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stephanemichaux

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French hot summer, sheltered in a river bed.

At this time, I was spending time in the French deep countryside, in a little village with 150 souls a...
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French hot summer, sheltered in a river bed.

At this time, I was spending time in the French deep countryside, in a little village with 150 souls and 3000 sheep. No way to find models around there.
I was casually checking facebook and related photography groups when I found a few strangely familiar pictures. Ahem.. I know that place, where it's been shot. This is ...my village!! Who's that model?? Let's send her a little message.

Yeah, I managed to find the only model you could get in a 100km radius and she was living just next door, spending a bit of time at her grandmother's. We met, connected, then arranged a shooting (3 actually), and this gave birth to that image. A good thing about the countryside is that there is no shortage of natural space and props.

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Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 21266979 [user_id] => 2906776 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-07-09 07:22:14 [type] => p [comment] => all your work is beautiful ! I wish I could capture people like you do. [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => outside [avatar] => mediafiles/2017/09/01/74879060_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO [source] => comments [replies] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 21266998 [user_id] => 3520289 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-07-09 07:37:21 [type] => p [comment] => I wish I could capture skies like you!! [parent_id] => 21266979 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stephanemichaux [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/06/28/66860179_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) ) ) [1] => Array ( [id] => 21269064 [user_id] => 3515573 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-07-09 22:06:27 [type] => p [comment] => Pleasing and artistic capture [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => bose [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/06/23/66777618_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) [2] => Array ( [id] => 21283196 [user_id] => 3121642 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-07-13 17:08:43 [type] => p [comment] => This reminds me very much of Pre-Raphelite paintings.. beautiful! [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => DWOZ [avatar] => mediafiles/2020/10/28/91489042_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO [source] => comments [replies] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 21283308 [user_id] => 3520289 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-07-13 17:47:30 [type] => p [comment] => Thank you, I like sometimes to gie a pitorial feel to my images, and I'm glad you saw it that way [parent_id] => 21283196 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stephanemichaux [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/06/28/66860179_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) [1] => Array ( [id] => 21283311 [user_id] => 3520289 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-07-13 17:48:02 [type] => p [comment] => gotta learn to type [parent_id] => 21283196 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stephanemichaux [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/06/28/66860179_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) ) ) [3] => Array ( [id] => 21307514 [user_id] => 3240206 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-07-23 02:27:52 [type] => p [comment] => nice [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => bastardcollector [avatar] => mediafiles/2020/05/23/89429934_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) [4] => Array ( [id] => 21308414 [user_id] => 247310 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-07-23 10:46:34 [type] => p [comment] => stunning shot ,love it [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => BrunoHeeb [avatar] => images/layout/avatar/2018/avatar2_200x200.png [role] => PRO [source] => comments ) [5] => Array ( [id] => 21309223 [user_id] => 67628 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-07-23 17:34:28 [type] => p [comment] => Very nice, so much to like, the reflection in the water, how she has just let go of the material, the lighting [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => rshaggerty [avatar] => mediafiles/2012/03/20/1711843_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO+ [source] => comments ) [6] => Array ( [id] => 21317992 [user_id] => 3423682 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-07-27 08:06:55 [type] => p [comment] => I'd love to take pictures like this.... It's lovely. [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => garyweaving [avatar] => [role] => [source] => comments [replies] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 21318710 [user_id] => 3520289 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-07-27 11:55:30 [type] => p [comment] => what's lovely is to have given it a like :) [parent_id] => 21317992 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stephanemichaux [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/06/28/66860179_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) ) ) [7] => Array ( [id] => 21346680 [user_id] => 3401020 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-08-06 10:36:20 [type] => p [comment] => As before in my last comment beautiful, maybe title should be 'Lady of the Lake'. But excellent shot mate thanks for sharing. [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => martinrodgers [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/03/25/64953077_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments [replies] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 21349639 [user_id] => 3520289 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-08-07 12:36:15 [type] => p [comment] => I always struggle finding the right titles for my images. But I think we're getting somewhere with your suggestion, thanks! [parent_id] => 21346680 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stephanemichaux [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/06/28/66860179_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) ) ) [8] => Array ( [id] => 21347365 [user_id] => 107333 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-08-06 16:57:21 [type] => p [comment] => Magnifique! [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => cmorisset [avatar] => mediafiles/2014/04/27/19041521_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO [source] => comments ) [9] => Array ( [id] => 21391518 [user_id] => 3478672 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-08-21 07:04:29 [type] => p [comment] => beautiful picture [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => Witmar [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/09/27/68783930_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) [10] => Array ( [id] => 21391627 [user_id] => 3514488 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-08-21 07:41:50 [type] => p [comment] => Absolutely stunning! Perfect composition. The reflections and the flow bring an ethereal quality and the glow from the lamp is a perfect counter balance. Dreamy, soft, inviting. I wonder if it might be better to lose the reflection of the lamp in the water. I find my eye wandering to it and I am not sure it adds to the picture. But then again, it leads my eye back around to her leg and up again to her face. [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => janetspeters [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/08/20/67982457_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO+ [source] => comments [replies] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 21392712 [user_id] => 3520289 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-08-21 17:26:24 [type] => p [comment] => Thanks for that extended feedback [parent_id] => 21391627 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => stephanemichaux [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/06/28/66860179_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) ) ) [11] => Array ( [id] => 21416895 [user_id] => 2789454 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-08-30 20:25:12 [type] => p [comment] => Great photo!!the water and lantern give it a great feel. [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => bartwebb [avatar] => mediafiles/2015/06/17/55812465_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) [12] => Array ( [id] => 21579802 [user_id] => 3688083 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-10-30 15:52:49 [type] => p [comment] => i love this, one of my favs ; ) [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => ljdcanonshooter [avatar] => mediafiles/2016/10/31/69461953_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) [13] => Array ( [id] => 21633304 [user_id] => 342011 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-11-18 16:49:08 [type] => p [comment] => Great image. [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => gervlove [avatar] => mediafiles/2014/07/05/25782111_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) [14] => Array ( [id] => 21694412 [user_id] => 1169261 [media_id] => 66860430 [dateCreated] => 2016-12-14 09:31:49 [type] => p [comment] => Lovely shot. Beautifully done! 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outside PRO
 
