black&white conversion from a older shooting.
i had 2 months habitus and now i am fiddling to get back to my old "form"

I like the imperfections in this photo: her lips, the blurred hand - kind of distracting, but not too much, small "skin issues" and yet her fierce gaze ...

Canon 5D Mark III
85mm · f/4.5 · 1/400s · ISO 320
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Rafael Orczy's picture

amazing! beautiful image!

Martin Strauss's picture

thanks Rafael!

Andrew Higginbottom's picture

That hand adds an extra dimension to elevate the image above others of a similar nature (that don't have the hand) :-)

Wil Cohen's picture

Awesome. I love the mood, lighting, etc. well done!

Martin Strauss's picture

thx Wil! :)

dan-shortt's picture

I like a few skin issues, that 100% perfect look has no humanity.

Martin Strauss's picture

so mine is good or bad?

dan-shortt's picture

Mate your stuff is always good, you didn't push the retouch until she stopped looking human, I appreciate that.

Jacques Du Plessis's picture

Really think this speaks to beauty Not being about the skin. Nice.