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Never again, will I take self-portraits under/in/on water. (or maybe I will)


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An arresting, eye-catching image if ever there was one! :)

Expression: In a self-portrait it is evident that your expression is a huge part of the piece and in turn obviously influences its effect greatly. I have to say, your expression here is a curious blend of shock and resignation (admittedly this image prompts many stories in my brain, all of them centering around Gothic romance and drowning) -- it almost seems glazed, questioning. This is achieved by your wide-eyed look. The slight parting of your lips, with its small glimmer of teeth, adds to the effect. Your eyes are nicely framed by the lashes but they have not been overly caked in mascara (maybe you didn't even use any at all, I can't definitively tell) and thus do not overpower your face with their shadows.

Colour Palette: The coolness of the blues is breath-taking -- they couldn't fit better with your subject -- and even the red, while a good and needed block of contrasting colour, doesn't compete because it too appears muted. My favourite part of this picture is without a doubt your eyes -- they possess such an ephemeral shade of silvery-blue, and the whites are amazing in their subtleties of capillaries and porcelain shading.

Really the only thing I'd suggest could be altered in this photo is perhaps your hair could have been more in evidence; oh, and maybe the brows could be either fully in-shot of out-of-shot, because they feel sort of intrusive in their almost-presence. Overall, this image is a brilliant study of a face, and would most likely prove to be a useful reference for a whole host of artists working with other mediums.
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Critique by mikuchan123 Jul 13, 2012, 6:14:42 AM
This piece is very... Haunting. Beautiful, the empathy I got from your face was extraordinary. Your eyes show fright but your lips show sadness. Almost like someone getting killed... I cannot stare at this picture too long because it haunts me so much, the look of desperation and longing on your lips kills me. I absolutely love your work and all of it keeps me longing for more. I like feeling like the person in the photograph. You are lucky to be able to have that much quality in your photography, your makeup is perfect for the photo also, very, very beautiful <3
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BadPapoila Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
little-bow-peep Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
This picture is so striking. So beautiful... <3 
GiuseppeTria Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Wow this is amazing!
Really,I love it! :D
Galinas-Claim Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Well, this one is excellent!  Bad experience, or what?  Too much work?  Your eyes are your stand-out feature and are very well captured here!
towernightpunch6 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing !! 
VividDreams13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Love this! I really love the way the red of the lips stands out and makes it an even more striking image!
wow you are beautiful
dailyhope Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Me gusta! Buena composición
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
zydrius32 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
laevisi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love it <3
NarcissusAndDraconis Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dem eyes.
ALLsoLiT Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Writer
your involved in some very cool work of picture
giammyv Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Artist
Oh my gosh, thαt's perfect <3
FallenAngel6598 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Photographer
Can I just say I look up to you? I want to study photography and be a professional one day, and your photos just AMAZE me. The concepts, the stories your photos show are just....astounding. Original, curious, mysterious, and it leaves me aching to know the rest of the story behind it.
You are also absolutely gorgeous, your eyes, lips, just your face. Uniquely beautiful.
I just hope I can be as good as you one day :)
screenname911 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i think you're my favorite photographer, this is amazing <3
FeelingsOnPictures Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
can i draw this picture darling?! it's absolutely lovely!!!:)
GSLI Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woow so cool. and pretty eyes
LovelyAvalon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is AMAZING! I love it!
MrHoeft Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you have the most beautifully captivating eyes i have ever seen! also, you are an amazing artist!
LauraBallesteros Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012   Photographer
So cool!!! Really like the focus on the eyes :aww:
Divapinkdress74 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Your lips are always so pretty >.>
StoneButterflies Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hee, this is neat. :)
Sara-KB Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
u have nice Lip... I love it (=
ArshLatif Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Photographer
I just love this. Wow, wow, and wow.
cdodd Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
zakkudayo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
rly pretty!!!
AliceM-R Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
THE EYES........THE LIPS...........Ahhhhhh absolutely captivating...
SabriVega Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist
me encaaaaaanta!!
Lullabies81 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a fantastic photo. You wonder what she sees above her.. or is she drowning.. or.. was she just stabbed or the killer is looming over her.. you dont know. It leaves such things to the imagination. Awesome work :+fav:
MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, you've been featured in #VenatoresLucis's Weekly Light Hunters Feature #22, greetings!!!.
xXxDarkSunsetxXx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Romopics Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Photographer
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AmZzzHD Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Flawless as usual:)
Butterface93 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Loochi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
in a word: perfect.
AmyRPF13 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Really love the expression!
NinjAPixiEX3 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW. That is REALLY amazing. I just love the expression and the big glittering eyes.
Amarique Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
do it do it do it, take a million underwater photos!
akaforbidden Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH-MY-GOSH! I've never seen anything more beautiful!!
sinnestaeuschung Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist
I could just stare at this for hours!
valentinadelsol16 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Photographer
Hyoko-x3 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this could be promotional work for SKY or something like this :D
helenaoriana Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
this eyes *_*
theFATpirate Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist
i'm loving this. keep up the good work
StumpyDaKlown Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Lovely photo. Reminds me of Asari.
Varied-Zelly Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
remind me of tim burton style :)
AizentheUndertaker Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
i love this, there's so much emotion in her face
beautiful as always! :D
DoraChiodini Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
come fŕ questa cosa ad avere 1500 fav?
Maya-amer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your eyes are gorgeous and the focus is perfect :)
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July 13, 2012
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1/320 second
Focal Length
55 mm
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Date Taken
Oct 27, 2011, 5:46:02 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows