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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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My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol13Top 10 rank
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Shades Of Purple ProjectTop 10 rank week 1
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 46Top 10 rank
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Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 46Top 10 rank week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 39Top 10 rank
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 39Top 10 rank week 2
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 46Top 10 rank week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 39Top 10 rank week 1
Facing Away Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Facing Away Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1

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13 Comments | Report
crolow Platinum
 
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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Carolyn_Angus January 17, 2019
My apologies for not responding sooner. What a spectacular field to be stuck in LOL!
RobynC
 
RobynC January 09, 2019
Congrats on being a finalist in the image of the month! Beautiful!
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Carolyn_Angus 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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Carolyn_Angus 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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Carolyn_Angus 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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Carolyn_Angus 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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Carolyn_Angus October 26, 2019
Only finding your message now Nancy! My apologies and thank you for your acute observations dear friend!
DRAGONFLY59
 
DRAGONFLY59 April 03, 2019
i luv it, fantastic
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Carolyn_Angus October 26, 2019
Only finding your message now Dragonfly! My apologies and thank you for your enthusiastic response!
Eduardbetz Platinum
 
Eduardbetz November 20, 2019
I love the light and everything else about this, so beautiful !
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Carolyn_Angus November 20, 2019
Ah thank you so much Eduard. The light was so fleeting!
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal December 14, 2019
So wonderful capture. Congratulations on your award!
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Carolyn_Angus December 14, 2019
So delighted as it won three different awards Gigi! Thank you!
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer March 06, 2020
Lovely
olhasydorenko PRO+
 
olhasydorenko April 01, 2020
So beautiful! The scent of summer
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Carolyn_Angus April 01, 2020
Thank you so much! Certain lavenders had much stronger scents than others!
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum October 05, 2021
Absolutely wonderful!
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Carolyn_Angus October 05, 2021
Thank you Terry! Delighted you enjoyed it!
vf4tjhnjkf PRO
 
vf4tjhnjkf December 11, 2021
Love the contrasting colors

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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