ricklecompte Platinum
ricklecompte
Banner

Red Dream



SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF PAGE for "Behind the Lens" article about this image, please.

SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF PAGE for "Behind the Lens" article about this image, please.
Read less

Views

4598

Likes

Awards

Winner in Most Beautiful Woman in Known Universe Not Wife Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Portrait Magic Photo Contest
Featured
Contest Finalist in 300 Epoch Shots Photo Contest
  View more
Peer Award
Superb Composition
Photostar34 Oveone Blish ahenri robiecagle rwardshipman dumbdrum +73
Top Choice
sue-zon frank61 Raunak_guliya Eddieuuu071 sophiedv DanimoArt tammymorosko +63
Absolute Masterpiece
michaelfmoore sorobbie deekaycee rueysung RobZucho dj8065 Infogiga +53
Outstanding Creativity
Moukhlis victorninestrong S_Alexandra23 tmebes verity thomaswmiller UGA-BULL-DAWG +12
Superior Skill
JJackRonalds christiankieffer diegoscaglione Johnsalterego tylerdonaldson heidivandijk FormerlyBAlexander +11
All Star
richardeaton_9707 ZeLuiz mcampi toshihiro_shoji myerscreativearts Treecy gogosviewbug +9
Magnificent Capture
richardbauman charterswilliamosborne 1000WordsPhoto enriquekapie BrunoHeeb charlesdpeters alexlevinsky +7
Virtuoso
JePePhoto jdmarks64 twhamill Confalonieri vitor
Genius
kiraballerina
Love it
KeepOnShootin

Emotions

Impressed
vitor heidivandijk Steve_Thomas Pjerry wemco2 McCasland EloIm +9
Happy
enriquekapie

Top Ranks

My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol13Top 20 rank
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol13Top 20 rank week 1
My Best Capture Photo Contest vol2Top 30 rank
My Best Capture Photo Contest vol2Top 20 rank week 1
Winter Fashion Styles Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Winter Fashion Styles Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Inspired By The World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Inspired By The World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Portrait Magic Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Sensual And Sexy Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Sensual And Sexy Photo ContestTop 20 rank month 1
Sensual And Sexy Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 3
Natural Light Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Natural Light Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Sensual And Sexy Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 2
Sensual And Sexy Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
An Unforgettable Adventure Photo ContestTop 10 rank
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 rank
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 rank week 2
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 rank week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 20 rank
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 20 rank week 1
Elegant Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Elegant Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Elegant Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
It Is Red Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Red Hair Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Red Hair Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Indoors And Natural Light Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Indoors And Natural Light Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Sexy Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Sexy Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 2
Sexy Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Romantic Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Romantic Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 20 rank
Romantic Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 20 rank week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 20 rank week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Human Form Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Long Hair Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Long Hair Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
The Human Form Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Elegant or Casual Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Long Hair Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Elegant or Casual Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Elegant or Casual Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
The Female Form Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 2
The Female Form Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Photogenic Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Photogenic Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Photogenic Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Elegance And Luxury Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Elegance And Luxury Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Elegance And Luxury Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Long Hair Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Long Hair Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Classic Beauty Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Classic Beauty Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Black Out Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Compositions 101 Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Classic Beauty Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Black Out Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 5
Compositions 101 Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Celebrating Fashion Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Celebrating Fashion Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 3
Facial Profiles Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Celebrating Fashion Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 2
Facial Profiles Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 2
Celebrating Fashion Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Facial Profiles Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Couture Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Couture Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Dramatic Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Dramatic Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Fine Art Portraiture Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Dramatic Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Fine Art Portraiture Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Fine Art Portraiture Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
500 Models Photo ContestTop 20 rank

Categories


9 Comments | Report
rosemarieedwards
 
rosemarieedwards October 10, 2015
Nice lighting ....and a great shot
Rosemarie
ricklecompte Platinum
ricklecompte October 10, 2015
Thanks Rosemarie! It was window light only, 'under exposed' and processed with ACR
antonmanton
 
antonmanton December 12, 2015
it gets directly to the heart
ricklecompte Platinum
ricklecompte December 12, 2015
Noir in color, eh? Thanks antonmanton
cindyellis
 
cindyellis December 12, 2015
Wow Rick, that is really good.
ricklecompte Platinum
ricklecompte December 13, 2015
Merci Cindy
Matador
 
