Your lighting and subject matter are very effective. Her facial expression is very compelling, but as far as the positioning goes it doesn't look like it would be as comfortable or relaxed as her face may suggest. The curve of her rear is beautifully accentuated by it, but the twist of her spine and shoulders looks less inviting and more like an awkward in-between-switching-positions. Perhaps if the model's upper body was moved slightly to the left, raising her left shoulder slightly, we would get a more relaxed looking position and a better view of her beautiful figure. Moving the frame itself slightly to the right of where it is with this changed position may allow for a reflected shape between her back and the bathtub, accentuating the curves and positions of both her upper and lower body visible.
Firstly, the fact that it was done in black and white is an excellent choice. The lighting effect giving a softer touch to the image is another excellent dimension. Add to that the curves of the tub coincide with the curves of the back and buttocks. The aperture setting, throwing the background out of focus is yet another effect that adds to the magnificence of this piece. At first I thought perhaps water in the tub would have added an element to the picture (hot water and steam) but on second thought I think it is much better as it is. Job well done. Congratulations.
CarnoniFeatured By OwnerOct 22, 2012Professional Photographer
This is a wonderful photo! I don't know if you created the background with lighting or with photoshop, if it was with photoshop, I like the photo a little less. Either way though, the idea is well executed. The white background, the white tub, the pale skin of the model gives it an angelic feel to it. Hopefully, that is what I will be greeted by when I get to the pearly gates. Or maybe it is hell, where you have that to feast your eyes on, but can't get close enough to it to touch...lol
Nicely done. The different levels of contrast draw the eye. Good composition too. Having a lovely model doesn't help either! Seems like a technique that could generate lots of good images. Going to do any more like it?