Uploaded: June 14, 2006


Model is Geetha. Hair by Sandy. Since the original had some noise (I think this was shot at 800 ISO), I used NeatImage to smoothen it a bit. Consequently, it smoothened out her skin as well.


June 14, 2006

The overall feel of the shot it wonderful. Skin tones are right on the money!!! Personally, though, I would have loved to see a close up of all that wonderful, thick hair, against the smooth skin. I think it would work well in B&W also.

Great job Nacy!!! #464692

Nancy Grace Chen June 14, 2006

Thank you, Glenn, for your kind words and also for your suggestions! Funny you suggest that, this is actually maybe the only photo from the entire 6-hour shoot that isn't a closeup! The others were mostly studio-style shots, and I feel like those don't do well in the BP contest these days, so I haven't submitted any. Thanks again! #2894630

Carolyn Foster Spano June 14, 2006

This is beautiful. I do wish we could see the rest of her lower back, but even without it, it is lovely!!! #2894689

Nancy Grace Chen June 14, 2006

Thanks Carolyn... that is a good idea. I guess at the time I was trying to avoid including... 'adult content'... haha. But I should have adjusted her clothes and shot further back. Maybe next time. :) Thank you! #2894702

Chris N. Kyger June 14, 2006

You hit the exposure on the head, too hot would have blown the water and cement out, under exposed you would have lost detail in the hair. Prefect. I love the hair the best. #2894728

Doug Newman level-deluxe June 14, 2006

Imaginative and creative, well done, Nancy! #2894774

Valarie Paris June 14, 2006

Nancy, Your gallery is fantastic. I do love this just the way it is. Wonderful work! #2894790

Gary Lange June 14, 2006

Nancy, just gorgeous! I like her skin as well, the colors all are very harmonious. Yes, anything else may have been "adult content" but this is beautiful. Some folks just have it. Excellent job! This would have been equally well as a profile shot, er, with uh, a blouse on, I guess. #2894845

Chastity Abbott June 14, 2006

I like this for all the colors! I love her creamy skin tones with the white linen, the darkness of her hair, and then the eye popping aqua colored water! I love the detail with the tiny pebble rock cement with the lighter colored cement trimming. To me, personally I love this! Bravo to you for capturing this! #2895143

Tarun Bose June 14, 2006

Excellent composition and great colours. I will love to see the face of Geetha. I love this shot and it is a very clean picture. Well done. #2895482

Michael S. Swaffar June 14, 2006

Hello Nancy
I love this too. The colors are awesome , good composition.
I also like that the models face is a mystery.
Great work, keep it up.

M #2895752

Lynne Morris June 14, 2006

I think this is a great shot Nancy, wonderful composition and colours, just beautiful! #2895815

Ugur Erkmen June 14, 2006

Great colours and composition Nancy. #2895938

Dale Ann Cubbage June 14, 2006

Hey Nancy! How are ya?? Love this image, it's perfect in every way!!

da #2897699

Donald K. Cherry June 15, 2006

Wonderful portrait, Nancy! Love your comp and terrific colors! #2900086

Nancy Grace Chen June 15, 2006

Thank you so much-- each of you-- for your very nice comments!! #2901563

Alisha May Furbish December 31, 2006

This is fantastic- what I wouldn't give for her hair!!!! #3763320

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