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January 12th, 2011, 10:11 PM
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Charles L Webster
January 13th, 2011, 08:57 AM
I saw this in your intro Daniel, and like it very much. Her body language is very expressive and the setting is quite evocative.
Thanks for sharing
January 13th, 2011, 09:14 AM
Hello again, Daniel!
I adore this picture as it has exceptional human emotion that we can link too but it's real and you didn't stage this. This is one occasion where it's justified to go larger. We need to see the detail on her face as well as her pose.
Daniel Schaefer: Lone Love
As you can see, I've added free space above and below. It's really important to respect each of your photographs. This way, we see the picture with its own territory, by itself. This picture falls into the special category where one should put aside distractions and just experience the atmosphere of the loneliness and regrets she seems to possess like a person clutching a crucifix.
I know you have never even considered the idea of working on a set of images that would follow this one. That's something really worth doing. You already have eyes that see things. It just needs to be directed from a little further back in your mind. I imagine a place I call the "Cathedral of the mind". If you study what you have achieved from there you can daydream of all sorts of actors for your show. Then put that to paper. Set up a list of your likes and regrets, you can develop a plan to locate and recognize more such unstaged private and powerful moments.
January 13th, 2011, 04:47 PM
I've come back to it a number of times (and find I enjoy it more and more).
January 13th, 2011, 04:56 PM
This is a good candid!
I will bet you that she is looking at her cell phone to see who called!
Dr Klaus Schmitt
January 14th, 2011, 05:18 AM
This is a fine one and has its very emotional quality. Setting, light and the emptiness around
expresses the loneliness very well!