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My Heart Songs by Marinshe My Heart Songs by Marinshe
These are my heart songs
They never feel wrong
And when I wake for goodness sake
These are the songs I keep singin'


Model: ~AstralWind
Makeup by Me
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Date: 06/02/2010

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I saw this photograph and instantly had to comment on it and then I saw that it was up for critique so here I am. First of all, THANK YOU for sharing this with all of us. Artwork like this inspires us and challenges us to keep taking pictures or painting or writing. This is the kind of work that makes artists fall in love with art all over again.

The dual subjects in this photograph (the model herself and her reflective double) play off of each other perfectly. One of my favorite thing about "reflection shots" is that we often take for granted that a person can only "make one face" at a time, that is, that they can only express one emotion, one feeling at any one time through their face. The reality, and it's illustrated quite beautifully here, is that the perception of emotion is based on subtle differences in lighting, in the placement of tiny muscles under the skin, and in the angle from which the subject is being observed. Because of that, a well-shot reflection can show the same model, with no compositing, showing two seemingly different expressions.

In this case, the "real" girl seems to be daydreaming, her eyes focused on something far away through the window. Her hand grips the object as if to draw (Is it a feather, a charcoal stick? I like it best not knowing.) but her attention isn't on what she's doing. Her reflected self IS in the moment, the eyes seem to both look at the viewer and into herself, thinking about what she's doing, fully cognizant of everything that is happening in that one second in time - herself, the viewer, and the world around her.

The beautifully restricted color palette works perfectly to highlight the warm tones of the "real" subject and juxtapose that with the "girl in the window." The way the photo was finished really ties all of the elements in seamlessly; great job with the processing work here. The lines all seem to provide a soft dreamlike quality which sets the stage for the magic of the reflection to work on the reader.

The only thing that VERY slightly distracted me was the bright lock of hair in the top right. Because the rest of the hair seems to be fading into shadow as the eye sweeps up and right, it stands out because it is much brighter and catches the eye just a little bit. I would just tone down the brightness there (maybe burn it in) so that it follows the "fading into shadow" look that the vignetting has created, but that's the only thing I could see that might be changed.

Amazing piece of work. Beautiful, imaginative, interesting, and striking. Thank you again for sharing this with us.

~Walter F. Rodriguez
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FaithChick777 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
So lovely! The model looking out the window looks like she's making a wish on a star. And the fact that she's about to write on the window is so fantastic! Almost as if she's writing her song so the sky would see it.
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HristinaGalabova Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Student Artist
Featured in my journal [link] :blowkiss:
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GildedTiger Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Wonderful photo! I love the lines, and I really like the way it looks like the model's reflection seems to be looking right into me.

Well done!

:)
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CarolineCherry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is amazing. Pure and simple.

The colours are fantastic and the way you have captured her eyes in the reflection is just superb! This picture has a beautiful atmosphere - well done.
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chlopiec-radarowiec Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Amazing job.
I love colors :D
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archseer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
beautiful, love the overall tone, and the colors
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Palissandro-Clowns Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010   Photographer
Beautiful! Love the refection!
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calgarc Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional Artist
nice colours and lighting :D
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Fallen-Starchild Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
uuu, šljokice :aww:
baš je sjetna atmosfera... jako lijepo =)
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petitpomme Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
I love how subtle the reflection is but you can still immediately see her staring right at you in the window.

Oh and: Weezer :love:
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Spiritnip Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great lighting
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serbian80 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ma super je.
Odlicna ideja.
This foto is superb.
Nice idea.
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linxmocca Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
your work is always so beautiful, and I also like the way you edit them. nice! :)
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uniphoto Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
good work!
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Topsad Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
awesome)
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reversed-singularity Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful shot ~
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artcreamz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
This wonderful photo has been featured [link] [link] Thank you very much :heart:
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Skorpac Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Ova je ok ispala.
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antoanette Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Ova mi je baš wow. Stvarno predivno:)
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Marinshe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
:blowkiss: :hug:
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antoanette Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
:hug:
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