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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 4 November 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This lady was perched on Devil's Bridge while her fiancee and parents shot pictures of her for a wedding announcement. I took a few shots too.

Part of the Devil's Bridge series.

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Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice BW

4 Nov 2009 5:34am

jpdm from Pignans, France

so lovely b&w, i love that series of plans, rocks -trees - rocks - trees, and the lady brings a touch of life and happiness, great pic, 5 stars

4 Nov 2009 6:15am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Joli N&B ! Bonne journée.

4 Nov 2009 6:33am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Love the composition, all the different layers, nice bw!

4 Nov 2009 7:05am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Great composition! Love the alternating light and dark layers.

4 Nov 2009 8:01am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A beautiful landscape Steve.
A great composition and fantastic shot!!!

4 Nov 2009 8:38am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful shot. The B & W was a very good choice.

4 Nov 2009 8:44am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Another great shot.. like the Bnw choice.

4 Nov 2009 9:15am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

How lovely. I hope they invite you to the wedding too, now! ;o)

4 Nov 2009 9:55am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wow, a little vertiginous, isn't it?
Beautiful portrait of this lady and beautiful space also in b/w.
I imagine the color version also, it has to be powerful :)

4 Nov 2009 12:13pm

Irene from L C, France

Very nice composition and beautiful B&W.

4 Nov 2009 12:20pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

An impressive arch, this is a very adventurous bride. What a beautiful landscape, with a particular light, thank you for making us travel.

4 Nov 2009 12:53pm

Marah Saoudi from Casablanca, Morocco

Hello Steven, is very beautiful i lovely


4 Nov 2009 1:00pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


4 Nov 2009 1:25pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Beautiful place, I like the hight quality of this B&W.

4 Nov 2009 2:24pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

i was just going to ask if you dared the natural bridge! did you? ;) a lovely image!

4 Nov 2009 3:09pm

@dj.tigersprout: I went part way over.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful BW shot . Great framing ! Lovely girl enjoying hot rocks :))

4 Nov 2009 3:15pm

don from spokane, United States

She's found a fine spot with some "safe" area around her. I like the light color of the rock surface with the deeper green areas on either side. Nice one.

4 Nov 2009 4:13pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

an excellent shot!! I love how the surroundings almost appear to blend into each other :)

4 Nov 2009 4:37pm

Michael from Shell village, United Kingdom

A bit to close to the edge for me Steve, but it's without doubt a perfect mono image.

4 Nov 2009 5:43pm

k@ from Paris, France

Your B&W are so luminous and with that cherry-cutie on top, i just love it, Steve !

4 Nov 2009 5:43pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

what an awesome atmosphere!

4 Nov 2009 6:30pm

Antoine from BOURGES, France

Bonsoir. Très beau cliché photographique N & B. Je te souhaite de passer une très bonne soirée. Amicalement Antoine.

4 Nov 2009 6:33pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

.. what a scene .. what a composition.. perfect in B/W .. it took my eyes a few seconds to discern the foreground bridge from background trees .. seems like an illusion of some sort -- very effective . love this.

4 Nov 2009 7:05pm

napocoulom from st mande 94160, France


very nice phot really interesting congratulations

4 Nov 2009 7:36pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

"Authorities turn their attention to the bride's recent binge on Halloween candy in the untimely collapse of Devil's Bridge."
You sure have been running into some daring people when it comes to ledges. As daring as it seems, this is one awesome capture where there is such a large void of open space around this bride-to-be, particularly when you see how small she is in comparison to how large the trees are below.

4 Nov 2009 7:48pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Cool scene--and a very brave girl. This shot makes my palms sweat. :)

4 Nov 2009 7:48pm

napocoulom from st mande 94160, France

many thanks for your visit to "paris blog"

kinds regards


4 Nov 2009 8:08pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent b&w

4 Nov 2009 9:05pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice shot, and an interesting story about this girl

4 Nov 2009 9:37pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

Beautiful portrait but it's a shame that the fiancé is not with her !

4 Nov 2009 9:50pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Neat capture, Steve.

4 Nov 2009 10:07pm

Ajay from Pune, India

There a rive of tree in the middle. This is just a marvelous place.

5 Nov 2009 12:02am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Really a brave girl. Excellent image in b & w. Steve.

5 Nov 2009 12:40am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Voyeur. Hahaha! Joking aside, this is a really good shot. Somehow the BW choice gives it a timeless feel, too. Kudos to you.

5 Nov 2009 2:08am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

A very cool shot with a vintage feel. I really like the black and white, and this feels like it could be something from the 1950's. Nice!

5 Nov 2009 3:13am

Mahboubeh from United States

Bravo ! I Like it ...good feeling !

5 Nov 2009 3:17am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

This is a brilliant composition Steve...the girl seems to be one with her the depth, detail, tone...perfect!!

5 Nov 2009 3:29am

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

I like the sense of scale... strange, she seems like a giant! My mind tells me the surroundings are much larger scale than they really are.

5 Nov 2009 1:51pm