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your love will hurt by SabrinaCichy your love will hurt by SabrinaCichy
once again beautiful nora. this is one of my best pictures i think :heart: i fell in love with the natural look :)

this is also an entry for the [link] 's spring contest :)

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This image will teach me to not write up crits on good photos quickly! The community has and is speaking, and I owe it a critique - no pressure!

The comments on the image have already captured a lot of why it works, but they bear repeating.

The first thing that struck me were the pastel colours, and the sense of peace and quietness - maybe sadness, following the title - that this image has. My personal preference is normally for more saturated colours, but this level is just right, and is essential to creating the feeling of the image. You have managed the backlight highlights without losing any detail in the shadows - really nicely done.

The effective use of shallow depth of field, and the inclusion of the grass build a feeling of privacy. The viewer is distanced a little from what is going on - that this is a private moment - maybe of sadness (but possibly other feelings too?) The long focal length has worked well for this.

The model and setting work together really well. Beautiful features and pose, but relaxed and natural looking, with a pensiveness about her that almost makes the picture feel intrusive - if it weren't for the sense of distance created by the foreground grass. Part of what works is the way much of the grass is leaning to the left with her - the whole image comes back to the direction of her gaze - very effective.

A beautifully understated, but powerful image, and I don't think its fav count is finished growing! Well done!

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CeeHead Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Beautiful.
I love the contrast of the brighter blue against the pastel background.
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qiuyingquan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
I love this, it's so sweet and pretty
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silvergate08 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
yes natural look indeed. very beautiful shot
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Maniula Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
it's completely gorgeous.
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Ellis-Belle Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
This is a fabulous photo of her, as is the other one.
Both have very interesting facial expressions that show your ability to capture her mood, her body language and eyes.
Great work! :heart:
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PrometheanPenguin Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
amazing shot
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Pitzeria Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
amazingly beautiful!
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howardbabcom Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
still and serene.
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followheART Featured By Owner May 3, 2010   General Artist
Hello,
I featured you beautiful art here [link]

:heart:
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ukwreckdiver Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant capture - great colours, and I just love the lighting/depth of field...
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udawana Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
here :shamrock: : [link]
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xeneras Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured here [link]
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Maniula Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
this is totally amazing.
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Biutz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconmv1plz::iconmv2plz::iconmv3plz::iconmv4plz::iconmv5plz::iconmv6plz::iconmv7plz::iconmv8plz:

Just wanted to let you know your photo has been featured in my latest journal :tighthug:
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1kaaj1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Might I just say that I'm in love with this shot... The composition is amazing and the lighting... wow. Nawwww... Good work sweetie <(^_^)>
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coreyconway Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Amazing overall photo!
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kataragirl27 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
The saying is soooo true. :)
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Hyp-hen-ated Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely
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IoaSan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010   Photographer
Featured: [link]
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crh Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
really a great shot. you are righteously proud of it. natural beauty in beautiful nature :heart:
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Aguswu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Fantasy !
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imaginary-whisper Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Student Photographer
Love natural light :heart:
very beautiful
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AForAdultery Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
i absolutely love the overall feel of this picture! :omg: and the choice of clothing was good. the purple really makes the model stand out :nod:

hmm... but i think it's just a tad too bright. especially on the bottom. i think it might be because of the light bokeh texture you used... what do you think? was that on purpose?
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kueslowski Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Ich liebe es. Wunderbare Stimmung!
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Fais-Moi-La-Moue Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Student Photographer
wow, beautiful ! :love:
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amaestro Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
great work... colors r so beauty... model is so effective.. so nice body.. i like light on her.. so soft everythng.. thank you very much...
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KeroOx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Lovely composition ! :heart:
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recviem Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Nora is gorgeous <3 !
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piximatrix Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Really nice one ... :)
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minimaxpower Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely ! :meow:
Nice lightening!
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d0zz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010   Photographer
Lovely and so natural.
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9lub Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
ausgesprochen gut!
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Little-Angel33 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
just stunning!
<3
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domiane Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
very beautifull portrait
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archanN Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous! love it!
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SabrinaCichy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
:glomp: thanks honey :) you're so gorgeous!
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darthpayback Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Wow...beautiful!
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FanArtistik Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
It is a nice picture, I also love the look in her eyes, have a nice expression, good work with the angle and with the use of the natural light.
:)
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SabrinaCichy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks alot :hug:
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FanArtistik Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
You are very welcome. :rose:
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DSMCarDesign Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice photo!

How do you get that aged look effect?
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BenevolentWish Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Absolutely stunning!
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
a lovely shot of Nora in the wild...:)
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LunaMacato Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Reminds me of summer in california. Love the feel and the colors - hot, dry, windy, and lots of plant growth, rustling.
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Kimmberley77 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student Writer
Stunning. She's beautiful.
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JoeyCainoVox91 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
She is absolutely beautiful!
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kataragirl27 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
The saying is so true. :love:
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AndyWanderlust Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Superlovely
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
beautiful shot!
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hnybunnie161 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Beautiful!
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