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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
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May 25, 2009, 7:24:09 PM
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Scrap - Photo 0358 by wroth Scrap - Photo 0358 by wroth
"My kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder..."

Color work seems to be more popular than black and white, so I do not post as much b&w to my gallery as I used to. I composed this for black but it'll be the color version that gets into the real gallery because people will be able to appreciate that more easily. But I wanted this version online too since I like it better, so here it is.
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Personally, I'm glad that you decided to go black and white because I think it highlights the movement of your hair and the water more than colour would have, and adds a touch of mystery to the source of your attraction. It's hard to tell exactly what you've bequethed a kiss upon, but I'd guess it's a stream of some sort because of its shallow waters and the fact that your necklace is dipping towards the surface suggests that you rotated the image counter-clockwise. The lighting draws attention the the curves in the image, like the column of your throat and the faces of the stones. The clarity of the water is beautiful, like translucent satin is slipping over the rocks...I wish I could appropriately mention and praise all I'm noticing...this is a stunning photo. It has an almost spiritual quality to it...a harmony. Man and nature. It's perfect to me.
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Shyada Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Even though i like the colors of the stones in the water i prefer the b/w version once again - seems like i always do when you make photos.

Anyway, i always like the ideas behind your more emotional works and of course the way you visualize them. Imo the b/w version has more intensity and support the emotive feeling better.

And hopefully the water wasn't as cold as in winter! But seeing you with some sleeveless shirt it might be warm in the nowhere too.
*insert random comment about awesome hair here*

:smooch: :hug:
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wroth Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
I think you are right about the b&w :nod:

It was pretty damn cold, it's still snow melt. But the sunny day made it bearable.

:cuddle:
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Shyada Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Playing with buffalos and swimming in cold water :no:

Hope you are ok, haven't seen you much around lately and the journals get shorter and shorter too :hmm: :hug:
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wroth Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
At lest I did not burn myself this time! ;)

I don't ever have much new to say in a journal... Hope you are well too :cuddle:
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Shyada Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
No comment! :|

Hm, ok :hug:
Yeah i'm ok i guess.
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darkmoonryzing Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
I prefer the b&w, but that's generally true for me anyway.

Makes me think of a line from "Anthem" by L Cohen. Something like:

"Everything has a crack in it for the light to shine thru."

Very well done!
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wroth Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
:thanks:
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LAPoetry-n-Photo Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Is that a stream which you are drinking from (or kissing)? At first I was trying to figure out what it was, and I thought maybe it was a melting stalactite, but then by the fall of your necklace, I figured it's probably a body of water on the ground and you simply rotated the image counter-clockwise.
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wroth Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
The edge of a river, yes. I left the necklace on to [add contrast to my neck & to] provide the clue to the 90º reorientation, without color it would become too abstract without some touch of reality I think.

I actually expected to have it upside down but it just did not work and was too hard to compose since I could not look at myself through the viewfinder obviously, this works fairly well I think though.
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LAPoetry-n-Photo Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The necklace definitely served its purpose then. I was going to mention the contrast in my critique, but everything in my head gets all intertwined and it never comes out right. Ah, well.

It certainly works well enough for having not been able to look at the viewfinder. That's always the tricky thing about self-portraits, I'd say, so I commend you on how well it came out despite the "shot in the dark."
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