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Ruby by la-esmeralda Ruby by la-esmeralda
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Model, Hair & Make-up: me
Photo: :iconsilent-order:

Couture: Royal Black Couture & Corsetry



Thanks to *whendt for the title! :)
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Given 2012-02-10
Ruby by *la-esmeralda ( Suggested by michealgrin and Featured by DistortedSmile )
Unfortunately... I don't like this one very much. I hate to say that, too, because I normally LOVE your work, and your photos are an inspiration to me.

It's not your fault, though. I think the posing and lighting, along with the camera being too close, really bring this shot down.

The lighting is too bright and too harsh. Your skin is blown out in the highlights to pure white. Your gorgeous, gorgeous hair, which in all your other pictures is a lovely, deep, rich shade of black, looks pale and washed out here.

I think the camera is a little too close to your head, which makes your forehead look a little big. It creates a foreshortening that makes your head look very big relative to your body. It also means your expression just looks uncomfortable.

I hate to be so critical, since, as I've said, I love your pictures and always look forward to your submissions. Unfortunately, the photographer just didn't do you justic.
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37 out of 86 deviants thought this was fair.

It's not hard to love your work. You're gorgeous, photograph well and you could be knee-deep in garbage and I'd love it. This one? Well, the title gives it away. Ruby. It's supposed to be red. Everything in the shot conspires to show your pale skin against the red highlights: the flower in your hair, your lips, the fur, your delicious fingernails, even the red trim on your bodice.

Also, I love the way you are looking up at the camera. It shows that you are hiding something. The sense of intrigue I get from this shot is overwhelming.

I'd say this was a triumph, but it would simply be the latest in a long string of them.


This is one of my favorites of you.

9 out of 10.

Well done.
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3 out of 3 deviants thought this was fair.

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stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing :love:
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful :love:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you :love:
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
welcome :)
Zak05 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes very beautiful!!:clap:
Eledhwen-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello beautiful Esmeralda ! :wave:

I would let you know that I used this photograph to illustrate the theme of my actual contest here: [link]

I hope you don't mind :blushes:

Thank you ! :iconpinklilyplz:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi, no problem :) I wish you good luck with your contest! :rose:
Eledhwen-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much my dear ! I hope too :iconpinkballoonplz:
crazyelyte Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
in love!
alidesignr Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:+fav: & :iconpinterestplz1::iconpinterestplz2: @ [link]
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