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sunrise, sunset I by riotstar sunrise, sunset I by riotstar
In the beginning of June, I went home to my parents house to photograph Sanna (she and I lived next door to eachother until I moved away from home, so every time I want to photograph her I can also go home to my parents and steal food and use their washing machine). It was a great day (well, technically it was more of a great night). We stayed up all night, drinking unhealthy amounts of coffee, playing trivial pursuit (unfortunately for me, Sanna won), laughing at really bad jokes and talking about our love for Spike. Then, just when the sun rose, sanna put on the most gorgeous make-up and an even more gorgeous dress and I photographed her in that lovely warm light that you get when the sun rises. After that we watched that wonderful dream episode of Buffy (Restless), plus various highlights from season 7 and then my mother drove me back to the city and my apartment and I slept all day. Anyway, here's the first photo from that session. I hope you like it.

Camera: Canon EOS 300
Film: Fujicolor Superia 100
Model: sanna
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panda-jamican-pie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so pretty~
ZenSuur Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
cute shot :horns:
HILALI Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005
She is very pretty, Beautiful pic:P
Lohey Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005
demente06 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005
well,i cant stop staring at her,this photo and the girl are truly intense
demente06 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005
She looks so..deeply thoughtful,i can nearly feel it myself..
KatetheNewGirL Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
oh gosh!! she is beautiful, I love her tiny face and her freckles. She looks so sweet. Good light, good photo I must fav it right know... :+fav:

:kiss: :kiss:
londonxpress Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
There are so many things that I like about this photo that I'm not sure where to begin :)

1) The colours. I got hooked on Fuji film this summer after having some bad experiences with Kodak. I was immediately impressed by the range of colours, the saturation of those colours and the crispness of the film. All of those trademarks show up here. You are quite right about the lighting - it's perfect, it's warm, and it's damn inviting. It's brought an amber glow to her skin in key areas around her face - towards the edges of her body there is a nice 'cool' blue glow - it's a great contrast, and it's turned out well.

2) The lens that you've used. Is it a prime? Or something close to a 50mm? I like the depth that you've captured here - how certain areas are soft, and how they lead up to the crisp areas that are in focus. It really draws our attention to what is important - her face. Everything there that is important is perfectly focused, we can definately enjoy all of those nice little details. It has also created a nice background - enough to be eye pleasing, but not enough to be distracting (to the point where it robs from the facial area).

3) The look. It's a combination of those bangs, the youthful freckles and the hand carefully holding her face. There is a very calm feeling to the photograph - it's a combination of all of the above. You've caught a very special moment - and I'm glad that you've shared it with us. This image definately caught my attention and I had to stop by to check it out in full view - I'm glad that I did.

PS : She is g o r g e o u s . . . . .
immanuel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
Pretty eyes ;)
melle Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2004   Photographer
this girl is beautiful.really.
drewallen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004
Lovely highlights, the glint of the sun in her eyes, and the shadows on her neck.
end0rphine Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
she's so pure and beautiful.
great focus!
urif Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2004
such a beautiful and delicate picture, i love it!
angelaobscura Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2004
great lighting, she looks wonderful with her lips light in colour too :) x
rags Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2004   Photographer
pose+light=perfect. :heart:
kiora Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2004
den här är skitbra. har sett den lite överallt nu men jag vet inte om jag har kommenterat den....

nåväl. perfekt dof, ljus och färgerna är både varma o kalla. perfekt.
dessutom e hon tacksam att plåta vad jag har sett.
mrshan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2004  Professional
Pretty !
defberyl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
she is very pretty, is she mix raced? lovely subject, and you guys rock, cuz spike is hotttt, even my mom thinks so hehe. wonderful angle too :aww:
riotstar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2004
no, not as far as I know...thanks for your comment and spike is SO hot, I really want to marry him (which is kind of hard, since he's not a real person)
defberyl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2004
haha sure he is. just the accent is fake :/ which SUCKS. damn, he is hot. hehe. my mom found out he was like 40 something and got really excited about it, and wanted to go to a signing. lol i love my mum. you're so very welcome.
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
Her natural beauty is illuminating. Incredible! One of the most beautiful people I think I have radiant. Gorgeous portrait!
leftofcenter88 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004   Photographer
Her freckles are adorable!!!
androidi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
She looks somehow fragile. I like this one more than the other shots from the same series, the lightning is better here. The contrast between her warm-coloured but pale face and the hair/blue shadows looks really great. Beautiful portrait!
ramenpopcicle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
oh. sigh.

I love it.
LilinaFaerie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
wow... wonderful portrait!! and what a great way to spend time w/a close friend!! (yay for buffy reruns!! :giggle: ) yes, the portrait came out perfect! its so clear and she has this amazing look of peace in her eyes! really a tender photo which is hard to accomplish because so often the model isnt at ease enough w.the potographer. its obvious you two are close friends! :clap::clap::clap:
ghitta Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
you captured her so beautifully. she looks so sad but slightly hopeful. i like how she's holding her face. the lighting, the compostion, everything is just gorgeous.
bodka Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004  Student
I really like it :P ehehe keep going :hug: :)
myfrustration Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004   Photographer
The light and the expression on her face are simply amazing. You can see that she is tired, and it's as though she can sleep now after seeing the sun rise. Beautiful.
xcarlyx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
that is beautiful!!! her eyes look a bit red, like she's been crying.. maybe its just me :shrug:

but I love it :)
mnoo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004  Professional Photographer
What a beautiful portrait. Her expression is wonderful. The light is so so gorgeous and the depth of field perfect. I could stare at this for hours.
augustmobius Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004  Professional Photographer
great portrait, the focus is quite nice and the lighting is good too.
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