Matador December 14, 2015
Really great work !
ricklecompte Platinum
ricklecompte December 15, 2015
Very appreciated Matador
Bernard3616 PRO+
 
Bernard3616 January 16, 2016
Beautiful work!!
ricklecompte Platinum
ricklecompte January 16, 2016
Great light with a fine Lady. Thanks Bernard!
murphey Ultimate
 
murphey January 31, 2016
Gorgeous !
ricklecompte Platinum
ricklecompte January 31, 2016
The stuff of dreams, eh Murphey? Thanks for the comments
livioferrari PRO+
 
livioferrari May 08, 2017
Great portrait!
ricklecompte Platinum
ricklecompte May 08, 2017
Merci livioferrari, At the bottom of the image's page is how it came to be...
Pjerry
 
Pjerry March 02, 2020
Awesome
ricklecompte Platinum
ricklecompte March 02, 2020
Thanks! It turned out well :-) The window light, dark background, textured dress and she.
deekaycee Ultimate
 
deekaycee November 07, 2023
Lovely!
ricklecompte Platinum
ricklecompte November 08, 2023
When I see this one, I oft hear a cello's lament
See all

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was captured at the Louisiana Museum of Art, in Baton Rouge Louisiana - The capital city. An empty gallery / conference room.
Time
Taken at about 2:30 in the afternoon and in doors.
Lighting
The set up was specific to natural available lighting. The long group of almost floor to ceiling windows was perfect for indirect and flooding light on her. The quietness of her own elegant nature matched by the softness of the light wrapping her made for a perfect pairing. The room/gallery was selected intentionally for this series.
Equipment
I shoot with Sony and always have since my first digital camera (a massive 4 MP!). Now I use a full frame Sony A7ii because of ease of use, the 5 point internal stabilization, and purity that even higher ISOs are rendered. I love to shoot hand held and braced against my body usually. Sony's allow me to do this. This image was so captured. All natural in light and feel. In the studio I use a quick release tripod and constant lights only when the available/natural light is unavailable - not a flash or strobe fan.
Inspiration
Let's face this. Kate is lovely, right? I knew of the room at the LSU Museum of Art because I shoot events and exhibits for them. I knew the forecast for the day - high overcast clouds but bright. It was that perfect storm. And when we were doing the larger series, this one, where she was turned to the side, soft hair, with a dark background caused me to pause. The situation was the inspiration. It is like that old saying, the harder I work, the luckier I get.
Editing
Post was almost nonexistent for this image. There was a piece of a 'personal' garment that I removed with PS CC 2015 patch/clone and adjusted the white balance with Adobe Camera RAW.
In my camera bag
I usually carry my Sony A300 and my main camera the Sony A7ii. I have a camera case and lens caps, extra batteries and a spare memory card but little else.
Feedback
I have been asked for advice from others to capture something similar. Here is what I say... Look for light! Where ever you go.... look at it! Maybe it is not for then, maybe it is not for a specific future, but always look. For there will come a time when your sub-conscience will leap forward and grab you by the eyes and say, "REMEMBER? We saw that soft-box of nature, we saw that hard spike of light, we saw that distant glow from the city lights behind that building, that Noir looking strip light thru the parking garage stairway window!" Be alive and be aware of your surroundings. Shoot bunches on hunches and it will all work out.

See more amazing photos, follow ricklecompte

It’s your time to shine! ☀️

Share photos. Enter contests to win great prizes.
Earn coins, get amazing rewards. Join for free.

Already a member? Log In

By continuing, you agree to our Terms of Service, and acknowledge you've read our Privacy Policy Notice.