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著作権: Magda Indigo (magda_indigo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2034 W: 352 N: 189] (806)
ジャンル: 人間
メディア: 白黒
撮影した年: 2000
カテゴリー: 自然EventDecisive MomentMoodPortrait
カメラ: Hasselblad 500c M
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more !, high-contrast, *****All time Favorits !! *****, FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS., 200 points or more!!!, 150 points or more!!!, MY PORTRAITS, Pregnant women, 5 or more favorites, ! ! ! ! Most viewed images, ! ! ! ! ! OVER 5000 views! ! ! ! [view contributor(s)]
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Great expectations...

I was approached by someone who wanted something 'special'.
For days I was agonizing, wracking my brain!
I invited her around for a chat and a bite to eat, I noticed how, when left by herself or while I was in conversation with someone else, she looked down and hugged her belly.

As I am very much a nightperson, I was inspired in the middle of the night, suddenly sat up in bed and had the PERFECT image in front of my mind's eye.
I consider pregnancy a very beautiful natural event, but also private, so that's why she's in silhouette.
Everybody who knows her, immediately recognizes her profile.
Prepared the studio and lights, with Paul's help, in she came, I gave her one of my japanese house-kimonos, she took the pose with total ease.
Took a couple of polaroids, to check the angle of the lights to perfection, then I took THE SHOT, not 2 or 3, no, just the ONE!
Most people say, it's like she is looking into a 'crystal' ball, what will the future bring?
It was a girl as beautiful as her mum and dad...
Done on Hasselblad (square neg 6X6), only the sides are cropped.
Thank you, Magda.

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To Roky2005: in answer to your questionmagda_indigo 1 09-18 19:13
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excellent b&w Magda! I like the light on her "baby" :)

A beauty Magda .... a very artistic tribute to womanhood. Wonderful work. TFS!!

An absolute favourite of mine. This is superb all the way from lighting through to composition.
paul indigo

Lovely shot Magda. Shows a lot of emotion. Great lighting. I like how most of her body is silhouetted. The perfect ONE shot.

WOW! I love this photograph!!! The lighting is perfect. You have captured that special time between a mother and child when it is only the two of them. The time when she shares her baby with no one else. Excellent photograph Magda.

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 982 W: 61 N: 169] (29336)
  • [2005-09-17 8:20]

What a nice subject and how well done ! Different, original, I like very much this lightning.

bravo!!! bravo!!! bravo!!!
what a perfect image about the waiting...

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  • mart Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 42 W: 3 N: 33] (1539)
  • [2005-09-17 8:23]

very good, profesional looking photo! The lighting is perfect, the pose too.
I love it!

Excellent idea Magda, expertly 'conceived' and captured.

Terrific work Magda, one of the best times, captured perfectly. Can really empathise with this as my daughter presented us with a granddaughter three weeks ago. Great shot.


Excelent!! I like it very much.

o my goooood magda!
what a beautiful image is it!!!!!
It reminds me on my wife and our waiting........

Wow Magda, it's wonderful!!!!! I always fall for pregnant women, it's the most magnificent event of life, it's magic. You put it in image so perfectly, that new life, that light, taking her place in our world. A very beautiful moment , a communion within the baby and the mother, that's love in it's perfect expression!
Patrick :-)

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  • kacha Silver Star Critiquer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 6] (809)
  • [2005-09-17 8:58]

Sujet mille fois trait mais ici tr駸 bonne r騏ssite photographique. Superbe.

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  • GlenC Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 2 N: 99] (797)
  • [2005-09-17 9:04]

Excellent shot Magda. Very thoughtful... Framing and lighting is great.


Wow! Stunning picture, Magda! The crystal ball: exactly what I saw before reading your note!!! Excellent!!!

Unique picture. I love it in BW and so sharpened. Congrats


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2005-09-17 9:24]

Hi Magda

A superb maternity shot, with excellent graphism & high contrast. Good sharpness. Well done!

