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:iconelecxra:
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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Critique by PhotogScott Feb 21, 2012, 10:25:50 AM
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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Drop-D-Digital Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  New Deviant Professional Photographer
nice frame!
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HayJayne Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute!💕💟
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
Cute shot!
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks ;)
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wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
My pleasure!
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Possibly the best ID I have ever seen... :)
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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MargozMidnight Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Student Artist
Nice shoot!
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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ThatWickedDetective Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the colours and the textures, you have set this up beautifully....
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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GreenTomberry Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Aw, really a great picture ! The shading is revealer too.
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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swampy999 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
Well, I really Like it For all the reason described in elecxra's previous comment.Dog Face :sooo-sorry: 
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angryskipper Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Very hearth taking photo. So beautiful.
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ScarletWarmth Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016   General Artist
cutest kneesocks i've ever seen! <333
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TLPArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Cool picture. Also, I like the socks, very cute
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wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
Too cute!
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mkkema Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so cute! i like the harmonious of the colors. very beautyful!
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MikeSedakat Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is excellent in that it reminds me of many of the iconic posters in the 1980s that were sold in gift shops and found on the walls of so many teenagers. It is the sort of image that stays in your mind and is not easily forgotten. The contrast in colour, the odd socks and the fact that the teddy looks like its thinking of something outside the shot, help to make this such a nice photograph.
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Gmatty Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
So Sweet! Hug 
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Dalia-Zo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Jeez... I forgot to add it to my favorites.
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hughrob2 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it looks awesome.
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ArtemLab Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
nice socks)))
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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GummyBearsYUM Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015   Digital Artist
can i pls use this as my desktop wallpaper?
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw...
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cyberrobyn Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Cute socks
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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dcwttaoo1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
mismatch LOVE.
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purplepassion333 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just like this.:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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0cean-Breeze Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Artist
Omg! I love this photo~
great work!
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DionneMars93 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man I love that song.... -v-
Cute pic!!
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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neswanje Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
still in love with this one..... gorgeous legz :wow:
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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neswanje Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
my pleasure... always appreciated 😍🌷.... always anticipated 😍😙
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d4x1a Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Lovely image :-)
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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KYNGDOLCE Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
Very nice!
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InsomniaDoodles 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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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :heart:! It is a bit dark sadly. Someday I'd love to re shoot this!
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InsomniaDoodles Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Looking forward to seeing it!
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UGNArtWorld Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello...
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FallenBlackPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hello!
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pamelamc Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Love this. It is soft, playful, tender. I wouldn't change anything
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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