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s u m m e r t i m e

By Diana

thanks as always Smile


lit with 2 SB 800's on commander mode

the frame was added from a software package thingy I just got hold of, neat hey?

the poppy field is local if you want to know (and lots have asked) so I addded the co ordinates it is local to me in Blendworth where I know the farmer who allowed me to go in and shoot) which was kind, but we are like that down here Smile

Tags: Fashion Landscape and travel Portraits and people

Voters: wasper, phototime, bobalot and 177 more

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Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
8 Jul 2009 10:06PM
A very classy outdoor portrait, so quintessentially British
bobalot 16 10 England
8 Jul 2009 10:07PM
wonderful image Diana , like lots.

Rgds Bob
CSI 13
8 Jul 2009 10:07PM
Love it.
Sezz 17 619 15 England
8 Jul 2009 10:08PM
Diana this is excellent work! Wonderful lighting, lovely contrast between the lighter fg and dark sky. Like your presentation too - just love this, well done Smile

Sarah *
philsmed 14 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 10:10PM
Great photo - very well presented. Very well thought through.
Mgd 13 Poland
8 Jul 2009 10:18PM
Love it - summertime is indeed emanating from it Smile And wild flowers smelling breeze on the face Smile Lovely for rainy daysSmile Magda
shutup123 13 24 7 Equatorial Guinea
8 Jul 2009 10:18PM
Really like this. I like the boarder used.
jgmford 15 England
8 Jul 2009 10:18PM
Great composition Diana, love the angle captured from, great colours.
zed 18 551 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 10:22PM
Super duper, real nice.
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
8 Jul 2009 10:23PM
hey thanks already Smile

jools59 13 4 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 10:24PM
fab composition...reminds me of another great photographers work on EPZ.....viewing with the link really reflects the ambiance of this your other work too....J
DP_Imagery 18 24 6 Wales
8 Jul 2009 11:00PM
Glad to make it 30 - this is stunning - great use of fill flash: a masterpiece.

McBrian 18 101 Scotland
8 Jul 2009 11:03PM
Cracking composition with suberb lighting.

dathersmith 15 565 12 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 11:09PM
An excellent image Diana, love the lighting.

Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
8 Jul 2009 11:13PM
thanks so much....

It took a while to get the hang of using the SB's remotely but I am pleased with the final result

so thanks for the comments and clicks

much appreciated

RogBrown 15 3.1k 10 England
8 Jul 2009 11:18PM
A delightful image.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
8 Jul 2009 11:24PM
Beautifully lit-- a splendid summertime image!
Eviscera 16 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 11:57PM
Wonderful wheel Di !

Spot on , looking so forward to the break and shoot.

9 Jul 2009 12:01AM
Really lovely
pennyspike 19 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 12:03AM
The travelling deckchair, I bet she needed it after trecking for so long to find the perfect location.
Well done Diana, the lighting is pretty good.
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Jul 2009 12:20AM
hey thanks again so much pepes

one needs a break and shoot Dave to replenish minds

its getting around that deck chair Penny in light and in darkness, it will be on further travels anon Smile

Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
9 Jul 2009 1:04AM
Lovely image Diana. ........Sandy
kombizz 17 601 1 United States
9 Jul 2009 4:52AM
good post processing artistic work
Bodiewil 15 46 Wales
9 Jul 2009 7:02AM
Absolutely love this, superbly lit and composed. The angles are all perfect and the subject intriguing. Gorgeous model, photographer and presentation.
gary_carter 13 1 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 7:19AM
Fantastic image.

angie44 13
9 Jul 2009 8:02AM
great shot doods lol . angie
Cor 13 Belgium
9 Jul 2009 8:58AM
Great shot.
mex 14 34 3 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 9:52AM
stunning shot, well done.
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Jul 2009 10:01AM
morning thanks so much all

and Dave thanks for your wonderful and very precious UA

makes the 8 hours I spent finding this field all the more worthwhile now Smile

Stace 14 2 2 England
9 Jul 2009 10:36AM
Just perfect

Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
9 Jul 2009 10:55AM
Beautiful image Diana.
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Jul 2009 11:02AM
I can live with perfect Stace Wink

and beautiful Tom

thanks all

andy_AHG 13 106 6 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 11:06AM
Fantastic image. All of the elements are just spot on. Stunning work.

