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Taking the Sun

By Richsr
Many thanks to everyone for there comments on my last upload and to Pete and BreadandShutter for the awards.

Another from the session just using the ambient light to catch the sun coming through the window bring out the colours nicely.

Thanks for looking.
Regards Richard

Tags: Natural light Portraits and people Ivory flame

Voters: podgod, DeSilver, barbarahirst and 220 more

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17 Feb 2011 8:35AM
Again a big congrats on your awards ... seems every one you put up nowadays ...
love your model and this pose with that lighting just work a dream...
top of the class but yet again!

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 8:35AM
brilliant comp love the light and colour a stunning capture Wink
17 Feb 2011 8:36AM
Another wonderful work Richard,

17 Feb 2011 8:45AM
like a painting
Devon_Wild 6 8 1 England
17 Feb 2011 8:46AM
Gorgeous colour, light,model,everything about it. Rob
mex Plus
8 27 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 8:46AM
another belter rich classWink
LesF 10 182 9
17 Feb 2011 8:47AM
Very productive session Monday Richard, me likes

johnnyboy114 8 231 106 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 8:53AM
Utterly beautiful Richard....the light reflecting off her skirt is special and the serene pose and feel to the light is just glorious.....another very special photo Richard, beautifully done....
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
17 Feb 2011 8:54AM
Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
soulofharmony 6 22 1 Norfolk Island
17 Feb 2011 8:55AM
The lighting is so natural...
Really get the sense its lite by the natural light from the window/environment..

skirt really compliments again light stunning...!

Pure Fine Art Richard...!

Nicola ! xx
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 8:56AM
fantastic light, colour and pose. Excellent processing. Another beauty Rich
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 9:00AM
This is stunning Rich - wonderful light and colour.
conrad 12 10.9k 116
17 Feb 2011 9:04AM
My first thought when I saw this, was that it had a certain Vermeer quality, somehow - except for the pose. Love the light, the setting, the colours, the pose, it all works very well.
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
17 Feb 2011 9:07AM
Like the lighting and the compressed colour range.
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
17 Feb 2011 9:10AM
Yup, this is up there with the best of natural looking with excellent colour n light - fabulous pose and look on her face is great.
k_words 10 8 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 9:20AM
Fantastic colours, lighting and textures, excellent shot

Iain_Proudfoot 10 40 2 Ireland
17 Feb 2011 9:30AM
A stunning photograph.

Regards, Iain.
Sean_Dillon 7 2 2 England
17 Feb 2011 9:35AM
Stunning, in everyway.
devlin 6 652 39 India
17 Feb 2011 9:40AM
Lovely shot....the model really looks very comfortable and the pose very natural Smile of course the light is fantastic
Tandberg 13 1.2k 2 England
17 Feb 2011 9:45AM
if ever i await on an image to recieve the EC its this one rich
Class it is
Loveley lovely lovely
Light,comp and subject

Will pop back to see but it gets two thumbs up from me
User_Removed 8 1 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 9:55AM
exquisite work Richard.

Morgs 8 20 62 Wales
17 Feb 2011 10:03AM
You are very good at capturing portraits in such a flattering style. The lighting is exquisite. Well seen and produced.

17 Feb 2011 10:05AM
This is superb Richard - almost looks like a painting !

17 Feb 2011 10:10AM
Excellent use of the available light good pose she is a cracking good model love her hair excellent work here Thanks

Trev_B 9 151 68 England
17 Feb 2011 10:24AM
Well done Richard... you have done it again with this image... superb light and a pretty girl.

Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
17 Feb 2011 10:30AM
Richard these really are fantastic - beautifully lit once again, love the colours! I am in a quandry with my award Wink

Sarah x
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
17 Feb 2011 10:34AM
Awarded yesterdays image Richard but wish I could award this one too Smile

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
17 Feb 2011 10:38AM
Many thanks for all your comment and feedback and to Soulofharmony and LaMiaVita for your User Awards, very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
17 Feb 2011 11:49AM
Great Image, beautiful
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
17 Feb 2011 12:15PM
Another stunner!


moiral 6 12 Scotland
17 Feb 2011 12:21PM
So lovely. Moira
17 Feb 2011 12:25PM
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
17 Feb 2011 12:41PM
Window light gives this such richness. So much warmer and realistic than studio lighting. A masterpiece IMHO.
17 Feb 2011 12:48PM
amazing shot... this is a another award winner..if I had one you would get sure you get more.. and congrats on the ones you do have
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
17 Feb 2011 1:04PM
Beautiful shot Richard. Reminiscent of a David Hamilton image.

17 Feb 2011 1:20PM
Gorgeous colours and light.
17 Feb 2011 1:29PM
Beautiful shot, lovely model, great clothes and light, just brilliant!

Rick Smile
17 Feb 2011 1:39PM
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
17 Feb 2011 2:06PM
Just a wonderful shot Richard!

17 Feb 2011 2:18PM
Brilliant work Richard. This is stunning, love it...........Sandy
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
17 Feb 2011 2:27PM
A peach of a shot Richard..
Alvar 9 23 2 France
17 Feb 2011 2:28PM
One more great one Richard
top class work richard,love the colours.ray
NevP Plus
11 853 13 Canada
17 Feb 2011 3:24PM
I really like the richness here, both colour and texture. Lovely work.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
17 Feb 2011 3:42PM
What Top class image indeed,love the colour ,light and beautiful model,very well taken and presented,
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
17 Feb 2011 4:03PM
Reminded me of a Vermeer, too. A very beautiful image, one of your very best, I think, and the Awards are well deserved Smile
Trev Smile
17 Feb 2011 5:00PM
Wonderful pose, colour and execution.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 5:13PM
That is so beautiful! love the light captured here on her face Richard, I do hope that you are putting these images into a book? over the past year you have so many fantastic shots, that really need to be in print
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 5:19PM
Simply Brilliant !......great model/pose, with stunning lighting & colours......has a feel of the old 'Dutch Masters' about it !.......1st class piece of work......
17 Feb 2011 5:35PM
Just proving that nothing can match natural light for a really great female portrait Richard. And the pose here is brilliant, as is the expression and skin tone. Sorry to repeat myself, but NO ONE has come close to producing such wonderful pictures of this model.

