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:iconnervezero:
There is no need to talk about light and technique here. The photographer knows how to use his gear.
I want to talk about the composition of this shot. It is the composition that grabbed my attention and made me want to share my opinion as a critique.

I would call this a bodyscape. What I love about this shot is the perspective. By shooting with a deep depth of field the photographer included the clouds in the shot. I think this was a wise and powerful choice because without middle ground objects, the model to my eye and mind appears as a resting giant. This feels more like a landscape than a portrait. I really like that.

The choice to use an infinity pool was a good one. It may confuse some viewers but so what. This is art, not an illustrative text. It is an image that captures my imagination. It is a beautiful model in a glorious pose.

I was initially not sold on the crop. Leaving out her legs seemed a loss. But then I realised, just like one cannot put all of a mountain range in a landscape, by leaving out her legs we are forced to focus on the top half of the model. Her arched pose isn't in any way sexual or provocative. I think that suits this image. The arch gives us more curves. More landscape.

I am glad the horizon line runs where it does. It makes the model feel like part of the environment rather than on top of it. If the line had been higher I don't think she would have felt as much a part of the sky.

Having the foreground ripples so close and no middle ground really works in this shot.
It makes the model the environment, rather than just a model as part of an environment.

I urge you to look at this image as you would a landscape, and see if it alters your appreciation and perception.

I didn't look at the colour version of this shot. I think as a black and white landscape it is superb.

Peace / Out.
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shotsfiredimagedown Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
flawless shot...
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:iconedwardv17:
Edwardv17 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconmss3y:
mss3y Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Critique implies constructive criticism.  Which is criticism.  What is there to criticize?
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:iconstudioadventures:
StudioAdVentures Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous image.
It is surREAL nice.
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:iconsilkesmooth:
silkesmooth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I keep coming back to this. I love this image so much
I'll move overseas next year so there's no point buying the print just yet (I'm trying to travel lightly). But this will be the first thing hanging in my new apartment. Can't wait!
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:iconvespasian-augustus:
Vespasian-Augustus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - epic. love it!
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:iconhelderm:
helderm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Sublime!
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:iconlexxii:
lexxii Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding b/w photo of this beauty:)
:iconmourningdoveplz:

*Submitted to :iconcutieshots: For Your Approval:)
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:iconspidyman2014:
spidyman2014 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Outstanding shot. Can't find much fault. Great lighting and angle.
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:iconchinoise56:
chinoise56 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolute Perfection!!
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:iconbulloney:
bulloney Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Is she posed on the edge of an infinity pool?  I like the effect it gives, will have to try that sometime. 

Do you remember how long (in mm) the lens was you used?
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:icontristessaart:
TristessaArt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
wow, stunning work! :shocked:
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:iconscotstat:
scotstat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Beautiful work!  Thanks for posting.
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:iconxxautotehrattiexx:
XxAutoTehRattiexX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the background flaunts the emotions in the photo. Gorgeous.
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:iconcharlottexas:
charlottexas Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Incredibly inspiring. You make us all want to try harder. wonder-full.
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:iconmichaelcphotography:
MichaelCPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Photographer
Outstanding B&W... on all levels!
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:iconhenri22:
Henri22 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent. Great Art
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:iconteri-nf:
Teri-NF Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic work!
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:iconabcartattack:
abcartattack Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! And those clouds in the background are perfect!
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:iconartisticice:
artisticice Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
She looks like a giant, a goddess..mother nature. All alone in a calm creation.
Great work, as usual!
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:iconcamerartus:
Camerartus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Genious!! 
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:iconrednose2:
RedNosE2 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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:icongia-marie:
Gia-marie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconmark45xxx:
mark45xxx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
just beautiful.
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:iconnursedvita:
NurseDVita Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I love this photograph!

DVita
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:iconveronart:
VeroNArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!
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:iconmalaugusto:
malaugusto Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   Photographer
This gorgeous work has been featured here: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 89.
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at devPREMIUM!

:icondevpremium:
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:icona-finch:
A-Finch Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so good
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:iconrobertneil64:
robertneil64 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Beautiful shot! I just started a new group for b & w art nudes if you are interested: art-nudes-in-bw.deviantart.com…
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:iconedwardv:
Edwardv Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
:)
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:iconmuxlpan:
muxlpan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014   Photographer
Fantastic, very strong, chapeau! And a great critique by nerveZero as well.
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:iconbudasbeli:
budasbeli Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
magnificent
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:iconpasteldegas:
pasteldegas Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
very nice
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:icongherragh:
Gherragh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Tasty.
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:iconwolfedchihuahua:
WolfedChihuahua Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Artist
im thai o.o
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:iconcolubrinedeuce:
ColubrineDeuce Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
Wow
Amazing work.
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:iconelilithnoir:
elilithnoir Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Wau! Just stunning, breath-taking...I love it! :)
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:iconpromet-he-us:
Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014   General Artist
Beautiful series, I love this one more than the others even so far. What a beautiful shape to behold and what a great moment there. I love how the illusion of her hovering on the water works out. Thank you for sharing this wonderful picture!

:typerhappy::worship::clap::+fav:
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work!!!
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:iconkaldazar:
Kaldazar Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's probably the best outdoor nude photo of past few months, and I've seen a LOT of them.
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
At least she's not just randomly naked
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:iconluchoborello:
LuchoBorello Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Digital or film! Impressive composition. Feel the sky up above
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:iconpopandroid:
popandroid Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
another cloudy sexy b/w pic that makes me think of this classic video from the mid 90s:)  www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAOxCq…
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:iconaz-3d:
AZ-3D Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
wonderful image
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
the gray tones used here really push the image forward along with the contrast of black. the only thing off putting here is not your ability with the image but how thin the model herself is which makes me worry about her physical health. that aside, tone, lighting and effects are beautifully rendered here.
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:iconyannpol:
yannpol Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
splendid artwork
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:iconholyhottnessbatman:
HolyhottnessBatman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is beautiful!!
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:iconwhitestone:
whitestone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Great shot! :thumbsup:
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:iconn-l-e:
n-l-e Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning!
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Amazing photography, really impressive!!!
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