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18-JUL-2005 Ana Carloto

Tracing the contours

Between the light and the darkness...

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Guest 15-Jan-2012 12:00
very nice shot, and i like the framing in particular . V
Ron17-Mar-2007 01:17
Ana, I love this photo. Although I'm not sure why this one in particular. All the nice comments everyone made explain why it is so interesting, but to me it just touche my soul with a variety of emotions when I saw it. To all of this I say THANK YOU!

Martha Albuquerque03-Nov-2006 02:43
lindo Ana! realmente o seu toque todo especial que resulta em sua marca registrada é a controle absoluto da luz.. coisa de mestre. parabéns e meu voto.
Guest 09-Sep-2006 02:12
I like this one a lot. I love her eyes, they are so expressive and really tell a story.
Roe..18-Mar-2006 02:13
the lighting adds interest..the angle is excellent..the more I look the more I like...v
Guest 08-Mar-2006 10:55
Sam_C08-Dec-2005 03:45
Love this image, it's fantastic!
Guest 07-Dec-2005 20:12
Impressive portrait with great angle and composition. The light behind that traces the left side contours of the subject is captivating.
Gets my vote~
PauloCGama22-Nov-2005 10:29
lindo e emotivo. sua luz adiciona charme e elegância!
Guest 09-Sep-2005 13:33
great shot! one of my favourites. loved the tones here. voted
Ana Carloto O'Shea04-Aug-2005 17:53
Well, yes, it's very hard to do both at the same time, but it's always worth to try, even if it ends in faillure...
The idea behind the photo, is explained in the reply to the e-mail you've sent me with your version, I don't know if you read it yet, but maybe then you'll understand it better. It was an event that happened that gave me this idea, because we don't all see in the same way, for some there is only darkness and to be able to see that person would have to "trace the contours"...
Phil Douglis04-Aug-2005 17:45
Yes, I can see it now, Ana. I still feel the form -- the dark, transitory nature of an old 19th century faded tintype -- diminishes the power of character in this image, although it does express the idea of someone caught between the forces of darkness and light. It really comes down to what you are trying to express here, the character of the subject herself, or her predicament? It is very difficult, if not impossible, to do both at the same time.
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