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The Spirit of Galatea VII

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By CookmePancakes   |   Watch
Published: January 18, 2013
© 2013 - 2019 CookmePancakes
photographer: Ilse Moore [link]
art director: Elsa Bleda (me) [link]
Dresses: Joel Janse Van Vuuren [link]
MUA: Liezl Zene Oberholzer
model: Elsa Bleda (me)

one of the preview images for Joel's 2012 spring/summer editorial. you can see the rest in my gallery. -It was really hard to get this right, since June-July is the middle of winter in South Africa.

edit: this shoot was also a slow-motion underwater fashion video, Panavision shot it with Phantom Gold at 1000 fps.

edit: a DD, thank you Deviantart! :heart:
Image size
1200x797px 260.09 KB
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 7, 2012, 11:24:07 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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MinorFictionHobbyist Traditional Artist
Beauty perfected. 
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TimberClipseProfessional Filmographer
I wanted to let you know that I have featured this fantastic piece in my Year-Long Feature article.
Thank you for sharing it with us all!
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Awesome picture! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Moon-Flower4022Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! So beautiful. I'm in awe.
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blackstar707Hobbyist General Artist
I adore underwater photography! This is just stunning! The contrast between the bright green clothes and the dark background is very eye catching. :clap:
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malaugusto Photographer
This gorgeous work has been featured here: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 44.
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM!

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I do feel serene and calm. The color is natural and contrast with the background. Splendid.
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This is gorgeous, I love the colours and the way the dress moves in the water. There's something quite serene about her, as if she's just floating there and dancing slowly under the water. Great job.
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giovannniiiHobbyist Photographer
this is stunning.... something which is not ordinary :)
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naokijanStudent Traditional Artist
beautiful ~
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Beautiful, thank you
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AdARDurdenHobbyist Photographer
Amazing Capture !! I am in Awe !! Congrats on the DD !! :clap:
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very nice. saw the thumbnail and has to check it out. and loved it!
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HollyCromerPhotoProfessional Photographer
This is stunning and angelic! Well deserved Daily Deviation.
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TimberClipseProfessional Filmographer
The clarity, composition and contrast in this image are fantastic! Great work!
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F1McLarenHobbyist General Artist
really beauty and so original idea)) i like it, awesome
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SethAdmirerHobbyist Traditional Artist
You were underwater in the middle of WINTER???

Wow. O_O I don't know what to say.

But whatever accolades and praises this photo gets, you deserve it.
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lilithselkeHobbyist Traditional Artist
This blows my mind! It's gorgeous and brilliantly executed! I can't get my mind around how complex this photo-shoot had to be to make!
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tearsinraineHobbyist Traditional Artist
what a trip! awesome capture!
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