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    BEAUTIFUL!!!! The subject does not completely match the title. It could be called "The Bride" and it still would have fit. Do you have one without the ends of the dress cropped out?

    I love the softness of this image. The whole image is soft, but if you focus on any spot, it is pretty sharp, i.e. finger/toenails, face/earring, cleavage/tan line, and the partial tatoo on the shoulder

    I find that protruding collar bone very sexy!!!

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    I like this overall, beautiful gesturing here!
    In terms of critique, I find the hair is just a bit too dark for this type of shot. My main nit though would be the clipped dress, it's too overexposed for me and calls attention to itself imo.
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    Thanks for the comments. I really went over board on the post. I wanted to give it a dreamy feeling.
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    Here is the original
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    Post editted image is 1000x better than original (IMO). I like the softness of the first image, the glow of the dress.

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    Only thing I would try and do is dodge the hair just a little to get some of the highlights in her hair

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    Very nice indeed. I can see Marko's points about the dress highlights and the hair, but it's still a great image. I think she'll love it!

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    I can easily accept the blown out dress in this one due to the excessive Orton type technique used here, but I would have liked to see a bit more space above her head. She just feels a bit too close to the frame up there. You achieved the dreamy feel nicely.

    Due to the clipped dress, you might find a B&W conversion of this dreamy version might work well also.

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    Thanks for everyone one taking time to comment They are all valid and helpful.

    Black and white conversion might be interesting too.
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