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In to the Light

By Richsr
Back to some studio work today, working on a concept of a Greek goddess.
Lighting a single flash overhead with beauty dish attached.
Model:Ivory Flame
Makeup, Hair: Hannah Johnson

Thanks for looking and comments feedback always welcome.

Regards Richard.

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rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
23 Jul 2009 8:50AM
Olympian statue Richard, attractive Ivory. Ron.

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Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
23 Jul 2009 8:51AM
Thanks Ron.
Regards Richard.
23 Jul 2009 8:51AM
Nice lighting and pose
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 8:52AM
beautiful capture stunning light
Stunning shot, and pose.
Tonyd3 Plus
13 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 8:54AM
Excellent Rich, have been tring to book her for ages, still dont have a date.

23 Jul 2009 8:59AM
Oh my word, this is truly a superb photograph!!
andy210966 Plus
10 4 119 Wales
23 Jul 2009 9:02AM
A tremendous shot Richard that oozes quality! Colour, composition and concept are all magnificent!

Very well done!

23 Jul 2009 9:02AM
Great lighting.
23 Jul 2009 9:09AM
Great, like an old Master
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
23 Jul 2009 9:10AM
Thanks for all your comments everyone, very much appreciated.
Regards Richard.
LesF Plus
11 182 9
23 Jul 2009 9:10AM

Quote:A tremendous shot Richard that oozes quality

Says it all

dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 9:14AM
Love the set up and light in this Richard. Top quality image.
Cormy Plus
10 3 England
23 Jul 2009 9:32AM
Excellent image Rich.Super lighting.
phil99 Plus
11 45 6 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 9:45AM
You seem to have succeeded very well with what you set out to achieve.Excellent image ....Phil
cjl47 Plus
9 4 3 England
23 Jul 2009 10:07AM
Very nice portrait
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 10:16AM
A work of Art Richard. Everything about the image is superbly done.
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
23 Jul 2009 10:17AM
Great pose and lighting
monkeygrip Plus
9 574 6 England
23 Jul 2009 10:20AM
Perfect lighting and shape/pose of the model just exceptional work.

Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
23 Jul 2009 10:36AM
Thanks to everyone for your comments and feedback very much appreciated.
Regards Richard.
23 Jul 2009 10:59AM
bobalot Plus
11 10 England
23 Jul 2009 11:05AM
top top work Richard would love to see a mono .

23 Jul 2009 11:25AM
Great lighting
Top notch model as well
Lucky you
23 Jul 2009 11:30AM
Really nice work Richard, and a very unusual model. My only (very picky) thing is that the wood of the chair is almost the same colour as the model's fantastic hair..... but it's still an exemplary image.

23 Jul 2009 11:51AM
this is wonderful Richard, beautiful model and expertly lit.

23 Jul 2009 12:08PM
Superb lighting and contrasting shadow. A beautiful well composed image that works beautifully. A stunning model in a great pose.
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
23 Jul 2009 12:09PM
Thanks again for all your comments and feedback - very much appreciated.
Regards Richard.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
23 Jul 2009 12:18PM
A beautiful portrait, Richard, super detail and lighting.
TrevB Smile
Very beautiful picture, love the shadow and light in this photo, the color are amazing good Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 1:14PM
Almost a Victorian interpretation, extremely stylish image.
excellent . angie
23 Jul 2009 2:07PM
Great image love the lighting and the colou has great depth. Your model really fits the the concept.
beckas Plus
14 5 1 United States
23 Jul 2009 2:56PM
Really beautiful. I love the lighting.
redshank 8 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 3:35PM
Beautiful image.
23 Jul 2009 3:45PM
Fantastic work Richard--Love it
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 3:50PM
The colours and the light are incredible.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
23 Jul 2009 4:00PM
Great work ~ a highly attractive image.

mex Plus
10 27 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 4:26PM
one of the best av seen, excellent.
It looks brilliant Richard.

Briwooly Plus
12 452 5 England
23 Jul 2009 5:22PM
Classic Richard some excellent lighting

danbrann Plus
13 636 17
23 Jul 2009 5:48PM
Tastefully done Richard.An excellent image.
Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 6:11PM
Lovely quality to this.

