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Aug 13, 2016 22:15 |  #1

She grew up in California and had just recently lost her girlfriend.
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Aug 14, 2016 09:35 |  #2

This is a striking photography. Lots of years of experiences in that face. My only quibble -- and this might be a personal thing -- is that I prefer portraits that don't cut off the top of the subject's head.

Regarding the title, I guess you were looking to startle the reviewer. Many would expect to see a beaudacious babe in a bikini on a sunny beach.


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Aug 15, 2016 09:56 |  #3

I generally agree with you about not clipping the top of the head; but in this case I wanted to zoom in more on her face. Thanks for your critique Joe.


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Aug 15, 2016 14:17 |  #4

Qbx wrote in post #18096060 (external link)
I generally agree with you about not clipping the top of the head; but in this case I wanted to zoom in more on her face. Thanks for your critique Joe.

I would have cropped in even tighter to bring more attention to the eyes. Terrific portrait.


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Aug 15, 2016 14:30 |  #5

Beautiful model; great capture.




  
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Aug 15, 2016 15:58 |  #6

Just my two cents: Generally I don't mind missing a little off the top of the head, as long as the face is framed by the hair line, there is hair between the forehead and the edge of the image. Doing it to bald people doesn't really work for me.
This portrait is beautiful, and you may notice that you didn't so much cut off the top of her head as just some of her hair.




  
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Aug 17, 2016 18:23 |  #7

I think this is a great photo there is so much character the woman face. I do not think that you had to crop off the hair on the top of her head the photo would have had the same interest either way. It's your photo you have to decide how important what you keep in the frame are to you. Again Nice photo.


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Aug 18, 2016 14:23 |  #8

Bob's right - tighter crop could be even better, prbbly. Nothing wrong with cutting heads /sounds interesting, indeed/.


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Aug 21, 2016 22:00 |  #9

Thanks to all for your critiques & comments.
Here is a tighter crop.


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Aug 21, 2016 22:14 |  #10

Yes, better!


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Aug 21, 2016 22:56 |  #11

Hope you don't mind an edit, if so, let me know and I'll delete it. I'd prefer cutting a little more off the top rather than the bottom.


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Aug 24, 2016 14:22 |  #12

A vertical capture might have worked better.




  
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