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25 Comments |
Kavanthekid PRO+
 
Kavanthekid August 28, 2017
This is Incredible!!
MikeBoyle
 
MikeBoyle October 08, 2017
Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very Nice
Witmar
 
Witmar October 27, 2017
great picture
blackburnphotography1
 
blackburnphotography1 November 05, 2017
gorgeous
creamlikely
 
creamlikely November 11, 2017
this is great
vitor Platinum
 
vitor December 01, 2017
Beautiful!
TURTLEWORKS
 
TURTLEWORKS December 28, 2017
Is she seducing this fawn? is this actually happening right now?
robinsonmariah07
robinsonmariah07 October 10, 2018
seriously, it’s beautiful to convection with nature but that’s not what you said
TURTLEWORKS
 
TURTLEWORKS December 28, 2017
Im not trying to be rude. I just need to understand whats going on, im lost. What was your motivation?
robinsonmariah07
robinsonmariah07 October 10, 2018
She’s dreaming with the nature all around
matthew_tindal
 
matthew_tindal February 25, 2018
Personally I prefer the mystery to what is going on in the shot. Great shot tender, intimate, lovely tone ????????
marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 14, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
MeghanDoble
 
MeghanDoble August 16, 2018
so beautiful!
dkoch28
 
dkoch28 October 10, 2018
Lovely!
LETSGOPHOTOSHOOT
 
LETSGOPHOTOSHOOT October 13, 2018
beautiful
dkoch28
 
dkoch28 November 08, 2018
Congratulations! Your photo is so connected to grace . Well deserved honor !
chloegrayson
chloegrayson November 08, 2018
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nicolevittoriadejager
 
nicolevittoriadejager March 14, 2019
This is exquisite!!
MJLara Platinum
 
MJLara March 29, 2019
Congratulations!!! Well deserveved! One of the most moving photos I've seen her!
Lisetta3
 
Lisetta3 March 29, 2019
Beautiful.....so unique
leslieclement Platinum
 
leslieclement March 29, 2019
Congratulations on your award-winning photo. You deserve it.
BabZz
 
BabZz March 30, 2019
Absolutely fantastic shot fantastic moment
britanynicole
 
britanynicole August 09, 2019
Love this photo
JulieAnnNewell
 
JulieAnnNewell August 20, 2019
I always come back to look at this photograph again and again. It truly is one of my favorites photos and it evokes so many beautiful feelings, emotions, thoughts etc... for me. Thank you for sharing. I can’t say enough about how much I love this image. Well done and congrats on all your well deserved awards and wins.
jackiegoodwin Platinum
 
jackiegoodwin November 20, 2019
Sweet - thank you for entering your lovely photo into my challenge "animals of any kind" - good luck
Lisetta3
 
Lisetta3 June 17, 2021
Such a lovely shot....To have a wild animal like this fawn as a pet (?) I think must be a wonderful experience!
HuaweiP30Lite
 
HuaweiP30Lite May 14, 2022
Is that a stuffed animal?
P0ST Ultimate
 
P0ST June 23, 2023
looks like animal abuse?
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took this self-portrait in my attic / home studio.

Time

It was dusk.

Lighting

I shot this using the natural light in my attic, which was quickly vanishing as the sun set beyond the horizon. I had my camera set to a slow shutter speed to compensate for the low light.

Equipment

I used my Fuji X-T2 and 35mm f/1.4 mounted on a tripod.

Inspiration

I do a lot of writing on a day to day basis. I use it as a way of expressing myself. I wouldn't go as far as calling it poetry, but I suppose it could class as that. My words tie together with my photographs quite closely. I usually start by scribbling down words or sketches that flood into my head. Sometimes I don't even have a solid idea, so I will just start shooting and see if something comes of it or not. In this case, I did start with some written words and concepts. However, this photograph was somewhat accidental and snapped between these ideas. Yet it encapsulated the feeling I was trying to convey better than I could have hoped.

Editing

I cropped and applied colour correction using Lightroom.

In my camera bag

I never leave the house without my Fuji XPro-1. I feel unbalanced if I don't feel the weight of it strapped around me and knocking against my hip bones. I usually have the 18mm f/2 and 35mm f/1.4 on my person. It's a really lightweight and versatile kit for day to day meandering. If I am going out specifically to shoot, as well as the above I will also always pack my Fuji X-T2 and Canon 5D MK II. I love the different characters of both Fuji's and my Canon. I also pack my nifty 50mm f/1.4, vintage 58mm f/1.9 and depending on the project, I may also take along my 45mm TS-E f/2.8.

Feedback

This was actually an 'in-between' shot that I would have probably thrown away when I first looked at it, but I try to hold off from immediately deleting outtakes from a shoot just in case. I advise that you leave them (just for a little while) then return with fresh eyes and a fresh mind to see if any ignite inspiration. Then experiment with post-processing. Also try experimenting with different lighting situations and don't be disheartened if your images don't turn out tack sharp. Embrace it.

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