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Song to the Siren VII by zemotion Song to the Siren VII by zemotion
SingaporeBrides.com, Aug 2012

I got to collaborate with *harlequinromantique! Omg omg she was sooooo nice and sent me so much awesome jewelry I could use for the shoot and they were all so pretty *fangirl gush*

Been a long time since I used sand in the studio! We had about 500-600kg of it, setup and teardown was such a pain but so worth it for the concept I think. Thank you SingaporeBrides for the support~! :heart:

Photography: Zhang Jingna
Photo Assistants: Phyllicia Wang, Huafeng
Hair: Wai Fun
Makeup: Dewi Mahoney
Model: Christina T, Shelby B/Ave
Jewelry: *harlequinromantique



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:iconasseameddens:
I love the feel of this picture first of all and I am a huge fan of your photography so please do not get me wrong i am only giving my own view on what could be improved. I am not a photographer expert.

The setting is gorgeous.

What bugs me a little about this picture is the fact the left girl outshines the the girl on the right. They are both beautiful girsl but the left girl seems to steal the limelight. I think it would have been better if the girl on the right didn't look straight in the camera. The light that shimmers on their skin is for me in some places a bit too much, making the body parts in the shadow looking a bit like they float in space or something. The depth is maybe just a bit too much, i get the feeling for example that both girls have immensly long space between their shoulders and their necks. The hand of the girl on the left looks loose from her body. After staring at the picture for a while I get it, but at first look it looked a bit off.

I also think the hair on the girl on the right could be a bit more contrasted with the background. I don't know if it was your vision to make it fade into the background but it does and yet on the same time it doesn't.

as i said, I love your pictures and i am a great fan of your work. These are only very minor details but i wanted to tell you anyway. Even the best have room to improve i always say.
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It's quite nice.
A lovely photo.
Though I like how the model in the foreground has a lovely angle going for her face, it doesn't do as much justice for her dress.
It's a bit odd, that are by her chest and side, the dress looks interesting, but it takes slightly away from the overall ambiance because I find myself just wondering how the dress looks. Even though I love how we can see that rose sitting atop the back of her shoulder.
Though, the girl on the left does outshine the one on the right a tad too much.

The way the girl on the right is sitting, I really only see her abdomen up. It seems that's all there is to her.
Perhaps rearrangement and different placement would be good, though the angles of their faces are lovely. (As I've mentioned.)


I like the overall scheme but there's not much contrast.
The sand is a good touch. I can't find a definite 'spark' though the photo is gorgeous.
It would be good if the background has been a tad lighter.
Say the color of the stones in the jewelry.
A deep blue (not too bright, but brighter than the current) as the background would have been nice, something with depth as to not over shine.
That way their dark brunette hair would stand out more.
But I can tell what you were going for and that's good.

I believe this was moderately well done.
What do you think?
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blackheaven001 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
impressive!!!
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:iconlienskullova:
LienSkullova Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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MissTearini Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Photographer
I featured you in my journal this week! [link]
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WeicxMan1013 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Sorry about my old rant thing, but I still think it is rubbish, just not as bad as I made it out to be.
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:iconeecb:
eecb Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lovely
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Amanda-Graham Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Writer
featured here - [link]
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:iconhyuuga-eji000:
hyuuga-eji000 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
it looks too amazing?!
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:icongingado:
gingado Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Your excellent work is featured in my "MOMENTS OF INTENSITY 2012 - Part 10" . I hope you like it!
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:iconmumu145:
mumu145 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
like an angel, i really love it [link]
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:iconkaza-kaizen:
Kaza-kaizen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
nice shot
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:iconkelseywilliams:
KelseyWilliams Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very beautiful, I absolutely LOVE the composition!
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:iconsilvertippedwings1:
silvertippedwings1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely composition and contrast between the models and background!
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:iconsedo-fun:
Sedo-fun Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a beautiful, welldone and very sensitive-looking collection. you used the jewellery very well and captured their magnificient details brilliantly. Jewellery and the models harmonize so well together that both manage to shine out and at the same time shine for itself. Good Job as usually.
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WangJundu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Writer
Go go go!!! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

:Kiss: Love from Beijing!
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:iconn-l-e:
n-l-e Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great
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:iconburningthemoon:
burningthemoon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
gorgeous
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:iconsugriva177:
sugriva177 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Beautiful work as always!
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:iconadmireroflife:
AdmirerOfLife Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Love your photos...
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:icontheageofinformation:
TheAgeOfInformation Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
The title of it kinda reminds me of the album: Siren Song of the Counter Culture :p

It's pretty beautiful, I love it :)
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:iconpiknicx:
PikNicx Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconameyama:
Ameyama Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god!
This is more than beautiful! Ö.Ö

Every single photograph is...just..amazing!
I even couldn´t decide which one´s my favourite one. I love all of them!
Great work!
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:iconmeredyth:
Meredyth Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has a very fragile beauty over all. Great composition.
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:iconpragnesh:
pragnesh Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
super b...;)
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:iconmanda-j-panda:
manda-j-panda Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous!!
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:iconecks-i:
ecks-i Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
sirens are supposed to be hideous. so, good job.
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ChikenArt Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Please excuse your first critique, some people just cannot see other people succeed...my thoughts were the complete oppossite of his, i saw this picture on most popular in 8 hours i believe on here, & it caught my eye out of all the rest, i actually thought this was a drawing at first but it looks really nice, the girl's faces look really fit with this shot. Good Job
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WeicxMan1013 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I can't have an opinon?
That's what you are makeing it out to be.
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:iconzemotion:
zemotion Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
:hug: thank you~
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Vidacek Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
can i come? :D

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:iconsoulsilk:
Soulsilk Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
This series is one of my favorites from you. I love the beautiful lighting! The jewelry is also crafted beautifully-- way awesome!
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:iconzemotion:
zemotion Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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jonathanshummingbird Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Love Love Love!!!!! =)
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:iconbloodaria:
BloodAria Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is one of my favorites of the series. They're ALL gorgeous, but I love seeing more of the barren seascape behind them. :love:
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:iconzemotion:
zemotion Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Haha I wanted to retouch them in but couldn't find the right images alas T_T
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:iconbloodaria:
BloodAria Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
You did great!
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:iconsuperioritycomplex14:
Beautiful, but those girls look like they'll break into pieces in a moment!
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:iconkindledmuse:
KindledMuse Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Oooh, this was done in a studio? Gorgeous work! Love the shimmer <:
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:iconbrokn1:
Brokn1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Beautiful set. Very nicely done...
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:icondeathsender:
Deathsender Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
yeap... i got alured by such wonderfull creatures :)...awesome photos
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:iconlaternamagica-studio:
Glad you are back, love your work
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:iconaperturestar:
ApertureStar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous work as always.
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:iconpeaceblossom262:
Peaceblossom262 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is this a painting or a photograph? The colors and composition are great.
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:iconmaximizemagazine:
MaximizeMagazine Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I would love to use this whole collection for my magazine.
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:iconfalsedisposition:
FalseDisposition Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow....they are so beautiful.... Especially the one on the left.... Wow.
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:iconkilalaflames:
Kilalaflames Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
When I first saw this I thought it was a painting! It's beautiful!
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:iconduzetdaram:
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
just amazing!!!!!!
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RoldanJsr Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Wonderful work !!
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