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Carmen. by saturninus Carmen. by saturninus
The long waiting was worth it! hopefully.

This is the eleventh item of the Mutually Friendly Opera Project [MFOP], a parallel assignment game with Mr =Divadlo. This is Carmen from Georges Bizet's well-known opera, the ardent gypsy girl working in a tobacco factory and causing serious heartache for a young soldier and others.

As her characteristics are very often depicted as blatant commonplaces, I decided to do the same and use only elements that are in the "classical" representation of Carmen (cigar, rose, fan, etc), putting them into a slightly surreal perspective.

full view, please.

Model: Hédi.

The respective image of Mr =Divadlo: [link]

The previous MFOP elements: [link]
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:iconemilily911:
EmiLily911 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Lovely dynamic shot and the sparse use of vivid colouring emphasises her vitality even more.
But like one of the previous comments, the cigar feels out of place--I'm pretty sure you don't dance the Manzanilla with a cigar in your hand. Otherwise, this is a great photo!
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:iconcoronaberenike:
CoronaBerenike Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
It's actually Seguidilla, not Manzanilla.
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:iconemilily911:
EmiLily911 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Thanks for the correction.
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:iconcoronaberenike:
CoronaBerenike Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
You're welcome.
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:iconsaturninus:
saturninus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
hahaha well okay, but she was working in a tobacco factory! :)
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:icondamocles662:
Damocles662 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Every real wommen should smoke cigarrs, going to FAV it!
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:iconsaturninus:
saturninus Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
err... whatever you say!

:p
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:icondamocles662:
Damocles662 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
and a Cuben ciagarr [link]


Love ( D )
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:iconfabala-the-artist:
fabala-the-artist Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is so gorgeous. i love her hair
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:iconsaturninus:
saturninus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! :)
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:iconfreakoncat:
freakoncat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009   Photographer
i love it
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:iconsaturninus:
saturninus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
she may love you back! ;)
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:iconfwee4:
Fwee4 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Beautiful Shot!
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:iconsaturninus:
saturninus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot!
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:iconandrei-mischievous:
Andrei-Mischievous Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009   General Artist
Wonderful! :clap:
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:iconsaturninus:
saturninus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! ;)
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:iconstratoflak:
stratoflak Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Stunning!!! You ask for a critique, yet I do not have the requisite "100 words" or more. Forgive me but something about the cigar does not flow, (for me). I understand the significance yet I am "thrown off" by the cigar. Everything you do is brilliant so I am reluctant to add my thoughts. As I said, the scene is stunning!
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:iconsaturninus:
saturninus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem.
in fact I think I get your point about the cigar... it is just there, but it does not have a "dynamism" like smoke or something. it is just too blank there. hmmm.
anyway. :)

thanks!
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:iconyannosgato:
YannosGATO Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
Bravo!!Standing ovation!
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:iconsaturninus:
saturninus Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow:
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:iconfredfree:
fredfree Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
what a mighty fan!
[acts like a hair conditioner!]

perfectly poised and posed.
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:iconsaturninus:
saturninus Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
oh indeed, her fan[s] make[s] her hair keep black and shiny.
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:iconmbym:
mbym Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
carmen makes her paper world go round
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:iconsaturninus:
saturninus Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
she has no other choice.
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:iconlinlith:
Linlith Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Finally!!! This is so absolutely amazing, Andras!! :clap: :sing:
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:iconsaturninus:
saturninus Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much, Kristine!
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:iconmokskalashnikov:
mokskalashnikov Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
awesome... greatshot :0
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:iconsaturninus:
saturninus Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks thanks. :nod:
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Very powerful and full of colour, I like that you put the classical elements in the picture but mix in them in an original and fresh new look
:D
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:iconsaturninus:
saturninus Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, mister.
do you really think it's fresh enough?
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
it works for me!
:D
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