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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!)
I also got a Weibo account! www.weibo.com/zemotion1

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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:iconanotherworker11811:
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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slecka Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Perhaps someone's already mentioned that, but it strongly reminds me of "Vampire Princess Miyu" and Larva in this particular picture: [link]
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:iconesztervaly:
esztervaly Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
featured here: [link] :hug:
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:icondiewiedergeborene:
DieWiedergeborene Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconjobeeone:
JoBeeOne Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Artist
I just like the pose, lighting, colour and attitude here. Another awesome image!
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:iconlanestraflameheart:
LanestraFlameheart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing and dramatic shot! Bravo!
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:iconangel-keimer:
Angel-Keimer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good!!!
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:iconkorwis:
korwis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning! Fantastic work! :D
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:iconakodieon:
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.
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iatesantaforlunch Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my, what a fantastic shot!
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:iconjohnnysdream:
JohnnysDream Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
world class!
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:iconadmintu:
admintu Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
This is kinda scary! Really... impressive!
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:icontrihn:
trihn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This potograph is both haunting and lovely.
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:icongenelythgow:
GeneLythgow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Awesome Shot. Perfect.
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:iconluciaconstantin:
LuciaConstantin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   General Artist
Hello! You've been featured in here: strange days
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:iconingmarson21:
ingmarson21 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
wonderful !
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:iconevavester:
EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Wonderful!!! :heart:
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:iconsatsuki-hyphen:
Satsuki-Hyphen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I love the atmosphere.... (*.*)
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:iconoutis1970:
outis1970 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Striking work! Your "Motherland" series is impressive.
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:icondarkreigns:
DarkReigns Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist
You couldn't express myself as well as I would like. But this is a scene I would really like to make a video clip of. Really good colors that still give the vibe of creepiness.
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hello :wave: you have been featured as a part of my newest favourites-feature [link] :)
enjoy and consider faving so more people can see it ;)
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hauntingly beautiful. :heart:
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:icongentleman-status:
Gentleman-Status Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
WOW. Stunningly mysterious.
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:iconthedarkestcookie:
TheDarkestCookie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Fantastic!!!! ^v^
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:iconlostinawave:
lostinawave Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Love the way you captured the light on this, and the models face is just amazing
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:icontoddlerparks:
ToddlerParks Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Perfected Father.
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:icontammyphotography:
TammyPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing photo. Beautiful colors. And I love the contrast between the dark model and the colorful background. :heart:
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:iconfeebrile:
Feebrile Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
I love this!
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:iconzemotion:
zemotion Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconbtad:
BTAD Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
wao! it's really coollllllllllll. fanstatic!
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:iconhollycromerphoto:
HollyCromerPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Love the tones!
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hotsexywoman Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
hot and sexy woman show a part see amaznig
[link]
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:iconwabibonbon:
wabibonbon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Wow. Perfect
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:iconsunen2004:
sunen2004 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great shot!!!!
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:iconmartingollery:
MartinGollery Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Fantastic!
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:iconcolormyday:
ColorMyDay Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!!!
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:icondejan-delic:
dejan-delic Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: :blackrose:
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i adore this one! :love:
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:iconiamalan:
IAmAlan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
"The Sadness, The Yearning, The Eternal Need , , , That Can Never Be Forever Filled , , , And Thus We Return To The Sadness . . ." "Immense Archetypal Presence !" [link]
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OmriKoresh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
i don't think you'll answer but
how do you get these colors? post processing or is it the camera?
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:iconchaotic-halcyon:
Chaotic-Halcyon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
This is awe-inspiring. :]
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:iconqueenzenmom:
queenzenmom Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I like the crispness of the foreground in comparison to the ethereal feeling of the background, which gives the feeling of a tunnel - the cape is in stark contrast and I like it with how the hair is flowing ~ great shot IMHO
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:iconlivelove4life:
livelove4life Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Amazin :Awestruck:
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:iconofruin:
ofruin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that's just amazing.
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:iconziggyman:
Ziggyman Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
This image had an special charm.
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:iconprinceciel:
PrinceCiel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
It looks great! You deserve a badge Lama!:)
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:iconphoenixhouse88:
Phoenixhouse88 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
this is gaaahh
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:iconmiss-tbones:
Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome mood captured here! Nicely done!:clap::wow:
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:iconvillenueve:
Villenueve Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superbly beautiful!:rose:
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:iconcasheefoo:
CasheeFoo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
You have that something in your pictures... I feel the impression like they were frozen. Beautiful.
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