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John, I get your points but, I dunno... I respond to it only favorably. I'm not so literal about it.
My personal guess is the intent wasn't for the model to appear to be actually submerged in water… dunking a girl is pretty straightforward if that’s what one wants.
I like the image(s) and one reason is, to me they aren’t that literal or contrived. To me there is a really well done handling and composite going on that evokes an ephemeral quality about the moment and pose – certainly floating but not at risk of oxygen deprivation if she doesn’t make it to the surface soon.
The impression is in-context-tense, but mood-wise relaxed... a bit other-worldly, unusual, visually appealing – to me at least, not un-believable lighting – I think they’re very intriguing, interesting images. And again, to my eye, impressive compositing.
As you say, perhaps I don’t understand devisor’s intent. But I admire the work and I have no complaints with the images.
Artistic. Evocative. Impressive.