Well, another stunning picture from you, Madga. I am running out of compliments for your pictures because they are always so well thought through and executed. This is is a beautiful B&W and the light on the belly is just wonderful. There is so much love oozing from this picture to last for a while...Excellent!

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-09-17 9:55]

Hi,Magda! This picture (silhouette) is very nice! Beautiful light and great concept! Imho,too bad though that the head was cut! But it well deserves the smileys! The image is powerful and very moody! Bravo! Michel

A superb work Magda, bravo! The title is well chosen, too!

beautiful compo and lighting Magda :)

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  • Eru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 4 N: 87] (2831)
  • [2005-09-17 10:08]

Hello Magda,

What a composition.
It simply one of the best photo I have seen recently.


Surely a great image; I can't help to have some associations with those religieus anti-abortion posters on railwaystations. In a way they appeal (also?) to our natural longing to save the living ones.
Nevertheless (or that's why) my association proves somehow the quality of your image.

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  • mwebr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 448 W: 141 N: 666] (3402)
  • [2005-09-17 10:48]

Hi Magda,
EXCELLENT from all aspects of photography! The silhouette and lines of the expectant mother are just fantastic. The crystal ball reference is superb.
Hmm...FANTASTIC! My critique is short for I keep staring at your beautiful work of art.


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2005-09-17 11:00]

Wow!! that an very very good picture. Your composition with the effect of the light is wonderful. This image is full of love and tender.

Extremely Brilliant, It is a masterpiece. Loved it from all the ways.

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  • artabb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 341 W: 34 N: 182] (3637)
  • [2005-09-17 11:11]

Delicate and beautiful!

Hi Magda,
Great composition and lighting! Your theme is reflected in her face even if it is only a silhouette... Very well done!

Great concept and execution, Magda. The lighting is superb. She almost appears to holding a giant egg.

Perfectos all the way Magda, I like a lot. The control of the light is perfect, I like the sparkle on her roomrobe and the light on her belly, perfect work!
Best regards

Hi Magda,
One of the best photos i saw on TL.
Regards, Antnio

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  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-18 10:58]

Un des plus beau moment dans la vie d'une femme, d'un homme et d'un photographe
Toutes mes f駘icitations pour cette image, Magda
Et merci de nous rappeler que le bonheur existe encore

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-09-18 14:35]

Full of beauty...............................

The silhouette is beautiful, the "crystal ball" in a fine light, we can't see her face but we can "feel" it.... also her hair, everything's perfect here, thanks for sharing this moment, the inspiration you've found, Madga, a beauty !

Superb image!!!Great work, bravo!

absolutly fantastic. so sweet . brava!!!
greatings from italy


Hi Magda,
I saw this image when you post it and somehow i keep coming back again and again and again... just to find the right words. But apparently there's not right words for such a image. It speaks for itself in the most beautiful way. It's tender, is sweet, it's perfect. The way she looks down and puts her hands on her baby. It's just wonderful. And your setting made this a magic moment indeed.
Congratulations 10000 times. takes a very sensible person to capture so well such a special moment.

take are, Stef

:)))) big smile for you!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2005-09-20 0:26]

The lighting is perfect, and the silhouette is perfect.
The pose is perfect, and so is your POV.

Really, one of the Best of yours work, Dear Friend!

:) :)

Malik & Mary.

Hi Magda,

Indeed a great shot,great idea,excellent playing with light and shadows and silhouette of the woman here,very well mangaed the subject and worked,nicely done,Congratulation for this result,I enjoy it,Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards

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  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-20 13:10]

What a special picture Magda,it's a masterpiece.

Another magnificent piece of work. Leaves you speechless.