9 Jul 2009 11:18AM
Excellent Diana.... helen xx
mikepearce 14 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 11:36AM
classic simply stunning
angej 18 479 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 11:44AM
Lovely shot DianaSmile
BlueRoom 16 73 20 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 12:12PM
This is fantastic Diana. Everything about it works to involve the viewer but the fantasy element keeps it just out of reach.

crookymonsta 14 842 10 England
9 Jul 2009 12:19PM
I can't begin to imagine the work involved in creating this superb image, looks pretty windy too judging by the frill on the parasol!
Fantastic work.
9 Jul 2009 12:36PM
brilliant shot Diana! stu ;o)
newy17 16 273 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 1:20PM
there's something really special about this di,
ive waited till today cos i expected to see an hc or pa,
just love this di so its defo getting my award Smile
fantastic work di....
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Jul 2009 4:37PM
heya, thats so nice of you all with all the clicks and comments, thanks so very much

and another precious UA, wow thanks Ian ... 5 of those award thingy's into one hey! wow that feels five times as good then

was a breezy day yes Sandra, which was a good thing as it was so hot...and I forgot my hayfever pills too ..but I was prepared to suffer lol

yeah deckchairs in the field Blue ....just a touch of the unreal in this I guess thanks

hellsbells8868 14 151 2 Wales
9 Jul 2009 4:40PM
An amazing image, just beautiful.
imagio 16 12 1 England
9 Jul 2009 5:45PM
Wow this is soooo cool Diana, shortlisted as i have no award available yet, so watch this space..

9 Jul 2009 7:32PM

John Smile
silburkp 18 3 England
9 Jul 2009 8:31PM
A great summer image. Excellent light & colour.
Mikestu100 15 3 Scotland
9 Jul 2009 9:11PM
A beautiful image - I agree with all of the good comments above .
Mike .
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
10 Jul 2009 12:44AM
Hey thanks again for the comments and clicks too

and also the awards Mike and Andrew thats really kind of you all

ooh ta Bernie for shortlisting.... Smile
very much appreciated

imagio 16 12 1 England
11 Jul 2009 11:57AM
There is not a lot I can say thats already been said Diana, but its a class image.So have the well deserved award for a fab shot..

Eviscera 16 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 1:21PM
Have a scrolly ! Its a beatiful summer.
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
11 Jul 2009 7:23PM
Whah hey! my first Scrolly Bar how sweet

thanks Bernie and Dave for your ultra-precious User Awards

thanks all for the clicks and comments too... I like it now when the suns out!

bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
13 Jul 2009 10:16PM the treatment and presentation

very well done
13 Jul 2009 11:45PM
So pleased this made HC Diana.... it really is one of your best, if not your very best. Well done. helen xx
BlueRoom 16 73 20 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2009 12:03AM
Ooooh! Delighted to see this recognised.
Well done.

Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
14 Jul 2009 12:25AM
oooh look at me with a (rare) scrolly bar and an HC!

delighted indeed, thanks a lot Pete

and thanks so much for all the comments and all

really appreciated

TonyFrith 15 3 6 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2009 7:32AM
Super shot good lighting
DaveU 16 1.4k 127 England
14 Jul 2009 7:55AM
Well staged and a good looking image .... it does indeed ooze summertime from each and every pixel.
digipix76 15 577 England
14 Jul 2009 9:27AM
Well deserved awards Di, congrats on a superb piece of work Smile

Sezz 17 619 15 England
14 Jul 2009 9:39AM
Congrat's Diana Smile

User_Removed 14 78 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2009 11:20AM
Well done on all the awards Diana.
but the perspective for me does not work .. she has giant legs and tiny head. once noticed thats all I see.
but having said that does have a quality summery look

Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
14 Jul 2009 2:33PM
awww thanks for the 'well dones' you pepes, how kind of you Smile

(Dave your comment will boost my models confidence no end when she reads that ..oh well hey ho!)

and anyway she does have giant legs she is nearly six foot and she also looks great when dropped into water too Wink

