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Canon
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
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F/10.0
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44 mm
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400
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Feb 3, 2010, 3:31:27 AM
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A Place in the Sun by KellyZak A Place in the Sun by KellyZak
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chu-CuNnY-chu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
love it, and thank you for your fave ~
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lolothe88 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Wonderful picture!

Everything is already told! Just :wow:

Respect!
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KellyZak Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
:hug:
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bohoomil Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Let's praise simplicity. Your best works are just like this one: technically outstanding & on the visual layer almost a casual snapshot, with still 'something more' underneath. I presume your pictorial sense (if I can say so) is already very film-like, though it might be floating in your veins rather than be something you're aware of in a sensible manner. (Some call it 'a gift' and they're correct.) This image opens the viewers' mind to whole lotta stories: just think of, it says, what's happening off-screen, who's the girl observing or talking to, where she is, etc. And as such it's pretty natural, no arrangement or manipulation is visible (even though it might have been used, its traces seem withdrawn and the eye looking through the camera viewfinder gets united with the viewer's eye). I've been coming back to take a look at this picture for a couple of days now and just wanted to see if anything gets changed in my perception. Fortunately, nothing like that has happened.

The cigarette doesn't interfere with the overall effect, it's not like some goth / horror / macabre prop. It doesn't come from any world that may be different than the one we all belong to. It _just_ is. It can be significant on a symbolical layer, though, if we speak of a single picture which lives in its own, 'single' way: the young girl, full summer, full of life, and it just reminds of something opposite it brings together with joy. In a movie such a detail would vanish among other pictures and would be just a prop. Here it can recall a diversity of meanings.

Again, excellent job.
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KellyZak Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
:hug: thank you so much,
it means so much to hear not only that you like it,
but that my picture is worth looking at multiple times
I truly appreciate your comment and the time you've spent to analyze it
imagery (both stills [photography] and sequences [cinematography]) are my passion, and I fully intend to pursue it as a career, there's just something about how much can be communicated in the details of what the viewer sees, how something as simple as a slight change to the color balance and completely change the tone of the mood and what the image is conveying
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Throughmadness Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
nice shot this one ;)
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KellyZak Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
:hug: thank you!
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dangggjackie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
This is so cute! Who is this?
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KellyZak Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
missy, she's a friend of mine at my school
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nerwen-wilwarin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is very nice,,, but what do you have with those cigarets?? it's a very beautifull picture, the hair colour in the sunlight makes it almost perfect!
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KellyZak Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
lol it's a fun effect to work with, (previously I tried incense and fog machines)
I like the effect of smoke, and now all of a sudden everyone's willing to smoke for a photo shoot
if I lived close to a beach I'd work with water and waves ect
if I lived up north I'd work with snow (I would LOVE to work with snow, I miss it so much)
Where I live it barely ever rains (and if it does it's still sunny and the rain is brief) and there's really not many cool locations (hence the few random locations when we go searching for places)
I'm currently in the mood to try building steampunk goggles and if it turns out successfully I will most definitely be using them a lot :)
it's all just taking advantage of the things at your fingertips

and thank you! :hug: this picture really stood out from the series and I had to use it, sadly there was a branch sticking out in front of her face but it removed it
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nerwen-wilwarin Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Were I live we do have a lot of rain, and last week it snowed a lot. But I miss the sun to make this kind of pictures. And the models>.<

Anyway, the smoke makes it very beautifull. You are a very good photographer
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KellyZak Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
thank you!
and if I had snow around I would be using it so much lol
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
great lighting, i like the overexposed highlights balancing out the shadow contrast, lovely work :) you'll be a great DP (and we need them!)
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KellyZak Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
:hug: thank you so much!
I grew up wanting to be a director, without really understanding what the position entitled
Once I went to film camp and they had us work on our shorts as if it were a real studio I learned the duties of the DP and realized that was the position that I thought the director was in charge of
It's quite funny though that most people don't understand what the purpose of the DP is or even how it correlates to film ("of photography") my one friend thought the purpose was solely to take the publicity shots and stills from the film for the ad campaigns
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MerryFlower Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
I like this!!! ))
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KellyZak Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
:hug:
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