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Image by Brett Arthur Donar (brettjessica.com)
Raleigh, NC

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This is the first edit for this shot. I want to get some opinions on this. So feel free to give your thoughts and critiques on this.

We shot this awhile back, the last time he was in Raleigh. It’s always a pleasure hanging out and shooting with Luis. Great guy. We wanted to use those lights in the shot for this, but we didn’t get to really use them the way we wanted. Time was short and they were really heavy. So we placed them near the back of the venue and shot away. The sun was real bright and I forgot to my ND filter and my CP filter was cracked, so we had to make due.

Strobist: AB-800 through octobox above on boom.

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  1. AlicePopkorn says:

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  2. Good Will Hunting ~ I'll take the blame, if it´s says:

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  3. 'pixler' says:

    absolutely wonderful! bravo!

  4. Gabby Canonizado 02 (New account) says:

    Makes me wonder…….

  5. Denis Collette...!!! says:

    Nice concept…!!!

  6. Excellent work !!!

  7. pareeerica says:

    Absolutely gorgeous

    Faestock

  8. pareeerica says:

    MMM 8

  9. non stop creations- Sherry Landon says:

    You amaze me!
    One day I hope I can get anywhere near your talent and creativity.

  10. zenman3 says:

    Very intriguing image. Beautifully crafted and thought provoking.

  11. Knight Zeisy says:

    Ganz starkes Werk!!!!

  12. geoff photos says:

    Like this Alice

  13. Jerzy N. Mostly off says:

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  15. M Belmar says:

    Precioso trabajo

  16. Michael Taggart Photography says:

    Very creative!!!!!

  17. Eva Lindberg S says:

    Beautiful!

  18. Dominique Rolland @ Laouleventmeporte says:

    J’ aime beaucoup

    Domi

  19. The Visual Poet says:

    Very creative work, thank you for the link!

  20. Sigi K ॐ says:

    wonderful work..

  21. ScrapbookingmemoriesforDianne says:

    Beautiful image wonderfully composed!

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  22. Lenabem-Anna J. says:
  23. Lenabem-Anna J. says:

    This is a beautiful Portrait!
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  25. Friedel R says:

    Real gooooood !

  26. I AM JONATHON says:

    This is a great presentation!!!!! I watched the secret about seven years ago…♪♥♥♥

  27. mark_rutley says:

    Very clever edit full of mystery and suspense.

  28. Eva Lindberg S says:

    Seen and admired in:

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  29. Flicky 90 says:

    Beautiful work. Love the power of light coming from behind.

  30. Aruna's world says:

    Beautiful work and light!

  31. feniche says:

    Seen and admired in:

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    ~ never ending time ~

  32. Seen and admired in:

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  33. Petite Coeur says:

    Visto en All beautiful shots and many more.
    sarah-brightman-fairy
    Todas las cosas son hermosas a los ojos sinceros.

  34. Passie13(Ines van Megen-Thijssen) says:

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  35. epiesco says:

    Well done, great composition, very imaginative. The white is a little bit intense but nevertheless, a great image, well done.

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  36. reXraXon says:

    marvellous , great job

    greetings
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  42. C’est beau

  43. Nuragic Man~A bit busy says:

    This happy and peaceful work was seen in Serendipity group
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/1930385@N24/
    Thanks for sharing it with the group.

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  45. Jerzy N. Mostly off says:

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  46. GangaSunshine says:

    In some moments, the Universal Key seems so close and reachable….Wonderful image my PopKorn friend. Smiles across the miles….

  47. Fabulous work!

    Greatly admired in

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  48. '-. EmGee Customz .-' Y Change !! says:

    Well Captured …

  49. (stephotos) says:

    very nice !!

  50. Tracy Williams83 says:

    very creative 🙂 lovely work!

  51. fran-taylor says:

    Lovely piece of story telling

  52. nilliske (holiday) says:

    Wonderful image. Well done.

  53. suliman almawash says:

    Beautiful !!

  54. Daniela Owergoor / Contact: p.x.dany@gmail.com says:

    Wonderful mood!

  55. Sigi K ॐ says:

    ~Seen and appreciated in~
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  56. Temari 09 says:

    Beautiful work, Alice, truly magical.

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  57. Gianluca1974 says:

    i like all your works, compliments

  58. Amy Ballinger says:

    great concept and wonderful execution!

  59. pareeerica says:

    Congratulations!

    Your image has won 2nd place in our challenge HERE

    Your image is now featured in our Winners Showcase thread & on our group front page.

