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The Mountain

It is an invention of men, not mountains, to compete for the sky.

Model: Miyoung Margolis


A fun experimental shoot lit with home depot spot lights fixed to furniture by clamps in my loft.Hence the abundance of warmth in the photo. My tripod for the evening was a New Balance shoe box; surprisingly useful.I snatched the cloud of a sky in Spain and painted in the mountains int he background from a photo of the Olympics in Washington. I used 3 differnet texture overlays to bring a painterly feel to the finished product.

50mm · f/5.6 · 1/13s · ISO 400
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Scott Weaver's picture

Just assumed this was a female nude!

Jason Matias's picture

:) Glad to put a little more into your coffee!

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Thanks Chris!

Jordan Randall's picture

Took me a while to see what I was looking at, nice photo

Jason Matias's picture

Thank you Jordan!

Andrew Strother's picture

I've looked at this photo a dozen times, and I still think it's a lower-half bodyscape whenever I see the thumbnail. I love the double visual. Very cool.

Jason Matias's picture

Thank you for checking my photo out a dozen times!

Yucel Yalim's picture

Image grabbed me right away...Like the idea.

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Larry Beard's picture

Really artsy. Great work..

Brian Rodgers Jr.'s picture

Absolutely awesome! Very cool idea, well executed

Studio 403's picture

Nice, a new way to water board someone

Maryann Clavin's picture

I defy anyone to pass this photo without doing a second take. Well done. Thanks.