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Motherland Chronicles 7 - Self Portrait in Water by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 7 - Self Portrait in Water by zemotion
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Photography: Jingna Zhang
Photo Assistant: Ngoc Vu

We ferried water in containers for 2 hours to fill and drain the kiddy pool because I forgot to get a hose. T__T;;;

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Absolutely breathtaking! This is one of the best pieces of yours that I've come across, and that's saying something! Your skills are amazing, and this is one of the first things to catch my eye in my notifications! The colors are beautiful, and they match in such a powerfully elegant way! The snowy skin is such a lovely contrast to the black background.

Model: Best choice you could've made!
Colors: Again, best possible choices!
Makeup: So simple, yet elegant. Truly stunning and beautiful!
Pose: Perfect!
Accessories! Not too overpowering, but not easily overlooked!

All in all, this piece is a 5/5 in each category! There is nothing to change, really. :meow:
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Very cool, I think its one of you better self portraits.

Colors and composition are nice , love the illusion of the flowers "dipping" a little under.

As a comment: I wouldn't have created the un-sharp illusion on the pink flowers in the lower part and in general the flowers look old/not fresh to me.

So for me as a rating:4/5

The facial part: nice color and expression
General lighting: a little flat, but goes with the atmosphere Color and composition very good! But the flower part could use a little more attention.

Great Work, hope to see more of it soon !
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cyphlon Dec 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Kaykayiscrazy Sep 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is pretty, and really interesting to look at!! The contrast between the flowers and your face really makes this pop :aww: Great photo :clap:
Shamrock-Kiss Aug 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Perfect amount of submersion.   
Abetwabe Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist did you do that? :O Looks like a painting.
JoBeeOne Jul 4, 2013  Professional Artist
This one of my favourites so far. It has a wonderful ethereal quality about it yet the colours are strong. I also get a very vintage feel from the colour and tone. I quite like the way your hair changes texture as it floats under the water.
sort of reminds me of ophelia :)
AdrianBello May 15, 2013   Photographer
Absolutely stunning, as always! I adore the crispness and luminosity.
Loochi May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured in my Journal [link] :aww:
I like this one a lot more that the other one, this one is more unique and you are a vastly beautiful woman. I also applaud your dedication to getting these shots and i hope you didn't get a cold from the chilly water!
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