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Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 8:18PM
love the location and the colours, the wind blowing makes it.

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A_Harrison 13 261 Canada
11 Mar 2008 8:20PM
Bloody brilliant.

Artois 12 405 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 8:22PM
superb, stunning, love it
challicew 10 1 1 South Africa
11 Mar 2008 8:36PM
Absolutely Stunning work, I love it!
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 8:48PM
You've put the shell to remarkable use, K. Maggie would be delighted. I'm amazed how large it looks here.
11 Mar 2008 8:50PM
I couldn't understand the local objection to this, it is absolutely beautiful. I could have spent so many more hours taking pictures there.. the weather was far from perfect and so many people wanted to take pictures .. couldn't hog it for too long.

thanks for all your comments everyone Smile
Boyd 14 11.2k 11 Wales
11 Mar 2008 8:56PM
Very well set up and composed but, for me, the dress is overexposed which is a real shame.

Is that a tattoo on her wrist?
11 Mar 2008 8:59PM

Quote:the dress is overexposed
looks a bit here but doesn't bother me too much, especially after watching Damian Lovegrove lol but the original isnt, I know, its just a bit of faff to take it down and tinker just for epzland.
StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
11 Mar 2008 9:00PM
superb love the composition
StuartAt 13 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 9:21PM
Fantastic image. I love the light and the colour that has been picked up in the shell. That has to be the fewest people I've ever seen on the shell.. whenever I get down there it is swamped with little kids!

And I agree about the shell... still wonder what all the fuss was about (its not like it is even on the main part of the beach).
11 Mar 2008 9:28PM
Catapults come in useful Wink Believe me.. people were the biggest problem.. wind, rain, bright sun then dull light all far easier to cope with than people.. early morning or very late afternoon was the only time there were few people about... although a bit of a crowd started to develop on Sunday morning .. apparently lol

Miles and miles of flat coastline and the common reason for people not liking it... it spoils the view! Have they looked up the coast towards Sizewell lately I wonder!
neonknight 13 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 9:37PM
Classic shot mate great model great image,John
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
12 Mar 2008 2:13AM
the blowy scarf makes it

12 Mar 2008 12:04PM
great image!

SandyMiller 12 932 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2008 12:38PM
More great lighting, colours, setting, composition etc excellent work
mattmatic 14 598
12 Mar 2008 2:59PM
Love the contrast of metal vs softness & the colouration in this. Cool Smile
julesm Plus
14 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2008 5:56PM
Totally agree that the blown highlights on the dress are not an issue.

How did you light the image K?

LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
12 Mar 2008 7:54PM
This is stunning, love everything about it.

13 Mar 2008 7:11AM
Looked at this from another screen yesterday and now I understand where Boyd was coming from, calibrated my monitor last night although dont think it was that successful but I can see where some detail has been lost on the bodice in the uploaded version.

How did I light it... a gift from above Wink

julesm Plus
14 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2008 1:13PM
Thanks, I only asked because the image looks like it has a smaller lightsource than the sun, but looking at it again I can see the vignetting used to give that appearance. Works very well and is very Damien Lovegrove.

HowardA 11 231
13 Mar 2008 1:24PM
Lovely colours, well lit and good 'billowing'!

13 Mar 2008 5:51PM
It was cloudy and the sun poked itself out occasionally, the shell reflected the light well.

Quote:very Damien Lovegrove
inspired to do outside portraits because of Damien and a great admirer of his work I was still hoping that this was actually me, rather than Damien though Wink

Thanks everyone Smile
julesm Plus
14 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2008 8:27AM
It is definately you K; I dont think Damien has photographed a woman on that shell just yet, but to be able to imitate some of is style is no bad thing. I'm hoping to pick up some of that flare he has on a course of his next month... cant wait, I love his work.

stevekhart 12 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2008 1:39PM
Fantastic setting for this, don't know if it was your idea but I'm sure you can take the credit! Think you've proved you can do these location shoots.
14 Mar 2008 6:30PM
Yes it was my idea, got loads of others too just waiting to things to be right and people to be right and off I pop.

Quote:Think you've proved you can do these location shoots.
Not yet I havent, one shoot does not nail it as done... this one was difficult in so many ways but there will be other hurdles to jump before I can say that I can do locations.

Thanks Smile
GregorP 13 4 Slovenia
15 Mar 2008 6:10PM
Fantastic shot and work...
Love it !!!

shortski 12 3 1 England
19 Mar 2008 12:56AM
Gorgeous shot...jojo
shane 13 7 United Kingdom
5 May 2008 11:39PM
Hello K

I have been here. Not that far away. It was winter and bloody freezing and I COUNT NOT get a photo of the shell to save my life. Your are quite beautiful

Excellent work as always
stix 13 924 87 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 12:20AM
I like all of this series, but this is my favourite one. It has more punch to it.
Fishnet 13 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2009 12:04PM
Ooh I was there the other day, my photo isn't as good as this thought lol
User_Removed 10 736 4
29 Sep 2009 7:44AM
Fabulous idea and execution! Very 'Birth of Venus'.
photofrenzy 11 424 2 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 3:04PM
This is an Absolute corker of an image , Love the use of the sculpture for the background, And the use of light is incredable i suspect its flash if so its perfect , The golden voil is lit beautifully as is the model


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