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This photo really made an impact on me. The stare in your eyes is spot on as if you are looking into nothingness rather than directly at the camera.

I'm not really sure what the read stripes represent but as Englishman they kind of represent the St.George cross - however whatever the represent is probably of little consequence as they add to the overall impact of the image (think war paint or similar...)

The dust/sand on your face I at first glance thought was perhaps glitter but it really is sand. This I like as it's using natural materials in a very unique way, often we see sand used on models for modelling swimwear or for other summery apperal but the fact this image seems cold and very much the opposite to summer strikes a very good juxtaposition.

Whilst browsing photography you become very aware of how over saturated some of the colours in photographs are. Whilst this works very well in some photographs in others it ruins the whole scene. I must say though that you've struck a very good balance between a nice vidid image without the colours being over saturated. I think the shadows in this photograph mean more than the colours and to that effect you've pulled off a great composition! :)
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Critique by Canon2010 Mar 31, 2011, 9:38:09 AM
I first saw this as a thumbnail and even then was amazed by it. Once it was pulled up to a larger size I found the incredible attention to detail extraordinary. Sand can be such an abrasive, and in this portrait I feel it provides a contrast between the softness of the skin. Almost as if to say that one can be soft on the outside, yet can be abrasive if handled incorrectly.

It is as if you are saying without word that you can be both pleasant yet harmful depending upon how you are being treated, a mask of personality worn for all to see. I can also see how it could be seen as a way to show that just because you are female it does not mean you are frail and afraid. Perhaps it is a portrait of a warrior who has partially wiped away the mark (the actual sand being a metaphor) of an aggressor, and with victory you have used their spilt blood to mark the transition from enslavement to freedom.
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shaitu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015   Photographer
WOW so great!
Haikumato Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just keep going from the next picture to another and I'm pleased every-freakin'-time. ;u; These are just stunning! :heart:
medailon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh... another photo of yours I absolutely love. And I appreciate you used cinnamon, not some golden glitter, cinnamon makes it more special for me.
Amanda-Graham Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Writer
featured here - [link]
PopCornSalt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's hard to look away from this. :O
Meteoritokiller Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Impresionante!! ojalá pueda conseguir fotos tan buenas algún día :') un 10!
earthandmoon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I cant stop watch THIS !
Megsheri Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Gorgeous! The red and the sand is perfect! :D
dkrs01 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Amazing .............!!
Itarox Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Beautiful ! This photo is wonderful ! O.O
sarahnutt Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
serious talent!!!
kuhios Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Very good artwork :)
Seraphrim Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are beautiful, i bet it was tough to have so much grit near and on your eyes!
lidaC Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
your work has been featured in my journal of faces that made me shiver - [link] - thank you for such an amazing work!
thefantasyfreak Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing work. Great job!
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AzurSky Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
these images really are striking. wow!!
cloistering Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Pure Magnetism!
DarkenedSoul333 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
this is amazing! =D
MonaParvin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature - blog :iconsoulcollectors: :hug:
Juliana-Mierzejewska Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured here [link]
michelle--renee Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Featured: [link]
DaDangerDog Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
this is a self portrait?! YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!!!!!! is that really cinnamon? it looks like beach sand!
DanteLosGatos Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your photos are simply amazing !!!!
braidsandarrows Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
This one is my favorite....I love the way your hair looks and your eyes tell a story...the sand or dirt and red war paint just add to the're a great model and the composition of this shot is amazing....overall= warrior princess :)
Navot-Ram Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Brilliant. Seriously, I can scarce say just how much this creation has effect me for the first time seeing it. Amazing.
becursed Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Writer
aymanko0o Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
I love the sharpness of the dust texture around and under the eye :)

truly amazing :D :thumbsup:
nico-eos1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is EXCELLENT work !!!
camilleforget Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The sand must have been irritant and hard to completely remove, but the result is really awesome! Great work!! Keep on doing great pictures! :)
EdwinLMunt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
damn you ! you are too good. I would darkin around the right side of the face just a little to make it pop a little more.
gustonator Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice details and colors. I like it :)
machete-genie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
The details, colors and the eyes are all just breathtaking! :)
dukeofspade Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This great photo of yours was featured in Best of April and May of #ThePeopleAvenue
Also i would like to remind you about the voting of "Happy Moment Contest"
have a great day :)
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Your gorgeous work has been featured here:
[link] Enjoy. :heart:
gem-art Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Me encantaría saber cómo haces para que la luz sea tan clara en la cara...
sólo la editaste con photoscape? pfff eres una artista U_U
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augenweide Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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tatucito Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Featured here: [link] :glomp:
atomicstarlight Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Different. It is interesting and beautiful. I love the way it all comes together, giving your image a primitive, yet refined look of beauty to it. The only thing I would have to say is that the cinnamon looks purposeful. Not like someone who is in the dirt a lot. It looks rather, placed. But if you wanted it to seem like it was painted on and I am reading too much into context it looks perfect. I love the photo, and overall, it is simply beautiful.
koldfusion3D Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well done
Net-Caramel Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Writer
Well, I alwwis says "Colours and Light is the most important". Normally I don't like a Black&White photo. This picture is very explosive. The background is white but the eyes and the red lines destroy the neutral effect of the background.
Is impossible to not pay attention at this photo
smcarthur831 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
The coloring and composition is beautiful but the best part is her distant expression. It pulls me in.
cheesylily02 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student General Artist
amazing shot, the makeup is brilliant!
gingado Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
This wonderful work is featured in my "MOMENTS OF INTENSITY 2011 - Part 5" - maybe you like it
sanfrancysco Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
a great work
ColorMyDay Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wauw. This picture is amazing!!!!
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March 30, 2011
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Canon EOS 1000D
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1/64 second
Focal Length
31 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 30, 2011, 6:03:57 PM
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