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Post by Misfit » Wed March 13th, 2013, 6:03 pm

This is awfully familiar.

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Post by Mythica » Wed March 13th, 2013, 9:22 pm

Hmmm, someone learned how to change hair and eye color in Photoshop, lol.

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Post by Misfit » Wed March 13th, 2013, 10:58 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Hmmm, someone learned how to change hair and eye color in Photoshop, lol.[/quote]

It is the blonde girl with the golden dress, isn't it? ;)
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Post by Nefret » Thu March 14th, 2013, 12:05 am

Brown hair looks odd on her. Where is she anyway?
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We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
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Post by EC2 » Thu March 14th, 2013, 12:49 am

Looks like one of the girl singers from 80's band The Human League!
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Misfit » Sat March 16th, 2013, 9:20 pm

Same photo shoot? I'm not quite sure. What say the rest of you?

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat March 16th, 2013, 10:20 pm

No, they are different dresses. My daughter has a formal dress-rental business, and she always orders the corset-style back if the manufacturer makes the style in it. It makes the dress size range so much greater.

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Post by Misfit » Sat March 16th, 2013, 11:19 pm

[quote=""MLE""]No, they are different dresses. My daughter has a formal dress-rental business, and she always orders the corset-style back if the manufacturer makes the style in it. It makes the dress size range so much greater.[/quote]

Thanks. I really was sure until I put them side-by-side here that I began to wonder.
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Post by DianeL » Sun March 17th, 2013, 4:23 pm

Also, the brunette curls are less looping, and the dress on her is far less tightly cinched. :)

I have a perhaps unjustifiable prejudice against photographed cover art for histfic; it destroys a sense for me outright, because it never EVER appears period appropriate to me. As we've seen here, it tends to just be stock imagery - cheaply produced, and not created just for a particular novel. So it alienates me right there. Then again, I'm a contrarian, so I know my opinions for the irrelevant points they tend to be.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun March 17th, 2013, 5:01 pm

I agree on the photography, at least for times and places where we have an abundance of artwork produced then and there. If I am looking for a renaissance-era novel, nothing shouts "Read this!" like a renaissance portrait on the cover. Preferably WITH the head on.
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