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A colourfully emotional picture. The first most noticeable thing to point out are the females socks. The different colours, they really contrast with each other and are really cute, which also brings us to your toy bear beside.

It looks cute, yet depressing. It leaning towards the girl makes it look as if the bear is waning for her, or her childish love and affection.

The background looks like a bed-sheet set up, also gives it a sleepy look, also reminds me of an asylum, which is another symbol for loneliness and depression.

Overall, it's unique is a common way. It's also cute in a depressing way. You get the best of both worlds with this piece. An overall favourite of mine.
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Fair to say, I like the shot pretty well as is. The suggestions I have come more from the post processing side of things and from the angle of execution. I'll cover each in separate paragraphs.

The contrast in the exposure seems pretty well to me, even though the highlights are a little more muted than I would like. I believe I'm seeing a little bit of a cross-processed style with some magenta added to the shadows.

On the post processing side of that, I'd actually like to see more of it. If you use Photoshop or a powerful image editor, I'd say keep the exposure about the same as it is now, but bring the shadows up to make them appear faded. That may reveal a softer side of the photograph, rather than keeping the light so harsh between the bear and the blue sock. Piggybacking on that, push a cross process into it a little more. Add a touch of magenta and maybe a soft, soft green in your midtones to see where it takes you.

My only other suggestion would be to bring the camera a little bit lower. I get the feeling that I'm looking down from knee-level and that the shot would be more powerful if the camera was lowered about five inches.

The pose of the foot -- the delicate lean of the left foot (and the attached symbolistic boy/girl relationship) is wonderful. The teddy bear is great as well, though he seems a little farther back than I'd have thought. Maybe keep him on an even plane with the ball of the feet to cheat the camera into keeping him aligned with the focal points of the image.

Keep it up!
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:iconcyberrobyn:
cyberrobyn Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Cute socks
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:icondcwttaoo1:
dcwttaoo1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
mismatch LOVE.
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:iconpurplepassion333:
purplepassion333 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I just like this.:D (Big Grin) 
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:icon0cean-breeze:
0cean-Breeze Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Artist
Omg! I love this photo~
great work!
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:icondionnemars93:
DionneMars93 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015   Traditional Artist
Man I love that song.... -v-
Cute pic!!
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:iconneswanje:
neswanje Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
still in love with this one..... gorgeous legz :wow:
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconneswanje:
neswanje Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
my pleasure... always appreciated 😍🌷.... always anticipated 😍😙
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:icond4x1a:
d4x1a Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  New Deviant Professional Interface Designer
Lovely image :-)
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:iconkyngdolce:
KYNGDOLCE Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
Very nice!
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:iconcrypticgrin:
CrypticGrin Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute! ^^ I love the colors and contrast here, but the photo overall might be a bit too dark because I see a lot of noise in this one. It could be deviantART giving your photo a big "F you", so just disregard my critique if that's the case. ^^
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:iconugnartworld:
UGNArtWorld Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello...
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:iconfallenblackphoenix:
FallenBlackPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!
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:iconpamelamc:
pamelamc Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Love this. It is soft, playful, tender. I wouldn't change anything
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:icontamsycat:
Tamsycat Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Faved Sign Love 
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:iconvintagewarmth:
VintageWarmth Featured By Owner May 1, 2015   General Artist
cutest concept i;'ve ever seen! :heart: i love the knee socks!
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks hun!
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:icontiburon411:
Tiburon411 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it great... why do you want to reshoot ?
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:iconartiztul:
artiztul Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
nice
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:iconjohnduan:
johnduan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
That is cute
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:iconzorro40:
Zorro40 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent idea with the socks:clap: and :+fav:
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconawesome43:
awesome43 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
This is very sweet and so cute. :iconhug1plz:
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:iconb13visuals:
b13visuals Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Totally cute! Great work you have!
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true!
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:iconsomeone-000:
Someone-000 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Love this... and love Teddies! :heart:
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:iconchef-chad:
chef-chad Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Who doesn't love really comfortable fuzzy socks?
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Right?! :love:
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:iconkeithhove:
keithhove Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Ive got no right word to describe this shot but for now im gonna say 'artstic'...good job.
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:iconibrahimtaylanoto:
ibrahimtaylanoto Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
very nice shot
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:iconcarbonatedgirl:
carbonatedgirl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
<3 the mismatched socks! The teddy bear is a wonderful ending touch too! :)
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:iconchrisvickroy:
ChrisVickroy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cute!
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:iconallison731:
allison731 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Extremely cute. ;) :heart:
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:iconarmoredarmorine:
ArmoredArmorine Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Photographer
needs to be reshoot without socks :talktothehand:
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:iconwabbs:
wabbs Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like this shot. I like the ideea, the composition, and the lights. Keep up the good work!
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:iconneswanje:
neswanje Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I still love these shapey legs..... Great photo by the way :thumbsup:
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:iconneswanje:
neswanje Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
very beautiful legs.... :love:
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:iconkeirune:
KeiRune Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I do think this is just adorable maybe just crop to square format if you wanna try a change
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:iconoptionator:
Optionator Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This wonderful picture was shown at my page in the "Features Widget"
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:iconnoma-caa:
Noma-Caa Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I still love the shots like this. Those socks are adorable, and I love the inclusion of the teddy bear.
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:icongangstalike:
gangstalike Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this picture has such a sweet nostalgic feel :] i like it as is but if you reshoot it, you could introduce a different colored background to make a more visually satisfying piece
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: Agreed!
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:iconisischneider:
isischneider Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Photographer
sweet composition and title,wonderful shot.
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconbiga-nt:
BigA-nt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha sexy socks! Great idea and really cool photo. Nice work. :D
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconkriiistenify:
Kriiistenify Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
STRIPED SOCKS!
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:eager: Yes!
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