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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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: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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: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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Bulldoggenliebchen Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
this is so sweet and retro :iconheartemote:
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconzeroskyler:
ZeroSkyler Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hello everyone, today I'm gonna talk about sox... just kidding, nobody cares about sox anymore

APPARENTLY TIS' FALSE
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:iconclerdy:
Clerdy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is very cute!!

Love the mismatch!x
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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:iconcristianvelazquez:
CristianVelazquez Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Artist
A very pleasing photo, I love the teddy bear detail. Very charming.
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconsnusy:
Snusy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing and lovely shot :)
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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:iconanaddictwithapen:
AnAddictWithAPen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Adorable. I just love the concept!
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconmagicwingsforever:
magicwingsforever Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, cute job!! I love your concept behind this!
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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:icondancingwithrobots:
dancingwithrobots Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like the vintage effect although it does sort of wash it out a bit. I think a sharper focus might improve this piece overall, but it's still well done! :cuddle:
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconernest-art:
ernest-art Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderfull shoot... love you tone :)
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: Thanks!
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:icondusteeh-love:
Dusteeh-love Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Very Cute! I like this a lot!
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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