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Model: Johanna Birke
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Critique by Vic-P-Photography Jun 16, 2012, 1:19:36 PM
Those star ratings can on occasions be a little misleading, the colour gets gradually colder and somehow it feels like saying something bad about the shot. However an image does not need to be wildly original or hard hitting to be wonderful. It is easily argued that the main point of any kind of art is to look good, not to everyone but to the people who enjoy that particular style. So much has been done that true originality is tough to achieve and certainly a huge market has been carved out for pin ups, posters and showing something attractive.

That isn't to say this shot is all surface level enjoyment but it's success is rather rooted within that. She is beautiful, the sun is beautiful and the whole capture is beautiful, it is taking in the light and her look that this becomes a great portrait. In this show the photographers strength and skill in composition and tone. The model is well placed in the frame, her position leading the eye in the right direction and focused wonderfully on a remarkably piercing eye. The background, somewhat over exposed to indeed success has just enough contrast within it to avoid being a painfully bright mass. It is warm but with enough bite to it to not leave her eye thematically out on its own. To have such a dramatic eye against a truely softened background would throw too many things in, confusing the shot.

My only question marks are first in her lip position, the pout seeming slightly too forced. It may be too personal a preference but I find it stiffens the face more than a portrait like this needs. Secondly the flash of dark in the top left is something of a distraction though in fairness not wildly damaging on the whole.

A well executed shot with style and flair that is certainly a better photo than some of my star ratings might suggest.
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RingosGirl64 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her eyes are gorgeous! :heart:
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:iconbeyoutifulme:
BeyoutifulME Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
*angels singing*
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:iconfirstimpressions2:
firstimpressions2 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
AH AH AH AH AH AH AH!!!! I looooooveeee this picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmariammohammed:
MariamMohammed Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist



So beautiful :love:,
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:iconraybird88:
RayBird88 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely!
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:iconqwakqwak:
QwakQwak Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
superb!!

I know this is a DD suggestion worth!
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:iconpjarrett:
PJarrett Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Her lips would taste like hot sand.
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:iconwheres-gezza:
wheres-gezza Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely picture! And the model is really pretty! :)
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at www.hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconbloodcatmao:
BloodCatMao Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh, her eyes are gorgeous.
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:iconesayelemay:
esayelemay Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
so beautiful
her eye looks amazing!
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WontDieACopy71 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good job on the editing. Her eyes look beautiful, but not too beautiful to the fake point :)
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:iconklaaaudiaa:
klaaaudiaa Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Very beautifully
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:iconshilaah:
Shilaah Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
grossartig, wie immer!
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:iconsydhan:
Sydhan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
One of the most spectacular portraits I've ever seen!
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:iconcacysunlee:
cacysunlee Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome !
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:iconeem-eine:
eem-eine Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful eye
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ancalimegreenleaf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is lovely. the simplicity is very appealing....her eye is what draws the viewer in, but the warm colors are also so inviting. great job, and beautiful model.
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:iconiconofcoil:
iconofcoil Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
bellísimo portrait, gran detalle de esos ojos preciosos
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:iconenigma-fotos:
Enigma-Fotos Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very beautifully done!
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:icongzmrt:
gzmrt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice :)
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:icon0ebi0:
0Ebi0 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich weiß nicht mehr was ich schreiben soll, sie sieht Fantastisch aus. Du hast sie wieder sehr schön getroffen :D
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wie immer sehr sehr schön. Du hast dein Model einfach klasse abgelichtet. Du hast schon ein begnadetet Händchen.
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Jessica-Ramona Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow ich liebe ihren Gesichtsausdruck
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:icondr-seb:
Dr-Seb Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Very beautiful !
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:iconsynthes:
synthes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
these eyes :wow: beautiful :love:
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:iconmichaeljtopley:
MichaelJTopley Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful lighting on this one and what an absolutely stunning model. Simply gorgeous :)
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:icondayes2100:
DAYES2100 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Charming beauty
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:iconthe-red-heart:
The-Red-Heart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awesome!!!
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:iconchristianpure:
christiAnpure Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Klasse Bild, die Augen kommen fantastisch zur Geltung. Schön gemacht ;)
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