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Rachael with parasol b&w

Rachael with parasol b&w

Amaya had the idea of doing a nude photoshoot down at one of her favorite spots in West Virginia. So I took Rachael and Laurie down there to do the shoot with her.

We got there at the crack of dawn to catch golden hour light which provided some amazing results in my opinion.

This is actually one of my favorite shots I’ve ever taken, I think. The problem with being "an artist" is that no matter how much other people like your work, you’re always your own toughest critic. There’s usually tons I don’t like about any given picture I take. This one on the other hand makes me feel like I might actually have a smidgen of talent.

More to come

11 comments for “Rachael with parasol b&w

  1. avatar
    September 7, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Wow, this is quite divine.

  2. avatar
    September 7, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    @adayinthelife: thanks, i really and truly did love this one.

  3. avatar
    September 7, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    This is lovely, I love how bright the umbrella is and her skin. It’s quite eye catching.

  4. avatar
    September 7, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    Yes, I agree, this is particularly lovely. I’m quite fond of b&w and this one makes such good use of the contrast.

  5. avatar
    September 7, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    @Kungfukitten: yeah, the umbrella is actually yellow as you can see in the other pic. I do like the white skin effect. I don’t know if its clear, but one of my biggest artistic influences is the painter Patrick Nagel. Its the reason I use such sparse backgrounds and overexpose everything so often. A lot of processing goes in to making people look that bright. Glad you appreciate it.

    @lrayholly: thank you. Contrast is another thing I try to use a lot in my shots. Glad you like it.

  6. avatar
    September 8, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Great light, well done!

  7. avatar
    September 8, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    @protomelas: the light was the main reason we got up so early to get to the location. Glad you like it.

  8. avatar
    September 9, 2007 at 12:31 am

    quite beautiful

  9. avatar
    September 9, 2007 at 10:19 am

    @SyllyGrl: thank you.

  10. avatar
    January 2, 2008 at 3:18 am

    The problem with being "an artist" is that no matter how much other people like your work, you’re always your own toughest critic. There’s usually tons I don’t like about any given picture I take.

    man, that’s the way it always goes

    i’m always my worst critic too

  11. avatar
    January 3, 2008 at 10:22 am

    @sxyblkmn: i think that’s what makes us strive to get better.

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