Bob_V Plus
10 1 2 United States
23 Jul 2009 7:01PM
Fabulous lighting and pose Richard.
Perfect work of Art the light is stunning...!!

Air of Mythology .. reminds me of the models in a waterhouse painting...!!


Nicola !
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 7:28PM
This is superb. Love the colours and tones here.
23 Jul 2009 7:31PM
Just superb
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
23 Jul 2009 8:06PM
Lovely bit of lighting,great colours.Think it would have been better without the back of the chair behind her as it seems not to 'fit in' with the model & props somehow.
I'm not getting Greek Goddess though...Wood Nymph is springing to my mind,especially with the greenery in her gorgeous hair.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 8:19PM
Amazing capture. A sure winner Richard. Just love it!!!
Marilyn x
wamp Plus
11 276 8 England
23 Jul 2009 8:25PM
That lighting and her pose/expression is very nice Richard - the set up certainly has pulled off a great result

MikeH Plus
13 217 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 8:34PM
Exquisite Rich, maybe just a little tight under the foot?,
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
23 Jul 2009 8:44PM
Many thanks to the team of the HC, nice surprise and much appreciated.
Chase you are right with the Wood Nymph but could not think of that this morning.
Regards Richard.
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 8:47PM
Congratulations on a well deserved HC award Richard.
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
23 Jul 2009 9:18PM
Thanks Yung
Hoffy Plus
13 262 16 England
23 Jul 2009 10:05PM
This is brilliant and Holly has never look so good, can you loose the creases in the background.
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
23 Jul 2009 11:01PM
Congrat's Richard - beautiful portrait, the lighting is superb!

Sarah *
23 Jul 2009 11:04PM
magnificent shot
ToothPilot Plus
10 50 4 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2009 5:32AM
Amazing set-up Richard.
It is truly a beautiful creation.
I would have liked to see the top of the chair in the frame. The rest is fantastic, ticks all the boxes.
Very creative work.
LesF Plus
11 182 9
24 Jul 2009 8:10AM
Congrats on the HC Richard justly deserved mate

You've managed to make a good model look even better, never easy Richard, well done.

24 Jul 2009 9:02AM
Superb lighting, a gorgeous image.
paulcr Plus
13 1.5k 9 Ireland
24 Jul 2009 9:03AM
Love it. Light is superb and setting excellent. Paul
24 Jul 2009 9:24AM
fab light & concept Rich
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
24 Jul 2009 10:33AM
Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated.
Regards Richard.
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
24 Jul 2009 11:54AM

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2009 12:25PM
nicely composed & modelled, lovely lighting!
TerryMcK Plus
9 72 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2009 12:46PM
Not usually the kind of image that appeals to me, but I was very impressed with this feature. Beautifully modelled & perfectly exposed. The lighting is excellent.
Pleased to take it to 100.
User_Removed 9 1 8 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2009 1:56PM
beautiful work Richard, just excellent.

24 Jul 2009 2:34PM
Brilliant work Richard so many congrats on the HC
CSuk Plus
8 7 33 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2009 4:06PM
I really like this imaging projection and having a MUA/Hairstylist always makes such a difference.
However I don't think it looks remotely like anything Greek but more like something from 'Orpheus In the Underworld' or 'Midsummernights Dream'. The greek style of hair was always high on the head for the rich/ruling class. Everybody see's in their own way and that was mine Smile and I still like it.
Thanks 4 the share...hope I can do shots half as good as this when I evolve from the neewbie cocoon Smile
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
24 Jul 2009 6:23PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone.
Csuk thanks for the suggests on the theme - as I had said earlier was more are the Wood Nymph.
Regards Richard.
24 Jul 2009 6:24PM
Very fine work here, a real Aphrodite.
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
25 Jul 2009 8:24AM
Many congrats Richard....simply beautiful
superb work.ray
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
25 Jul 2009 10:16PM
somehow missed this Richard, my apologies. Still it hardly matters now, looks like this shot has got all the recognition it deserves

Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
26 Jul 2009 10:53AM
Wonderful lighting and beautiful angle and composition Richard.
A fantastic piece of work, and what a beautiful model. Nothing to dislike about this whatsoever.