The simplistic perfection of this photo lies in the complicated and brilliant process that preceded the product. I tried to get the words as perfect as the photo. One word. unique.

hi magda,
an outstanding b&w,an breathtaking duotone.this is very nicely captured,well planned compo.the dark parts are better for this idea and her hand adds the pic in my opinion.well done,

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2005-09-26 21:52]

Excellent idea, great vision
beautiful work. I like what I see
Congratulations, perfect


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  • KellEy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 393 W: 48 N: 172] (2098)
  • [2005-09-28 20:39]

This photo is really cool. On so many levels.
Artistic, creative, professional, appealing.
I just love it and wanted to say so.

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  • Nao Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 42 W: 20 N: 69] (1117)
  • [2005-09-30 17:38]

You touch me very deep with this picture...I really love it! Contrasts are really great, and the focus on the baby is really perfect...One day, it will be me...



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  • tarta Silver Star Critiquer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 0] (346)
  • [2005-10-05 12:22]

Perfect. This is the image of the MOTHER! Great work and a beatiful gift for the baby and his/her mum. TfS
Margherita ;)

Perfect B&W. Wonderfull work. The light on the baby is incredible perfect. Sorry for my English. Ciao BRAVA

What a picture :) Bravo !


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  • M4tej Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 28 N: 82] (781)
  • [2005-11-11 15:01]

Great pic.
I like it Magda very very mcuh!!!!
I like B&W.
Always something great from you.

Shall we make it 100?! Sure, why not!

It's just....magnificent. Yes, a wizard(ress!) with a crystal ball, looking into the future, most certainly. Love her profile, and the softness of her hair silhouetted against the background.

Gayle :)

I am not the first one who wrote critique to this photo and sure not the last one...and wanting to do something concerned with that one.Of coure points 98,I am the one to do 100 points. Oh...today right now I am out of green...Anyway I will add points tomorrow..
Really great photo..
Kind Regards,

Absolutely brilliant. Such beautiful textures and tones. It's a great shot. B&W works so brilliantly for this, dark but nothing negative. The cropping is great too. It really looks like someone's imagination in a picture. Great work. TFS.


I seem to have missed this one... Very nice shot, Magda! Although we cannot see her eyes, her pose makes clear that she's looking at her belly in such a sweet way. It's lovely. I hope her little girl will see this when she gets older!
Kind regards,

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-12-04 15:46]

Une image particuli鑽ement sensible et touchante. Merci.

Hello. Thatエs a photo full of meanning! Is a great way to show what is human nature. Faith in the future, conquest of new goals, hopping better days. Your work shows all that. Great work!!! Well done!

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  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-12-08 5:09]
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Hello Magda.
A really perfect silhouette photo, the only way to have a beautiful shot like this.
Thanks for link to TL. Need to get use to it first. Instead of slowing down my time on computer and camera, it will be increased now. Grappie.Comming week, I will switch over from Cable to adsl, wanadoo. so my email will be:janvanderklugt@wanadoo.nl

I love this vision. My best friend just sent me photographs of her pregnant self in little else but skivvies. I found it so poignant that you chose the silhouette and private glimpse of this woman, because that's exactly what I wished for my friend's snapshots.

Is there anything left to say that hasn't already been said? Fantastic!

Hi Magda,
Excellent image full of emotion, love and affection.
Thank you for all the things you make feel with your photo.
Congratulations... :)

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  • n0xdw Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 78 W: 7 N: 40] (437)
  • [2005-12-17 8:46]

Very well done. Perfect exposure, and like someone said she appears to be looking down wondering what the future holds for the one she is carrying. TFS

One of the few maternity photo's that REALY inspires me! I love the lighting, exposure and the set-up/pose that you have done here very much. The only thing that I noticed is that her head is cut at the top, other than that, this image is remarkably excelent for me - something that can be added in a stock library for maternity magazines / advertisements. Weel done and TFS.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2005-12-24 9:20]

Well done Magda.

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  • shahx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 86 W: 34 N: 58] (662)
  • [2005-12-25 7:59]

Yes it looks like acrytal ball.
Good concept.


Hi Magda,

This is a fantastic shot well deservant of all the points it has recieved. I doubt there is much I can say that already hasnt been said but its stunning wel done

regards Kruger

wow, this is beautiful!
i really like the way you polay with lights in this picture!
this picture is not like all others!

