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Lady of the Ring

By xanda  
This is one of my favourite photographs from Monday's shoot up on Cissbury Ring. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to photograph Liv in this truly magical dress, and the light was just perfect. Sometimes you just have to go with the moment...

Slight cropping, softening and contrast adjustment.

Ravenswing Dress by The Dark Angel Design Co. Ltd.

Exposure: 1/160th at f5

Thanks for taking a look and have a nice day!

Tags: Portrait Model Woman Liv Beauty Xanda Beautiful General Pretty Girl Ravenswing dress Cissbury ring Landscape and travel Portraits and people

Voters: BertieP, rosegold, stevie and 140 more

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Comments


Geoffphoto 9 13.5k United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 9:28AM
A wonderful, mystical image, I really like the treatment and the soft mood, I almost expect a Hobbit to pop his head around the corner....Geoff

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GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
23 Jul 2006 9:28AM
Fantastic photo with gorgeous dress... she looks so mysterious.I love it...

GregorP
korni 9
23 Jul 2006 9:29AM
Splendid scene, the light and tone is excellent! A lovely soft quality to the light.Fantastic photograph !!!
jeannie 11 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 9:33AM
Very beautiful I love the softness of the colours - lovely!!
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 9:41AM
Thank you, Geoff.

Thank you, GregorP.

Thank you, Sasha.

Thank you, Jean.
VintageRed 10 15 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 9:41AM
Like it. Nick.
23 Jul 2006 9:42AM
Beautiful, a truly magical image. The light is just gorgeous.
(and I do like that dress, lol)

Carri
23 Jul 2006 9:47AM
superb, lucky the light to have such oportunity
canongirl08 10 18 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 9:47AM
Wonderful scene
Lovely capture
click
chelseak
Tandberg 12 1.2k 2 England
23 Jul 2006 9:50AM
Very nice light and softness!

Cracking image


Dave
Dave_Collier 10 236 2 England
23 Jul 2006 9:52AM
The light is brilliant, and your choice of lens and viewpoint really make this a memorable and magical image.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 9:52AM
Thank you, Nick.

Thank you, Carri. The dress is really something, isn't it?
tull 12 181 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 9:53AM
Of all the fantasy and magical images Simon this has to be the best all the right ingrediants with fantastic light,can almost see the wizard waiting at the end of her journey.

Mark.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 9:54AM
Thank you, Avram.

Thank you, Chelseak.

Thank you, Dave.

Thank you, Dave.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 9:59AM
Thank you, Mark. A wizard would have been great...a wizard I could deal with. What you can't see in this photo are the joggers, the dog walkers and the tour group with their guide!
Dennie 11 260 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 10:00AM
Magical thats a lovely dress almost like (maid marian). I love the lighting and the softness of this image as well. Denise x
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 10:04AM
Thank you, Denise.
Firebaby 12 1.2k Faroe Islands
23 Jul 2006 10:07AM
Magical. Even without the tour guide!!
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
23 Jul 2006 10:21AM
dreamy and soft!

wonderful!
POOCHIE 9 21 6 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 10:25AM
Stunning! Really well done mate this is beautiful.

Pooch.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 10:25AM
Thank you, Andrew.

Thank you, Ollie.
colin 11 697 5 Scotland
23 Jul 2006 10:35AM
Very ethereal feel to it. Beautiful lighting, dress and general over-all feel to it. I can't help but feel that a bit more space above her would have helped creat a bit more 'airiness' to it as I think she looks slightly cramped in the framing. Maybe its just me !
Very well done.
Colin
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 10:36AM
Thank you, Colin. I can see what you mean and I'll give it a try. Cheers.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 10:42AM
Thank you, Pooch.
riprap007 11 1.6k 37 England
23 Jul 2006 12:07PM
wonderfully romantic image
ColinT-B 9 38 3 England
23 Jul 2006 12:11PM
Beautiful image. I think you have captured a nice flowing feel to the image, the lighting is brilliant. Well done.
Colin
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 12:28PM
Thank you, Nicholas.

Thank you, Colin.
DaveU Plus
9 1.3k 123 England
23 Jul 2006 1:17PM
Beautiful shot Simon. Lovely softness and muted colours in this one. Really really good.