JudeC Plus
10 6 3 England
27 Jul 2009 8:16AM
Superb work - Jude.
27 Jul 2009 8:30AM
fairy tail dream..
A Booth Plus
15 11 4 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 2:23PM
lighting pose and use of colourful accessories first class- excellent image.
LeighRebecca Plus
10 267 10 England
27 Jul 2009 9:41PM

Quote:A tremendous shot Richard that oozes quality!

ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
28 Jul 2009 4:33PM
Outstanding. Simply outstanding...

Beautiful capture
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
28 Jul 2009 8:48PM
Thanks to everyone for all there comments and feedback very much appreciated.
Regards Richard.
29 Jul 2009 4:24AM
Very good use of the light.
29 Jul 2009 11:40AM
well done.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
29 Jul 2009 3:06PM
Beautiful colours, lovely lighting

ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 4:03PM
wonderful lighting and colours,
29 Jul 2009 4:37PM
Potrait/studio is not normally my cup of tea - but this stands out.

Stunning light, pose, comp and just simply a wonderful feel to the shot.

A cracker.

WOW Richard what a fantastic image well worthy of my award.John
Pegon Plus
12 78 1 England
29 Jul 2009 9:18PM
Just beautiful. The model, lighting, pose, everything.
30 Jul 2009 7:26AM
FANTASTIC SHOT. Work of art Richard.
Regards Steve.
iancatch Plus
11 4 45 England
2 Aug 2009 6:04PM
Mission achieved I think Richard

User_Removed 14 39 6 Scotland
4 Aug 2009 4:21PM
Like a Pre Raphaelite painting, superb
What a brilliant image, great work.
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
5 Aug 2009 4:55PM
Very deserving of all the accolades Richard, a stunning image.

Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
6 Aug 2009 11:44AM
Thanks for all your comments everyone - very much appreciated.
Regards Richard.
JouŠo Plus
13 56 Finland
6 Aug 2009 5:47PM
one of your very best, Richard!


Mari Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
11 Aug 2009 10:58PM
well it took me ages to scroll down to the bottom of this page LOL which means this image has got the recognition it deserves. The colour and lighting are outstanding Richard

18 Aug 2009 7:43AM
Wow and wow.
This is a superb capture my friend.
HowardA Plus
10 231
20 Aug 2009 5:12PM
Beautiful lighting Richard. Really strong studio work of late!
My kind photography - excellent!
i dont know why in particular this one sticks out as she does...'life' in it..?
andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2009 7:00PM
its all been said..theey prefer goddessses to thinks!
Top notch portrait.
Superb lighting
5 Mar 2010 11:58AM
Wow!!! Awesome shot and work!

AnneWorner Plus
10 620 43 United States
21 Apr 2010 1:44PM
An awesome capture. The lighting is fantastic as is the model, and the pose. Awards: very well deserved!
Terrific shot, beautiful model and absolutely flawless post processing. Congratulations!
I love this shot. Colours and lighting perfect.
Superb ! compliments...
I think this is one of the best you've ever made....
this image is so wonderful Richard your whole gallery is so brilliant I love the way you show woman how glamorous they are. This image is glamorous and also moody I like the glance in the eye of the lady greetings
jabe Plus
7 10 4 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 11:55PM
magnificent godess,i want this picture on my wall.
Stenno Plus
11 11 England
23 Dec 2010 7:50PM
Just beautiful!

Munch_66 8 19 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 9:27AM
Beautifully lit and photographed, and full of expression.
The creases in the backdrop distract me very slightly but I love the colour of the wood.

All the very best for the New Year

17 Feb 2011 10:23PM
Wonderful pose and fantastic use of light. Paul
JackAllTog Plus
8 4.9k 58 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2011 3:08PM
Super image, I really like this. If i were to try and repeat it at home i'd look to bounce a single flash of the ceiling and try and kill too much falling behind her.

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