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Without Tricks

Without Tricks
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Copyright: Marco Rossi (Urfaust) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1844 W: 60 N: 3004] (13317)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-11
Categories: Daily Life, Friends/Family, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D-80, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eye Of The Beholder [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-13 9:56
Viewed: 3649
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Without tricks

Without tricks.. as you only..
nothing to say more..
becouse.. You couldn't lie me.. You couldn't be different..

the silence of your deep eyes.. in a moment of perfection..
a mirror of your interior light.. stolen to heaven..

grace and beauty...
what's more... to believe in a promise...
in a promise of a forever love.. and in eternity?!?!..

maybe a love can't dure an entire life..
but some moments are able to make us feel.. eternal
without tricks.. as you only..
and this is the reason because i love you!!


my favorite model.. back from an enitre day.. on the sea..
without trick... natural.. as she is only able to be..
contrast a little bit increased

Tutto Quello Che Un Uomo - Sergio Cammariere.. my mood..

comments and critics are welcome

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To szatanowska: hmmm...szatanowska 1 12-30 02:18
To boreocypriensis: thanksUrfaust 1 12-18 18:01
To moli: ciao JanekUrfaust 1 12-14 13:29
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Beautiful lovely soft shot Marco .. and I don't mean soft focus, I mean a lovely soft mood. Love the light, love the hair tendrils on her neck, the soft bit of pink fabric over her shoulder, the fantastic details, and the beautiful connection to you and your camera. Very lovely!!
(good to see you again Marco)

Hello Marco,

It's a great pleasure can to admire another wonderful work of you!
Excellent portrait of a pretty woman!
Full of light, colors, contrast and sharpness! Full of beauty!
Congratulations and TFS

Hello Marco,

You said it well...grace and beauty. I like wide spectrum of exposure especially the darker right side of the frame. Intense eye shown, ready to communicate. Thanks for posting a fresh looking image of your model. i like it a lot. Cheers.


ciao Marco!
ritratto eseguito in modo impeccabile dove hai saputo mettere in evidenza
la bellezza della tua modella-musa,con una gestione della luce di livello professionale e una definizione del dettaglio superba...felice di riaverti tra noi.....buona serata sERGIO
PS. complimenti per il sito.....un bel connubio di grafica e musica.

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-12-13 10:20]

Ciao Marco!
Nice to see your work again after a long break.Wonderful portrait of your pretty model,with nice pose and facial expression!Perfect light,shade,clarity and sharp colours!
Regards and tfs

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2009-12-13 10:23]

Hi Marco !
Happy to see you back ! Nice portrait, perfectly sharp, with an original light who increases her look.
Well done. TFS.
Best regards and see you soon !

Hi Marco

"Without tricks" is always the best way to present a portrait, I believe in it 100%. :) Others disagree, and of course they have that right.

She has an engaging look and connects well to the camera. One technique you could have used for this - have the model close her eyes, and then count 1 - 2 - 3! and she opens her eyes, you take the shot. That way, her pupils are dilated and it gives her eyes more sensuality.

I'm not sure how I feel about the harsh shadow cutting across the top of her head, I would prefer it wasn't there, but as you say, this is a very natural feeling portrait.


Hi, Marco. Nice intimate, very sharp and expressive portrait. The lighting, pose and her graceful features look awesome.Cheers and TFS.

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  • Roly Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 4 N: 64] (587)
  • [2009-12-13 11:09]

This is a great portrait with a pretty model, a good pose and good tight framing, although I wish the eye was not in the very middle of the image. I love the natural skin texture, the eye contact and the lighting. The small pupils allow for a lot of iris to show. I wish you didn't fill the note with blank lines: the fact that I have to scroll up and down as I write the critique makes me less happy to do it.

Hello Marco,
Again one of your classics...
Your model has impressive look and nice eye contact with camera. I loved how did you use light.
Selahattin E

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-12-13 15:07]

Hola Marco,
bonita instantánea,
atractivos y calidos colores,
espléndida mirada, Without Tricks.. :))

Olá Marco

Gosto muito desta foto em que a modelo revela
uma beleza natural. A luz está fantástica.
Um trabalho muito bonito com uma imagem onde
a simplicidade e a beleza andam de mãos dadas.


Beautiful model and great lighting. The little curl and the pink are just an additional feminine touch to this beautiful woman. ciao, Lisa

Hello Marco,

Very nice head shot. The gaze of the model is very strong and I like the detail of the iris.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-12-13 20:42]

hi Marco,
but her eyes look tricky...
and her mouth hides something serious,
significant expression is included in this portrait.
light and shadow make her impressive,
thank you for your excellent picture,

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-12-14 0:04]

I'me very glad to see you, both !
Superb natural portrait.

Merry Christmas,

Ciao Marco! Wonderful woman, amazing face, mysterious eyes. Nice lightness, very nice shadowplay. Good contrast. Original portrait. Well done!

Hello Marco,
very intersting coloured eyes, well captured
Best wishes,

Ciao Marco

Good to see you again here!
A beautiful and wonderful portrait,
The light here is fabulous, not to mention
with your model that helps even more!
She is beautiful, well photographed and has beautiful eyes.
Nice portrait, perfectly sharp.


