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July 25, 2012
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Pandora's Box by Xcetera Pandora's Box by Xcetera
Concept and Photography -Xcetera Photography
Hair - Holly Hui [link]
Model - Kimberley Kathleen

I really wanted to do a series that represented the myth of Pandora's box, and I've sort of taken my own spin on things. It would have made sense to only have used one model for this series, but in using two I not only have a representation of Pandora herself, but also of the things she released from opening it - evil and hope. (See the other set for two models ;) )

Xcetera Photography - all rights reserved

Any feedback and critique will be met with smothering amounts of love! :bliss:

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Firstly, I love the concept and really feel that it's been illustrated well in this shot. Pandoras Box has that mystical suspense feel to it and you've captured that perfectly with the dark tones.

I would say that your watermark is probably a little invasive. It's not protecting your work as someone could crop the majority - so it's obviously there as a signature. The font works really well and it's subtle, but the boxing of it just adds a harsh edge to your image, possibly something to consider, but could just be my personal preference!

The model pose is good, the lighting just right on her face and the clothing and hairstyle seem appropriate. I'm not sure if the yellow light is detracting, I think it might be. Overall you've got cold tones, but then the yellow is there and seems very different.

Other than that, wonderful!
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:iconkippa2001:
I really love the lighting especially on her face. Very nice clean work. :)
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:iconxcetera:
Xcetera May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :happybounce:
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:iconturqoose:
Turqoose Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
gorgeous (: love the lighting
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:iconxcetera:
Xcetera Apr 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconex100trico:
ex100trico Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like the mood of the photograph.
The clever use of lighting is one of the key aspects of this image, in my opinion. You manage to keep a sense of mystery, while directing the eye of the viewer to where to the two important pieces of the composition -- the model and the box.

Also, it's very diffucult to properly light someone from underneath, but you did a pretty good job! Congratulations, it's a great shot.
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:iconxcetera:
Xcetera Mar 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :giggle: It was a challenge seeing how we were losing light at an incredibly fast rate and we were being eaten by misquitos, but all things considered I'm fairly happy with how it turned out!

Thanks for the great comment :)
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ex100trico Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
*to the two important pieces of the composition.

That "where" shouldn't be there. Oops ^^;
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IndraR Oct 18, 2012  Student Photographer
Lovely shot !
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Xcetera Oct 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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SoulofNovember Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: [link] :)
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