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Dead B r i d e by SeaFairy Dead B r i d e by SeaFairy
It was supposed to be her luckiest day.

Dead Bride...

It took me quite long to get the shot I wanted. Especially achieving that bright/dark-contrast was immensly difficult. On the screen it looked much different from the camera's screen-result, so I stil had to do slight contrast-editions but not too much. I hope you like it.

DSC-F 717|Studio|Model:Me

PS: To all those who commented on my last 3 pieces, they were all together over 400 comments and I gave up answering them all, please forgive me, I tried and did reply to some but it was impossible to reply you all. Especially thanks to those who wrote alot! I READ IT ALL!!! I just don't have the time to reply, especially concerning the "In the End you are Alone"-piece, where many people expressed their thoughts, which made me endlessly happy! Know, that I read every word of it and appreciate it endlessly! Hug to everyone!

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malhocas Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2005
not sad... beautiful photo... roses... they do everything in a photo
Sweet-Gwendoline Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004
very nice pic!
peachez29 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2003
that is a truely beautiful photo! i love every aspect of it! :+fav:
dalharil Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2003
great idea
i love this shot
mournfulcrow Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2003
That is so beutful, add that my favorites! shows great sadness and emotion without even seeing anything else besides the hand! amazing!
deadlypoison Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2003
I love the contrast. It all looks so fragile. It took a little while to get the dead feeling but it definitely is there. I love it.
neonutopia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2003
awsome. The darkness behind it really gives its character. I really like it. good work
toypod Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2003   Photographer
Always Great and I hope you feel better!!!!!!
You are an inspiration to us all~~~~
darkredrose Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
I love this... really...
dipped-in-hunni Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2003
Love it..its sad & beautiful +favlove
luana Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2003
amazingly beautiful and expressive Heart

arlejerlutos Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely perspective n lighting! the first line "It was supposed to be her luckiest day" really gave me a deep impression....

vashti-shobek Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2003
added this and a bunch to my favs
brokenangel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2003
goddman, I love this full of emotion, especially with the description! very nice shot, I'm glad it turned out as you wanted it in the end!
harlequin02 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2003
Wickedly beautiful:) (Smile) So full of emotion. Very nicely done.

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epiphany Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2003
This is such a heart breaking photo hun... you really have conveyed so much loss and fragility in this photo. Yet another goregeous shot by you.

Beautiful work Heart

martha555 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2003
Sad but beautiful...
Good idea to show only the hand; but it says it all; cool:) (Smile)
softschitzolove Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2003
That is so sad, yet so pretty. I like roses.
simba Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2003
Beautiful composition. I love the tone and framing.

This is a powerful image. Keep up the good work.
shashank Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2003
I am just plain tired of admiring your work...
sirensin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2003
that's a beautiful piece, very well done! congrats on making your hand look dead haha. i like the ever-so slight blue tone of it. great job.
dietwater Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2003
hey this is beautiful!!! although i realize that its supposed to be sad and everything..which it is....but i can totally picture this on a "CONGRATULATIONS YOU'RE MARRIED!!!" card...consider but yes i still think its beautiful. nice job!!
leftofcenter88 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2003   Photographer
Wow, it's so beautiful, I love it! You have SOOO MUCH TALENT!
wicked-eve Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2003
such morbid softness.
i love the mesh...the way it plays over the skin.
excellent work Lia!!
The imagery is as always suiting of the title.
you amaze me as always..Heart
tanelorn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2003
Really great!!! And itīs so soft... it looks like you really donīt want to hurt the poor and fragile rose...

Please... Iīve got a roso too... if you can... see what you think about it [link]
saciii Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2003  Professional Photographer
Oh so pretty... The flower looks fake (but in a good sense) - It looks very fragile and weird (:p (Lick) ).
Constructive criticism now... I don't like the blurriness on one of the leaves (at the top) but I don't really have any suggestions on how to improve it - maybe you could... um :p (Lick)
Otherwise actually I think it's pretty much perfect (in my eyes)..
icarus-ica Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2003
arpad Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2003
Truley sad, once the rose in the hands of the bride, supposingly represents, the fullfilment of a marriage. The shot is perfect I you achieved your goals. :) (Smile) Congratulations Fairy :D (Big Grin)
devilicious Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2003  Professional Photographer
i do bridal series stuff - i have a thing for "dark" brides...and this a beautiful beautiful abstract example of that CERTAIN emotion that only someone that could BE a bride could truly truly feel all of IMO....the netting and the delicacy it brings, is truly gorgeous against the contrasted hand.....i love the rose petal detail still showing and the limp gorgeous fingers....

its really lovely Lilly...
bnext Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow what a powerful picture!
marecki Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
In one word - great. Every detail is perfect. I like more and more your style.
sciphex Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2003
such a simple shot
but i love the theme you have tied in

so tragic
Sad Angel
ophelia-autumnal Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003
There's something about that rose, it really caught my eye. As said earlier, the multiple textures really set it off, but I too am finding it difficult to percieve her as being "dead". I think this may be because of how the picture is so light.
It's beautiful though. I love it.
lost-in-life Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003   Writer
whoa, that is so incredably and when I look at it i just makes my insides cold thinking about the rest of your idea that the picture doesn't show, it's great the way you leave so much to imagination! your stuff is very thought provoking and that takes much talent!w00t!
soninha Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
onde day i tought i could have a day like that, but just like the wind he left me without any reason that can explain his acctitude... +fav
ziphax Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003
roses are the best flowers Black Rose
abutre Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
Like it, as a goth touch that I really enjoy... :D (Big Grin)
exspot Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003
beautiful picture, very expressive :) (Smile)

well done
phaelx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003
nice one...again. the contrast was nicely worked and the shot really shows the meaning of it.
love the monocromatic tone uv put there...

well tk u!! (iv commented on ur 3 last pieces :D (Big Grin) ) its a pleasure to comment on such beatifull stuff u submit. keep up Hug
nevertheless513 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003
once again another beautiful piece... but im not sure if i get a dead feeling... lol i dunno i guess i do, but i see more of an abandoned bride or a lonely bride... more than dead... its still a beautiful piece and still sends a great emotional value either way you look at it... GREAT piece... :D (Big Grin) , keep it comin;) (Wink)
l0natic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003
waw that is amazing!!...i love the tone and the detail!
adelie Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003   Photographer
nice contrast
domino6713 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great shot...The details are so crisp, and the contrasts are wonderful.
fangedfem Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003
A lovely shot! I like the way you have it composed and the way it draws your eyes thru the image-- wonderful expression =) (Smile)
oceanborn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003
Beautiful image Seafairy...:-) (Smile)

I'm already running through scenarios in my mind that give this image life. Tragic to say the least. :-) (Smile)

myra911 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003
I love the slightly textured feel to this, just adds a bit of "age"
I get a sense of sadness to this, more so than death, Perhaps thats the whole idea. Regardless, the tones and highlights on this are perfect. I would definitely suggest a full view. The thumbnail takes away fromt he piece. I'm also liking the idea that the piece is not fully centered , gives it a more "natural" feel.
vision-nine Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003
I like the lighting and various textures. Good shot.
conga Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003
sad indeed Crying
luag Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003
um...i couldnt really feel the "dead" feeling from the photo alone.
just me, i guess
peskaa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous, that rose looks so fragile.
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