Dave.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 1:26PM
Thank you, Dave.
23 Jul 2006 3:46PM
Large is fantastic.

Arran.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 3:57PM
Thank you, Arran.
phototime 9 8 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 5:06PM
Beautiful image,excellent work well done.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 5:17PM
Thank you, m.s.ahmed.
tull 12 181 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 5:44PM
LOL mate just shattered my imagination!

Mark.
rhiw_com 9 24
23 Jul 2006 5:55PM
Fantastic image, nice and romantic. And great photography.
Rg Tony
JouŠo Plus
11 56 Finland
23 Jul 2006 6:06PM
totally fabulous image........

Jouko
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 6:12PM
Cheers, Mark.

Thank you, Tony.

Thank you, Jouko.
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
23 Jul 2006 6:45PM
Just another day in the country LOL! I wish. Well if only things were as idyllic as this.
Patrick
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 8:35PM
Thank you, Patrick.
redstag Plus
10 100 15 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 9:20PM
Beautiful, wonderful atmosphere.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 9:22PM
Thank you, Jon.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 9:17AM
Thank you, Pete!
MartinWait 12 88 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 9:28AM
Beautiful image.

Martin.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 9:32AM
Thank you, Martin.
angelamary 10 6 England
24 Jul 2006 9:33AM
What a beautiful shot! So glad it was on the home page today or I would've missed it. Good shot, well caught!
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 9:42AM
Thank you, Angela. I've only just noticed it on there.
24 Jul 2006 10:10AM
Simon congrats on the EC, well deserved for this one Smile

Carri
conrad 11 10.9k 116
24 Jul 2006 10:11AM
Lovely image with quite a dreamy feel to it.

Conrad
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 10:22AM
Thank you, Carri.

Thank you, Conrad.
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
24 Jul 2006 10:22AM
Beautiful work Simon, Congrats. Paul
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 10:23AM
Thank you, Paul.
hayleyk 10 56 England
24 Jul 2006 10:42AM
A beautiful,dreamy shot,with wonderful light.
Love her dress too....
Congrats on the EC.

hayley
Mixpix 12 1.1k England
24 Jul 2006 11:34AM
Wow that is so dreamy looking, excellent work.

Mick
KathyW 12 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
24 Jul 2006 11:35AM
Beautiful...
Very well deserved EC.
Kathy
trahern 12 863 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 11:40AM
Sorry Simon didn't have time to comment properly earlier. I love the light in this and the manipulation that gives the sugestion of a fantasy painting. Top stuff.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 12:00PM
Thank you, Hayley.

Thank you, Mick.

Thank you, Kathy.

Thank you, Andrew.
GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
24 Jul 2006 12:16PM
Hey!!! Congrats on the EC award!!! Smile

Gregor
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 12:55PM
Thank you, GregorP.
tull 12 181 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 12:58PM
Really pleased for you Simon congratulations on the well deserved EC.

Mark.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 1:06PM
Thank you, Mark.
davidhu 10 19 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 2:48PM
Absolutely stunning. Congrats on the EC.
Dave.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 2:54PM
Thank you, Dave.
beaniebabe 10 2.3k England
24 Jul 2006 4:48PM
a beautiful dreamy shot, very well taken Smileand worthy of the EC

Angie x
annaliese 11 421 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 5:39PM
Congrats Simon Smile
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 6:24PM
Thank you, Angie.

Thank you, Annaliese.
ading 12 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2006 10:05AM
Different mood and atmosphere that you created here...beautiful! Regards, Abdul PS. Congrats on EC too!
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2006 10:08AM
Thank you, Abdul.
TeresaH 10 1.1k United Kingdom
25 Jul 2006 12:12PM
WOW! Awsome work.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2006 12:42PM
Thank you, Teresa.
Ceciliat 11 6 Philippines
1 Aug 2006 2:35AM
Outstanding work! What a sweet and charming picture you've created.
Well done...Congrats on your well deserved award....

Cesie
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 8:00AM
Thank you, Cesie.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
1 Aug 2006 8:11PM
Creative and simply beautiful photograph.
Tom.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 8:36PM
Thank you, Tom.
shane 11 7 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2006 8:43AM
This is just beautiful. Love it. This girl is outstanding in your photos, she is so beautiful

click
shane
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2006 8:48AM
Thank you, Shane.
cat_mc 9 17 Australia
9 Aug 2006 2:57PM
breathtaking and gorgeous
cat..
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 3:14PM
Thank you, Cat.
9 Aug 2006 10:29PM
Hard to believe it's real, magical image.