I love photographs of pregnant women. I think you did the most unique work I've ever seen. This shot is exquisit!

Excellent shot! I am speechless because it's all in emotions. Great work with excellent light and a great story about love, expectations and life. Congratulations to you, this is really one of those shots that came in the moment of true inspiration.
Great work, thank you Magda, you are trully an ispiration!


lovely and perfect shot
nothing else.

Very good shot!
Very nice!



Magda, what a superb, timeless image of one of life's great miracles! The pose, and use of light is perfect. I love your note, and I can relate to it since I am also a night person. Extremely well done!

good b-w nice contrast lights

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  • olam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 112 W: 7 N: 13] (628)
  • [2006-02-04 5:50]

nice shot! I like the 'shape' of that woman and sharpness here! I like the sparkling too :) take care :) Ola

Super portrait and one Im sure she is proud of! This is very well lit and artistically presented. Well done - points later

Dear Magda, I must say that this is a great work of art... everything... the meaning, the composition, the b/w tones and the model :)

Have a great weekend! Yan

Absolutely beautiful Magda...

What can I say... perfect: Emotional, artistic, beautifull lighting, very professional.
Thanks for that

Prachtige foto,
de tederheid de belichting de compositie,

This is simply a beautiful image, Magda, for all the reasons you've already heard. This is my brief echo of those sentiments.

Jim K

Great title too! There is indeed something special about this photo; something mysterious, and heightened by the way that her head is kept as a silhouette in the dark, while the inflated belly is lit up.


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  • logon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 90 W: 10 N: 4] (1084)
  • [2006-04-21 8:09]

Really great!
I like too the spot light on the belly.

Impressive! Beautiful capture of the wonderful emotions of the motherhood. I liked the thought process you put to get this shot with consideration of your model. Thank you for sharing!

a very great foto .i see the women behind the camera.it is so quiet and emotional in the same time.i can see the love between the mother and the child.this foto gives me emotions there never know bevor.thanks for this lovely foto magda.mephistoo

+ + + + + + + + +! :)

Absolutely superb shot contrasting the light and dark, plus the profile of the woman is so crisp. Definately an inspirational shot - something I hope to aspire to one day.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2006-05-25 7:44]

Hi Magda,
wonderful, excellent...bravo,

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  • Tzazu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 266 W: 31 N: 77] (3500)
  • [2006-06-12 9:20]

Hello Magda!, this shot is fantastic!!
Congratulations!! well worked!


Good Job...

dEar Magda,
WOW...what can i say?...nothing...really nothing...
Perfect word,
Best wishes from iran

What a beautiful photo, Magda, so natural and so symbolic; pure and simple, the best things in life. I like the simplicity, the black and the white, the profile. Congratulations! :)

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  • riems Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 93 W: 22 N: 51] (1795)
  • [2006-08-17 2:39]

Beautiful, Magda!!

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-08-17 9:01]

Beautifully captured feeling from the eye of a camera and nicely presented emotion. Nicely presented in monochrome scheme.

Thanks for sharing an interesting image.

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  • cse Gold Star Critiquer [C: 276 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-31 18:34]

My english is not enough to tell my feelings. I can just say this:
Do you have to take so beautiful photos.. Not to being jealous is imposible :)

Cihan Selcuk Eksi

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  • Jorge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 128 W: 6 N: 26] (417)
  • [2006-09-10 20:18]

Beautiful shot! B&W goes really well with this type of image. It is very artistic and beautiful. Her pose is very natural.
Great work Magda! Congratulations.

Just to confirm... that's a great work!
wonderful shot.


