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August 17, 2003
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Sombre Lilt by kunika Sombre Lilt by kunika
I've been submitting a lot of pictures of females lately, have'n't I? Ah well, I was sort of convinced to go ahead and upload this [I'm not too hot on uploading photography, for some reason]. I know most of you stalkers are more fond of my Indy anime art. XD

Anyway, I had a couple of ideas for this particular image, and this one turned out the best of the bunch. The lighting was very difficult to work with, and that string [singular!] was a PAIN. Took about fifteen minutes to get it to look the way I wanted to.

My concept for this piece was a basic statement about religion. Nothing overtly powerful, but obvious enough to be seen. Make your own interpretations, please. n_n

Silver print process, lots of dodging and burning in the lab, and a warm duotone + border + text added with Photoshop 7. Sorry, I can't recall the F-stop settings and such. XD
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smeege Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
absolutely beautiful. truly inspiring. pure talent x
goddessredd Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wow! Talented at photography and art! I like this, I don't think it's just 'a girl with a string around her face', it definitely has deeper meaning than that.
yabukasigi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
[link] = featured
skebz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
this photo is amazing :) fantastic job!
greenfroggies Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006   General Artist
Feb 2004 was when I :+fav:ed this.

Bumped into your account again from oekaki! Funny world =P

You're a multitalented gal!
renovak Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
Love the pose, the focus, the monochrome - everything, really. +fav, definitely.
tsukimikaze Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
you submitted this deviation on my birthday. i kinda feel the fate:)
wonderful photography. the girl is beautiful.
posing--maiden Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004  Student
Is she, perhaps, tangled up in the many differant paths or ways to go about viewing a religion, or religion as a philosophic debate? I especially liked how the string criss-crosses underneath her left eye; to me that demonstrates that so many different religions say the same things, and yet label them different from each other. Call it whatever suits your symbolic needs best, I suppose!
MadmanOfLight Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2004
Inspiring! This has given me an idea for a painting...thank you!
Sakuzha Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004
wow!!...awesome her expression....
love the focus on her hands....really good shot;)...
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