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Sinful Windborne by neeta Sinful Windborne by neeta
First, SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOU! I do not support smoking by using a sigarette in my shot.
More from the contrast assignment. An angel smoking... You get the idea. Pure/unpure maybe?
The title is actually a song-title by a band called Motorpsycho (those geniouses). I just thought of it after I did the shot. :)

Model is Marie, once again. (She didn't really smoke in the shot, just pretended to.)
I'm surprised that the background turned out so white, the photos was taken on my porch, with natural daylight, and it was snowing.

Canon eos 300
Kodak T-Max 400

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fzkhatri Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
I love this concept.. very original. And her expression is very well captured. Can't really explain it, but it goes perfectly with the idea :) awesome!
omega85 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006   Traditional Artist
this would be much nicer without the cigarette; it's too cliche.
lose the cig, and you've got a classy shot.

overall, great composition, with that one exception.
crystalfeather Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
Unfortunately, I don't think people in general will get your message. It's really an ambiguous mixed-up concept and people basically do not have such a sophisticated mind as you ; your idea is original but i am trying to put myself into others shoes as well and the first thing we notice here is the cigarette and the smoke; it is provocative but in a negative way. It is just as if you portray a guy starting fire and say: oh it's not good starting fire!!! Come on, use your brain for once when thinking about a composition. All we see here is a somewhat healthy girl who smokes... and teens or other uneducated people who do not have any health prevention as most of us do, will get really mixed up, and think oh well: it's not that bad to smoke, look the girl looks healthy; Shame
patronus-light Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
i disagree.
if you base your decisions on a photograph...then, well, the person is very fickle. and i don't see any smoke...maybe i'm missing it? if she's not smoking, where's the smoke? :confused:
"use your brain for once" can we be a little nicer about giving constructive critique?
Toxic-Bubzy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
wow this is stunning!
shes so soft and beautiful
BlueLiquorice Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
thats a great concept - and well done
16point2mm Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
This reminds me of a better-shot version of my Azieraphale & Crowley shoot (a reference really only "gotten" by Neil Gaiman fans...). But I do love the photographic texture of the piece. While being pale in composition, it still doesn't lose it's depth, which is quite a feat. All in all, very nicely done!
poiqueen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005
i really like this shot, the whites really make it beautiful, and i didnt notice the ciggarette at first, she looked so imnnocent, then i saw it, very cleverly done.

how old is she btw, i cant decide if she is really young or not its really strange!!
beautiful shot
ckr4282 Featured By Owner May 30, 2005
I love anti-smoking chicks...
Edonist-Girl Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
Yeah, I hate smoking and smoke, but I really love this work, beautiful "innocence" of her expression. Love white tones :rose:
araiahorse Featured By Owner May 8, 2005   Photographer
... I speechless
ElviraVonNosferatus Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
she has got perfect face for modeling...i really like her a .lot... hate those usual thin models with no meat on bones which all hopes that skinny body is everything..yikes :) this one rulez
neeta Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2005
Thank you very much. :D I don't hate skinny models, but I prefer using curvy ones (like myself too, hehe). Someone has to do it, right? ;) As a photographer, I can set that kind of example.
JaquelineMoreno Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005
Beautiful Picture...
Beautiful Gallery!!!! ;p
JaquelineMoreno Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005
Beautiful Picture...
Beautiful Gallery!!!! ;p
Qoph-Silraqh Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I saw the thumbnail of someone with a cig and I immediately clicked it to rant about how...Marie shouldn't be doing that, but then I read your comment...So, about the pic. It is cool how everything is so white...Maybe you should try bigger wings, though. I didn't see them at first and they look like ahhh...Fluffy stuff. So bigger, more feathery wings. *nod*
Shronk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005   Photographer
amazing. there's so little contrast in this one. this really is a wounderful photo.
girl-withagun Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
damn. I wish this was a print. I would love to buy it.
rexa Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Hun ser veldig engleaktig ut ja. Men kanskje hun burde sett litt mer skyldig ut? :) Bra bilde, bra låt også.
hardflip Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005
this very funny.... ¶
an angel who smokes.... good junction :)
TestTubeOfTears Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2005   Photographer
verry nice
taintedfairy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2005
wow! this is such a pretty shot and you did a great job on it! i really like the idea of pure/unpure! thats great!
kittynn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2005
Beautiful exposure. Your whites have great detail in them without being blown out - awesome work on that :nod:

Love the contrast of innocence with the angel wings and pale tones, and the dirty cigarette along with slight moody expression. Love your natural lighting in this too - the catchlights in the eyes are utterly gorgeous. Faving this one :nod:
GabrielKain Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004
Smoking bad.

