Drama or garbage?

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  1. skyonfire

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    Ok.. Quite a few ppl have seen this image and the opinions are split 50-50. Some people think the shadows create a sense of drama.. Other people think the shadows ruin the photo. I agree with the people who think it's garbage.. but I thought I'd post it here and see what people thought. Thanks in advance for your input!


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    You mean the sharp shadow across the chins? Hmmm, IMO it's not okay. The whole pictures looks like it's all about softness and curves (the bodies, the shadows) and then there's one line...


    But I love the emotion you've captured.



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    Yes the shadow across the chins.. And I have to agree with you.. I just wanted to see what the "pros" thought
     
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    In that case....let's see what other people think..;)




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    The shadow kills it. If you had the same light as crossing the face above, you might have something going for you. That shadow line effectively decapitates...

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    I personally don't like the shadows either. It keeps my eyes looking at the shadow instead of the whole pic. Sorry.
     
  7. I'm not Mr. Feelgood who hands out a lot of unwarranted self esteem, but I don't think the image is "garbage." However, I also think the shadow is a distraction.
     
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    you could probably dodge some of that shadow edge out and make a pretty good moody shot of it
     
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    I love the theater of this shot. The warm embrace seems like something out of "West Side Story" or any classic love story. Certainly the shadow is distracting, but I think that it takes a back seat to the merits of the photo. Also consider what you are trying to say. If you are going for a tender moment then the shot works well. If you are going for a slick glamour shot then it may fall short.
     
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    What distracts me more than the shadow is the fact that here "bosom" is ... well, look ... ! :shock: And only that tiny part ... THAT bothers me most about the photo.
     
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    Pose: OK. Cropping: questionable. Lighting: Some of the modelling is good -- the gentleman's arm, eg. The sharp shadow, however, looks like the picture was accidentally taken before all of the lighting had been checked and adjusted.
     
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    Sorry about not replying sooner. The servers for my broadband connection are being moved. So I had no connection. They have set my up with a dial up account until the problem is fixed. I will post the orginal (if it doesn't take forever to upload) And who ever would like to have a go at editing it is more than welcome.
     

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