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Wow!! Almost 110,000 pageviews, two daily deviations, and hundreds of comments, and this is my first journal entry!!  I'm such a slacker!!

Thanks to all those who viewed my recent Daily Deviation, "Some of Its Parts"… featuring the amazing model Mandy.  I wish I could respond to all the over 300 comments this image has received in the past 24 hours, but I'd be at my keyboard for days!!  

All your comments were read and appreciated, whether your liked or disliked the image. Most of the comments were overwhelmingly positive. Even comments criticizing my post processing technique were appreciated, and will definitely be kept in mind as I create future images.

I do find in fascinating that the people who wrote the most negative comments (less than 10 at current count) have a tough time explaining why they found the work "disgusting" "inappropriate" "really ugly" or, in one case, think of the model as a "demon." (I nearly forced my morning tea through my nostrils laughing at that comment!!)

Yes, it takes all kinds.

Some technical info for those who asked: Image was shot with a single 3x4 foot soft box positioned over the model's head, feathered slightly forward. Post processing included some skin smoothing, a boost in contrast, a bit of dodging to make the eyes reappear from under the shadow, and, of course, B&W conversion.
  • Mood: Content
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  • Drinking: black tea, milk and sugar please!


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Tom Lane
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Chicago

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SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Party Happy Birthday, Tom! Green Dragon
Dyel75 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
:party:party:HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!:party::party::cake:
I Hope You Have a Very Nice Day!!!:wave:
Best Wishes And Greetings From Brazil!!!:handshake:
GuardianMajor Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
:party: Happy Birthday!
cricricracracrocro Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
I wish you a happy birthday
HorheSoloma Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
stevie-wydder Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
I wish you a happy birthday ! :)
Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Professional Photographer
:w00t::iconmedicakeplz::party::party:  Happy Birthday :)
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MichaelCPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015   Photographer
Was glad to happen by your gallery... you do some nice work Tom!
ulltraz Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
happy birthday!!!Huggle! Airborne 
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