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Hildegard by AncaMitroi Hildegard by AncaMitroi
model: Alecs :iconanother-alecs:
Great atmosphere in the Sighisoara medieval graveyard: the church bell was ringing and the light was so soft.

Winner of the "Best of the month" contest, held by :iconbucuresticlub: :boogie:
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I can't seem to want to :+fav: this enough! Every time I look at this, I see something new, and I must say, this is a most excellent example of how to play with lights and shadows!

I want to start with what didn't draw my eye at first, simply because it is the surrounding details that makes this image so complete: The ivy climbing up the trees to the left, allows for a very surreal eerie atmosphere, one that headstones could not create alone.

The lighting from the sun (or moon) rays, that make their way from upper stage right, to the center, pulling the eyes to the main event of this scene - the light rays, working together with the ivy from stage left, create an almost yin/yang feeling to the overall aura of the area she is standing in.

The light play on the headstone edges, is really intriguing, I keep trying to figure out how the light from in front of the model, is so well reflected or deflected, onto these edges.

The light glow of her iridescent surrounding, is extremely well diffused by the material in which she is encased! The eeriness of that glow gives the impression of her as an entity, despite her feet being on the ground - a very ethereal vision!

The photographer has captured not only the emotion and aura of the location, but has captured my attention so completely, that I cannot bring it upon myself to close the tab - I've had this link open for hours, and I cannot help but wish to have been there for this shoot.
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I think overall this is very well done.

The black and white adds to the composition and creepy-nice atmosphere and the setting is very well chosen. The way the lighting comes from the back combined with the mist/fog surrounding the area as well as the light-shadow play with the surroundings gives this a brilliantly-intense atmosphere.

Covering the model in this transparent material, keeping her mostly in the shadows does give the impression of a supernatural apparition, especially considering the headstones nearby. This certainly is how one would expect to see a spirit/ghost if one were to imagine something like that.

As far as the pose is concerned it certainly does convey a feeling of a soul trying to free itself from the boundaries of its worldly ties, breaking free of the limitations of material existence. Combined with the overall setting this is a very powerful piece and I thoroughly enjoy the details within very much.
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martinemes Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
No DD yet for this? It needs to be a DD!
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish the same :(
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martinemes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Really great! :)
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:iconancamitroi:
AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :aww:
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AlexandraBaban Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Superb! Lumina e excelenta in fotografia asta. Felicitari. :blowkiss:
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Ancaaaaa Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
este superbaa :)
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
multumesc :)
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MissLethargy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
o iubesc!!!
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Methyss Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Asa incepe totul. Cu un vis. :love:
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
exact :D desi i-am pus numele asa pentru ca in apropiere era un dric si mi-a amintit de La tiganci...
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Methyss Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Un dric? :lol:
Ce dragut! Oricum e superba poza! :heart:
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
da, era un dric intreg baricadat pe langa cimitir, foarte fain:D
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Andyghost Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
[link] :D
(daca tot am tras cu... ochiul :) )
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nu e asta. asta nu e intreg. era unul frumos "parcat" pe undeva pe langa cimitir. ingradit...
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Andyghost Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
nu e intreg, e opera de arta:) si este atat de vechi incat ma intreb daca nu cumva se plimba si Dracula cu el prin Cetate...
cel de care spui tu era acolo probabil fiindca urma sa aiba loc vreo inmormantare "frumoasa" in cimitirul de alaturi care este gard in gard cu cel sasesc si este perfect in functiune - este cimitirul "de lux" al sighisorenilor :D - desi nu se poate compara nici pe departe cu cel istoric ;)
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nu, nu, nu. dricul intreg e cumparat de un bogatan si il tine bine inchis. e langa cimitirul medieval si ala, pe aleea pe care mergi daca nu vrei sa urci scarile din tunel. n-am fost in cimitirul "de lux", m-am simtit bine in cel istoric :giggle:
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Methyss Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Genial! :lol:
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WildRainOfIceAndFire Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
:icontransparentplz::iconfloatingplz: Fotografia ta este una dintre cele mai bune ale lunii Noiembrie pe :iconbucuresticlub: :iconfloatingplz:

:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz: Gasesti topul de Fotografie aici: [link] si pe cel de Arta Traditionala/Digitala aici: [link] :iconrafainsanityplz: [trebuie votat la ambele categorii ca sa fie considerat votul]
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Georgya10 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   General Artist
imi da fiori!
superba :clap:
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
multumesc :bow:
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nothereva Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
superba.
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
multumesc :aww:
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EJEV Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
kind of cool
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
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mehrmeer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Magnificent work :heart:
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :bow:
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Midnight3Flame Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Photographer
beautiful light. i love that graveyard, it's always fantastic and full of magic
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, i did have a great lightning. thank you :hug:
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sothiss76 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Mesmerizing!
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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dominique-merot Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Very nice!
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
merci beaucoup :)
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Nelleke Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Absolutely gorgeous! Featured here: [link] :)
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much :blowkiss:
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Nelleke Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
You're very welcome :D
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new-soul Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
I love this photo!!! si eu nu las comentarii de obicei:D
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
merci :blush:
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new-soul Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
cu placere
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jmds05 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
asta e din ciclul "atunci cand ai facut poza nu ti-ai dat seama, dar cand ai developat-o ai observat acea silueta translucida" :)) faina atmosfera :D
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
stii, mi-ai dat o idee buna. data viitoare nu mai iau model, dar imi iau aparatul pe film. si sigur o sa iasa exact ca asta :laughing:
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jmds05 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
asta daca te duci intr-un loc bantuit. doar nu crezi ca fantomele astea apar peste tot si oricui :)) trebuie sa ai ceva momeala& stuff :))
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Bandea Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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Miha3lla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Photographer
bestial !! :hug:
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:blush: merci
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teuton666 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
nice. imi place. bravos.
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ma bucur, sar'na:)
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azzazell Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
excelenta fotografia
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ma bucur ca iti place :hug:
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Aug 24, 2010, 6:52:52 PM