Crosswinds

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    I drove up a track, couldn't quite work out if I'd been down it before. I parked up and an old hairy man riding a bike, wearing only a pair of shorts (you know what the British are like as soon as the sun comes out) started to talk to me. After establishing I was a photographer he started recommending I go and locate a peregrine falcon that lives on a cliff nearby, who only eats pigeons that are mid-flight, but it will keep still enough for photos. Hmm... I wasn't have any luck photographing stagnant branches successfully, let alone an elusive bird of prey.

    I got on my way, took some pics, but it wasn't until I changed into my special 12 quid gown that I felt stimulated. I had half an hour before I wanted to go to the gym. Once I'd piddled by the car, drove round to find a new spot with a glum look on my face, I finally got out, rather reluctantly into a chilly breeze, and was inspired by the symbolism of a bridleway signpost.

    ..And by a number of amazing female Flickr artists who were in my thoughts - by all the work of Quizz, also specific images by Rebekka, Haggis Chick, and also when I was processing it I thought of Vanessa Thomz's billowing dresses. Throw in also some admiration of these pics by Lara Swift and Jaime Bley!

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    Darling♥Angel, catsandpigeons, and 395 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Ashley | Bottle Bell 57 months ago | reply

      This is just honestly, exceptional.
      ash x

    2. Johnaeus 57 months ago | reply

      Great capture and result !

    3. Andreas Climent | Flickrista.com 56 months ago | reply

      Nice shot, feels very surreal.

      This photo will be featured on Flickrista soon.

    4. ZARIHS PHOTOGRAPHY [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called !PASSION FOR FASHION, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      thanks for sending your images in www.flickr.com/groups/shiraz/ AKA passion for fashion


      your work is awesome check out my work if yoU HAVE SOME TIME www.flickr.com/photos/shirazhanif/

    5. wonderfield 56 months ago | reply

      this is beautiful

    6. Thomas Sittler 56 months ago | reply

      Love the colors and the texture of the hair!

      Are you pro?

    7. Thomas Sittler 56 months ago | reply

      Love the colors and the texture of the hair!

      Are you a pro photographer??

    8. OneNobleSavage [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

      I newly discovered your work in my girlfriends ELLE (German Version, October 2009), and this picture is a part of it. I have to say your work is great, every picture has soul. I liked this one the most, because the longer I looked at it, the more three dimensional it got, the incredible dynamics in a two dimensional picture is awsome!
      As a newbie on Flickr I enjoy your Art and thank you for being an ongoing source of inspiration - your Art has a depth, that lets creativity flow as it comes.
      ;-) all best whishes for your future work, love to see more in magazines and books...

    9. seriousinu 55 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Art&Dream, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. Jaime Bley 54 months ago | reply

      i want that gown.

    11. Anna ॐ 53 months ago | reply

      wow!!!! that's art

    12. lindamatoug [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      Awesome

    13. denis6181 46 months ago | reply

      Bonjour, je suis un administrateur du groupe Autant en emporte le vent, et nous aimerions beaucoup que vous ajoutiez votre photo à notre groupe.

    14. antumbral 45 months ago | reply

      Lately discovered (by me), and completely marvelous.

    15. mirwav 42 months ago | reply

      Brilliant ... I love that light in this composition. Great job.

      Enjoy!!

    16. dlemieux 27 months ago | reply

      that dress is to die for.

    17. Miss Aniela 27 months ago | reply

      oi you! make another coffee.

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