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Motherland Chronicles #33 - Ascend by zemotion Motherland Chronicles #33 - Ascend by zemotion
From the same shoot as Dive

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For the Motherland Chronicles project :iconmotherlandchronicles: (Follow us on Facebook and Tumblr!)

Photography: Zhang Jingna
Underwater Assistance: Brenda Stumpf
Model: Jessica Dru Johnson *JessicaDru
Makeup: Jenn Nelson
Photo Assistant: Matt Cadwallader
Special thanks to Brian Sousa for the pool!

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Zhang Jingna
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I love the elements presented in this piece and truly appreciate the vision that you have presented here. I do feel that there is something lacking in the way that you have chosen to perhaps crop the image, whether intentional or not, it leaves something to be desired. The figure is so centrally focused that the off-screen fabric is a bit jarring and interrupts the flow of the piece. If your intention was for the figure to be the main focus of the piece then I see no purpose to the off-screen piece of fabric.

Also, the lighting is so beautiful and well placed in the area(s) around her hair and her face. Why not try a bit more of that accent lighting on the folds of her dress, I feel this would have accentuated the piece and made it that much more dynamic. I love the position you chose to have the figure in, she looks as if she is floating and falling all at the same time.
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We see a real spontaneity in this shot, which combined with classic look gives it a original beauty. About the scarf, I do not think it's a problem in this context.

What I really reproach, it's cold treatment model. We feel a certain distance between the photographer and his subject, when you want to feel closer.

For me, in this picture, it would have been better if the photographer more follow the movement of model. To highlight the expectation or aspiration... To get caught up in the ambiguity that is described here.

From my observations, create uncertainty between the flight and fall requires less neutral point of view in the picture taking.

But for now, this is a beautiful shot. As usual.
Thanks for sharing.

P.S : I prefer Dive, personally.
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Slahwrael Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.  :)
GraceBlackwell Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist
I really like this picture. You can look at it for hours ... days without even getting tired of it. Underwater photography is just awesome, but I have infrequently seen something gorgeous like that. 
crayonmaster Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is a beautiful shot! :love: 
thefool2 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
DreamingLeo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ilovemyhusky Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Amazing photography, love the model and action
Chanteru Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks amazing! So surreal and serene. Wonderful work. :nod:
TrishaMayPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Gato-DeVerasocci Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Photographer
This looks amazing
ToddleArt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love thos photographies. it inspire me. and you are an big idol, for me
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