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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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Vespasian-Augustus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - epic. love it!
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helderm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Sublime!
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lexxii Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding b/w photo of this beauty:)
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*Submitted to :iconcutieshots: For Your Approval:)
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avelleman Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding shot. Can't find much fault. Great lighting and angle.
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chinoise56 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolute Perfection!!
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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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TristessaArt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
wow, stunning work! :shocked:
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scotstat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Beautiful work!  Thanks for posting.
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XxAutoTehRattiexX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the background flaunts the emotions in the photo. Gorgeous.
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charlottexas Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Incredibly inspiring. You make us all want to try harder. wonder-full.
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