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Beautiful Alice & Stolen Moments #1 [20060221|16:14]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Beautiful AliceStolen Moments #1


impix knows a secret. On a cold clear morning in Regents Park, there's no one around to interrupt your enjoyment of your newspaper. You can sip tea from your penguin thermos in peace.
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[User Picture]From: sparklepbass
2006-02-21 18:30 (UTC)
wow!

:D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-22 11:04 (UTC)
Yay for impix and her patience and prettiness! And yay for your scarf, which features strongly in the color versions.
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[User Picture]From: nationofsheep
2006-02-21 19:22 (UTC)
I know you mentioned earlier that you take these in color and doctor them to black and white but they are really amazing black and white photos.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-22 11:07 (UTC)
I had a lot of trouble deciding whether or not to use the color or the b/w versions. I plan to make the "Stolen Moments" series all in sepia, but it was tough to give up the color in that shot. She's wearing a bright blue scarf, blue-grey mittens and dark blue jeans. And the penguin thermos is blue, and she just happened to be reading a page of The Guardian which had a blue advert on it. So thank you for the reassurance that it works well in monochrome as well.
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[User Picture]From: impix
2006-02-21 19:39 (UTC)
im so happy they came out how you wanted
:)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-22 11:00 (UTC)
You know, I remember you said you move around too much to be a model but of all the photos I took, only one is blurred by your movement! I think you're great. I hope I can convince you to do this again. :-)
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From: shniggit
2006-02-21 21:51 (UTC)
Fantastic photos, that model is beautiful!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-22 10:57 (UTC)
She is! Her boyfriend sure is lucky. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2006-02-21 22:29 (UTC)
Firstly, these are wonderful. impix is more than lovely--she makes me want to look and look, rather than just skim over teh pretty...

Second, I really, truly enjoy your work.

And, um, lastly, I have an incredibly vain/outrageous question to ask? While the likelihood of us meeting in the skin is somewhat slim (unless you're up for a visit at your folks' and I scramble) if/when it should happen, would you be willing to take a small handful of photographs of me, for me, along the vein you've showed here? Again, you go beyond the pretty and get more. *shrugs* I just appreciate what you do & how you do it, and would love to have a few shots to look back on someday...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-22 12:20 (UTC)
She's quite stunning, I think. Her sense of style is simple and unique, and she knows how to use a single accessory (like the scarf) to draw attention to her lovely face and hair.

Thank you. It's good to hear this, as I spent quite some time pondering that shot and deciding who to put in it. I'm really happy that she agreed.

I would love to take photos of you! I wish you could come here and go to Southwark Cathedral with me as I think it would be lovely to capture an image you in front of one of the icons, perhaps lighting a votive. But yes, should we meet in the flesh, I would definitely want to arrange a shoot like this one.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2006-02-22 00:56 (UTC)
Argh. My comment was killed by my click-happiness in deciding to sneak another peak at the enlargement, so I'll summarize:

Excellent balance... fine composition in long shot... like the fact that the model's face and hair provide the lightest values (save for the sky), clothes the darkest... bit of glare on the next bench over competing with her skin for attention makes my p-shop trigger finger itchy.

Thanks for sharing!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-22 10:53 (UTC)
Ooh, you're right. Thanks for pointing out the glare. It's distracting in sepia although it's not in color. Burn tool, here I come.
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2006-02-22 02:33 (UTC)
They're both wonderful but the first one is simply mesmerizing. Nice moment you've captured there.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-22 10:56 (UTC)
She put her hand up while I was composing the shot and I liked it so much that I asked her to repeat the gesture. I want to re-shoot it with her looking straight ahead rather than over to the side, as you can only see the whites of her eyes. Also, it's rather heavily Photoshopped, as there was a tree behind her and it ended up looking like it was coming out of her head. So I had to remove it, which was a real pain in the ass especially around her hair.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2006-02-22 03:45 (UTC)
Oh, those are lovely.

You always make me want to go out with my camera.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-22 12:45 (UTC)
Thank you.

I highly recommend going out with your camera. It's got endless patience, and it'll never stand you up.
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From: tdj
2006-02-22 06:26 (UTC)
Love the composition on #2.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-22 11:02 (UTC)
Thank you. She was amazingly patient with my fiddling around with the tripod. I really owe her for agreeing to sit (relatively) still on that freezing cold park bench for nearly an hour.
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[User Picture]From: lesyeuxouverts
2006-02-22 14:48 (UTC)
I can't really be constructive .. so mmmm.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-22 19:39 (UTC)
Hee. I'm sure impix won't mind an "mmm."
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