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Motherland Chronicles #4 - The Waiting by zemotion Motherland Chronicles #4 - The Waiting by zemotion
Week 4!!!
For the Motherland Chronicles project :iconmotherlandchronicles: (Follow us on Facebook and Tumblr!)
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Photography: Jingna Zhang
Hair/Makeup: Lindsey Rivera
Model: Giuliana/Ford L.A.
Photo Assistant: Xun Chi
Outfit from Max Tan

Los Angeles, 2010

Week 4!! From the archives because no timeeeee. Can't believe I've even managed to keep up with this crazy schedule. I mean, weekly personal work posts, I haven't managed this since my first year! And that's like 7 years ago now. Allow me to be proud of myself please. ._.

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I am not normally a fan of Goth or Emo but this one made me stop and look.

The all-black figure with white face is what caught my eye. Dark, black cape and flowing black hair.

The model (you?) looks at the camera/viewer with a strong and confident expression but with a hint of contempt. The pose is erect and forward: This person is powerful.

You wouldn't necessarily expect a person dressed like this to be walking in the forest. This adds a fairy tale or movie aspect. Maybe like "Twilight" but I think more like "Van Helsing." If you wanted to take the "Harry Potter" angle you could say she looks like a female version of "Snape."

Compositionally, don't change a thing.

Depth of field and focus are good. Exposure and brightness are good. I would like to see some more detail in the black cape. I don't know if it's possible with the limitations of an 8-bit JPEG. Take a look at the original and see what's there. Maybe.

Only one thing that can be interpreted as a negative: Lay off the "Vibrance" and "Saturation" controls. Oversaturation is becoming way too common. It often detracts from otherwise great pictures. I like the blue/green cast, especially in the background but I'd like to see a version where you back off the saturation one or two notches. This might even look really good as a black and white image.

Overall: 9 out of 10.
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DieWiedergeborene Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
JoBeeOne Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Artist
I just like the pose, lighting, colour and attitude here. Another awesome image!
LanestraFlameheart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing and dramatic shot! Bravo!
Angel-Keimer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good!!!
korwis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning! Fantastic work! :D
akodieon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the expression on her face, the black of her clothes, and her hair against the background. Everything about this picture fits into place, but the leaves in proportion to her are bigger than usual. I get the feeling that she was edited into the picture.
iatesantaforlunch Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my, what a fantastic shot!
JohnnysDream Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
world class!
admintu Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
This is kinda scary! Really... impressive!
trihn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This potograph is both haunting and lovely.
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