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March 2, 2012
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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1/166 second
Focal Length
50 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 20, 2012, 7:11:39 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
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Daenerys by faestock Daenerys by faestock
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Hey there, I'm not used to seeing you as a blonde. :) Overall this image is great! I particularly liked how you were able to capture the sunlight rising or setting as the case may be. I liked the general pose my only criticism there (constructively) is the hands seemed a little unnaturally placed... but all and all awesome on that part to. The only other thing that distracted me and keep in mind I'm not an expert photographer ... is that the ocean in the background is fuzzy... I think that is due focus on the model... but it distracted me a little bit... mainly as the ocean is a good large segment of the image (rightly so)...

Those two minor and I mean minor things that I saw, because frankly I love the work :) Great job.
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Visually, this is excellent. I love how the softness of the dress contrasts with the coarseness of the sand, while at the same time blending into it. The color tone of the sunrise/set compliments beautifully the blonde hair (is that a wig?). The position of the camera lines up the ocean outline to point the eye at her face and body.

I think the scene has more potential for her pose. There's a lot of dramatic opportunity that's going unused. I think you could have exploited the blending of her dress with the sand a bit more. You could do some depth of field tricks to make it seem like she was rising out of the sand, or melting into it, for example.

I'd love to see a shoot with her, in this dress, crawling out of the water.
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TheMadJadder Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Artist
you look like ksenia solo! 
Carynalein Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Thank you for the stock! I used it here:… and here…
DawnArts Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi Fae ♥ thanks a lot for the stock! I used the face as reference in this drawint… have a great new year!
kunstfoll Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. looks like a painting . beautiful scenery . you´ve done everything right ;-)
faestock Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you
charleyed Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
I like this image.  It is obvious that the sun is almost directly in your face and I think this causes you to squint a little in your eyes.  It makes you look as though you are or have been crying.

As I view this image, I am listening to Roy Orbison and K.D. Land sing "Crying".  Wonder if that colors my thoughts about this image?

Florence97 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
leeru Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there! I thought I left you a comment the other night.. shoot maybe I forgot to post it. Anyhow I used your image here as a reference in my most recent digital painting. Thank you so much for your awesome stock photos! The one I used was incredibly useful, and such a beautiful shot.

You can find my rendition here:

leeru Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello! I used this photo as a reference in this digital painting. Such an awesome photo, loved the lighting, pose, and striking resemblance to Daenerys; thank you so much for sharing it!
marioabelino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
This great!
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