Yesterday I went biking along the heath, which is quite close to home. Of course this has to be done around the golden hour, to get soft directional sunlight. There were some deer, two very large mushrooms, very out of place in mid-Summer and these nice layers of clouds. They look like wings, but admittedly my fantasy is sometimes a bit enthusiastic. 😉
This one is a bit older already; not the girl I mean but the shoot. 😉
Funny how you can go back to older shoots and find pictures that should have been published. This one has Nik SilverEfex Pro for postprocessing, a bit of noise, and in fact an inverted vignette in the middle region, which I don’t use much.
Also, I’ve lifted the brightness with a curve so that black is dark gray, and brightness only starts showing at dark gray, so her dress fades off a bit into nothingness. Love the dreamy look of Deirdre.
This shot of Eleonora was a little unconvential, since I took it from a lower angle, which often isn’t that flattering. But in this case it worked really well. The light was quite high up, and also since she’s looking down slightly, the highlights in Eleonora’s eyes were almost invisible, so I did add a soft highlight in both eyes to get back a bit of sparkle (sorry if that makes you think the image becomes less; I always do a blend of making interesting images and adhering to reality, but sometimes making the image nicer is higher on the list).
My girlfriend took this one from me, while we were at Terschelling (one of the islands here in the Netherlands) at the Oerol festival. Near Midsland aan Zee there were around 9 pianos placed on the beach. Most of them were even playable, so that was fun.
Unfortunately the weather was quite rainy, but good enough for this picture. Finally I’m inside one of the photographs on my own site. 😉
Here’s an older one from Felicia back in November, 2015.
I revisited the shoot pictures, and even though the placing of Felicia is ‘off’ compared to general rules (she’s to the left of the image, while normally she would be more to the right of the image), I still like her soft expression and collection of ornaments.