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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  • 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
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Garry' said:
    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
  • 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?
    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. :)