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I edited this photo in photoshop. I also uploaded the original image under single photos. Please let me know how you like it. thank you.


Faisal Sayeed , June 22, 2005; 12:34 A.M.

I think the image has a lot of substance and class. I like the brown tones and hues, the contrast between a very strong willed woman and the axe is awesome. I would have liked to see a close-up of model's face.....I am sure she has very striking and strong facial features which can be explored with a variety of poses and lighting techniques. Thanks for sharing.

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Lionel Dupre , June 22, 2005; 04:42 A.M.

Fine job you did in PS. Classy.

Her attitude towards the axe is good, although I am not sure what I should understand from this picture: quite unusual association you made here !

But I can't help liking it, especially because of the skin texture and the skilled lighting you made.

My compliments to your model too.

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Peter van Nugteren , June 22, 2005; 11:09 P.M.

Beautiful work Natasha!

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Natasha Barabasha , June 27, 2005; 11:49 A.M.

Thank you very much for your comments! Natasha

Guy Barnard , June 27, 2005; 06:54 P.M.


This is a HOT image anyway you look at it. I don't know if that was your intention but it was the I saw it.6/6...}oD

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Chris Atkins , July 18, 2005; 11:10 A.M.

Hot... chris

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Thomas Collins , July 19, 2005; 09:15 P.M.

Another great image Natasha! Oh, we think a lot alike in our photographic creativity. :-)

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Knicki ?!? , July 22, 2005; 04:22 P.M.

I went looking for the original in your singles folder as mentioned but couldnt find it so, cant comment on the differences.

I agree with the comment on the model looking strong willed, I think I would have called it determined.

I dont really get the title. I think I may be taking it too literally. Nothing says firefighter to me except maybe the ax. The clothing doesnt look nomex to me but I could be wrong. The fire looks like it could actually be her with the bit of blur coming off her hair and the background you have. Overall, I like the photo just have difficulties with the title.


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Natasha Barabasha , July 22, 2005; 08:45 P.M.


Thank you for your comment, I had hard time coming up with the title, originally I called it "gabrielle", then "work" and then "firefighter" as it was called that by one of the members above. The idea behind the shot is "inevitable, inescapable work/task" the colors kept bringing me back to Fire. I also uploaded the original, http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=3564879

Alan Morris , May 19, 2006; 03:58 P.M.


Love the pic, saw it when i was looking through your portfolio and i hadnt seen the name but it reminded me of work, so i think you picked the right name. Just wish the people i worked with looked like your model!

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Joe Durham , July 17, 2006; 12:22 A.M.


WOW! This looks more like a painting than a photo! I love how you blended her hair! The woman with the axe shot is great! Its really an "on the cutting edge" idea!

Ok, sorry. I had to get the cheesy line in.

All and all, this is a wonderful shot. I really like the way it is edited.


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Natasha Barabasha , July 17, 2006; 11:47 A.M.

Joe, i like the cheesey line :-) thanks for the comment

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