Models: Ran Garrigus and Freyja Nemeth
Freyja's Pose: From Reel Expression
Ran's Pose: Made using Avimote's PoseMaker PE.
PoseMaker was used to rez a poseball and from there I manipulated the standard t-pose to "fit" together with Freyja's pose. Particularly important was moving the right arm to fit through the gap between her arm and body, and getting the right bend to back, hips, and leg to make it seem natural rather than stiff.
Post-processing Technique: I used a simple histogram adjustment to get this particular lighting, after fiddling around with Ana Lutetia's outdoor city Windlight setting to get the lighting. The histogram provided a nice look to it all.
Then the usual warp and soften to get things nice. I did have to use a mask to clear away some of the hair on Freyja's right side, which obscured my (terribly handsome) face rather much.
Finished up with Melancholytron to give a bit of a blurred vignetting at the corners.
1st Place in Avimote's Retouched photo contest for December 2009.
Also, see here to see it on black (thanks, Dakotah!)