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We look into the light when we're surrounded by darkness and expect it to save us. In my experience, it is a comforting separation from the corporal, in the least.
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maria-nik Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the warm lighting and the dramatic composition!
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quasi-Virtuoso Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011   Photographer
I love this photo.:D
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TheGhostVirus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really like the colors. It also feels like, it has some sort of motion to it. :)
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WilljCreations Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is wonderful really love this :)
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marlene-dietrich Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
love how well she blends in with the shadow and just the head is alight :clap:
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iliumleather Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
very cool
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JellybeanAmphetamine Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The lighting and color really make this photo beautiful.
Great job.
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DevilishChaos Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
awry horizon, bad exposition (face burn out, rest too dark).
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks:)
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hepiga Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks great, I have but one regret: the blown out eyes. still a great shot! :)
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I could have lowered the brightness or dodged her away from that point; but I didn't for a couple of reasons. #1 I don't use any sort of photoshop in my work because #2 I take the shots I intended to take.

I intentionally blew her face out. I wanted that paper-white for the print.
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twitchkowitz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
a very dramatic perspective, and the model seems to have no eyes
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j-alex-darr Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
nice! love the angle and the lighting on this shot.
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wagn18 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the lighting here. Great photo. Normally the tilted angle on the bridge would bother me, but in this shot it adds a great quality. It's as if the girl is weighing the bridge down with her concerns.

Great job
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A lot of people in my art school didn't like the tilting. Which annoyed me due to the minor nature of it, and the fact that it is clearly intentional to help the composition and feeling of the girl being relaxed instead of posed.
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wagn18 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, you've got my vote for keeping the tilt. Sometimes people get to caught up in the "rules" of art in my opinion...keeping things level, rule of thirds ect and they don't realize that those are guidelines. There are times to break those rules if it is done with intent and for good purpose.
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha yeah. No one said anything about this not being rule of thirds due to the inherent gestalt relationship between her human figure and the bridge. The fact that there are two major focal points generates a lot of tension and the tones/textures/rhythms are all well done should be enough for a little 5 degree tilt. But whatever. :'( Thanks for commenting.
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DanieldelaGarzaPhoto Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
nice shot, i like how you became one with the scene if you know what i mean. Light is also great!
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chancebeloud Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student General Artist
great colours :)
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h3design Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
nice effect o.O
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lol whats with the google eyes?
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h3design Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
what google eyes ? ;D
they symbolize "wow, im stunned" :D
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, awesome then :D
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Insiteful Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Great photography indeed! I love the way you captured this image, well done, :iconwideeyesplz:
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PortlandPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011   Photographer
Colors, wood texture, hair texture wonderful. I even dig the overexposed face. Question: why did you choose to frame it at an angle; that is, at a slight counterclockwise tilt? Is it so the flow/attention "falls" towards the model?

My eye really wants to see what it looks like with the wood-slats parallel to the bottom border, but I've a feeling you've tried this and found it didn't work for some reason.

Regardless, it's wonderfully warm-feeling night shot with terrific lines. Cheers.
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I brought the nose of the camera down and angled that across so it would feel more like she was falling out and to bring end of the bridge upwards to the center of the picture plane. That way we have the fighting focal points with all lines leading towards this seemingly empty nothingness vs the over exposed face. The highlight admits the darkness generates tension between these two points.

We have the model trying to escape the path. She isn't looking where we are, due to the enforced geometry - she is looking where we can't. I feel that making the boundaries of the picture plane fight against the bridge-geometry supports, enhances, and couples with this overriding concept.
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Black-Spirit-1991 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very interesting colours and angle...like it!
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kingrabbit Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very surreal , must have been hard to get without any ghosting ;) love the angle, and the creepy feel its gives this
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What do you mean by ghosting?
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kingrabbit Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
the ghost looking images you get from something that moves in a long shutter time photo... maybe the lighting was just brighter than I thought.

here is an example I could remember, notice the edges of the model. I assumed you used a long shutter for you picture and the pose of the model looks hard to keep.

[link]
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That pose is easily maintained; [link]

If I want what you call ghosting I do it intentionally.
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brandimillerart Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
The lighting on this is interesting.
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:iconlightrayphotography:
LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Its the lights on that bridge. Sick right?
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brandimillerart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes! Very cool!
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hewsan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Another that likes the light... the color and the repeating element of the angles.
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I explored the power of that bridge in all of its incarnations. One it holds clarity and power - the other [link] diffusion and watered down nothingness. You'll note that in one the figure seeks the light, and in the other she abandons it.
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hanswerner Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing lighting! Love the pose too, it compliments the surrounding perfectly.
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I totally agree. The synthesis between her pose and the nature of the bridge (her perfect conformity to the shape) makes an interesting visual appeal.
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StingRoll Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice contrast between the darkness overhead and the light on the walkway.

Great Shot... as usual :)
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Her head is actually right in front of the primary light from above. You can see it on other shots in my gallery lol.
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StingRoll Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've just had another look and I see what you are saying. It certainly cast some interesting shadows over her.
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Yoni-Danziger Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Most intriguing piece mate! Loved the perspective here and the general atmosphere :clap:
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inspired-impressions Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
I love the lighting and vivid hues :)
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RaimiC Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Itss sooo goood
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha, I love the enthusiasm
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Great shot!!:star:
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks chry that means a lot to me.
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