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Gaetan Cormier
10-03-2011, 03:21 PM
Hello all,

it's been a while, been very busy... Here's a recent creation I did, wondering how you guys find this? It's a 2 images composite. Enjoy!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3N_74prGEi0/TnOl90dfEQI/AAAAAAAAAW4/W4CKAlnOtis/s1600/sword.jpg

Mad Aussie
10-03-2011, 05:13 PM
I think you are asking for critique here so ...

I love the lighting and shadows. And obviously the model has great form too. I like the idea of the smoke but I, personally, would like to see her face with this lighting. It's cool the way you've made the smoke wrap around here too, but I think having it over her legs/pelvis would have been better for my eye.

Marko
10-03-2011, 05:40 PM
This is a very striking photo with nice lighting.
I 100% agree w/MA here though. She's got a nice pair, but I'd rather see her face without smoke and her breasts covered w/smoke.
In this case, the bright breasts command all our attention and IMO, given the context of the scene with the sword, they are a distraction. (I can't believe I wrote that :) )

JAS_Photo
10-03-2011, 06:25 PM
I agree with the boys. Love the image but in my opinion the smoke should go behind her head and wrap over her shoulder- right side of photo. I think that would give the smoke a sort of life of its own. "The sword mistress derives her powers from a mysterious unknown source" type thing.

Gaetan Cormier
10-03-2011, 11:49 PM
Hello gang!

Thanks for commenting I really appreciate it!

OK let me explain why the use of smoke... I really like this photo and wanted to share it with others, but I had to find a way to keep her anonymous since that's want she wanted and I'm totally OK with this.

Since a bit of time, I wanted to practice some Photoshop skills, and I had those smoke shots I did a few years back.. that's when I decided to blend the two photos together and using the smoke to keep her anonymous, so that's why there is smoke in her face.

I'm shooting back with her in two weeks and apparently she's even in better shape :D

Kawarthabob
11-26-2011, 02:20 PM
Wow , how did i miss this. I have to agree that her ( ahem) chest is distracting away from all other parts of the photo. It would look more mysterious with the smoke wrapped around her chest and not her faace as more of a tease to the viewer. excellent work though!

Andrew
11-26-2011, 10:03 PM
What smoke?

Ahh, OK, there it is.

Smoke across pelvis and legs, sword lifted to level with bottom of breasts presenting it to the camera, very low highlight on the face from her left rear just as a suggestion. The brightness of the smoke across her face that you can't see anyway pulls my attention to the smoke and the rest of the shot comes second which is a bit backwards for me. When you do you next shots mix it up a bit and we'll see what happens.

susan
12-04-2011, 01:22 PM
ok. i scanned the replies... but all i could think of was - "i wish i were young and had that body." I like the fact that her face is hidden. I also like the use of the sword --- to me - it sent the message --- look but don't touch :-D

Gaetan Cormier
12-04-2011, 07:05 PM
Bob, Andrew and Susan, thanks so much for your comments, gave me a good laugh ;)

Calinourss
05-05-2012, 06:50 AM
Agreed with the majority, without the face the picture is less interesting. It miss the most important part. It would have been better with the face and the body hidden by that smoke.