Richard
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 11:15PM
Thank you, Richard.
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
18 Aug 2006 2:10PM
Beautiful...well done
Chris
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2006 2:14PM
Thank you, Chris.
27 Sep 2006 3:47PM
Beautifully etherial.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2006 5:18PM
Thank you, dharmaqueen.
QPinky 9
20 Oct 2006 10:51AM
A wonderful & mystical image....the photo give a very soft & peaceful feeling...
LOVE IT!!!

Junior
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User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
22 Oct 2006 7:28PM
Magical...

A VERY worthy 'EC' winner. Congratulations.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 7:50AM
Thank you, Junior.

Thank you, Mike.
SharD 9 94
1 Nov 2006 12:05PM
Beautiful!
Shar x
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2006 12:42PM
Thank you, Shar.
jwatt 10 1 Canada
13 Nov 2006 12:52AM
What more can be said - superb photo!
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2006 9:01AM
Thank you, James.
andmolliethedog 10 120 11 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 11:53AM
Outstanding
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 5:28PM
Thank you, Richard.
Savvouri 9 3 Cyprus
20 Nov 2006 12:33PM
Absolutely stunning !
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2006 1:03PM
Thank you, Christina.
LisaRose 9 172 4 United States
21 Nov 2006 8:22PM
Amazing, absolutely love it. I would vote twice if I could.

Lisa
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2006 11:27PM
Thank you, Lisa.
27 Nov 2006 9:50PM
This is outstanding! Absolutely gorgeous!
AngieLatham 11 790 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2006 10:53AM
stunningly beautifull,well worth an EC
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2006 10:57AM
Thank you, Haynay.

Thank you, Angie.
1 Dec 2006 6:06PM
Stunning....
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2006 7:26PM
Thank you, David.
Leightonhs 9 155 1
4 Feb 2007 11:21AM
This is a fantastic picture, everything about it I like. You've managed to create one of those thought provoking shots.

-Leighton.
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2007 1:06PM
Thank you, Leighton Smile
Paper_cut 10 1
4 Feb 2007 8:04PM
I love this shot great feel to it.
Personally I dont like the crop think its abit close.
But hey still gets a click from me
X
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2007 8:47PM
Thank you, Jem.
ann_g 11 19 United Kingdom
3 May 2007 1:50PM
Beautiful image.

Ann Smile
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
5 May 2007 6:32PM
Thank you, Ann.
Fishnet 11 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
9 May 2007 11:12AM
This is sooooo wonderful, appeals to my love of dressing up Smile
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2007 10:15AM
Thank you, Anna.
andmolliethedog 10 120 11 United Kingdom
11 May 2007 10:20AM
Superb work..very impressed.
Mari 12 1.8k Wales
26 May 2007 10:33PM
Wonderful, Simon

Mari :0)
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2007 1:32PM
Thank you, Richard.

Thank you, Mari.
HUMIE 9 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 4:59PM
Absolutely stunning image...I know it's all been said,but I couldn't pass without comment.
Glorious dress,model ,and wonderful light !!!
~Mike~
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 12:45AM
Thank you, Mike Smile
Taya 10 19 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 8:02PM
I wish I could take photos like this. It's so beautiful, just like the rest of your work!
Taya Smile
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 8:31PM
Thank you, Taya Smile
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 11:01AM
Wonderfully evocative shot
Tim
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 5:19PM
Thank you, Tim Smile
Goggz 8 2.3k 72 Wales
4 Feb 2008 9:51PM
Can't stand odd numbers so here is a click from me Wink
Not that you need any more LOL
CHeers, Goggz
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2008 2:24PM
Thank you, Goggz Smile
Paddy 13 254 8 England
31 May 2008 7:15PM
like a dream, this should be printed in a magazine or an illustration for a book ... a delightful picture .. your work is my pleasure to look through SmileP
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 10:42AM
Thank you, Paddy. I'm still amazed (and encouraged) by the response to this photo. I am tempted to re-work it and upload a variant since this version is cropped and a number of people have suggested that more space would improve it Smile

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