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Offline clockworkgirl21

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Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« on: May 07, 2005, 11:28:10 AM »
Have you noticed that in some photos, you can see the bone in Tatiana's nose?
http://www.livadia.org/tanya/images/tatianamariaanastasiayacht.jpg

And in some photos, it looks like it's been taken out of the picture.
http://www.livadia.org/tanya/images/tatiana1914_2.jpg
Does anyone know why they would edit the bone out? Did they think it looked bad or something?

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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2005, 11:56:50 AM »
It could be the light, it could be the pose, the way her face is turned, or it could have been edited out. There are so many possibilities, really. Do we have any of the tricentennial photos of her facing the same way as the candid, so we can compare?

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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2005, 12:12:08 PM »
Which one is the candid? Is it the one with Maria and Anastasia on the Standart?

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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2005, 03:41:39 PM »
they used to touch up the photos all the time, i'm sure its been discussed somewhere on here, because tatiana's nose wasn't "fashionable" then, though i think its lovely!  :)

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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2005, 06:04:29 AM »
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It could be the light, it could be the pose, the way her face is turned, or it could have been edited out. There are so many possibilities, really. Do we have any of the tricentennial photos of her facing the same way as the candid, so we can compare?


Yes, the candid, or non-rigid, non-formal shot, is the one with Maria and Anastasia. :)

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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2005, 12:42:13 PM »
Tatiana always seems to be facing forwards or to the left in formal shots. Does anyone know of any where she's facing to the right?

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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2005, 03:44:43 PM »
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Tatiana always seems to be facing forwards or to the left in formal shots. Does anyone know of any where she's facing to the right?


Have you ever heard someone about to get their photo taken say, 'Make sure you get my best side!'? That may well be the reason, as many people believe they have a 'better' side of their face. For my part, I hate profile shots of myself, as they make my already-large nose look like I'm a female Cyrano de Bergerac.

Again, just my tuppence. :)

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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2005, 05:12:19 PM »
Everything I've read has said Tatiana was the best looking of N&A 's daughters.This, from people who knew them,except Count Grabbe,who liked Marie. She was the most popular with the Russian people. I dont see anything wrong with her nose. I dont even see the bone that people are talking about.Its the love of shadows in photos,at the time.That may have caused this

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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2005, 05:28:30 PM »
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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2005, 10:26:43 AM »
Helen, thank you for posting so many beautiful pictures! I have most, if not all, of them already, but those are my favourites! It would be so helpful if we knew which photos had been retouched and which hadn't...that way, we could tell if the bone in Tatiana's nose was always evident, or it was just a trick of the light.

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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2005, 04:16:24 PM »
Dearest grandduchess_sofia! My heart make some "boum" when I saw this little picture of OTMA with AF you use as a sign. Would you be so kind to post it in a biger format? I NEVER saw it, I wish so much to contemplate it! Thank you in advance!

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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2005, 04:51:35 PM »
Matushka:

Here's a link:

http://www.livadia.org/trw/alixotmastandart1914.jpg

I scanned it as large as I could without it looking strange. :)
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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2005, 11:37:24 PM »
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Everything I've read has said Tatiana was the best looking of N&A 's daughters.This, from people who knew them,except Count Grabbe,who liked Marie. She was the most popular with the Russian people. I dont see anything wrong with her nose. I dont even see the bone that people are talking about.Its the love of shadows in photos,at the time.That may have caused this


I always found Tatiana the loveliest of the girls as well, though her sisters weren't far behind. Olga has a classic, porcelain-doll beauty, while Maria's beauty is chiefly in the way her huge eyes are balanced by her generous features. She takes her paternal's grandfather's facial structure and makes it look feminine. Anastasia had the Hessian beauty, the delicacy of feature, and I always found her just as beautiful as her sisters, but there was just something about Tatiana...I think hers is the kind of beauty a camera could never really capture, as many great beauties had to be seen in person to be truly appreciated, but in the few photos that actually capture Tatiana's looks, she's literally
breathtaking. These, for example...











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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2005, 03:35:44 AM »
They are lovely photos Arianwen,

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Re: Bone in Tatiana's Nose
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2005, 03:53:20 AM »
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They are lovely photos Arianwen,


Thank you! :) I confess, Tatiana is certainly my favourite, and in photos like the ones I posted, I look at her and her sisters pale in comparison. I get the impression that she's the type who didn't photograph well, as I'm the same way, and in person, she was probably even more beautiful than her sisters. Olga, I think, was exceedingly photogenic, and Maria only slightly less so, though Anastasia had a bad habit of making faces for the camera. When she took serious photos, though, she was quite lovely. Each daughter had her own unique beauty, though in the photos I posted, she literally takes my breath away.

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