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Old January 6th, 2010, 02:49 PM
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Default Critique desired: "Softer" Nudes

my photo contribution for this day. best from europe, dan




#1 - Klara




#2 - Brenda




#3 - Eliska

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Old January 6th, 2010, 04:54 PM
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ok female standpoint of view

the last 2 are very sensuous
very female

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Old January 6th, 2010, 06:33 PM
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I enjoy your lighting styles, particularly #2 and the light from presumably a door way.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 09:02 PM
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Dan Dostettler: #3 - Eliska

Well Dan,

I must give my vote to this last picture as it's the simplest and most powerful. Unlike the first picture, there's no jewelry to catch one's attention with the extra sparkle. There's no careful layering of materials out of which the model appears like a flower opening in the second image.

This picture is just minimal: light, shade reduced, boiled down to the least that might show the concept: a glamorous or even better, handsome young woman staring towards us, receptive, perhaps to union with or alternatively challenging the observer.

This is successful in spite of its brazen and overbearing use of harsh light. It works by seeming to reveal a simple and clear possibility for human communion with a woman who can stand for herself. In that, it's idealistic and she becomes almost a greek goddess.

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Old January 9th, 2010, 07:58 PM
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Dan,

This is great category to expand. Sometimes, as here, less is more. For art, nudes, we like the great complete form but also, from time to time, the brain enjoys being teased and challenged to make up for what's not revealed.

So this is a special category to have. Even a geisha with half her face hidden by a painted fan is more intriguing.

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Old January 10th, 2010, 06:28 AM
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#3 is wonderful!
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Old September 14th, 2010, 06:47 AM
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Thinking as a commercial shooter I like number 2 the best.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 02:51 AM
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Great shots.
Love 1-3.
2 is a bit too harsch for the look I think.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 06:02 AM
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Dan Hostetler: #2 - Brenda


Dn,

This picture I especially like for it's unusual composition with the sheets and pattern of the floor offsetting the figure.

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