronicles:
Motherland Chronicles #20 - Lily II by zemotion Motherland Chronicles #18 - Julia by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 12 - Winter's Rose by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 7 - Self Portrait in Water by zemotion Motherland Chronicles #4 - The Waiting by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 2 - Winterland Fairytales by zemotion

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Peiridae's avatar
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This is just a gorgeous photo. As others have mentioned, water is very hard to capture, yet you've done a fabulous job. The fact that you've even managed to capture the bubbles is fascinating.

Her hair and clothes have such a natural, effortless feel. The fabric of her dress is perfect, and it billows and ripples just right. Her expression is also very serene. The focus on this piece is stunning, as is the balance. There's not too much water to make it dull, but there's enough to make the paleness of the model's clothes and skin really stand out. All in all, wonderful job!
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First of all....I really love this photo!!! This is simply an amazing work from the lens.

Vision is simply outstanding. A real eye candy! Amazing effort on underwater shoot.

We all know that underwater photography can be difficult, but this simply put magic. In my eyes, it felt like it's telling a story of a beginning where a goddess merges to a world of nothingness. The background was all black, so it simply tells a story of beginning.

Water is a difficult element to master but the photo shows water taming. I'm amazed on how the clothes dances on the water, it's really beautiful. The model is also a real beauty, she's like a real goddess. Simply graceful and elegant.

In conclusion, I love everything and everything about this photo. I could stare at it forever because of its beauty and elegance.
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Such a good shot. The lighting is amazing for an underwater shot, and the fact that Jessica has such a serene countenance is wonderful. The dress has a wonderful flow, like smoke. Also, the color of her hair between the dress and her face really brings focus to her face in the darkness. I really hope that you do more of these images, as you (and your models) have a great sense of the concept you are pursuing. I've run out of words, but I'm really impressed and hope to someday do as well. Very nicely done! ^_^ Great work!
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An absolutely outstanding and extraordinary picture!

After reading the "making-of" in your blog I still can only imagine the trouble with this shot and the effort, which your team put in this project - "Bravo" Applause Clap  to all of you!
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That's beautiful
InHayle's avatar
Revisiting this magical image!
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Wow... Just wow.. Beautiful shot :)
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Enchantingly beautiful.
MerInBlue's avatar
Wonderful picture!
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Brilliant work my friend. :beer:
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Wow! This is gorgeous!
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Why didn't I found your masterpieces earlier?
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