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Nightmare Gradients by Katerina423 Nightmare Gradients by Katerina423
1. From this shoot, I have a really pretty version of this same shot... I'm posting this instead because "pretty" is boring, regardless of how much my ego whines. Edit: Because a lot are curious... pretty = simply a more flattering angle for my face and a more "correct" composition.. nothing interesting, i assure you :)

2. Romanticism was a literary movement during the 18th and 19th centuries.. it emphasized emotion, imagination, and freedom over reason or rationality. There was also a focus on nature, introspection, and mysticism (among other things). I'm afraid that Wordsworth would be so disappointed by the current state of this gallery. If I see another couple kissing or another melodramatic goth, i think i'll fucking puke. This is my addition to the gallery... believe me, it fits.

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chiefk2 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful , everything is perfection . :)
She reminds me Milla Jovovich ;p
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MUTTAS Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful face... :nod:
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:thanks:
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love your interpretation of this picture.. thank you so very much for sharing your thoughts with me :hug: :heart:
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe oh it's not problem at all! Maybe you can try de-faving and faving again.. I think I only got like 3 notifications of faves from you. You can always try again :) It's no big deal, though :hug:
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titanic-jb Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I Love your pose and the lighting. But I think, I would love to see your eyes a bit more present in this.
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SushiQue Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2006   Photographer
I love everything about this. You look like Drew Barrymore here... All of your shots are great, I haven't had a chance to view them all, but what I have seen is very cool.
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you like this, thank you so much :)
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xXminceXx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005   Artisan Crafter
"If I see another couple kissing or another melodramatic goth, i think i'll fucking puke."
You and me both, girly! :)
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Midknight721 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
Interesting shot - like you're trying to convince yourself that what you see is real, or make sure that something that was there is really gone. Well done!
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
that's a wonderful interpretation and i thank you so much for sharing it with me!! :)
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puremyth Featured By Owner May 27, 2005   Photographer
I can't believe this is not the pretty version - unless it was beautiful vs pretty.

This is amazing - it's very evocative, definately belongs in this gallery.

The sense of space produced by the unusual lighting is just.. great. :)

:+fav:
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spidi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
great pic !
I love it.

fav
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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Karl-Haushofer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
who is puke? :evileye:
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
i like how out of EVERYTHING in this picture and description, THAT is the part you concentrate on and choose to comment on. Nice. Very mature. Thanks. Go away.
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Karl-Haushofer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
Random. I love you, though.
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Karl-Haushofer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
yes I do, for I have been jealous of dis puke. Dat's an evidence.
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
i would hope that a 30-something man would have just a bit more maturity than a retarded 14 yrs old, but apparently i was wrong. I am so over this and so done with you
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Karl-Haushofer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
maturity is like talent, when you got it, you got it. Why not play anymore, den? I don't see de problem.
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
umm... no you don't, you delusional fuck. you don't even know me. go bother someone else.
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Inguz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005
Excellent lighting!
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Woofuls Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005
:O wow, there is a lot of lighting and contrast in this photo (good lighting and good contrasts seem to appear on all of your photos), she also has a lot of emotion, like she see's something that she hasn't seen before and is going to touch it, perhaps she is just adjusting the shower head. Nice photo :)
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Elektronaut- Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
I really love this shot :)

Nice angle and coloring :)

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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much :) I've always like this one... there is something so very abstract about it and that's hard to do with a portrait. I'm so glad you like it.. that means a lot, thanks!
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thefunkylama Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
FINALLY!!! Someone who gets that Romance does not automatically equal Love. Sheesh! *sigh* so fed up with them as well. I like this... lucky for you, I pay little attention to technical details. I simply know what I like, and I like this. I think it fits the category jim dandy!
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: lucky for me you don't notice technical details? are you trying to imply this is technically flawed? ;)
I'm very glad you like it.. and i am equally annoyed with the misinterpretation of the "romantic" category... but then again... when most ppl on this site are like.. 16.. what do you expect? They just haven't taken senior english yet to learn about the transendentalists :)
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thefunkylama Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
No, I have no idea if it's technically flawed or not, but I take it from your description of the piece that you have one that you think is better composed, to which I have only one thought: Riiiiight. I think this one's just fine. As for 16-yr-olds, however... My way of handling them is the knowledge that one day, they'll look back on themselves and realize how useless they were. ... as grim as that sounds...
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl: RE: "how useless they were" .... oh goodness... truer words have rarely been said :D i agree with you wholeheartedly.. but then again, i also know 50 yr olds that are just as useless... so how about we narrow it down to just stupidity in general? :)

About the better one - I just get an attitude sometimes because the 16 and 50 yr olds we just discussed often prefer "prettier" pictures just because they want to oggle anything that has XX chromosomes... i resent that and refuse to cater to such people. I do have a version of this piece that is much more flatter and a tad "sexier" (for the lack of a better word).. but i posted this one, because i think it's a superior piece.. hopefully i'm right :)
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thefunkylama Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
:P glad you liked that!!! :XD: and yes, you're right, general stupidity (and ignorance, can't leave that out) strike at any age...

