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The late evening light gently touched these two dear friends as they stood taking in the beauty of the lavender fields that stretched beyond....
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The late evening light gently touched these two dear friends as they stood taking in the beauty of the lavender fields that stretched beyond.
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Contest Finalist in Shades Of Purple Project
Top Shot Award
Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 39
Contest Finalist in Facing Away Photo Contest
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Peer Award
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Magnificent Capture
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Outstanding Creativity
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Genius
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Portrait Magic Photo ContestTop 20 class
We Have Hope Photo ContestTop 10 class
We Have Hope Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Earth Day Every Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
Where Is The Face Photo ContestTop 10 class
Around The World Photo Contest Digital Camera WorldTop 10 class
Inspiring Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Blurry Backgrounds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Blurry Backgrounds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Shades Of Purple ProjectTop 10 class
Shades Of Purple ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 46Top 10 class
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 46Top 10 class month 1
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 46Top 10 class week 3
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 46Top 10 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 39Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 39Top 10 class week 2
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 46Top 10 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 39Top 10 class week 1
Facing Away Photo ContestTop 10 class
Facing Away Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

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11 Comments | Report
crolow PRO+
 
crolow December 12, 2018
At least they are not spoiling the background (as it is poor :-)) as the other images do in the contest :-)
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Luminous_Explorer January 17, 2019
My apologies for not responding sooner. What a spectacular field to be stuck in LOL!
RobynC PRO+
 
RobynC January 09, 2019
Congrats on being a finalist in the image of the month! Beautiful!
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Luminous_Explorer January 17, 2019
Thank you so much Robyn. I have been out of country so my apologies for my delayed response.
reginamullencramer
 
reginamullencramer March 24, 2019
Lovely shot
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Luminous_Explorer October 26, 2019
Only finding your message now Regina. My apologies and thank you for your kind comment.
PeteSavagePhotos PRO+
 
PeteSavagePhotos March 24, 2019
Wonderful photo. Congrats Pete S
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Luminous_Explorer October 26, 2019
Only finding your message now Pete. My apologies and thank you for your kind comment.
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh March 24, 2019
wow..so beautiful
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Luminous_Explorer October 26, 2019
Only finding your message now Harmeet. My apologies and thank you for your kind comment.
Nancy1958 PRO
 
Nancy1958 March 25, 2019
Gorgeous lighting and colors, Carolyn! Love it!!!
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Luminous_Explorer October 26, 2019
Only finding your message now Nancy! My apologies and thank you for your acute observations dear friend!
DRAGONFLY59 PRO+
 
DRAGONFLY59 April 03, 2019
i luv it, fantastic
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Luminous_Explorer October 26, 2019
Only finding your message now Dragonfly! My apologies and thank you for your enthusiastic response!
Eduardbetz
 
Eduardbetz November 20, 2019
I love the light and everything else about this, so beautiful !
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Luminous_Explorer November 20, 2019
Ah thank you so much Eduard. The light was so fleeting!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 December 14, 2019
So wonderful capture. Congratulations on your award!
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Luminous_Explorer December 14, 2019
So delighted as it won three different awards Gigi! Thank you!
MRueffer
 
MRueffer Mar 06
Lovely
olhasydorenko PRO
 
olhasydorenko Apr 01
So beautiful! The scent of summer
Luminous_Explorer PRO+
Thank you so much! Certain lavenders had much stronger scents than others!

Behind The Lens

Location
It was eventide in Provence. I am short and as I am shrinking in my old age like most, to give me a better perspective, one of the first things we did upon arrival in France was invest in a portable ladder. This is one of the most photographed fields of sweet lavender outside the town of Valensole, Provence.
Time
It is an early July evening. The sun had already dipped down in the rows of the lower lavender fields.
Lighting
In Valensole, when the sunset is about to happen the light disappears rapidly. I had about eight minutes of side-lighting opportunity. I found myself finding vignettes of light throughout the fields where as most of the lavender was by now somewhat dulled. Catching the side-lighting was magical!
Equipment
Canon PowerShot G3 X Focal Length: 220 mm Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec Aperture: f/10 ISO: 800 Hand held no flash
Inspiration
Three key ingredients for me are the quality of light, the storytelling, and the presence of what I always try to add to a significant image is that something extra. In this two close friends had gone to great effort to find typical Provence dresses and hats. Doing this together was a highlight of their trip! I loved the way their body language spoke of intimacy. The side lighting on the strands of their hair was that crowning extra.
Editing
Having shot Kodachrome slides for many years I really do most of my adjustments in camera. I ride the compensation dial as I do not want burned out highlights. With a zoom lens you can crop in camera. So in this particular image, no I did minor tweaking, that's all.
In my camera bag
Far too much. I carry at least four cameras including one for infrared and a small easily portable waterproof camera. Carry a dry bag!
Feedback
Pre-visualization. Patience. Look for a fresh perspective. Find a story unfolding.

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