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

[Renaissance seria]
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:iconkrevez:
krevez Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Photographer
this is beautiful,whta type of camera did you use?
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wundaground Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
quite gorgeous
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charlieterrell Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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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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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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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 Digital 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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