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Star gazing

By Richsr
Many thanks for all you comments on my last upload, very much appreciated.

A bit of playing with some Christmas tree lights to creat the boken.
Model: Integra.
Lighitng: a two lights set up the main light to the lhs just above the models head and a hair light behind her to the rhs. Two set of christmas tree lights against a black background in the distance, shot a F4 to give the boken

Thanks for looking

Regards Richard

Tags: Studio lighting Studio flash Stockport Integra Flash and lighting Hallum Mill

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fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
18 Dec 2012 8:49AM
A lovely portrait Richard and makes a refreshing change from the formal studio poses.


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mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 8:50AM
Lovely light rich.
cheers phil.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
18 Dec 2012 8:51AM
I'm glad you explained how you achieved this lighting on your model -- it is perfect.
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
18 Dec 2012 8:55AM
Nice bit of photography here Richard and the lighting set up made for an interesting read. Thank you.

18 Dec 2012 8:59AM
Lovely natural look - wonder and a touch pensive. A
Richsr 11 91 223 England
18 Dec 2012 9:01AM
Thanks for your comments everyone
Regards Richard
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 9:07AM
Beautiful portrait, great lighting and pose

I really like the pose that the model is showing well worked Richard good idea has a feel about it just right for this time of year,

18 Dec 2012 9:54AM
Beautiful shot Richard,
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 10:45AM
just love your use of light
18 Dec 2012 11:39AM
great light and shadow Richard works a treat

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
18 Dec 2012 11:48AM
I love the way this has been presented
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 12:18PM
Really like what you have done here Richard, creates a lovely soft feel to the photo (soft not out of focus)

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
18 Dec 2012 12:26PM
A look of wonderment and upward gaze, with the christmas lights behind is very festive, Richard, beautifully lit and presented.

Rollover 8 7 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 1:04PM
Beautiful image.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
18 Dec 2012 1:07PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated
Regards Richard
PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 1:07PM
Lovely image!
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
18 Dec 2012 1:09PM
The lighting is very good here - like it a lot. The bokeh of the lights makes it very festive. A cracker of an image Richard.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
18 Dec 2012 1:34PM
Stunning image. Very Christmassy and fabulous lighting.......Sandy
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 1:44PM
Good look of expectation captured Richard
backed with the lovely lights this has a great look
the shadows captured, complete this beauty
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 2:54PM
A beautiful photograph, wonderfully composed, crafted and presented Richard.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
astyag 10 12
18 Dec 2012 3:45PM
WOW to that lighting!!
Tibetan 6 3 England
18 Dec 2012 4:13PM
A lovely photo Richard, the gaze looks so intense in to the distance, a good model and I might add photographer to that as well, Regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin have a good Christmas.Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 Dec 2012 4:42PM
A lovely model and beautifully lit, Richard Wink
Trev Smile
18 Dec 2012 6:11PM
Great piece of Work Richard, and the perfect Title.

John Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 6:30PM
Love the lighting and bokeh Richard and a beautiful model; very well taken.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 7:20PM
the lighting is wonderful richard a stunner nice one Wink
Richsr 11 91 223 England
18 Dec 2012 8:17PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated and also thanks to Andy for taking the time to give me one of his UA very much appreciated too
RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 8:21PM
I really like her expression and the bokeh is effective. Nice one
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 8:45PM
I think the lighting on the face is beautifully done Richard.
18 Dec 2012 9:50PM
Loverly creation Richards....Merry Xmas.......John
debu 8 India
19 Dec 2012 12:26AM
Lovely image with nice lighting.
Humblebee 6 1 England
19 Dec 2012 1:17AM
An exceptional portrait of a beautiful woman, with a wonderful backdrop ... Carol Grin
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
19 Dec 2012 5:36AM
Excellent light

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2012 7:30AM
Love the way you have achieved the light in this image.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2012 9:47AM
Very clever lighting set up to get the most out of the model's appearance and pose. Is she trying to see Santa?!
19 Dec 2012 6:00PM
Excellent image with a festive touch. I like it a lot.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2012 10:17PM
Lovely portrait, and I love the bg.
Ayoob 7 Australia
19 Dec 2012 11:01PM
Gorgeous shot...........Grin
20 Dec 2012 7:34AM
Beautiful portrait and great background
cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 5:45PM
Cracking image Richard. Very nicely done.
d3looo 9 16 1 Slovakia
20 Dec 2012 6:15PM
Very nice portrait!!! Love the light here!

20 Dec 2012 10:45PM
You certainly know your craft Rich. Another fabulous portrait. Fantastic. Don
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2012 8:01AM
Excellent portrait. Love the lighting and the colour adds a so much to the image Richard. All the best for Christmas. Paul
21 Dec 2012 9:01AM
This is a really beautiful photo, Richard!
The colourful sparkles work well behind the blonde hair and makes the eyes sparkle too.

edwood 10 3 Scotland
22 Dec 2012 5:20PM
Stunning portrait. Background works really well.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Dec 2012 11:05AM
Many thanks for all your comments everyone, very much appreciated
Regards Richard
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 11:20AM
fine work and merry xmas
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
23 Dec 2012 1:55PM
Beautiful lighting and a wonderful effect with the coloured lights in the background.
Merry Christmas Richard!
GregorP 13 4 Slovenia
22 Apr 2013 10:06AM
Beautiful studio work... Smile

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