Angel smoking even worse.

Gorgeous photograph though, :)
Fraeulein Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
I love angels and I love high key :D I like the composition and the pose - lovely photo!
wendalART Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004
The contrast of the color and the saturation is very good, but I like much more saturated pictures. The model's alignment is very good, and there are not objects in the image that they distract the observer. Happiness.
jossif Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004   Digital Artist
there is someting very strong and sweet in this shot.

neversweet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
I haven't smoked since 4 weeks :) Good girl, hm?

I like the contrast angel/smoking... that's a cool idea. Nice crop too. I just don't like the streak of hair over her eye ;)
siron Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2004
hm, good contrast/lighting (maybe a bit too light.. maybe not) - i dont like smoking either :(
northerain Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
i think it looks...too pure.Id like to see this somewhat grung-ier if i may use such a word.
WatchingRaven Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: an inspired shot to be sure
soz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004
imPure Purity?

Nice shot . . .
fallencupid Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, i do love the contrast between the angelic image and the cigarette. :nod: i think your image might be a little on the light side, but aside from that, it rocks. :headbang:
atomic-heart Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
It's like the cover of the Van Halen album "1984"
there's and angel smoking on that
olymbos01 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a beautiful shot, I dont know why but the image reminds me of that of old photographs made in the 20s and 30s for advertiementing cigaretes and cigars.
AbSynthronic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004   Photographer
Simply BEAUTIFULLLLLL! I :heart: the concept! Great work! Great contrast! I like the white! And the angel... she's a real angel!

Great work! :clap: :+fav:
soninha Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic idea and conception
I love the clean and pure atmosphere of this shot in contrast of the "impure" cigar :clap:
gorgeus :+fav:
sCoRpiTa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
i must think that the background it's because of the snow.
it's pretty admirable. *yay*
After reading the desc i get the idea, nice tought indeed.
dunkler-adlig Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004  Professional Artist
an excellent idea!
eggwacker Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
This shot is a winner! The way you've positioned the model is just perfect. I like how she's turned and her gaze looking directly at the viewer, establishing a nice connection. When I view the picture, I meet with her eyes right away. Her expression is almost nonchalant, and I thinnk that makes it even more impactful. There's a human connection, but it's also a detached one.

The contrast is spotless. You've adjusted it right on. Finally, as mentioned already by previous comments, the concept is fabulous, and it carries the piece well. The innocence of a young girl juxtaposed with a burning midnight cigarette, combined with the sense of detachment, really makes this piece special. Great job :)
zphoenixdownz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
this is an awesome shot, but i would have loved to see the porch and the snow in another picture.
if you've got any that you took that aren't close-ups, i'd love to see you post those, too.
VCrooks Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
smoking IS bad for you.
still, this picture is pretty, with or without the cigarrette.
mnoo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004  Professional Photographer
I've seen this idea done a lot of times, but there's just something very classy about your version. Her expression has this delicious boredom about it and the pose it great. I like lots. :nod:
cyberphobia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
nice.. that white feels really angelic even with a cigarette ;)
forbiddensnowflake Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004
it's gorgeous, I think the crop is perfect :)
Bradeh Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004
I like it. Great concept. Beautiful model.
Well done. :)

ClaudiaMyLove Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004
I dont really think smoking is impure, but I really do love the shot.
popnicute Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004  Professional General Artist
not really get it until i read ur explanation.. it just the wings don't look clear enough.. maybe u should try it in a different angle..the composition in this pic was not flatter the model, her arm looked big :nod:
echo-si Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004   Writer
She's an ideal model for this kind of photo. Her face seems very sweet and innocent (very youthful), her cheeks being so round. It came out quite beautifully.
flaery Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
You can see some of the snow in her hair--at least, I think it's snow, and if it's just grain, it still looks like snow. :) Nice idea and execution!
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