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Contest Finalist in Experimental Photography Project
Contest Finalist in Fairytale Portraiture Photo Contest
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$1,110 Cash Prize
Contest Finalist in Visual Poetry Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Feels Like Freedom Photo Contest
Large DSLR Gadget Bag
Runner Up in Imagination Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Artistic Expressions Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Mindfulness Photo Contest
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All About Water Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Experimental Photography ProjectTop 20 class
Experimental Photography ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fairytale Portraiture Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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The Talent AwardsTop 30 class
Once Upon A Time Photo ContestTop 10 class
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World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class
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We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Battle Of Professionals Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
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The Battle Of Professionals Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Creative Composition Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
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Fairytale Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Water And People Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Standing At The Edge Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Fine Art Portraiture Photo ContestTop 10 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 class
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Fine Art Portraiture Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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Fantasy World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
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Feels Like Freedom Photo ContestTop 10 class
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tammyswarek
 
tammyswarek June 21, 2015
Great image!
photosbydana
photosbydana June 22, 2015
thank you tammyswarek
photosbydana
photosbydana June 22, 2015
thank you tammyswarek
ScarletRosePortraits
 
ScarletRosePortraits July 13, 2015
This is beautiful!
VHiggins
 
VHiggins July 24, 2015
wonderful! congratulations!
nikolaihessenschmidt
 
nikolaihessenschmidt August 11, 2015
Just Awesome :)
craigkuhner
 
craigkuhner August 13, 2015
Elegant image. Well composed and conceptualized.
electrohippie
 
electrohippie August 13, 2015
Such beauty!
ppuru
 
ppuru August 17, 2015
Very well done. Voted.
abihillphotography
 
abihillphotography August 20, 2015
Stunning image
sadatbinhossain
 
sadatbinhossain August 20, 2015
Outstanding one
lennimarks
 
lennimarks August 20, 2015
Reminds me of the titanic and the silent one put together - well done
pegleg PRO+
 
pegleg December 01, 2015
love it nice one
CherylG
 
CherylG June 22, 2016
WOW!!! Incredible work of art!!! Congratulations on all of your awards & well deserved :))
ronsmith PRO
 
ronsmith July 03, 2016
Great work
clarissaolivier
 
clarissaolivier July 03, 2016
Stunning photo, love the creativity.
Bobwhite PRO
 
Bobwhite July 03, 2016
Wow, a wonderful shot Congratulations on the awards
Parsons
 
Parsons February 07, 2017
What an amazing image
Egoryan
 
Egoryan March 12, 2018
fabulously beautiful and deep photo, this is real art
terrinapatrickpowell
 
terrinapatrickpowell February 14, 2019
Love the whole scene. Very beautiful.
chrislesramsey
 
chrislesramsey February 22, 2019
*Her \"Animal Soul\" see at the absolute best time ever!! Great shots!! No words for the depth and beauty of this!!!
rachealelliott PRO+
 
rachealelliott December 18, 2019
This is `great!

Behind The Lens

Location
Because this photo was a composite, there were several different places they were taken. The image of the girl herself was on the beach with the wind in her hair. The image of the boat was taken during a family trip to Ocracoke in the Outerbanks off of North Carolina. Lastly the sky and water images were taken at the Aquarium in Charleston, South Carolina.
Time
We had gone to the beach one early afternoon just before a storm was rolling in so the lighting was overcast and perfect.
Lighting
I love the look of natural light so with the overcast sky it acted like a giant diffuser.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon 7000 with the 70-200mm 2.8 lens.
Inspiration
I had just bought this long flowy chiffon dress/skirt and had planned on using it at a beach setting. I new there would be a light to moderate wind at the beach which would give movement to the dress and hair. The idea with the boat and underwater scene didn't come to me until I was sitting in front of my computer screen editing the photos. I loved the pose and the emotion I captured of the girl but wanted more drama in the scene so decided to keep the water aspect but add it back in a different way.
Editing
This is a composite of 5-6 images so yes there is a lot of post processing which was all done in Photoshop Elements. It includes basic photo editing as well as layers, textures, filters and painting of light.
In my camera bag
I like to keep my bag as light as possible so I usually plan on bringing two lenses with me to a shoot. I carry my Nikon 7000 camera along with my 50mm and 70-200mm lenses majority of the time.
Feedback
My advice would be to decide what story or emotion you are trying to capture first. Then sit down and make a list of words around that idea. You'd be surprised how the image starts to come to life before you know it. Once you have a firm idea of the image in your head it's time to start piecing images together in Photoshop. But don't be surprised if when you start piecing things together that your idea changes. Some of my best images have come from ideas that just didn't come together just right. For example: this image was originally suppose to be a girl standing off the front of a ship like in the movie Titanic. But the creative process has a way of changing your course - so just go with it.

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