outside July 09, 2016
all your work is beautiful ! I wish I could capture people like you do.
stephanemichaux
stephanemichaux July 09, 2016
I wish I could capture skies like you!!
bose
 
bose July 09, 2016
Pleasing and artistic capture
DWOZ PRO
 
DWOZ July 13, 2016
This reminds me very much of Pre-Raphelite paintings.. beautiful!
stephanemichaux
stephanemichaux July 13, 2016
Thank you, I like sometimes to gie a pitorial feel to my images, and I'm glad you saw it that way
stephanemichaux
stephanemichaux July 13, 2016
gotta learn to type
bastardcollector
 
bastardcollector July 23, 2016
nice
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb July 23, 2016
stunning shot ,love it
rshaggerty PRO+
 
rshaggerty July 23, 2016
Very nice, so much to like, the reflection in the water, how she has just let go of the material, the lighting
garyweaving
 
garyweaving July 27, 2016
I'd love to take pictures like this.... It's lovely.
stephanemichaux
stephanemichaux July 27, 2016
what's lovely is to have given it a like :)
martinrodgers
 
martinrodgers August 06, 2016
As before in my last comment beautiful, maybe title should be 'Lady of the Lake'. But excellent shot mate thanks for sharing.
stephanemichaux
stephanemichaux August 07, 2016
I always struggle finding the right titles for my images. But I think we're getting somewhere with your suggestion, thanks!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset August 06, 2016
Magnifique!
Witmar
 
Witmar August 21, 2016
beautiful picture
janetspeters PRO+
 
janetspeters August 21, 2016
Absolutely stunning! Perfect composition. The reflections and the flow bring an ethereal quality and the glow from the lamp is a perfect counter balance. Dreamy, soft, inviting. I wonder if it might be better to lose the reflection of the lamp in the water. I find my eye wandering to it and I am not sure it adds to the picture. But then again, it leads my eye back around to her leg and up again to her face.
stephanemichaux
stephanemichaux August 21, 2016
Thanks for that extended feedback
bartwebb
 
bartwebb August 30, 2016
Great photo!!the water and lantern give it a great feel.
ljdcanonshooter
 
ljdcanonshooter October 30, 2016
i love this, one of my favs ; )
gervlove
 
gervlove November 18, 2016
Great image.
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen December 14, 2016
Lovely shot. Beautifully done!