Posted on Jul 20, 2009 -
T and S says:
Ilan - The selective lighting on your subject is truly spectacular. Fantastic portrait shot, WOW
I second the last visitor; the light was superb... I think in 2009, some men adopt similar ritual; just look beauty products for men... I glad your photoblogging return...
Welcome back my friend - i like this natural shot! But you should know thats guys are also timekillers in the morning - stay tuned, have a nice day in israel (i will be in jerusalem for 2 weeks next winter :D)
Bel instantané !
the play with light and shadow is still the interesting part of this shot - more interesting then the morning ritual of women, because a men is still in a morning ritual too. Wonderful shot of a basic ritual of humanity ilian!
This is really wonderful, Ilan! Great portrait and great use of light!
Javier Falcó says:
Beautiful photo. Very well done.
I like the mood and the lightinghttp://krikis.aminus3.com
Very nice image :) Great mood, colours and light.
Un instant parfaitement capté, excellente lumière!
great shot, awesome lighting!
beautiful light, my morning ritual is meditation, ...
Xavi Heredia says:
Great ambience here Ilan, the subtle lighting is really beautiful. And yes, we men, we also have rituals, of course!!
I cant see any picture on your web site.. :(what sall i do ?
This portrait is like a painting. Wonderful light. Great work!
A super portrait with wonderful light as the others have said. Tinged with some sadness I suspect. It's good to see you back again though my friend :)
So great, I like the mood and the very smooth lights.
Women and their rituals, I hear you mate.Welcome back.Wonderful use of natural window light.
"Do you think you'll be alright when it's 4 am / I know love hurts like hell again" (Greyhound Soul)You need a lot of music to get you through these tough weeks. It's a great picture, Ilan. Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Thanks for lending your eyes. All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
Craig Ferguson says:
Great lighting, excellent portrait. Hope you're doing well.
Elegant with awesome light. Very nice portrait.
Oui et c'est en partie pour notre plus grand plaisirs.
You really nailed the lighting here. Exactly what should be black is black and the rest defines the image really well. Looks like a great back-to-the-basics windowlight portrait. Great shot
Very cool use of available light.. I was talking about the lady.. :)Great shot!
Connar O'Keeffe says:
The natural light is amazing. 75-80% of this image is black and darkness yet it has a certain wonderfulness and brightness about it.Really good capture you have here.
I know this ritual all too well. As a matter of fact it's rare that I (and many women I would imagine) leave the apartment to face the world before this takes place. How this came to be, I don't know....Amazing image Ilam. The light is outstanding, the way it outlines her arms and body emerged in darkness.
Really beautiful light !A very nice photography Ilian ...
this is good stuff, great chiaroscuro. superb.
Great use of shadows, great subject — a perfect photo.
lovely lighting, are you back from your break? hope everything is going better for you
I really like the pictures in the dark-key, there are some secret charm. This frame is very telling, excellent work!
Fantastic image. The lighting is perfect on this. I hope life is getting easier for you. Hang in there.
You back from your trip?? Great light and play on portrait subject. The colors too make the whole image complete.
Beautifully intimate lighting. You can tell it's a favourite subject!
Andor Marton says:
Oh yeah ... the typical daily routine. The lighting is superb, great picture.
welcome back. although it has been like 2-3 weeks, it seemed forever waiting for you to update. anyway, great light. and i like that there are still details in the shadows. all the best!
SD (Aspherical) says:
I see this has been said plenty of times, but the fantastic lighting really makes the shot and transforms an ordinary every day kind of snapshot into a piece of art.
Mi mujer hace lo mismo, pero te aseguro que unas tres veces al dia, con lo guapa que es ella, pero como bien dices es un ritual.Buen retrato, saludos.
Magnificent portrait - you've got such a great eye!
Glad to see you back again! What can I say more about this great lighting? Oh, yes, I like very much the various framings on the right side of the picture. They give a nice feeling of passage from night to day. Which also gives me the opportunity to wish you a rapid return to clear lights in your personal future.
joshi daniel says:
lovely title! the lighting is excellent here!
A fantastic portrait, great contrast and light !
your email address has disappeared...so i'll use this method to say - that was the most poetic comment anyone has said to me regarding a photo. Thank you.
Ah yes..all the things we do. :D But hey..what's not to love. This is a great shot..the shadow..the light..perfect. ;D
Hey Ilan the moment is spectacular, and you have captured the real ritual. Not sure if I would call that, lol, I rather be in the woods chasing birds at that time, lol. Anna :)
Ilan, the lighting is perfect.Great capture showing a woman getting "her face on".
This talks to all of us, girlzzz - bravo because if the low light is beautiful for the photo it's a hard job for the make-up :)
Jon Rieley-Goddard says:
I very much like the echo of the blues frm the left to the right.
great lighting ..
Love the mood that you captured in this image. Simple lighting can be so effective!
The Factory says:
Hello Ilan,This portrait is superb, a woman in front of a window, classical. I like the black which fill most of the image, with only the essential, I mean, the gesture, remaining... This gives pure lines.I like the almost caricatural contrast on the arms, but, I think seeing a tiny part of the mirror in his hand makes sense and may add a layer to the image.Charles
Beautiful light - a great image.
William Alexander López says:
Great light, beautiful shot !
I love this one - beautiful light. What does she think? "hello world, I'll be there for you in just one minute..." It's a very intimate situation - well done
Wow love the natural light here! Great candid moment.
Cristi Popescu says:
Ooooo yes i like this shot. Great moment great capture.
great limited lighting...
Cool capture and perfect light !
Awesome depiction - Picture perfect!
Stunning!!!! Makes me think of Vermeer.
Un rituel certes mais... pour être plus belle ! alors ?
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