Posted on Oct 12, 2009 - 47 comments -


Welcome to my semi-new design!

For the last year or so I was planning to move my blog from Blogger to Wordpress but failed to find a good enough designer for the mission (read - No budget).

So, I decided to stay on Blogger platform, but update my previous design.
The colors and the main features remained more or less the same, plus now it's possible to share the posts on social networks (it's a new and very hip thing, I heard)

Today's photo is just a big kiss to all my visitors. And another opportunity for me to say 'Thank you!' for coming back, taking the time to go over my works and comment my 'light doodles' (aka - photos) - Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Update! Just found out that my blog been Bzzzz'd again! Thank you, Ron(@rtd13)!

There has been 47 Responses to 'Mwwaah!' so far

  1. Mark McGowan says:

    Nice new look - very clean and uncomplicated. I like!

  2. Aldo Risolvo says:

    Right back at'cha!

  3. Markus Spring says:

    The new look is very clean (again).

    And not moving saves quite some ressources, especially time. So there is a good reason to stay, I can tell you!

  4. a.h.lex says:

    this portrait is very nice, because of it special lightning and dark background to the shiny face! I like it!

    The new design of your photoblog is clever simple - i like it too!

  5. loebtauerwolf says:

    a nice one. thx for the kiss.

  6. sebastian says:

    i like the new style of the blog. the photo is a simple funny one.

  7. Fritsch says:

    Can only throw it right back at you: Thanks for feeding my hungry eyes with all your beauties, Ilan!

    And by the way the new design works. I like the stripped down feeling to it. Serves your pearls.

    All the best & safe travels,

  8. Liang says:

    hi! i like the new look here ilan. Looks very much aligned compared to the old one, good luck with what you're doing and yes, great kiss portrait!

  9. Misty Mays says:

    Agreed very clean look keep up the good work.

  10. Joanna's Foto Blog says:

    I like the new look- simple design, very clear and do not distract from your photographs!

    Sweet photo for today!

  11. Ry says:

    Loving the new look and the shot. Really nicely done!

  12. cara says:

    Love the design and all the cool links. I'm having my site redesigned by the high school students in comp sci classes. They run their own "business" and work on real-world projects. Just an idea for a low-budget redesign. I love the clean look of yours.

  13. Pet portrait says:

    This blog provides excellent coverage of topics such as the zone system, history of photography, digital imaging, color, view camera, and seeing photographs.Thanks for the excellent effort author.

  14. wedealindreams says:

    There's no better way to thank your fans =]

    Loving the new design!

  15. Doum says:

    What? A photograph without budget? Not possible. Not light control on the photo. Glamour mood she gave to the photo. And good luck with the blog improvement...

  16. Anonymous

    very nice lighting

  17. Simon Hucko says:

    great portrait - love the lighting and the black and white. like the new design, too

  18. hoi says:

    Indeed! Awesome tones!

  19. bluechameleon says:

    That's quite the 'welcome' and I love the new look. I will join in on commending you on the clean and simple and uncomplicated look. I have always felt that works best to showcase art.

    Bravo and excellent :)

  20. CraigM says:

    It's looking good, both the design and the image. Far less cluttered than my own blogger version! I don't think I have the know how and certainly not the time at the moment to come up with something as clean as this. Top job!!

  21. pando says:

    Excellent photo, cool design! Regards, Ilan ;)

  22. Tammy-Cricket says:

    I like the look and feel to this design. The flow is there!

    Great image.

  23. J.Villanueva Cabrera says:

    Very impressive! Your blog is out of this earth!I am so jealous....

  24. Charles says:

    Nice redesign, Ilan. I like the clean look. Nice photo, too. I do a lot of portraits on black backgrounds because I love the simplicity.

  25. Alex says:

    El tratamiento que has aplicado en esta fotografia me encanta, asi que esta chica nos manda un beso? jejeje...

  26. Kamal says:

    wow. i need to get the 'taskbar' under this page. very cool. simple and nice. anyway, that's a great portrait. good use of a single source of light (I suppose).

  27. LightningPaul says:

    Nice lighting for this nice girl. Pretty original.

  28. Oeilonirique says:

    Nice expression,but what is this curious circle of light around her mouth, that disturbs a bit the importance of the expression

  29. Jon Rieley-Goddard (jonriego) says:

    "A kiss is not a contract, but it's very nice" ... sure wish I had written that.
    Good emotional tone here.

  30. Xavi Heredia says:

    Congrats for the new design: simple and clean, I like it. And thenk you for the kiss!!!

  31. ..ל ; תָּמִיד-(תמוז) --- says:

    מאוד מאוד יפה,
    הדמות מלאת הבעה,עובר כאן סוג של אופי,
    ויופי ויזואלי

  32. Anne says:

    love this. great work! x

  33. Anonymous

    Is this a Blogger page?! Wow - It looks excellent. Great work.

  34. rhys says:

    this is a great shot Ilan! How did you do the lighting?

  35. Bim says:

    Super shot sir. Love the fact you've used a small amount of lighting.

    P.S. Love the new website Ilan

  36. Jerome says:

    Congrats on the new design, I knew the old one for a short while but I can say this one is better. Personally I like minimalism especially for a photoblog so the social media buttons are too much, but that's just me. Keep up the good work

  37. fabrizio says:

    very nice portrait wonderful tones and shadows

  38. Ivar says:

    Great portrait, great expression and light... very cool

  39. claire says:

    awesome light on this shot! love it! :)

  40. Dapixara black white says:

    Clear nice picture!

  41. flo g says:

    beau design pour le blog.. et merci pour ce bel accueil photographique !

  42. jo says:

    loving the clean design of your updated site, well done. Love the rock star like portrait too, could be a PJ Harvey album cover.

  43. Stevo says:

    Awesome portrait and great new look for the site. Doesn't even look like Blogger - Kudos for that.

  44. elaine says:

    hey! your blog is greta the way it is!! and thanks for such a kiss!!! it really is a great candid portrait.

  45. Sandy says:

    Very dramatic lighting. I love B&W photos.

  46. Anonymous

    What's wrong with your face?

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