I love your composition, using the model as the horizontal line in the image and not the back ground. The lighting is warm and soft and very pleasing. Only negative for me is the bottom right where a bit of the model's leg is in frame - this serves to draw the eye away. The image might benefit from a slightly tighter crop to remove that or even clone it away. There is enough negative space at the top of the image for you to be able to crop and keep the image in the same proportions as it currently is. I did it myself and it works
I agree with 197, shift the image a little to the left. We could see her arm and it would bring her face closer to the 1/3rd mark. Lovely model. Great lighting. Background is not overwhelming. A keeper.
I would be interested in knowing what the significance of the dates is though? I see people below have their own opinions on this although ultimately it doesn't make a difference to her beauty it is intriguing though.
We'd love to see this beauty in our group #SexyTattooedWomen! It's a group about sharing the beauty of tattooed, alternative style women and I think this would compliment our group's gallery perfectly!
According to Google, they seem to be historical dates August 3, 1914: Germany declares war on France October 18, 1939: Report sent in during WWII that two british liners had been sunk by German troops October 4, 1961: USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR January 12, 1989: Idi Amin, 3rd president of Uganda, is expelled from Zaire August 8, 1991: John McCarthy a British journalist has been released after being held captive for more than five years by Islamic Jihad.
But to be honest with you, I really think that tattoos on a woman like this just really kind of tarnish the whole look for me.
They've become so commonplace that, quite honestly, it is a bit of an eyesore.
Presently, I've encountered women who've matured beyond their younger, more rebellious years (when they were collecting tattoos), and they look rather absurd with full sleeves and neck ink as they tote their 8 year olds to and from school or serve as denmothers for Girl Scout functions.
Hopefully it will fall out of fashion and the tattoo-less, pierce-less, bodymod-less look will come back into vogue.
I have to agree that it's becoming so common to see people with tattoos on them that those without them are the rare ones to find. I've dated a girl or two with tattoos and it's not that bad for me but, I can see the appeal on a more natural look in them. I wouldn't get a tattoo ever though; I'd probably end up finding a mistake in the thing and freak out!
Ill have to disagree with you to some extend, you don't know if this are dates, if they are, so if it is August 3 or March 8. On Match 8 the biggest thing is International Women's Day and there was something important in 1914 about that, that I cannot remember now. On August 3 on the other side, we have Belgium rejecting demand to allow free crossing for German army; German battle cruiser Goeben leaves Messina & some countries declared war in WWI. In conclusion, this may or may not be calender, and this photo just get 3 more comments because of a mysterious inc.
One easy way to tell is to look at other dates like the October 18. Why would she change formats? That is an internationally recognized format of DD/MM/YYYY, which is done in places like China, England and several others. The roman numerals at the end are a dead giveaway these are clearly dates. Why else would someone mark those things?
Matter of fact, the military uses DD/MM/YYYY and all check writing from the U.S. Military is written in that format, such as 3 January 2013. So those are clearly dates. But dates of what?