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Frank Darnell:
4 years ago
Nicely done.
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PRO Nancy Good:
4 years ago
Many thanks, Frank.
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Ricardo Williams:
4 years ago
Superb.... love this very much Nancy. How did you create this effect?
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PRO Nancy Good:
4 years ago
Thank you, Ricardo. It's not so much an "effect" as it is covering myself with natural clay and letting it dry (over the course of several hours) and crack.
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Ricardo Williams:
4 years ago
Thanks Nancy, I totally asked the wrong question. I meant to ask what was the method you used to get the cracked effect on your face. I thought it was with baby powder but was doubtful. Your answer totally made it clear in my head. Thanks for taking the time to reply.
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PRO Ronald Webb:
4 years ago
Impressive series Nancy!
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PRO Nancy Good:
4 years ago
Thank you so much, Ronald.
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A continuing series: The little community where my desert cabin sits is famous for its hot springs and its healing clays. I have been wanting to incorporate the clays into a series that impacts the viewer (and the subject - me) with emotion, with a deep sense of purification, with a new insight into beauty, with healing, a peeling back or cracking of harmful and oppressive facades, etc. It's funny, how we think of beauty. I've been guilty of fretting over hair, over makeup, over accessories, over clothing, and yet ... here I am, with no makeup, dirty and messy hair and feel sublimely beautiful with a face-full of "dirt." There is nothing in these images that would ever be classified as high-fashion, and yet ... I feel organically glamorous ... much like a delicate pottery sculpture. That's part of the mystery I hope to study within this series.


Tech details

Camera Canon EOS 7DCamera Ratings
Lens Not setLens Ratings
Focal length 18mm
Shutter speed 1/100s
Aperture f/9
ISO/Film 800
Category Portrait
Taken Feb 27 2013
Uploaded Sep 22 2014 23:46:52

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