JohnH37 16 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2009 5:12PM
Fantastic..excellent work.
riprap007 18 1.6k 37 England
14 Jul 2009 5:19PM
good use of those flash units, you don't need the dead of night to make such good use of them! Smile
JouŠo 18 56 Finland
14 Jul 2009 6:45PM
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
15 Jul 2009 12:28AM
thanks again for the comments and clicks

I rarely use flash at night anyway Nick, probably the first time I did for real was on moonbathing ....but now I am getting the hang of them... I might play a little more ....

always appreciated

MickS 17 23 14 England
19 Jul 2009 10:21PM
Watcha Diana,
well taken image, and a nice frame imge; however, I don't think they're doing anything for each other, although it is an interesting juxtaposition, possibly work beter in B&W, or, the nature of the frame is tintype, stress the colour pic inside it.
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
22 Jul 2009 11:34PM
Hey Mick thanks for the feedback on the frame

and Bruce, thanks so very much for your precious Use Award

wow thats just so great and so well appreciated

david357 13 12 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 11:02PM
Deservedly an award winner, lovely.
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
2 Aug 2009 10:56AM
thanks David

much appreciated

8 Sep 2009 9:13AM
nice capture and great edition!
sjteague 14 147 1 Wales
12 Sep 2009 5:32PM
Cracking, really nice image and pp....
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
14 Sep 2009 12:46AM
thanks for tucking in to my PF and clicking in this one

much appreciated

30 Sep 2009 3:48AM
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
1 Oct 2009 11:50PM
thanks Marius

AnneWorner 15 620 43 United States
21 Oct 2009 9:12PM
This is a beaut of a shot Diana. Congrats on the awards. You've really worked hard in your photography. I admire that, and I admire how you manage your time. I guess I had better get cracking! Wink
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Oct 2009 9:37PM
thanks Anne Smile
tommyegan 15 5 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2009 10:06AM
Love your work Diana
you are the one to look out for brill
gona keep my eye on your work
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
4 Nov 2009 10:26AM
thanks Tommy, what a nice thing to say Smile

made my day

jan 1 18 12 Netherlands
8 Nov 2009 12:23PM
Hello Diane.
Such a lovely picture it is, but imo, what a shame of the frame.
You got a lot of comments on it, didn't read them, but this is worth to redo without that frame.
None the less, complements for this picture itself.
Cheers, Jan
Mavis 20 143 2 England
22 Nov 2009 8:06PM
WOW Diana I think they like it Smile xx Such a thoughtful composition . The red stripes of the chair echoing the poppies . I just love it . Could grace a magazine cover , A gorgeous young lady enjoying the wonderful summer weather. Congratulations on HC . Well deserved.xx Smile
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
22 Nov 2009 8:10PM
hey Mavis thanks for looking at this one Smile

yep I was pleased with the response

Jan thanks too, I liked the frame myself, but each to our own hey thanks for looking too

STUARTHILL758 20 39 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2009 9:32AM
sorry but have to throw a spanner in the works ,the shot it,s self is great the lighting spot on but my problem is her legs being crossed like this makes them look heavy and thick not very pleasing they look large than they are
21 Dec 2009 7:49AM
Great capture Smile
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Dec 2009 3:49PM
thanks again Smile

tommyegan 15 5 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2009 11:55PM
Gets my juices flowing Diana Wow
23 Jan 2010 12:39AM
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
23 Jan 2010 12:42AM
and a wow for that too thanks so much !

bassan 19 15
24 Jan 2010 12:33AM
What a delightful image. You have some nice work in your portfolio.Sam
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
24 Jan 2010 12:34AM
thank you Sam Wink

Harrlee 12 1 United States
7 Feb 2010 9:40PM
very interesting the moody feel from it!!!
A wonderful capture
Jolind 13 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2010 6:58PM
What a beautiful picture. Really well composed - love the colours.
NobbytheNobster 13 33 5 England
21 Jun 2010 11:25PM
Amazing image, one of the best i've seen for a while, love the composition and colours.
Great pov.
Very well done.
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Jun 2010 11:37PM
thanks again for looking at this

really appreciated Smile


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