*Runaway*

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5DMKII + 85mm f/1.8, 1/125 @ f/3.5, ISO 100. 430EX, 35mm, 1/8, Alien Bees Cybersyncs.

Model: Taravat
Makeup: Mika

Another moody & cold day for shooting outdoors. This was my first of three shoots I did yesterday.

My model was freezing so we huddled in a back alley which was slightly warmer than the wind tunnel where we first started shooting. Sounds so glamorous, doesn't it?

I was almost ready to give up on the shoot because there was no light. My model was freezing so we huddled in a back alley which was slightly warmer than the wind tunnel where we first started shooting. Nothing more glamorous than shooting in a back alley :/

I was almost ready to give up on the shoot at this point because there was no light and we were both shaking from the cold. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a car coming slowly towards us. I asked Taravat give me a lost/mysterious expression and I snapped this. It was the last shot of the photo shoot.

Everytime I stick with a shoot to the bitter end, I always get an unexpected shot that I hadn't planned. Often the last shots I shoot are the best.

What I've learnt is that you never get a second chance to capture a spontaneous moment, so shoot furiously until your hands are numb and your legs are shaking. Trust me, it is worth it to have no regrets with your photography.

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  1. Rafael Vines 49 months ago | reply

    nice colours... excellent photo.

  2. Leonardo Amaro Rodrigues  49 months ago | reply

    excellent picture!
    great !!!

  3. Miguel Figueras  49 months ago | reply

    Great light and eyes!

  4. José Eduardo Andrada / Photo Company Studio [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ***The House of Image Gallery, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Wonderful Work!


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    You are invited to the House of Image Gallery
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  5. *TAB* 49 months ago | reply

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

  6. NateAllen 49 months ago | reply

    I absolutely love this photo, the look on her face is absolutely perfect!

  7. leehobbi 49 months ago | reply

    Lovely eyes as usual. I really love that about your portraits.

  8. ~Phamster~ 49 months ago | reply

    Lisa..

    I totally agree with your statement.. shot to the bitter end.. generally the last one is the best, because that is the image file you see and say.. well that is the keeper !..

    this shot is great and the story behind it , i totally relate to..

    phamster

  9. lowercase me 48 months ago | reply

    that light
    that lens
    those eyes

    nice, works well for a one light, sans shadow setup

  10. Barry L.A.U 48 months ago | reply

    This is amazing. Great shot and descriptive information. Love it...

  11. Mihai Virschi 48 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Beautiful Picture's with Beautiful Womans, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. no.zomi 48 months ago | reply

    a beautiful portrait, I love you're backgrounds too

  13. D.o.M.e.N.i.C.o (memmo77) 45 months ago | reply

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato EYES-OCCHI. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere le tuo foto al gruppo.

  14. martha34c 45 months ago | reply

    Ojazos maravillosos

  15. rsteup 42 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous image, exquisite eyes!

  16. chazzman34 41 months ago | reply

    a very beautiful portrait....

  17. Desert Rose Photos [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

    I love her vulnerable expression. Great capture.

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