    Thanks for participating

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  60. AlicePopkorn says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/pareeerica] thank you, Parée 🙂

  61. h.koppdelaney says:

    :-))
    H

  62. martin alberts Pictures of Amsterdam says:

    I admire your works Alice…….. Fantastic.

  63. Mara ~earth light~ says:

    das ist super!

    wonderful composition…!!!
    I saw your great image at JS´s Gallery…!!!

    Papillon antique...
    JS´s Gallery…

  64. Re yk 21 says:

  65. Marezia57 says:

    absolutely magnificent all those imgs!! You know, i just love to admire your works on black! :))))
    Black is not my problem with the new flick! ;)) Have a great day xx

  66. AlicePopkorn says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mareziapics] thank you 🙂

  67. Anna James ♥ ƸӜƷ ♥~ Totally Absent ~ says:

    wonderful composition I love it !

  68. artzee50 says:

    Love this image…it feels like hope behind whatever door that key opens…first thought. It made me feel hope and happiness! Some shrink would have a field day with that comment!

  69. Lovely exposure of the sky.

  70. www.StevenMphoto.com says:

    Nice!

  71. Taylor-Tomorrow says:

    very neat!

    i hope your brother is alright 🙁

  72. P A T B O M B A R D says:

    hey man, next year i’m planning on coming down near raleigh sometime! if i do we need to meet up fo’ sho

  73. Daniel | Rivera says:

    Great guy, Great music.
    And awesome shot.

  74. petepixxx says:

    Where is the U?

  75. Evan Perigo says:

    man this is awesome! the blue shirt works well against the white lights. What was the plan you intended for this shoot?

  76. Jacob Aaron says:

    dude. only the best.

    like usual

  77. Kurt Dressler Photography says:

    so sickkk

  78. www.exposureleak.com says:

    so well done

  79. Excellent shot!

  80. Shirren Lim says:

    beautiful shot! 🙂

    Seen in some comments. ( ?² )

  81. ChrisH Photos says:

    Beautiful scene and image, brilliant capture.

  82. backroom.angel says:

    sweet street, Ronnie…a delightful shot…

  83. Nick Hensman says:

    Lost in the moment hey mate!

  84. Itzick says:

    it is a very beautiful shot Ronnie.

  85. Akbar Sim says:

    Oh yes!! Dit is echt geweldig! Een prachtig moment Ronnie!

  86. [Point final] says:

    Ce n’est pas évident de marcher en lisant Votre photo est très belle

  87. a.j.torres says:

    Siempre me gustó leer por la noche en la cama. Se me hace difícil la lectura andando por la calle o sentado en la playa. Una buena captura.

  88. Sifar...! says:

    Lovely Candid shot. Just so natural!

  89. tom van hoogstraten says:

    Prachtig shot en hoe vaak zou ze op moeten kijken uit haar boek.

  90. Frank van de Loo says:

    Als dat maar goed gaat!

  91. Iam sterdam says:

    Een pakkend boek en beeld.

  92. _TooL_ says:

    Amazing focus and light, as usual, Ronny! Great capture.

  93. qmusaget says:

    pretty dangerous to be that engrossed on a bumpy road 🙂
    very motivating shot, Ronny 🙂

  94. Mio Cade says:

    Careful of the road ahead, my lady

  95. -hndrk- says:

    Er zijn zelfs mensen die proberen te lezen tijdens het autorijden…

  96. SPIngram says:

    Lovely image! She’s completely engrossed in the book, made me smile 🙂

  97. Love the softness, perfect for this one.
    There is a quaintness about her.
    Beautiful isolation. Well done!
    ps: title adds to this.

  98. -Sylvie Frénillot says:

    Beautiful…

  99. jmason3401 says:

    Lovely image, very nostalgic. Good one Ronnie.

  100. gelelie / Gerda says:

    Heel gaaf beeld en de scherpte-diepte vind ik echt prachtig hier.

  101. stylebcn images says:

    Marvelous capture of that pensive girl. Love the dof and details… love the intellectual feel and the title 🙂

  102. holland fotograaf says:

    prachtig

    Seen in my contacts’ photos. ( ?² )

  103. L' 1stable photographie says:

    excellent, d’un autre temps même.

  104. streetshooter45 says:

    Multi-tasking!!! Classically beautiful girl

  105. Carlos GF says:

    She is able to read and walk at the same time, as usual !! Superb photo !!


