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Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 10 June 2009 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

A little back light magic along the sunlit hills of California.

[notebook]: Two weeks ago I was on a photo shoot with our friend, Lacey Field. We were off shooting under a nearby oak tree and as we were walking back - Lacey pointed out how pretty the light was on her recently abandoned parasol. It was Lacey who suggested it would make a lovely photograph. I told her as I made the capture, that if the image turned out, I would fully credit her. Hence:

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dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

AMAZING!! simply superb Stephen -- brilliant!!! (i am up way past my bedtime... but just had to say hello!!)

10 Jun 2009 5:06am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

That really is lovely, the light is amazing

10 Jun 2009 5:42am

Mirko Herzner from Germany

What can we say? She was perfectly right. Amazing light and a fine composition. The added detail makes it even more interesting.

10 Jun 2009 6:04am

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Love it... yes, the light is absolutely magic :)

10 Jun 2009 8:31am

Marcie from United States

Dreamy!!!! The light is magical!!!

10 Jun 2009 11:43am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Very pretty.

10 Jun 2009 3:05pm

grant from kansas city, United States

she's got a good eye!

10 Jun 2009 3:46pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Excellente composition, beaucoup d'originalité

10 Jun 2009 4:41pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An interesting composition

10 Jun 2009 7:56pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Une jolie scène où la lumière vient délicatement caresser les herbes qui se courbent au gré du vent.

10 Jun 2009 9:21pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Nice shot Stephen...... you ought take Lacey along more often!!

10 Jun 2009 10:56pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I read somewhere that the best frames were before and after the shoot. Never did a shoot so I wouldn't know : ] best...jerry

11 Jun 2009 12:04am

@ordinaryimages: Much wisdom in this thought, Jerry. When I do a shoot - I fully collaborate with everyone involved, inviting them to speak up if they see an image possibility, a good angle, interesting light. I always try to plan multiple starts and stops - just to have the breaks in between - so as to encourage these' before and after' moments.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

LOVE IT!!!! I need to find a field like this for some fun shots! :) I've been looking for a long time and so far no luck! :(
The lighting is magnificent! The parasol gives a nice touch

11 Jun 2009 4:32am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

love the backlight

12 Jun 2009 8:26pm

Karthik from Chennai, India

Simple yet lovely!

15 Jun 2009 3:57pm