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Renaissance03 by polyaray Renaissance03 by polyaray
model: Elina
photography by: me :iconluchikk:
©2011

[Renaissance seria]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-02-18
:iconkrevez:
krevez Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Photographer
this is beautiful,whta type of camera did you use?
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:iconwundaground:
wundaground Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
quite gorgeous
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:iconcharlieterrell:
charlieterrell Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconmylastel:
mylastel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
This is amazing! :la: My! The first time I saw it I thought it was a painting, only to realized in the end it's a photograph. A truly wow to me! Congratulations on the DD. :clap:
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:iconambou:
ambou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
oh my. this is beauteous!! lovely shadow and light. her makeup is perfect. the blurriness makes it feel more like a painting. love the red.
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
One of the few times I have seen blurryness work in something. Awesome. <3
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:iconzachdoug:
ZachDoug Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
    The blur or unfocus on this photo makes her pores harder to see, which leads you to believe this could be a painting with great detail, but not a low detail photo or a high detail photo. And, it hides her pores without that horrible "airbrushing out pores" effect you see in magazines. What was done to this image gave it a very unique painting look without using an effect in photoshop to turn it into a painting mock up. (Which would probably make it look horrible...) This type of unfocusing only the edges, and only part of her makes it also look very 3D---so it looks somewhere between a painting an a carved block of wood, but carved in a way that one WOULD have carved wood and decorated it elegantly IN ancient times. I stared at this for a full ten minutes before I could figure out if it was a photo, a carving, or a painting---or a 3D render. It's utterly gorgeous. I had to check to make sure for a third time that it was a photo before commenting!

    This is one of the more unique pieces of art I've seen on this entire website. While I do think the quality and expressions are more captivating on some of the other images in this set, I think that this one did deserve the daily deviation as it contains more of the model and looks so much more familiar and yet utterly alien (in the attire) that it stands out above the others, despite being more heavily blurred. It is my favourite of this photo-set because of the prevalence of her hands and pose in a very medieval portrait-esque manner, and the lighting has to be absolutely PERFECT. The eyebrows and the model in general could not possibly have been better picked, either. This definitely deserves a spot in my collection of the most profound images I've stumbled across on deviantART.
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sasookay Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Unlike most people commenting, I actually love the blurry-ness of this. It reminds me of a Renaissance painting, the model is beautiful too.
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MotherofDragons Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this. It is rather unique. But I think I have to agree with some of the other comments. I believe this would have looked just as unique 'in' focus. A lot of people say this looks like a painting, but if that's the case I believe it looks like a painting, in which the photographer was being rushed out of the gallery, and snapped the shot before closing time. Like really in my opinion there are so many other shots in this series that were incredibly well done (I personally like R02, R04, R07). I don't believe that this should have been the one people made the DD. Elina is beautiful, and you have wonderful eye, and a steady hand. I just don't agree with this. It's just my opinion, and I try to be honest. x_X
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Milady-Vanity Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely divine! A lovely calling back to traditional art
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:iconmagivamp:
MagiVamp Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
my god, u`re a genius!!!
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:iconplazas:
plazas Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Extraordinaria fotografía!!!! Todo es coherente!! felicitaciones! :)
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Cabres Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I have to start off with this: Elina has an incredibly strong resemblence towards Uma Thurman. Just seriously uncanny. I saw this image amongst the works at the foot of the page and assumed it was Uma. Great photograph, none the less. It houses a strong old world feel to it, with slight additions that a careful look would reveal. Namely the fact that her stomach area is bare. It is mildly boggling my mind for the understanding of the type of attire that she is wearing. Not, in anyway, do I state that with ill regard. The serious look on her face would normally be present with those of the upper middle to noble class ranking individuals. So, with that and the attire, I'm thrown into a bit of confusion, here. And, again, that is nothing bad. Good job, my friend.
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I think the blurriness ruins the photo, in large part because of its equality, which gives it a bad post processed look. It would have been better if it was in focus. I love the other photos in this set and would gladly nominate them for a DD, but this one I don't believe should have gotten the award. Another in the set yes, since they are excellent overall. But not this particular one.
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DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Congratulations on your DD. I love the light, the post-processing and about the focus thing - some images/concepts suit that kind of look. This is one of them. People got too involved with technology nowadays, and some of them think that every photograph must have that deep sharp plastic looking focus.
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on your DD Feature :)
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:iconabirelsayed:
abirelsayed Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
very good job, love your work, it feels really like we're back in time, i hope you are here to take my photos in such mood .. :)
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iAmoret Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No offense, I don't mean to bash, but it's a little blurry- kills my eyes. :jawdrop:
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:iconchli:
CHLI Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree
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MissKingdomVII Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
All I see is a blurred photo, nothing special. It ruins it in my eyes. It could have been so much better in focus.
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:iconlmomjian:
Lmomjian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree
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:iconharuniji:
HaruNiji Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
I think it's supposed to be that way to look like the old masters' paintings..
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:iconmisskingdomvii:
MissKingdomVII Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I get that. But I just don't see that effect.
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:iconmoniqueschauffert:
moniqueschauffert Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Agree with Haru..
It's beautiful! (:
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:iconvoltorn:
voltorn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
very special piece and very inspiring please keep up this look
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The soft effect makes it look like a painting.
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:iconsandas04:
sandas04 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Excellent work.
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Ousom Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice shot! This looks like it could be a painting, so lovely and beautiful!
And congrats with the DD.
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:iconbanalistik:
banalistik Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
WOOOOOW
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:iconnochoiceleft:
NoChoiceLeft Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very painterly looking ^^
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:iconkibikayuki:
Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Pretty brilliant idea! It definitely looks like it could be a pic, but it's purposely not focused to create the shot. Just brilliant! :clap:
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:iconquanyails:
Quanyails Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Digital Artist
It's weird--but neat--when you're used to seeing photorealistic drawings, and then you see what appears to be a painting, but is actually a photo!
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dkjart Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
wonderful
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:iconcarlotaarmengol:
Carlotaarmengol Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So beautifull!
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:iconangelles-laveau:
Angelles-LaVeau Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations on your DD. Beautiful work.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconnemesis131:
nemesis131 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful subject and photo.
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:iconanyiri:
anyiri Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Elegance.
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very good series !
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ClearSky225 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Wow! At first glance I thought this was a historical oil painting :]
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shvau4 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This amazing work has been featured here - [link] ^^ have a nice day!
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Dani-Sunshine Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Looovely. :)
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:iconcaliphos:
Caliphos Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The image is a bit blurred, but what I love about that is that it makes it look more and more like a painting. Lovely job. Great shot. :)
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James--Steele Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
To me, it makes it seem even more like a Renaissance painting. :giggle:
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:iconcaliphos:
Caliphos Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactamundo.
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:iconpolyaray:
polyaray Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
personally I love that out of focus picture
it's more unique like that
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:iconcaliphos:
Caliphos Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're exactly right! It gives the piece a very unique quality that makes it stand out. :)
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fuzzypiglet Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
i think it ruins it, it would have worked erqually well in focus
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:iconcaliphos:
Caliphos Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps, though with this lack of focus it appears more painterly. Like it's a photograph of a painting. Perhaps that is the effect the artist was going for? I can't say. But that's the beauty of art: it's open for interpretation.
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