Regarding the model's pose, which was discussed below, I am not sure whether it is relevant if she could physically jump from that position. Quite often realism has to be sacrificed for artistic purposes. The pose of the model's body reminds me of a cat, so it works for me. I am not sure her expression is predatory or on the alert enough, though. That would have made the already great photo even better.
Aside from that, the composition is very good. I like the fact that the centre of attention is not too obvious. I find my attention attracted to details all over the image - the messy hair, her hands which remind me of paws, the beautiful lines and curves all over, as well as the more intimate area, shown in a provocative, yet subtle manner. But inevitably my eyes end up resting on her face (where the focus leads as well). Which again reminds me of my only note - I do not think the model's expression matches her pose. But then again, I may be approaching the image with the wrong anticipation. Actually, my second association, after a cat, is a rabbit. In which case, her a bit surprised look fits nicely. This notion is enhanced by another association I made earlier. Immediately I liked how her hands are a bit blurred, as if they were caught while still moving. It makes it seem as if she was doing something else, got distracted and now she is turning her attention in the direction of the disturber. Namely the viewer. Brilliant. I do not know if you meant any of this when you took the photo, but what is important is the very fact that a seemingly simple photo actually provokes me to come up with such interpretations. Not a lot of nude photos do that.
I just realized I hadn't said anything about the lighting, which is usually the first thing I comment on and pay attention to in a studio nude photo. The human body can produce magnificent shadows, and that is what most photographers exploit. So it nice to see a studio photo which has so many other things to attract the attention with. The shadows here do not accentuate the model's beautiful body, but rather the atmosphere of the whole photo. The lighting is somewhat... messy - the light is soft, but there are still some harder lines here and there, and there is a mix of bright and dark areas, deep and shallow shades. All this goes well with the messy hair and the selective focus. The only thing I do not like is the light on her left foot. It is too bright, and I find it distracting, it does not fit with the softer tones of the rest of the body.
Thanks for the interesting comment This is one of several hundred snapshots taken one hour shooting. The woman is constantly changing and flowed from one pose to another. What is perhaps important - it is not a model, and this is her first shot in the nude. I did not manage to watch some of the technical stuff. This reduces the energy survey. Sorry for my bad English
Это один из нескольких сотен фотокадров, сделанных примерно за один час съёмки. Женщина непрерывно менялась и перетекала из одной позы в другую. Что наверное важно - она не модель, и это её первая съёмка в жанре НЮ. Я не успевал следить за некоторыми техническими мелочами. Это снижает энергетику съёмки.
It's interesting to know she is not a professional model and that was her first nude photo shoot, I wouldn't have guessed it. Once again, a great photo! Will you be submitting any other photos from the same series?
Beautiful picture, very unique and I love the static pose and the contrast of the very serene and calm expression on the models face. Also the shadows add great depth. I don't agree with some of the others.. I think the title fits this perfectly, both metaphorically and fundamentally. Great work
She is actively involved in yoga, and this attitude is one of the most comfortable, where she was sitting behind the shooting. There have been more than a hundred for two hours shooting. Of course, she was not going to jump. But this power was much stronger than jumping
I think the title is misleading. She doesn't AT ALL look 'ready to jump' so much as she just struck a pose and waited for a camera click. I don't think she put enough meaning into the photo... or if she did, it wasn't really captured.
Is it a real critique to pay more attention to the title than to the photo? EmorificMeaniface's opinion that there's not enough feeling from the model might be a valid critique, but to fault a photo based on its title is silly.
Wow, what a cool shot and a fabulous pose. I love your low camera angle - you seem to have come in at the most perfect angle for her and it creates this wonderful feel of intimacy for me. I love these open and unapologetic kinds of nudes. I love that you have chosen an image in which vulva is an integral and natural part of everything else that's going on. This is easily one of my favorites in your collection. Brilliant and beautiful work!