Monday, 11 May 2009

the lemon tango


Nikon D80 | 1/4 seconds | f 3.8 | ISO 100 | 20 mm
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"The female nude – magical, erotic, aesthetic – has been modeled and painted since prehistory. Appearing rarely and awkwardly in the earliest art, she attained fulfillment and glory in ancient Greece. In their idealized treatment of the nude, The Greeks established a standard that only the asceticism of the Middle Ages ignored. The artists of the Renaissance and their successors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries revived the nude, and by the 1930’s she was again a conventional form. It was inevitable that she should become a favorite subject of photography."
Peter Lacey [Introduction. History of the Nude in Photography by Peter Lacey and Anthony La Rotonda]

42 comments:

Ca†≈ said...

A sensual and suggestive shot. Good use of light.
May I aske for a lemon juce ?
:-)

Ruiz said...

A masterpiece Romina. The overexposed scenery makes it unrealistic, untouchable, but yet dreamy.

Wish I could know the models thoughts. Amazing work.

salutos from espana :)

yz said...

wow, intriguing

k@ said...

;o) Excellent ! Love the pause, the light, and the lemon smile of the legs :)))) Terrific*

Tudor said...

This shots technique is extraordinary Romina. Are you even aware of that?! You are getting better with every image you post.

Liang said...

awesome composition with the high ke effect. thanks for visiting my site!

Calusarus said...

Very creative, and I really like the result

Framed and Shot said...

great use of light and focus.
we also like your description or the ingress from the book. Puts it in perspective!
Great work with this, think we have to try that technique.. !

Kristian said...

You really master your shutter and aperture here. Love your use of highlights and the vignette it creates around your motif. Wonderful foot dance with the lemon. The yellow and the highlights fit like a glowe.

Great work!

Christopher said...

What a neat idea. Leaves so much to the imagination.

sherri said...

Very artsy image.

isidro said...

excelente composición! una captura con mucho arte el detalle del limon muy bueno,saludos.

Andrea said...

Love the blown out background with the touch of yellow. Very cool and creative!

Ken said...

Good job with exposure and pose. Very provocative. The lemon is standing on its end.

Grant Edwards said...

amazingly erotic, especially given how much we don't see.

Ivar said...

Excellent, leaving great room for the imagination ... very nice

standley said...

Wonderful and creative. Well done!

Omar said...

Outstanding and extraordinary picture. Very uncommon and unique.

Zing said...

Interesting shot, very creative, cool lighting!

bluechameleon said...

Wow! This is fantastic! I just love the high key and the composition! Excellent!

a passion 'n frames said...

very unique...fun

Mary Marantz said...

very cool!!

Laurie said...

There is an elegance and grace to this artistic image.

Mariana said...

Wonderful, creative photo.

Rolf said...

An excellent creative shot, Congrat!!!

Bogdan said...

Very classy picture. and the limes gives a nice touch to the picture. Never experienced nude photography, but when i will find someone who wants to pose i will surely take some shots!

romina said...

thank you all for your comments. i had a couple of hard days and they made me so good.

oh, and because Don left the message at the wrong post.. i thought to put it here, with the others.
don said...

"I like your innovation and creative way of showing this person. Love the foot position on the fruit. A super shot."
Thank you Don

MoniqueSamui said...

Great title in combination with this sensual high key photo. Very well captured!

Si@m said...

It is not necessary that the woman is the goods, as many photographer to take the woman as business...

NJ & SB Photography said...

una edición en clave alta muy bella, un resultado sensual :)

c o n f l a g r a t i o said...

Very interesting the superexposition on top, is really a great, suggesting nude, very well done!

TP@Photoskiasi.com said...

I don't know what it is i like more... the title or the photo? Both great :))

Olivier Jules said...

very nice capture!

Arjan - PlasticDaisy said...

Art with a capital "A"! Just perfect! Very sensual and still very clean.

don said...

That's quite a list. I'll be working at several of these!
The street shot of the young lady is has a wonderful spontaneous feel that makes it a clear winner. Well done.

ronan said...

I like this one ; very good work, but too much white on the top for me.

Good said...

Nice and sweet pic
Great idea and interesting result
Very well done ;o)

François-Noël said...

A strange image very creative and artistic with a good processing !

Glen Goffin said...

What a wonderful photograph! And wonderful thoughts! This post is one I plan to come back to often :) Thank you!

dj.tigersprout said...

bizarrely divine!! incredible! wow!!

Fritsch said...

You captured what it's all about: Phantasy & the not obvious. A great post & a superb picture. Thanks for sharing this beauty. All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

The Photodiarist said...

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