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  106. cocoesperanza says:

    Very pretty and nice body language … I like the softness of the background and texture on the ground – A wonderful photo !

  107. richard*owen says:

    Hope nothing pops up in front of her! She appears so engrossed in the book!!

  108. must be a good read! I like the softness of the background it adds to the sense of the title.

  109. David (UK) - Gone says:

    Timeless and beautiful, Ronny. You don’t see a sight like this too often. She looks so innocent there and completely absorbed in the text. Love how the out of focus background is uncluttered with people and vehicles. But I hope she’s not getting any ideas from the young characters in that novel – scary stuff!

  110. Mr Grays view of life says:

    The reader..This is classic photography.

  111. Passie13(Ines van Megen-Thijssen) says:

    …op automatisch piloot….heel mooi fotowerk Ronny!

  112. Guib_Did says:



    existentialism

    Your photo wins an award
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    Superb street scene !!!!

  113. Cool, could be my daughter. 😉

  114. Guib_Did says:
  115. jhartho says:

    Carrément Parfait!!
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  116. jhartho says:

    Gewldig! Doet me denken aan een stukje van Remco Campert…die leest ook boeken op straat.

  117. mamnaimie says:

    fantastic person ! great capture !!

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  120. ybiberman says:

    another ‘model’ of your that is about to bump into a pole

    (I am glad to see that such people still exists)

  121. Damien Sass says:

    A wonderful photograph…I’m impressed – as always.

  122. ((pigotta08)) says:

    splendid! :)))

  123. DomiKetu says:

    So many details with the socks and shoes… and the reading on the street, must be a captivating story then. Nice change from the usual cell phones and ithings… 🙂


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  124. JUANÓN says:

    This photo has its own soul.
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  125. MaddyDread [otherwise occupied] says:

    dedicated reader. i would fall on my face! good catch.

  126. Gerald L. Campbell says:

    Love this shot, Ronny. It brings back memories from when I was in college. The Jesuits used to walk about campus like this reading their breviary. My dad once asked if I’d ever saw them walk into a tree. … LOL … This woman looks absorbed in her book. She has a wonderful inquisitive look on her face and one can feel the sense of her walking. The background blur is very effective and the tones are excellent. Congrats !!!


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  127. zilverbat. says:

    Super gedaan dit !!

  128. www.darnoc.fr says:
  129. giochi reflexivi says:

    This photo has its own soul.
    seen in:

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  130. pakhet says:

    super dreamy focus – she looks like she’s stepped out of another time

  131. AA <©>photography.tw says:

    Your Picture is indeed Artistic !

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  132. op_perrin says:

    This is a good street shot!!!
    It belongs to :

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  133. trimethylxanthine2 says:

    wonderful retro feel to this … a thoroughly modern miss but it’s so refreshing that she’s not on an i-pad …

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  134. chris734 [] says:

    This photo has its own soul.

  135. Inge de Groot Fotografie says:

    Prachtig beeld!

  136. bigal1976 says:

    ……Just wonderful, lighting and all. A Fav …..

  137. karma's payment {distant} says:

    ahaha this reminds me of me…. I do this all the time!!

  138. radish5 (is poorly) says:

    Lovely soft and romantic …but I worry about her bumping into lamp posts. I’m boringly practical, I know 🙂

  139. Light Echoes says:

    WOW! A wonderful capture. Such a lovely image.


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  141. Frank Fullard says:

    I really like this street shot! Great timing to spot it!

  142. BESSCOS says:

    This is photographic art teacher

  143. Lionswood says:

    Vraiment superbe !

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  144. J.L.G.C. says:

    Preciosa escena .

    Magnifico disparo

  145. Mikaels photography says:

    Great photo, great title!

  146. channel one says:

    Great how you have isolated her with selective out of focus rendering to emphasise how the book has isolated her by consuming all her attention.

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  148. Femininelure says:

    Love this! I can relate. I am a book lover myself. And the selective focus you have been using lately is genius, as it brings us in so close to your subjects.

  149. Pjotre7 (www.maartenvandevoort.nl) says:

    Het bewijs dat vrouwen veel dingen tegelijk kunnen!

  150. beautiful capture!!! 🙂 greetings.

  151. biancasartorello says:

    i love it!

  152. alisong2 says:

    very poetic

  153. Irene Becker says:

    beautiful shot!

  154. Sujit & Roz says:

    Stunning shot………….I’m not surprised she’s reading and walking as this book is totally captivating……..just like your image!!

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