What a wonderful detailed picture. From the composition of the picture itself to the contrasts of colors. A magnificent piece of photography. The red-orange colored hair grabs the attention of the viewer. The sharpness and the focus levels of the subject is PERFECT! The clothes and the background really blend in together very well that it takes your breathe away for a moment and glance at the image to feel its message.
The emotion has been brought down. It really portrays a Sad Friday. The sense of "This should be a exciting day!" tingles in this beautiful piece. The detail on the fine grass brings a total awe to the picture. Too perfect that you yourself could say "What a SAD FRIDAY"
I will begin by stating the obvious, this is an amazing picture. I love the simple yet expressive pose, it like the expression really gives of a feeling of melancholy and sadness as expressed in the title. The muted color theme of the background and the well chosen clothes makes the impact from the hairs' strong and colorful contrast all the more striking. This effect is what made my focus continually pull back to the face, its wonderful and emotional downcast features.
In truth everything in this picture has moved me from the beautiful setting to the beautiful woman and the fantastic final result.
Fantastic picture - I absolutely agree with the other positive comments regarding composition, depth of field / focus and colour contrast! I don't know whether anyone has mentioned it, but the shiny vivid blue on your right thumbnail nicely provides an accentuated lower left corner to the increasingly more blue diagonal coming down from your shirt via the shorts to the thumbnail, and this diagonal is in great complimentary contrast with the orange hair.
And don't worry about thin legs! Just because so many people these days are obese doesn't mean you have to worry if you are just "normal" - lean and healthy... And BTW, it's not only the photo - you do look great, legs inlcuded!
Your legs are gorgeous. I know hundreds of models and women in general who would kill to have lovely legs such as yours. You are no slouch in any area of looks or shapeliness. You are a complete package of an exquisite female. No one is perfect but some of you are incredibly close. Thank your mom for me. She does great work.
The pose is perfect, the lighting is brilliant, and the textures and colors of the background and choice of clothing tell a story. It's almost voyeuristic. I wonder what you are thinking. But, I don't think I am supposed to be seeing you in this mood and I am not allowed to ask. I don't think anyone was supposed to stumble on your walk alone in the marsh.
This is an amazing shot in so many ways! The fact that it is a self portrait makes it all the more outstanding. Setting-up the camera and then striking such a natural pose within the limits of the timer is no small feat. Great job, I just LOVE it!!