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thoughts and dreams 1 by markdaughn thoughts and dreams 1 by markdaughn
model: aurora vaillantcourt
photographer: mark daughn [link]
publisher: mystique magazine [link]

Sometimes a face is so much more evocative than anything else, I can't help but wonder what was she thinking.
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:iconnemis007:
This is really an excellent photo. Your model is just beautiful. She really captures the audience with her eyes and that's the key to the whole shot. Wonderful lighting. Having the depth of field in there with a little bit of blurriness in front and the blurred shoulder in the back adds the perfect touch. I like seeing the line of her left cheek with the hair to one side. But what makes this great is that you are off-center. Having the picture that way added a new dimension. Normally I always have something to critique, but with this picture, I have nothing negative. It just works. The only thing that could have taken away was if it was a wider shot. But you kept it in close and tight and won the day. Well done.
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:iconchuck26:
chuck26 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
She's really beautiful
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
yes she is
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:icondelila-b:
Delila-B Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Artist
Amazing eyes!
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:iconbaremaidens:
BareMaidens Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow!  What a beautiful face!
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:iconaj1976:
AJ1976 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
What a perfect shot!
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:iconwhanglimin:
whanglimin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
还想看美脚!!
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:iconwhanglimin:
whanglimin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
秀发美头和秀美的脸颊!!
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:iconwillcapers:
WillCapers Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Nice expression.
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:iconshadowyzman:
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!!! I agree!!
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:iconmindsouldbody:
MindSouldBody Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Is she Shera Berchard but w/ another name?
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
yes
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:iconmindsouldbody:
MindSouldBody Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Ah, I knew it. She is a shy girl...but not shy to open up. Can't complain either way. hehehehe
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Amazing image
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconartboy-narender:
artboy-narender Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
very beautiful........... love ♥♥
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconartboy-narender:
artboy-narender Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
welcome friend :hug: :)
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:iconmariaski:
MariaSki Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A very beautiful picture. With a beautiful model. Aurora is gorgeous...!
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconencikjerung:
EncikJerung Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
nice model... i like!
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:iconclawhammr666:
clawhammr666 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
wow, that face is gorgeous
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:iconronsalas:
ronsalas Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Mona Lisa has nothing on her.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
wow thanks
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:iconstormbreakerdesigns:
StormbreakerDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
She's gorgeous, fantastic shot!!! ^_^
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconravynmuse:
Ravynmuse Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What beautiful eyes, so sultry, great close up shot!
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconyesuifegnand:
yesuifegnand Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Una mirada preciosa. Felicidades.
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:iconsoler7:
soler7 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Beautiful
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks
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:iconrdb1:
RdB1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful Photo and lovely Model :eyes: Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much
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:iconczeno:
Czeno Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
šok hoş kadın
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:iconraceaddict:
Raceaddict Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Ah Mark, Mark, Mark...

You're making me sad that Mystique is no more. :( I had one of the 'lifetime' memberships, because I knew that as long as you were shooting their content, it would be the best.

The above photo is an absolutely stunning example of how pure beauty is so much more than just skin. Aurora is easily among the most very beautiful of ladies you ever shot. Any image you guys ever published of her puts her easily in the top 3 or 4 ladies on the site. It would be impossible to say any one is more beautiful than any other... Aurora, Zdenka, Kyla... even the surprises like Aimee.

Yep... I'm getting all sentimental now. Heh.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yea sorry to see it go but times change, working on some new things now. I'll let everyone know once it settled.
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EricWizKidOdom Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Such an enticing photo. Great work Mark, absolutely great work! Couldn't agree more with ~NEMIS007's critique. Instant :+fav:
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconmainred:
mainred Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
no words...great
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconfisk:
fisk Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A tad too much smoothing on the face for my taste, but otherwise a warm inviting mood in this photo.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconmrmd53:
mrmd53 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree!
This is evocative to the point of provocative..
Aurora..what an Angel!;p
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks
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:iconmrmd53:
mrmd53 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes Sir!
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:iconbicnarok:
Bicnarok Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, those "come over here" eyes are awesome.
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Nile-Paparazzi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconhaydaad:
Haydaad Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous portrait. Perfect lighting. Lovely model...and those eyes! :^)
Wonderful shot! Thanks for sharing.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconcopout:
Copout Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
You are right. The allure is in her eyes. Cracking shot geezer
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks
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