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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:

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

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  2. The pictures are lovely and that fur collar is fab!

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  3. 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!)

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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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

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

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  8. 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!

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  9. great jacket, your look is super cute today!!

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

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  11. 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

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

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

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  14. Gorgeous, Miss Lyddie. Absolutely gorgeous.

    Gracey
    www.fashionforgiants.blogspot.com

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  15. 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

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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

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

    Beanning around,
    Berlin

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  21. So lovely ! I wish you a happy new year !
    http://prettydarling.canalblog.com/

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  22. Nice photos and such a great coat!♥

    xx Ale

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

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

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  25. Lovely pics with the light contrast, you looks awesome.

    Happy New year!
    xx
    S

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

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

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  28. 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.

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

    ♥ kisses ♥

    http://thrilloftheheel.blogspot.com/

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

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

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  32. 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?)

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

    XO
    Megg

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  34. 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!

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

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