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Monday, January 3, 2011

Winter light

Taking photographs directly in front of the setting sun is one of my favorite things to do. I love the bright light and the potential for a bit of rim light and lens flare.
Of course, when you are taking photos without anyone behind the camera, there is a bit of trial and error involved in the process.

Sometimes you get photos like this:
too little

Or sometimes you get photos like this:
too much

But hopefully, if you keep adjusting, you find the perfect spot.

sun at my back
(I swear I still have hands, it was just really cold and these sleeves were conveniently long.)
a bit of flare

I love it when you get just the right amount of lens flare. (But I hate that green reflection, what gives Hoya lens filter?)

burst

The Rundown
Coat Christmas Gift (I would guess Kohls) Boots Steve Madden - Skirt Item - Fur Collar Thrifted - Earrings Kohls - Tights Kohls 

furry rim light

37 comments:

R said...

That's such a pretty time of day, and those are great shots! :D
I especially like the cape!

Iris said...

The pictures are lovely and that fur collar is fab!

Jessica said...

The fur collar is a major vintage score! You need to live closer so we can go thrifting together.

(Did you do change the formatting of your titles recently or am I just uber unobservant? I like it!)

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

Gorgeous play with the light & with such a cute outfit too!

Anne said...

I didn't even notice your hands were missing until you pointed it out! That just looks normal to me this time of year :)

What a perfect time of day for pictures! And I really like the detail of red earrings with your red tights

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the photos, I got one of those dark pictures this morning while trying a not closet shot...but I didn't have time for another, haha
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com

Courtney Erin said...

I love that fur collar - what a great thrift find!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Sally said...

The fur collar is a dream and I love the earrings!
I had this light problem earlier today, yours turned out MUCH better than mine haha!

Rebecca said...

great jacket, your look is super cute today!!

tallgirlblogging said...

Beautiful photos - I love the light. And the fur collar!

The Lady Board said...

Adore the jacket! I think you need to move and be my real life neighbor so that I can come and raid your closet. I covet like everything you own.

- Jill

Mochachocolata Rita said...

I love this type of lighting too! Always see it in Japanese fashion magazines ;)

Shelley Ann said...

i love the pictures!! and your boots! too cute!

Gracey said...

Gorgeous, Miss Lyddie. Absolutely gorgeous.

Gracey
www.fashionforgiants.blogspot.com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I love your blog!! All of the thrift finds on your sidebar are so inspiring!! yay!

i'm a new follower!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Elisabeth said...

I love the red tights with your boots. Almost makes the boots look red too.

Eli said...

I dont think people understand what hard work it is to take a great photo! Ive had days where they all look like crap and scrap the whole thing! These came out wonderful, great documentation!

Vanessa said...

You've mastered this backlit photo taking! Mine always turn out much more like your second photo... too washed out, or like your first: A complete or near-complete silhouette. I need to work at it more, the problem is, there's so little time when the sun is rapidly sinking to keep practicing... and it takes me a lot of practice!

Ali said...

Haha! I laughed. I have so many of those first two pictures when I take pictures it tis ridiculous. :D

That coat looks so warm and cozy! I love the long sleeves, oooh, it's like a big blanket! Stay warm, my Lyddielove!

And PS-- I love your hat in that last post. :D

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love the light in these pictures!

Berlin said...

The light looks so mysterious. I LOVE this outfit, you look great!

Beanning around,
Berlin

St├ęphanie said...

So lovely ! I wish you a happy new year !
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alefashion said...

Nice photos and such a great coat!♥

xx Ale

northwest is best said...

Lovely photos! Plus the coat is delightful, and the collar adds a touch of glamour.

Diana Mieczan said...

I love that time of the day...Those photos are amazing,sweetie and you look beautiful:)
Happy Tuesday
Muah

collagevintage said...

Lovely pics with the light contrast, you looks awesome.

Happy New year!
xx
S

Artfully Awear said...

Beautiful photos! The red tights add so much to this outfit. Just lovely.

Hope Adela said...

i love these photos! that fur collar is enchanting! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

brittneynikkole said...

Ha! I so know the feeling. Run over to pose, run back to the camera to see if it came out alright. But the finished product is great ma'am. Love the bright tights and the pretty earrings.

Amber Blue Bird said...

superb lighting!

Andreea said...

I love these kind of photos but i never get to achieve this great effect!
Your photos look awesome and so do you:)

♥ kisses ♥

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Heart Charlie said...

Love your photos, experimenting with light :) The final photos came out great, love that fur collar :)

Shey said...

ooh mamma mia, you're looking sexy! =D

Jan said...

I've yet to figure out the winter light tricks also and it's really difficult in Ireland because the winter sun is so low on the horizon (I think that was one of the first things I remember noticing when I moved here - weird). Great shots! Yay for perserverance! (did I even spell that right?)

Meggstatus said...

I can't believe you took these photos yourself! They are so unbelievably beautiful.

XO
Megg

Alex Elizabeth said...

I love backlit photos! Whenever I try for lens flare it comes out rather unfortunately :( I'm really tempted to get red tights because of you and I just saw those boots on sale! It was hard to walk away!

vintagereflection said...

That fur is super cute and goes so well with the coat and the flash of pink tights makes it funky! Great look x