There is a powerful symbolism in this photo... I can understand the strong emotional reaction to it. Could I make the suggestion that this be posted as part of the hunt to find photos on the theme of 'uncertainty'. If there is ever a time in life where the emotion of uncertainty is high it is this stage in a mothers (and fathers) life.

that is a masterpiece if evver I seen one, I like all about it, to me it is perfection, that glow, I have no words, Art

what a shot, perfect
regards frans

Excellent! I like to blend upwards to silhoulette

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  • arti Gold Star Critiquer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 1] (3688)
  • [2007-01-14 9:46]

Great Magda!
I like this exceptional picture with an original and creative lighting for that subject.
This pregnant woman touchs and takes care of her futur baby tactfully and love. Very expressive image.
Thank to share.
Best regards.

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  • bita (89)
  • [2007-01-30 4:03]

Hi Magda

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  • Kicki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 0 N: 53] (1189)
  • [2007-03-02 13:35]

Fantastic b&w pic which shows a lot of emotions. Beautiful light & composition! I love it:)

Hi Magda!
I loove the silhouette of a beautiful countenance and the tummy showing like the moon and the glints of lights from the wardrobe are like millions of stars! They compliment each other. Very nice composition.
200 points! It's a lot, but reasonable. Congrats!
Freddie :)

***** POV
***** DOF
***** Exposure
***** Note
***** Composition
***** Impact

Hi Magda,

Great expectations...
I think you received...
Thanks for sending/sharing.
Best wishes,

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  • Elfik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 73 W: 9 N: 40] (2461)
  • [2007-03-31 14:13]

really great work..
wonderful use of light..and beautiful theme.


WAW! Itエs a GREAT photo. Very very beautiful.
COngratulations for the photo and the baby, well, with seven years old, the child.

Hi Magda,
Here is delight of life.
Nice,pretty composition.
Thanks for sharring.
M.D.Seyfettin Gner.

Hi Magda,

something really sweet to see...
I feel love coming out from the image.

Very beautiful!


Good emotion in this photo, it's great :o)

Hi Magda
Beautiful photo.
good work.

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2007-09-29 2:03]

nice expectation...

beautiful! very expressive photo.
love everything about it!
good job
tfs =)


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  • strom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 81 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-27 18:54]

Magic, Magda.
I like it. The entire head of the mother could have been captured in the picture.

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  • clive Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 11] (83)
  • [2008-02-28 5:18]

Hi Magda,
Your photograph seems to be a combination of, a glimpse of the soul of the subject and a glimpse of the soul of the photographer. Thank you for explaining the pain you went through to think of it. It gives me hope that I may one day, with work, take a photograph that tells its story so well.

Hello Magda,
This certainly is an inspired image,which really provokes the viewer to imagine the thoughts and dreams of the expectant mother.
(I'm curious to know who it is ... since you said some would recognise her. Is she a TL member?)
I'm going to 'buck the trend' here,cos I just have to be different.
Somehow,I felt that the light should be a little higher if possible,so that the upper part of her belly was lighter than the bottom.
Of course,that would be tricky to do without lighting her face and spoiling the silhouette effect.
It does look brilliant as it is in any case,but that was just a thought that occurred to me.
Wonderful work,and one to be proud of :)

CiaoTrovo che questa foto meravigliosa, quello che esprime l'unione che si genera fra la madre ed il bambino nella pancia stupenda!!!!


wow te felicito simplemte aravillosa bien trabajada y lo que representa aun m疽

Saludos Natalia

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  • mase (61)
  • [2008-12-12 13:06]

that's a great work!

mohammad ali

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2008-12-30 11:26]

Perfect light, perfect life !
Best regards

Beautiful BW with a sharp, full of emotion and well lit up silhouette !

no words can describe my feelings when i first saw this picture, really i am mesmerized.

Thank you for sharing :))

ps: how did you prevent the lights from reaching to her upper part of her body ??

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  • hama Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 0 N: 74] (1454)
  • [2010-03-26 11:55]

WWWWWWWWoooooooooooooooooow A fanttastic shot. ]]///''''without many words.


Una verdadera maravilla que hace reflexionar...saludos

excellent b&w Magda.I like how most of her body is silhouetted. The perfect ONE shot.

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