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AE. 06 by Flyy1 AE. 06 by Flyy1

Model: Anabel Eckerling [link]

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HoremWeb Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Flyy1 Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
Glad you like it!
HoremWeb Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I don't exactly know how you achieved the overall black backdrop (I have my ideas, but maybe wrong), but the framing darkness and the revealing strands of her hair, dark eyes, beautifully toned skin and nice simple catch-lights in her eyes have a sensual (sensory? Sorry, English is not my first language) balance that really beautiful. Look this image while squint: the proportions and colours are pleasing even if you cannot make out any detail or feature. I'd say I'd have a bit of "hair light" in other circumstances, but her hair colour and the background are so well washed together that it would be a serious mistake to separate them. There are some marks on the hair to show them and give an idea about hair volume. 
I checked her other photos (loved the idea of shoe on hand—note a German pun there), and found that she's even more beautiful here than on her other images. I think it is a certain level of retouch, but it is moderate: there are birthmarks slight and barely visible sports here and there, and they let the face live. (I have the suspicion of a good amount of blur on the skin, even a bit overdone, since no pores are visible. A very slightly less would be a lot more more. The treatment around her eyes are really gentle and beautiful, wouldn't notice without the other pictures. Or it also goes the account of the light or make-up.)

About the lighting: by the catch-light I suspect a single octabox overhead, 30° to the left. I am really curious what did you used more? The lit area is so narrow, fall-off is so smooth that I would guess a honeycomb or something...  It is not a beauty dish, that would make sharper edges... I am really guessing, I am learning about the lights, and testing my knowledge. :) Would you tell me? :)

Oh, and I didn't mention her well coloured lips and her expression of... waiting? Asking? Her look goes extremely well to this light!

Congratulations to both of you!
Flyy1 Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Koszonom szepen!
Szerncer beszelek Magyarul. :) A problema hogy reg ota nem hasznaltam...

I really appreciate the feedback...the lighting is from one source with a softbox.
I did retouch the face, but I tried to make it a subtle as possible. I don't like the
over retouched skin...I just tried to get the face framed by hair and darkness,
emphasizing the eyes and lips.
HoremWeb Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nagyon szívesen! :) We can change to Hungarian if you prefer to practice. :)

Meanwhile I downloaded the preview to see it with neutral background. With black surroundings all the issues about hairlight and skin retouch are gone, they are just not apparent with dA's coloured backings. I'd make a different skin retouch with slightly different result, but that is not better or worse, but only different a bit. For this image your way of retouch suits very well, if you take a look on black backdrop. Worth to give a try, it shows a way more of this image's most valued features! 
Thank you for the info about lighting!

Boldog új évet kívánok! :)
Flyy1 Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Boldog uj evet!

En is aszt hiszem hogy soteteb hat terel joban neznenek ki a kepek. Nem ertem
hogy miert hasznaljak a zoldet...azon kivul szeretm a siteot.

Really beautiful.
Flyy1 Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
JoeltonBernardo May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excelent work :)
Flyy1 May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!!
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