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Jul 22, 2008, 4:39:48 PM
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Henna by MightyT Henna by MightyT
I spent more than half an hour looking at the picture, asking my self whether to upload it or not. It's been a long time since I uploaded anything. I hesitated a lot and finally decided not to upload it. Then again I was like: It is better to upload it and here peoples comments about it which will help me improve then not knowing what are the down sides of the picture.

There are many reasons that make me not like the picture, I was in a hurry the girl couldn't wait for too long. The hand isn't alligned to the tables decoration which makes the picture look messed up. The tip of her fingers are out of focus and the shadow of her hands is cropped.

This is something we have in our tradition, girls decorate their hands in an event called "jalwa" which comes before the wedding. The material used is called "henna" and there are many styles and artistic designs talented girls make for the bride and her guests.

Please, critique is needed. I would like to hear anything that crosses your minds.

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Thank you so much alone-maggie, it means a lot to me :)
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PandoraLewis Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome desing.
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Speltier Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! It's so vibrant and stunning... that color is really what makes this a great photo. Wonderfully done!
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tandborsten Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
amazing, my henna turned out pretty bad, not like yours, your is asm :)
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ccrae15 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
i think it looks cool. i dont think a lot of ppl get those. at least i have never witnessed one that close so cool looking good job! *we are only are worst critic*
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Frubafan98 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Wow thats a very bright shade of red, its very beautiful ^^
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monographo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
I think its a lovely work and tradition too!
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The-Beautiful-Void Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you get it to turn out so red all mine is brown XD
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dauntdebriss Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
i actually quite like the position as well beacuse it leaves the photo more dynamic and less static it gives it more intreast like there was almost something going on when you took the photo instead of it being a posed forced position
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MightyT Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Very true after looking at it again I see exactly what you mean. Thank you so much for your comment, I really appreciate your support :D
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dauntdebriss Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
but of course any day!!
~Daunt
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Humanization Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
the henna is beautiful!! :love: and i love how you've taken the shot... like you didnt just take a picture of the hands in the middle... the positioning is great... makes you see beyond the henna... great work mashallah =)
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MightyT Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Thank you so much wallah, I really appreciate your support :D
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energize123 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
its beautiful =) and all the things you think make the picture bad or whatever make it more unique =) and the plain table with the simple design at the top emphasizes her hands, and the henna design itself is beautiful :heart: =)
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MightyT Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Thank you so much for the support, glad you like it :)
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DarknessFalls5 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008   Photographer
this is amazing... it is definately going to be a fav of mine, i love how in focus it is, and.... god i just love the whole thing :) :D you did agreat job with this. it was definately worth uploading
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MightyT Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Awww that is so sweet of you, Thank you so much for the support. :) I guess I won't regret uploading it anymore :D
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DarknessFalls5 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008   Photographer
lol :) :D lol, i don't know, i've always been really into henna and tattoos, i find it all really fascinating. and i think it's a really creative picture too :) :D ha, you are your own worst critic, you're being too hard on yourself, it looks amazing :)
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MightyT Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Hehehe maybe thats because I am an over ambitious person and I always want to improve quickly thats why I always point out the bad things in me instead of looking at the bright side. Am really glad you like it, I never knew Henna is a new trend in the US I just knew when (sp4depir4te) said so. Am so glad you like the picture, maybe next time you put Henna in your hands you can take a picture and show us :D
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DarknessFalls5 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008   Photographer
lol. well, i've never had henna designs on my hands, i have an idian friend who used to get it done all the time. she an i grew apart over the years so i don't know if she gets it done now, but i still remember the really pretty henna designs on her hands. henna really isn't big in the U.S. well... alteast where i live. but i ave alwasy been fond of henna and especially tattoos. i hope to have some of my own fairly soon, and maybe if i find a place to get henna i will definately get it done :D :) :D yes, i absoutely love this pic. and once again, you did an amazing job with it ;) :) :D

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MightyT Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
Hehehe thanks a lot for your continuous support :) When ever you get Henna you have to take nice shots, who knows maybe we can make a gallery on dA which features nice shots of tattoo's and henna :D
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DarknessFalls5 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008   Photographer
that would be awesome ^^ :) :D
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
:)I like this very much!!The design on her hands is beautiful!!
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MightyT Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Thanks! glad you like it :D
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
:icongivemesmilesplz:You're welcome!!
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HorizonStyle Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
I hate henna,
but it is a great capture really
i noticed that the ends of her fingers are out of focus, which cropped a little,
but still great picture and you should be proud of it ;)
keep up the good work ;)
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MightyT Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Thank you so much for the support :)
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Sonic-BooM Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
For a Macro Shot,i think it would have looked alot better if u were little closer on the details of the henna...and for such a shot i recommend that u use a Diffuse light by a Softbox for good lightening.
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MightyT Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
Closer on the details meaning getting the camera even closer so that the hand takes more space in the picture or putting the whole hand under focus?
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Sonic-BooM Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
yes,it would looked better.
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sp4depir4te Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Personally its a great picture. The way the table decoration is it actually draws more attention to the Henna. The henna itself looks fine and the fact that you know what you are doing with it makes it seem more beautiful. You aren't just using henna because it is trendy like a lot of Americans do
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MightyT Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Thank you so much for your supportive comment, Glad you like it :) Yeah the point of the table's decoration is to add more life to the picture but I wish it was vertically aligned to the girl's hands. I never knew Americans put "Henna", is it a new trend in the US? What do you call it there?
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sp4depir4te Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Well its catching on here in the States, and we call it Henna, but unless you can find a really talented artist the just kinda use stencils or they do their own designs.
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MightyT Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
That is very interesting to know. My sister is in Texas at the moment, I'll tell her to go get her hand decorated hehehe. Thanks again :)
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