looking for a title

Composite image I put together this evening.

I took the image of the girl at the Abbey Tournament in 2008, but she was unfortunately against a very unnatural background. After a bit of searching around I found this dune image by Arnaud Desbordes, licensed under the Creative Commons license. I resampled the background and blurred it, then converted the whole thing to b&w, added vignettes, etc.

Couldn't think of a title, but like the 1930's b&w movie feel to it.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 13th July 2008, This photo: 11:17am

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Comments

  • zebra404 said:
    Super picture. Wat is tie mooi scherp
  • daBinsi said:
    Dave that is so beautiful...
    I got a nice title for that~ Mistress Lawrence of Arabia ;-)
  • RaeA said:
    very Valentino
  • dgt0011 said:
    David, this is pretty cool - I do think you've done exceptionally well & really captured a great 30's movie feel for this - I like daBinsi's title 'Mistress Lawrence of Arabia'
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Great composite Dave. I love this sort of stuff - really Artsy :-)
  • tuxcomputers said:
    That is really well done, if you hadn't of told anyone that it was a composite then it would not have been noticeable.
    Even the lighting of both her and the background is in the same direction, from behind and to the left.
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Very cool composite David... heh heh... for the title... how about "Lauren of Arabia"?
  • Jack High said:
    Very good David, excellent composite work. I like the B&W and subtle vignettes.
    How about
    "I hate waiting for camels".
  • Xenedis said:
    Nicely done.
  • renanluna said:
    Ow David, I love this photo!
    The eyes of this woman are so expressive and determined!
    Beautifull capture! Congratulations!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    You almost won on the title, but Paul's suggestion tickled my fancy a bit more.
    You're right - I should have thought of that.
    Thanks, I almost went with that title, but Paul nailed it with his slightly more succinct version.
    Thanks Voodoo :) Something a little less reality based than I usually do, but still believable.
    Took a while to find just the right background Harry. I knew what I wanted and yes, the lighting direction was important.
    We have a winner :) Thanks Paul!
    Thanks Jack. The colour version just didn't work as well, but the b&w really spoke to me.
    Danke :)
    Thanks ! She was intently watching the main arena at The Abbey Medieval Tournament when I snapped this candid, and it really works well here.
  • teejaybee said:
    Nicely done - the eyes look cool at original :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Teej :)
  • Garry' said:
    That is top notch....love your title but even more the concept and technical aspect. The end result is as sharp as her eyes. Compliments David...a great shot in your gallery
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  • Garry' said:
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    This Masterpiece deserved to appear in :
    ╠Art Libre-Free Art-Arte Libre-Freie Kunst-invited pix only╣ .
    tag with : "ArtLibre" and consider joining us :o)
    "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
    [Piet Mondrian ] Dutch painter
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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Garry :)
  • frednaut said:
    Fantastic light on the model David - looks amazing.
  • David de Groot said:
    Natural overcast sky Geoff :)
  • Andou Ryuu said:
    Good composition! Model and background fit together nicely!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Andrew :)
  • creationlinee_GNé_ said:
    complimenti!!!!!! bellissima!!!!
  • OrangeSmell said:
    I found your picture while googleing for my own name and I have to admit that I very much like what you've done here.
    Great work !
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangesmell] Thanks, it was just the right background for the image. :)
  • Snoodgie said:
    That's me!!! That was my first abbey tournament. I like what you've done with the image. Might see you at this year's Abbey?
    Katie
    New Varangian Guard
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/64765486@N04] Hi Katie, yes I'll be there shooting again this year with the official team. :)