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Jeff Burgess


Free Member, Seattle

experimental...

Another experimental image....please let me know if it works or not.....if it 'resonates' in any way....or not......I need some feedback here from others....thanks.....

Comments 7

  • Alexandru Valentin Iedu 09/02/2008 22:53

    Really nice play with colours and forms ...

    Greetings from Romania,
    Alex
  • Jeff Burgess 09/02/2008 22:50

    Thank you all....you have no need to apologize for the criticism. In fact it is important if I am to grow as an artist. It is all very much appreciated and has given me pause......

    Sometimes it is difficult to offset color vibrancy with an image. I go from dulling down images....a technique that looks good when printed....sort of 'print like' to extremely 'over-colored' pieces. Part of my problem is that I do not have a properly calibrated monitor....
  • MWPhoto 09/02/2008 20:05

    The impression I get is middle-eastern - "Persian" to be more specific. Probably because of the treatment of the hair, which suggests a shawl, as well as some of the "arabesques" and flowers that I see in the background. Maybe I am influenced by my recent fairly tale reading, but this image shouts "Schaherazade" to me (a strong and intelligent young woman who triumphed over the capricious king).

    Filters can be a two-edged sword (I usually overdo it, to the detriment of the photo), but in an image like this, with a single strong element (less dependent on photographic "realism" for its impact), the effects provide an interesting "backstory". And I like the colors - the vibrancy matches the strong, frontal pose. I might have decreased the contrast on the facial skin somewhat ... but I am seduced by youth (sigh).

    Not sure if that's where you were going, Jeff, but that's how it strikes me - middle-eastern fairy tale: caravans, genies, princesses, lotus blossoms and all the rest :)
  • Pahsophist 09/02/2008 15:56

    Yes, I agree about the colors. The face on this model seems to call for darker more extreme colors to match the apparent mood.
  • Leo_nid 09/02/2008 10:52

    What you did to the model's hair in terms of coloration looks eye-catching but comes at odds with the overall pastel tonality (which I find beautiful) of the image, imho.
    I would also tarnish the reddish skin tones.
    Sorry about this criticism - but you asked for it.
    :))
  • Véronique Soulier 09/02/2008 8:38

    Another good work even if I prefer the other one but it's really just a matter of taste, the BG is good maybe the face a bit too near of a pic or too white parts, just my two cents.. bye VS
  • John LePage 09/02/2008 4:37

    Again I am liking the concept here but the colors are not appealing to me.