Bentornato mitico Urfaust!!!
Hai catturato benissimo una tipica espressione della bella Oana.
L'ombra sulla fronte è un tocco in più che crea movimento al ritratto, già di per se movimentato dalla posa "tiltata" di Oana e dalla sua particolare espressione.
Avrei evitato però di lasciare praticamente in nero circa un terzo di tutta la foto, magari croppandola in verticale.

un abbraccione

ci si vede a Roma very soon?

Bonjour Marco,
Beautiful portrait of this young lady,
great eyes caughting portrait..with great colors and light. very nice shadow on the right with excellent contrast,
picture very sharp and clear,

Olá Marco
Great to see you and your lovely and sweet model. I like her posture and the way she looks you (camera). Good light and very touching portrait.
Um abraço

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-12-14 12:33]

Hi Dear Marco,
nice to see you on TL again.
I was so sorry.I could not see you beautiful work in time.Beautiful portrait of beautiful young lady.Perfect light and great details.Well taken.TFS.Necla.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-12-14 13:23]
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Hello Marco!
How you are keeping? Are you well my friend?
Good to see you back with nice shot.
Beautiful portrait, great pose and amazing light!
Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

HI Marco...nice strong shot..excellent light and details.


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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-12-15 1:11]

Ciao Marco ;)))
beautiful eyes and light in them...TFS
Best wishes...
J ;)))

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2009-12-15 8:05]


an eye to adore!

Ciao Marco, lieto di rivedertisu TL, bellissimo ritratto di eccezionale nitidezza, hai colto una magnifica espressione su volto della tua modella preferita, fantastica luce, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

very nice portrait Marco!
excellent game of light and shadows...
best regards,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-16 7:09]


Grandiose portrait, quelle doucuer féminie, quelle beauté ton sujet, avec une position parfaite, ce regard brun net, une belle luminosité avec une partie plus ombrées, grandiose.

Bravo et amitié


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-12-17 9:53]

Hi Marco
Is great to see you again... hope everything is ok ...
Great portrait breathing naturally a wonderful light in a perfect dialogue with the strong shadow, all in an elegant composition.
Congrats, mb

ciao my friend marco
how are you?
wonderful portrait picture.excellent light and colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Marco,
A wonderful portrait vith superb lighting and sharpness.Excellent pose.TFS.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-18 9:40]

Hello Marco, very nice portrait without tricks like you say, Perfect sharpness and superb skin tones, lovely lighting, thanks!


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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2009-12-18 16:31]

She looks lovely. beautiful lighting and her expression is great. Good to see you back! its fun to play but here you show simplicity can be just as wonderful tfs

Hi Marco,

Awesome portrait shot from nice POV with excelent exposure, details and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice WE MF!


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-19 10:08]

Hi Marco
The pursed lips give her a look of character, not just a pretty face.A real nice pose.
Glad to see you posting again

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-12-19 19:35]

Hi Marco,
Nice to see you back! We missed you!
Beautiful model in a such natural pose. I like how she has kept the light of this days on her face and her incredible expression. I would have cropped the dark zone in the right side until his lock of hair. I think this black shadow hardens a little the beautiful features of your model...but it is just my impression! Overall, this is a wonderful portrait with a great intensity! Bravo! Annie

PS/ Your site is great!
Thank you for making me know Sergio
Commariere...I adore!

Hi Marco,

Excellent natural portrait of your favorite model. :) This look is like a thousand words. Congratulations!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-12-21 5:32]

Hello Marco

A superb portrait of the young woman with an attractive slight tilt of the head, adding an almost enigmatic mood. Good dof & sharpness. Tfs!

Marco u are back!!

Well...so u Love her?? Im disappointed :P!!
hahha and IM Happy that its not me...another 'model' in your big collection ahahaha!!:P
Eternal love?
hmm...in Italian version is very short!!:D
U are not able to love! and surely not to love forever...
However i have something special for Christmas for U..tomorrow i will send u link..
its the most bautiful thing in world!

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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2009-12-22 3:10]

Ciao Marco, che dire, chi mi ha preceduto ha già detto tutto.
Non mi resta che farti i complimenti, Adele

Maybe love can't endure an entire life ........ the line strikes me as poignant and has special meaning for me.
The picture and your writing, as always, elevate each other symbiotically.
Merry Christmas

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-12-24 11:41]

merhaba dear Marco
bu güzel bir portre çalışması,
ışık harika ve çekim çok güzel, netlik muhteşem...selamlar

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-12-30 15:18]

Ciao Marco, bentornato!
Un altro magnifico ritratto della tua splendida modella.
Bella la posa e l'espressione. Perfetta nitidezza e ottimo gioco di luci e ombre.
Felice anno nuovo a te e famiglia!
Ciao! Vanda

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-12-30 20:47]

Hi Marco...
Is nice to see you again on TL...
Also, I like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...!

It's really a beautiful shot and lovely portrait..!
Absolutely a great - I like the natural posse
and the warm smile in eyes.
Congrats my friend,

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