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Cold, Pensive, Faceless by LightrayPhotography Cold, Pensive, Faceless by LightrayPhotography
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I intended to make the image black and white, and due to an error in the program it came out blue. I kept the blueness. Otherwise, no digital trickery.

Intent:
This is a series displaying finality and a lack of expressive emotion. However, this does not mean the image lacks expression or emotion. Simply that the expression is supposed to be driven from the light and shadow play; which is, in my opinion, quite intense. The sharpness in contrast is to show a hidden nature and depth of questions underneath the figure. Her expression is designed to elicit no response, but the shadows, hair, and hand placement is intended to drive the image.

Construction:
There is no digital editing on these photos. When exporting from the camera I exported them as black and white images with high sharpness. Her skin and hair are wet in these images. The depth of field seems a little unnatural, with great intention, for the aforementioned reasons.

Update:
The original image is the top image. I am updating these as a triptych to match the rest of my gallery. I intended to make the image black and white, and due to an error in the program it came out blue. I originally kept the blueness, however, it was time to upload a more mature version.

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angussporran Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Writer
fiendish tones, well done you! :D
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twitchkowitz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
very dramatic the light result, well done!
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Skylooks Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011   Digital Artist
quite psycho... :D
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BigA-nt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great photo. Looks so dark and sombre. Great emotion in the photo. Love it!
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klinone Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
love this work :) really awsome job!
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annestesia Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great one. great shadowns and light, colors are amazin' ! i love it
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Foxfire4000 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Photographer
Love the deep contrast, the blue worked very well, by the way.
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The contrast was a product of the lighting and the water. But the blue was a program hiccup that turned out ok
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WhiteWing1 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Epic doesn't cover this piece! Absolute instant fav! Great Great Work!
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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WhiteWing1 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Your Welcome. You really are an amazing artist!
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NessieMayfleet Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work mate! The blueness just adds something special to it (:
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beyondimpression Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
The lighting in this is utterly stunning
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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brandimillerart Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
I really like the blueness! I think it adds something the the piece. This is very emotive, and I like the harsh lighting.
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adameFski Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
beautifull work!
blueness fits to it!
very emotional
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Yoni-Danziger Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Beautifully done :wow: Pity it's with the watermark though... (In this piece it's really disturbing, though I do understand why it's there :nod:)
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AmethystWinds Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Featured: [link] :D
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kitiara10 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
amazing, i dont think i have any other words! i love the way she is subtly illuminated, it makes you want to look forever. truly amazing piece :love:
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Its actually harsh lit from two points, but the hands shadow her face which gives that illusion :)
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MosHe-MY Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this image shows that sometimes errors can make the photomore interesting and innovative then what you planned
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It isn't really all that different in black and white. I only left the blue because black and white is becoming a cliche in photography.
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Crimson-Bloom Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the blue tone is great, and though black and white would be nice too I think this ended up having more impact. :heart:
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I just wanted to avoide the black and white cliche
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StingRoll Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually quite like the blueness, it adds to the feel of the picture I think.
Really interesting photo, nice work!
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. I feel that black and white becomes a cliche unto itself anyway. Which is why I kept the blue nature.
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StingRoll Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think Black & White has it's place but it can be overused.
The blue definitely works really well for this!
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