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Late Afternoon on Pinnacles Ridge

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 20 April 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Model: Jesse ( archival image from 2006 )
Above the Salinas Valley - outside of Pinnacles National Monument - California

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Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

This is another really good image, her shape, spot on

20 Apr 2009 5:26am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

beautiful and poetic

20 Apr 2009 7:01am

Tim Woodward from Exeter, United Kingdom

With a magnificent mane like that she makes me think of a lion roaring on the African plain! The human form is so beautiful :-)

20 Apr 2009 8:29am

@Tim Woodward: Well, Tim - having seen my own aging roundness in a bathing suit recently - I must say the human form can be beautiful - sometimes more comic - and sometimes just downright sad. But, hey - the forecast is for upper 80's (32° C)at the beach this afternoon - and I don't plan to miss that!

alireza from tehran, Iran

oooo.... where was that angel?! ;-) nice pic

20 Apr 2009 10:43am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Here, Jesse looks as if she is emerging from a Greek myth. A savannah nymph, her arched back is so very graceful. And that hair!

20 Apr 2009 11:13am

kerfendal from Paris, France

perfect picture, I like the movements of the arms which seem to continue the branches of the tree, how splendid the hair of this woman !

20 Apr 2009 1:46pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Golly, I've never seen anything like her in the Pinnacles, Stephen. :)

Really fine image. Just delicious light and of course the woman is lovely.

Well done.

20 Apr 2009 2:19pm

Shrig from Washington, D.C., United States

Use of body language is fantastic. I love her hair just hanging there. The color is fantastic!

Ps. I'm following you on twitter. I'm ShrigleyPhoto. Don't be scared, its just me.

20 Apr 2009 4:10pm

@Shrig: Well - good to hear from you Shrig. I'll hook-up with you on Twitter. Pardon my laughter a the notion of my being scared. I'll sign myself: 'the massive form on the double-yellow lines' !

Godo from Barcelona, Spain

Very nice compo
Sweet nude playing with a natural environment
Great job, Stephen

20 Apr 2009 4:26pm

@Godo: Thanks Godo - for the visit and the good words. It is appreciated.

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

You are just killing me with these series :)))) Once again - I am impressed and so much delighted with a beauty of both the model and nature ..oh, sorry, and with your awesome photographs !!! Imaptiently waiting to see more from this serie :))

20 Apr 2009 5:23pm

@Mariana: I mean no harm and don't wish to see you suffering - much less, killed. Yikes. One more to get through.

observing from North West, United Kingdom

This is how I imagine the Garden of Eden. She has such graceful beauty.

20 Apr 2009 7:22pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Excellent pose. Very beautiful

20 Apr 2009 10:52pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Don't know if the pose was your idea, or Jesse's, but it's just fantastic.....and that red hair just adds to the striking air of this photo....You are certainly a master photographer....and I'm happy to be trailing in your shadow!!

20 Apr 2009 11:31pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Beautiful. She stands out and yet looks like she belongs there as part of the scenery.

20 Apr 2009 11:48pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Another fantastic shot! She knows how to pose! ;) Gorgeous!

21 Apr 2009 12:17am

grant from kansas city, United States

beautiful model, light, setting - and you've managed it all so well.

21 Apr 2009 2:11am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

At one with nature !! Great capture.

21 Apr 2009 1:59pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Her posture is very interesting in this composition…

21 Apr 2009 8:24pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

love this pose!!!

21 Apr 2009 10:09pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

This is going to sound off the wall, but don't you have chiggers in your area? I can't imagine walking into that field fully clothed, let alone naked. Not criticizing the image. I see the talent here, but the chiggers were my first thought. You can laugh now:-)

25 Apr 2009 6:23pm

@sherri: Hey there, Sherri - - - At age 14 - I spent a day swimming in the White River in Arkansas. By days end - I had both my legs loaded with chiggers. Unforgettable. So, I'm happy to report that California is free of these pests. None of those annoying little gnats, either!

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

lol...I can't believe you got in the White River. Chiggers, fleas, mosquitoes, all sorts of tropical insects, spiders, scorpions, etc. abound in Arkansas...and thrive, but the White River has cotton mouth snakes in it. I know that for a fact. Some are reporting alligators in and around every river in Arkansas now. (Thank you for answering my question:-)

26 Apr 2009 4:43am

@sherri: One more note from the White River - this would have been around 1963 and I suspect the conditions were far better than now. The State Park we were in had a swimming area and lots of folks were using it. Fire Ants hadn't yet happened for certain - and I had never heard of scorpions outside of the southwestern deserts. (although I did marry one from Boston many years later)

philippe from dijon, France

Ho ! insolite et bien réalisée cette image, bravo.... bonne soirée, Philippe.

19 Sep 2009 8:04pm

Joan from Jakarta, Indonesia

uicchhhhhhhh...... very very nice shot

20 Sep 2009 11:28am

manolo from toulouse, France

très belle image. bravo

27 Sep 2009 8:08am