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side by side, the Siren and her shadow bring peace, calm, and beauty to all who behold them.

Location: Folly Beach, SC
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8 lens.

12 responses

  1. Another stunning image Stan. There is so much texture and dimension here. Your model is gorgeous – and natural in her pose. Lighting is superb. And I love the fact she is wearing an elegant gown but in the ocean – sort of a reckless abandon/surrender – fantasy type effect. Personally, I think the image is spectacular! ~ Robyn

    May 9, 2013 at 11:36 pm

  2. Thank you so much Robyn! Lots of work put in to get all the images (and several others), it appears he is trying to push me to achieve better….and you know I am a perfectionist at heart! lol! I don’t think I will post the final image here, but if you want to view my image “Entice”, you can view it here:!i=2502952125&k=jmshTNC

    Thanks so much for all your input! Hope others will let me know what I can do to improve my imagery!

    May 9, 2013 at 11:43 pm

  3. really liking the skin tones Stan

    May 10, 2013 at 2:51 am

    • Much appreciated Chris! I had to end up pushing an SB900 speedlight to -1 stop FV to finally even out all the tones here, thank you so much for noticing! And thanks again for your visits and comments my friend!

      May 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm

  4. Stunning! She’s like a Black and White Venus! I’m so elated for your beautiful eye and what it shows me. – Rx

    May 10, 2013 at 7:02 am

    • You know your flattery is deeply appreciated lovely Resa! This particular model and I usually live in two different “worlds” when it comes to this style of imagery. However; on this shoot, for some reason we seemed to sync up in perfect harmony in regards to the poses and looks. I have a couple of other images from this shoot I will be posting later this week, keep an eye out for “Calypso”! (I hope I spelled that right, but I will check it before I post it on the image!) Thanks again Resa, such a delicious treat when you drop in!

      May 12, 2013 at 4:33 pm

  5. Amazing!

    May 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    • Thank you Nirvani! And I promise, as soon as I can slow down for a few minutes, I will be returning to your blog for some wonderful reading and commenting, such lovely words you write (and your photographs are wonderful too!), I thought I spotted one of your posts (on my “fly by” of your site), that I think I may borrow your concept and see if I can create some images that might come close to the feeling one gets when reading your work!

      May 12, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      • Thank you so much Stan! Your work resonates with me very much…If I could even come close to your talent…I hope you don’t mind, if I borrow a photo of yours to pen a new poem, with credit to your photo and blog:) Your black and white photography is superb! I love to create a poetic story around photography.

        May 12, 2013 at 4:49 pm

  6. Throw in a glass of “virtual” Merlot dear Nirvani, and I would be quite honored for you to pen a poem, your work…really….truly appreciated by many of us (even if we don’t comment.., we all enjoy it immensely!) Thank you so much!

    May 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm

  7. I don’t like to act like a critic, because I have no real experience to do so. However, the way my heart skipped a beat upon viewing the stunning woman in the ocean, reminds me that when my heart does skip, it’s because the image blew me away. I am sure men look at her in a different way. As a woman, I see her & wish I could be her. Stunning! -amy

    August 5, 2013 at 1:41 am

    • Thank you so much Amy! So very flattered that you have made my goal a reality….to capture my subjects in a way that does not just merely show them as they appear…but, that also shows them in the way that I see them. It is also said that when you create art, it should more and inspire your, thank you!!

      August 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm

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