John Smile
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 6:06PM
Beautifully photographed and such lovely light
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
17 Feb 2011 6:16PM
Another fine figure study Richard, with emotion and cloths Wink Ron.
POD 7 22 England
17 Feb 2011 6:45PM
Absolutely stunning
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
17 Feb 2011 9:24PM
Perfection Richard!!!!!!!!!!!!

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
17 Feb 2011 9:25PM
Many thanks to everyone for there comment, very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 10:08PM
great picture as always with good light
17 Feb 2011 10:48PM
Another perfectly presented image Richard....Regards John
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 10:54PM
an absolute stunning piece of work, rich in colour and tones and so sharp too.
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
17 Feb 2011 10:56PM
Just beautiful Richard .... this set probably represents the best shots of this girl that I've seen on EPZ.
fudgy 6 48 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 1:29AM
just stunning again richard , the colours just compliment her so much

your work is amazing Smile
Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 6:51AM
Beautiful work.

I can only say "ditto". Incredible. Smile
maryg 8 66 18 Scotland
18 Feb 2011 1:24PM
Top drawer image!
leman 5 5 United States
18 Feb 2011 3:28PM
Artistic composition excellent light great detail of garment and textures. beautiful model.

beckas 12 5 1 United States
18 Feb 2011 4:06PM
Stunning colours and mood!
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
18 Feb 2011 4:45PM
This has to be your best so far, Richard!!!

18 Feb 2011 5:58PM

Quote:This has to be your best so far, Richard!!!


I agree, great work.
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
18 Feb 2011 6:43PM
I will ditto all of the above.

ATB Smile

derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 9:48PM
Wonderful lighting again Richard. An outstanding image.
franfoto 9 2 32 England
19 Feb 2011 4:18PM
Wonderful tones and mood.

Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
20 Feb 2011 11:25AM
Wonderful light, colours and composition Richard.
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
20 Feb 2011 2:48PM
Fabulous - the colours, the light, the gorgeous hair and fabrics - wonderful composition. Can't award, week's not up yet, so this is shortlisted. Many congrats on all the awards.

Suehh 9 39 6 England
20 Feb 2011 5:43PM
Richard - this is one of your very best. Truly stunning work.

kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
20 Feb 2011 6:09PM
A masterly shot
acousticmist 6 10 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2011 7:38PM
Excellent, beautifully done...........Martin
Codiac 9 333 3 Northern Ireland
20 Feb 2011 7:58PM
Amazing picture Richard, the lighting is perfect.

PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2011 8:29PM
Truly beautiful lighting and pose on this one Richard. You have a great talent. Paul
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2011 8:32PM
pure art

fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
21 Feb 2011 9:09AM
Excellent work Richard.

Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2011 10:18AM
Everything has been said Richard, Fantastic shot.
very good !
Phil_Restan 10 280 9 Scotland
21 Feb 2011 5:34PM
andy_AHG 7 106 6 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2011 6:46PM
Has the light and subtle beauty of a Vermeer painting. Excellent work.

22 Feb 2011 9:58AM
another stunner
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
22 Feb 2011 4:30PM
Wow Richard look at the number of well deserved votes for this one and the previous one. If that's not all picture of the week also. Tremendous. Well done You deserve everything you get
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
22 Feb 2011 10:02PM
That light is something else Richard,I love the way it's playing over her face.
Stunning !
Take-a-View 12 293 5 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2011 9:54AM
24 Feb 2011 7:30PM
I'm hardly qualified to critique this sort of work, but surely this must rank highly amongst portrait togs, beautifully composed and dappled in soft lighting giving wonderful tones and colour, excellent work.
knackeredoldman 7 120 7 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2011 10:25PM
Beautiful lighting mate & a lovely shot. Well done.

27 Feb 2011 5:16PM
Wonderful image, well worth all these awards and votes. Everything else has been said.
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 4:05PM
excellent work.
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
8 Mar 2011 9:37PM
Wow Richard this is a really beautiful shot, beautiful natural light

Tip top!
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
9 Mar 2011 3:55PM
beautifully done and looks very classy. congrats on the HC.lesley
jeanmarie 7 12 England
11 Mar 2011 1:15AM
another stunning image, this one looks almost like an old painting of a religious ectasySmile
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 1:49PM
Superb image Rich - excellent lighting and Congratulations for your collection awards - well done

Regards Daniel
johncob 6 18 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2011 8:27PM
Richard a quality shot. Regards John
Kim Walton 13 145 30 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2011 9:36AM
Nice work Rich.
30 Mar 2011 1:32PM
Sexy Great Light LOVE ITGrin
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.4k 58 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2011 1:12PM
Truly fantastic, this must be about as good as it gets.
Shellio 5 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 7:52PM
The colour of the skirt really brings out the image, excellent work.
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
20 Apr 2011 8:01PM
great pose and processing, the skirt goes so well with her hair. a cracker. congrats on the HC and the awards.lesley

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