...having not seen the other version, i can't really say if this one is truly superior or not, but hell, I like it anyway. :) I'm having myself a ball looking through your gallery, by the way. i enjoy the variety. :)
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sean723 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005
i'm still not sure where you got the nightmare part from, i dont see it at all. i see you possibly looking up to heaven saying "no, your alright there, i'm not ready yet... " - that is, if you believe in heaven:D
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Nicoolaj Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
First of all, I think it's a really good shot. There is a real enlightement work. There is also a touch of "afraid" in your eyes and in your position. congrats :clap:
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm so very glad you like it.. thank you :)
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art-o Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
You know I love this too, but my wife wounīt like if my favorite gallery is full of your pics...sorry just kidding;)
I like the whole atmosphere and that tiny smell of erotic or...donīt know the right word...the shade of sin that opening down edge of this pic gaves (smell of the soft body)...try to get my point...I donīt mean anything dirty or something...
Only the right up corner should be lighter...why that darker gray piece...it should be wide open to there too.
Shit. So many words, but is there any sense...anyway - fav on me.
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
haha.. a lot of words and sense as well... i know what you mean, and i see how your dirty lil mind works :D
Glad you like the piece.. thank you :)
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fuf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
yanno, after having you being on my deviantwatch for about two years now, there's one conclusion I've made that I think you should know; You Define Beauty.
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... i've only been around here for just a little over a year, so i would totally laugh my ass off if you were talking about someone else ;) .. but really, that's quite an amazing compliment.. thank you :)
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palehorse Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005   Photographer
I like this one because of the dratic feeling it has. A very interesting to look at image. Great work!
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Professional Photographer
quite a good composition with a strong line and sense of tension. Really quite nicely done in my opinion. :)
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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thecarlosmal Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
I love not only the picture itself, but also the fact that the artist posting it is really conscious about what her art is and about the historical frame in which the work is. I applaud you.
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that is surely and incredible compliment.. thank you very much :)
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Darkpoetry Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005
Now this is amazing. Even though it looks like one photo you can devide it into the hand and the face. When they come together it looks like one body two diferent parts. You can see the shadow game too.
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
It is certainly a tweaked out photo.. prolly why i like it so much.
Thanks for the comment! :)
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iamshe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2005
In reference to the earlier comment exchange between you and ~adonais, perhaps Romanticism sought to redefine beauty to include something which may be conceptually new for the time but which is, in my opinions, an older, more holistic view about what beauty is, which is to say the gritty, raw, earthen, powerful, heavy side of it. The whole preoccupation with Nature would seem to fit into this, but it's only intuitive conjecture on my part.

There is a Hitchcock movie poster feel to this piece which I find very evocative of his era (for all I know this period of history enjoyed a revival of the Romantic philosophy), and it has all those aspects of beauty I mentioned, raw, powerful, gritty--of course, I'm a pragmatist (in the Jamesian sense), so I tend to see things in terms of their value as truthful/beautiful (the two concepts are synonymous and interchangeable for me), so if I use the term beautiful, I think you understand my essential meaning as being unrelated to simple physical beauty (though there is that here, too).

To me you are illustrating untoward fascination, the attraction to the repugnant that I think most of us have felt at one time or another. Your demeanor, the composition, the lighting all point toward the "nightmare" aspect...but...there is almost a latent caress in the hand that would at first appear to be warding something off, and while the face is turned partially away, the eyes are riveted...

yummy complexity. :)
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
First, i think it's just fucking amazing that you mentioned Hitchcock because i have another piece from this shoot that TOTALLY has that effect (i'll post it eventually i think.. after y'all have forgotten about this one) and it's so awesome that you can see that here too!

I have to say.. ok Samara... you win the award for the best comment this piece could ever get. I absolutely adore how you look at art and your interpret it and how you understand it on so many levels: personal, artistic, philosophical..... you're fucking amazing, you know that? I think at times i post things just to see what you'll say about them. You are such an incredible asset to this community.. there is no doubt about that.

I totally agree with you about the your interpretation of Romanticism. I always found it so ironic that the word "romantic" be attached to it... when you hear "romance" you think of teddy bears and roses and everything else sacchrine soaked.. but romanticism itself evokes images of the Byronic hero.. who was anything but sacchrine and certainly not even really a hero, but something more dark... and there is beauty in that darkness.

ay.. damn you.. you get me going with your comments.. i just fucking love ya gal :hug: :heart:
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