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    Aphrodite

    My rendition on the birth of Aphrodite.

    The text is from wikipedia:

    "In the most famous version of her myth, her birth was the consequence of a castration: Cronus severed Uranus' genitals and threw them behind him into the sea. The foam from his genitals gave rise to Aphrodite (for which reason she is called "foam-arisen"), while the Erinyes (furies) emerged from the drops of blood."
    (I really don't know if I should have posted this, it's harsh! Say it and I'll delete it.)

    On the shot now, the crop is strange but that doesn't bother me. What do you think? Also, I would like some suggestions on whether I should process it further to better suit the title. I am thinking of including a more "dreamy" feel to it but I don't know how to do this.

    Some feedback on how succesful I was on delivering the idea are most welcome.

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    Re: Aphrodite

    My preference would be to see all of her.....all the rest, I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishlove View Post
    My preference would be to see all of her.....all the rest, I like.
    Thanks for the feedback Michael.

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    Well done. Leaves me curious though.... Perhaps that's exactly how I should feel. I think you have captured the objective quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epmi314 View Post
    Well done. Leaves me curious though.... Perhaps that's exactly how I should feel. I think you have captured the objective quite well.
    Thank you Scott!

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    I am so totally male and also would prefer a little tighter crop on the subject... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by epmi314 View Post
    I am so totally male and also would prefer a little tighter crop on the subject... lol
    I understand that the line is thin... Stay focused Scott!

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    Re: Aphrodite

    Love the intrigue. Makes me think of Halle Berry in Die another Day.
    Great photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregj1763 View Post
    Love the intrigue. Makes me think of Halle Berry in Die another Day.
    Great photo
    Thank you Greg.

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    Hello Giannis,

    it is a nice composition and well exposed picture. B/W is just right here. I suggest two things. First crop in a little bit. Second change the picture to a more panoramic format to give the sea a wider look.

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    Re: Aphrodite

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunray View Post
    Hello Giannis,

    it is a nice composition and well exposed picture. B/W is just right here. I suggest two things. First crop in a little bit. Second change the picture to a more panoramic format to give the sea a wider look.

    Bye
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    Thank you Robert. On your first suggestion you may have a point. On the second I am not sure what do you mean. I suspect you are saying to loose all the stones on the foreground and some foam by cropping? If so, I believe that the foreground is a vital part of the image.

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    Yes the Halle Berry image struck me too.

    Don't spoil it, ......photography... the camera should leave you wondering sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shreds View Post
    Yes the Halle Berry image struck me too.

    Don't spoil it, ......photography... the camera should leave you wondering sometimes.
    Thanks for the feedback shreds.

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    Re: Aphrodite

    Hello Giannis,

    I think I did not express me right. On this picture I would crop in a little bit, so that the stones are just on the edge of the picture. The scene would also look great in landscape format. I would try to shoot the same scene in a wide landscape format, like 16:9 if there is the opportunity again.

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    Thanks for clarifying it Robert. Sadly, shooting one similar again will be difficult. I will keep your suggestion in mind.

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