This speaks light to me.....you can teach a class on light with this one. Jide Alakija @ 2006-June-13 11:06
Ah, a real photographers??? shot here. The composition is superb and all lines work toward those hands. Very clever stuff and the grainy cast suits it well. AG @ 2006-June-13 12:00
must be really nice to have a partner in crime for photo taking. This one is really nice, low key, tilted angle, interesting pose...super shot. Tuan @ 2006-June-13 12:33
This is beautiful - incredible light and I love the elegant yet vulnerable pose. jane @ 2006-June-13 13:06
Neben dem fotografischen Aspekt, den ich einfach klasse finde (das Hauptmotiv integriert sich vollkommen harmonisch in die Umgebung) auch von technischer Seite absolut toll. Ein super Licht- und Schattenspiel. gefällt mir ausserordentlich gut. Uwe @ 2006-June-13 13:07
Spitze! Schaut so aus als ob sie auf ihren grossen Auftritt wartet und ein wenig nervös ist. Lässt viel Interpretations-Spielraum. :-) Karl Baumann @ 2006-June-13 21:44
Excellent frame... Fantastic atmosphere, great lighting!
Michael 19 Seconds Of Spring @ 2006-June-14 07:30
This is excellent, very film noir. Phil @ 2006-June-14 09:38
I love photos like these, with the bright light coming from behind, barely revealing what the motive really is! nice shot, and especially with the fact that you can only see her legs, and not identity ;) Minna @ 2006-June-14 10:17
@Jide: You give us too much credit. But I admit that for someone who hasn't got a clue about lighting this turned out nice :)
@Chris: Yes, though the pic was very grainy already I added some more with a bit different technique. There were some details in the shadows which I wanted to hide by clipping them to black. As it turned out, this made the whole image look a bit unnatural because all black parts became absolutely flat, while all shades of gray still had grain. So a added a noisy layer set to bledning mode "lighten" to give back grain to the blacks. This also helped to hide some of the sensor banding. The noise layer also shifted my blackpoint up, so I added a levels layer to correct that. All in all it took quite some time to get it right.
Thanks for the comments! Sebastian @ 2006-June-14 10:55
nice, love the light and the composition ? sìkò @ 2006-June-14 12:41
How beautifully angled this shot is. And perfectly posed.To me, it's spookily like one of the old Hollywood movie shots with strong directional lighting and a shadowy, suggestion of danger etc. After reading all the work that went into this shot, I admire it even more. fotojo @ 2006-June-14 12:45
Absolutely fantastic shot!!! My jaw is just hanging down on this on. Michael @ 2006-June-14 13:12
Just beautiful. The lighting is superb. Chris @ 2006-June-14 13:53
thanks for comment, i see that we are on the same theme... ellegant woman - ellegant legs.
love the shot, great light and dof. leova (???) @ 2006-June-14 17:07
This is elegant! I really like what you did with the light and grain. It kind of reminds me of a still from a classic Hollywood film. Beautiful. Amy @ 2006-June-14 17:22
Fantastic light! I like the angle from which this was taken. Great work! 010design-photoblog @ 2006-June-14 19:26
Yes, there is really a fascinating atmosphere in this photo.
Like a film noir, taking place long, long ago. At a time where things could be divided distinctly in black and white. Where elegance was elegance, but nevertheless carried the secret within of being the opposite as well: A femme fatale (like those deprived, but elegant women, who seek a detective to make things right again). Peter @ 2006-June-15 10:43