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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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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!
Vespasian-Augustus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - epic. love it!
helderm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
lexxii Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding b/w photo of this beauty:)

*Submitted to :iconcutieshots: For Your Approval:)
spidyman2014 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Outstanding shot. Can't find much fault. Great lighting and angle.
chinoise56 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolute Perfection!!
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?
TristessaArt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
wow, stunning work! :shocked:
scotstat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Beautiful work!  Thanks for posting.
XxAutoTehRattiexX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the background flaunts the emotions in the photo. Gorgeous.
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