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.. St Emilion 2003
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:iconbigdrill66:
BigDrill66 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
The choice of focus is interesting. Is she intentionally a bit in soft focus?  I love the framing and aspect with the clock on the right and the open room showing depth on the left.
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:iconjohnperi:
JohnPeri Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
The mirror may appear more vivid because of the shape and texture, but the focus is in principle on the subject. Many thanks for your observations. 
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:iconthe-needled-one:
The-Needled-One Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
CREATIVE !
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:iconpetricholi:
Petricholi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Love your model, who is she?
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:iconjohnperi:
JohnPeri Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
You are a glamour photographer alike me. Frankly, is that the kind of photo critique that you enjoy to receive ?
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:iconozzyhelter:
Ozzyhelter Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
you find amazing models
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:iconjohnperi:
JohnPeri Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
A racing driver has amazing cars .. but does he win .. ?
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NEXUSIXphotography Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010   Photographer
pretty, very pretty. I just run out of positive things to say... Maybe amazing too. Great stuff.
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the-vDo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
!!stunning !!!
one lucky man
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Exitus-Acta-Probat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Gorgeous image. Guessing the wine wasn't too shabby then?
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luca540 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010   Digital Artist
I love the way you balance things, really good work.
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:iconmihaizen:
mihaizen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
An excellent lightning and a gorgeous pose. The skin tones are just perfect . The playlight bring a great plus. And the story just go perfect.
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Raphotographer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I like the perspective and her image in the mirror (the "sun" on the right)! :)
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cloaque Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
haha, love the reflection in the mirror, I'm guessing we can see you in there, nah?
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camarogod93 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great image!!
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Rick35mm Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
She is most engaging. Perhaps Château Latour next time !
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chrusel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
could you be a little more precise about the wine?
i am a sommelier and would love to know what a photographer like you and his model drink during a shooting. (-;
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:iconjohnperi:
JohnPeri Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Ha .. I don't remember exactly, because I bought it while staying briefly in New York, had it been from my home collection I could answer. I do remember it being a 2003 however which, as you know, is an exceptional year for Bordeaux.
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:iconchrusel:
chrusel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
never mind, i was just wondering. but be prepared, that i might ask the same question again next time you name a place of origin and a vintage.
so why don't you include the bottle on the picture? that would make it so much easier for both of us. [link] (-;
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:iconjohnperi:
JohnPeri Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Sure, but it would be nice if your question was also accompanied by a comment on the photo, that is the reason after all why I am posting .. : -)
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chrusel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
oh yes, of course, i completely forgot. shame on me!
well, over all this is once again a fabulous piece of art from you. i am a big fan.
the pose of the model looks relaxed, as if she was just about to sit down with her glass of wine but wants to wait for you to join her on the sofa. it seems very natural to me, eventhough most people would say that it's not really natural to walk around only waring shoes, stockings and a necklace. but like helmut newton you somehow manage to make your models look very comfortable, selfconfident and certainly very beautiful, feminin and unbelievably sexy. furthermore i like photographs of nudes where you can see some of the surroundings. for example the mirror: it adds something to the whole because it reflects the model and also because it really is a nice peace of design. on the other hand, i would prefer to not see so much of the room on her left. it's the boring part of the room. there is nothing special to see, not even the light is interesting. if you had been a bit more on your left while taking the picture, it would have turned out a bit better. but may be that's just me who thinks that way.
what i like in particular is that this picture tells a story to the one who looks at it. what story this is and how it will go on is something which everybody can decide by himself.
i think my story would go on like this: i go to her, pour some more of the château ausone 2003 in her glass and... well, the rest of the story i keep for myself. (-;
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JohnPeri Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Well beyond anything I could hope for .. thank you for this wonderful analysis. I have rarely enjoyed reading a critique so much.

Contrary to what some people will take joy in saying sometimes, I am not looking for praise. Repeatedly throughout these pages, when people are complimentary I ask them in response to remain very critical. It is after all what is the most useful for me.

I enjoyed your referral to Newton in this context. He rightly said that a woman does not live behind a white sheet of paper. Of course my work is oriented towards glamour and the sublimation of the fairer sex, but I do indeed try to show her often in a context with which we can more easily identify.

The "empty" room syndrome .. a lot of our lives are void of meaningful surroundings and the emptiness in these cases can sometimes be translated into images. On the other hand, a woman present in an empty space draws in all the energy around her, nothing else there has significance, and in that way I feel it empowers her and magnifies her presence. No doubt I sometimes miss the beat totally, but this is that I try to do. Some go on sometimes about technicalities, contrasts and such like. Though I appreciate being reprimanded in a certain sense, these factors are not the conveyers of my message. It's like the straight wall and horizon argument and the missing body parts. Let's be frank, they have next to no impact on the success or not of a photo. Look at any of the established artists and they don't care two hoots about such things. Best wishes and many thanks again for your time and thoughtful response. John
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TonyBoudreau Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
beautiful work as usual.
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AndreuJuanC Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Excellent work!
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parang Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Ah, photos that keep you wondering because you know they have a story behind them...
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Lorddarphyve Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Fantastic, I love her expression.
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Robski89 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
ah, John. you'd need to be more specific as to where from that St Emilion was from.... and no, I don't believe she said that! lol... (runs away and checks his wine selection).

great shot, as usual.
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:iconjohnperi:
JohnPeri Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Well, you know, I rounded off the edges, but I did promise her some good wine when she came home to do some photos .. : -)
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