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Feeling the Breeze by MapleRose Feeling the Breeze by MapleRose
feeling the breeze in my hair and the enjoying the view into the Mediterranean...

[link] here's the black/white version, wasn't sure which one I liked better. I like the emotional value achieved by the bw, but didn't want to lose the blue of the sea... tell me which one you like better and I'll scrap the other one...

photographer: my mother (used with permission)
model: me (~MapleRose)
no manipulation.
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LeTombeCelui Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005
Hmmm I like the BW and little more. Maybe if you grayscaled it and then with the sea like change the gray a little to where it's like a 2-tone blue color so it's still kinda dim but you still get the color and it'll make the sea still stand out with it's beauty; and it'll still have the classic of the bw. ^_^
MapleRose Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm, that's a good idea, that way I'll have the best of the both. but won't that take the focus away from the figure since it's the only thing that's coloured? maybe I'll try it and see what it looks like first... thanks for the suggestion! :)
LeTombeCelui Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005
Not a problem and if anything else I personally think it'll make you stand out of the pic more. Just make sure to use a dim-grayblue color if it's too blue you won't stand out as well. ^_^
Dorling Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005   Interface Designer
I like the colur variety here. Definate mood in your figure keeps the picture alive for the viewers. The border packs it all in so nothing is lost. I think what this one lacks in comparison to the other is a better contrast, but it shouldn't matter as you've got colour distinguishing between each object. Well done and keep it up. :)
OddMix Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005
This is a beautifull setting with great drama and a striking model.

One challenge I have with evaluating a photo like this for critique is the differences in monitors. My monitors tend to be a little darker than some I have seen so pictures tend to look underexposed. That said ;) this photo looks a little underexposed in the foreground - it was a realy chalenging shot to begin with given your dark hair and skin against the bright blue sky and sea. A fill flash can help lighten up the foreground. You also might try using a polarizing filter to reduce the extreme contrast. A polarizer can also help reduce the haze effect.

The other problem I see with this image is the layout, or composition. the horizon is straight across the middle and the model is centered in the image. Always try and keep the Rule of Thirds in mind. In this case, I would have crouched down a bit to place the horizon one third of the way up from the bottom and shifted the frame to the right placing the model one third of the way over from the left edge.

Lots of potential for photographer and model! Keep shooting!
LadyMac Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005
I like it better in color-- the horizon stands out and it's much more striking :)
MapleRose Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the advice! :)

love your avatar btw!
gemesis Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
Aw pretty :) Heh you have really long hair, thats so cool, mine wont bloody grow. It's actually very similar to Kyos in length and colour :)
MapleRose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
yup, I love long hair, I've always wanted hair that went to my feet (must've been all the fairytales I read ^^;) there was only once in my life (when I was 10), that I cut my hair short. but for some reason, my hair would never grow past the middle of my back (it gets split ends and I have to cut it...)
RaventailBlacktalon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
Oooh, I like this one better. The colours jsut make it that much more jaw-dropping.
MapleRose Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the comment and the input! muchly appreciated :)
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