It's that time of year, when magical creatures abound, especially on the late night streets of Asheville. I encountered this little sprite, with her twinkling blue lights, hiding in a doorway downtown, and cajoled her into letting me take her photograph. It's grainy I realize, but then, you can't use flash with fairies ~ it will scare them away;)
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EstudioChispa (1846) 2013-12-17 6:51
You show a perfect eye for this playful light! Well done!
emka (68834) 2013-12-17 7:40
Hi, Nice fairy, it is good you didn't scared her with a flassh light. Very nice smile and funny cap. Magical time of Christmas!
rigoletto (33778) 2013-12-17 15:29
santas in shopping malls don't count as magical creatures around, do they? why, nowadays, this is the case here in istanbul. today, i was walking with an american friend and he burst into laughter upon seeing the mall santa a la turca. he wasn't magical at all :) here, the smiling, pretty face and those sparkling neons do turn her into a "heavenly creature" indeed.
imageme (1096) 2013-12-17 18:02
Hi Kristin, A nice happy shot of this pretty face. I like her eyes contact to your camera. Her overcoat looks like the outfit for the Santa Claus just it is not in red. Cute hat with twinkling lights on it. Wonderful presentation for this time of year. Great composition. Thank very much
mcmtanyel (8327) 2013-12-17 22:24
You made the right choice not using the flash. I don't quite agree with your explanation, I think fairies are tougher than that. However, I'd rather see some grain than the harsh shadows, the washed out cheeks and the anemic existing lights that flashes cause. Well seen and rendered!
CLODO (27714) 2013-12-18 2:21
you've taken the good decision not to use the flash which would have destroyed the atmosphere. For my taste, it's too lighted and the mystery is not so present. By post processing, you can reduce the noise.
Please check my WS.
abmdsudi (36472) 2013-12-20 7:29
You capture the mood of the season nicely. Great variety and something a little different to the normal, I love these little explosions of sparkling colour and great pose, unusual character but very pretty techie fairy stuff. Bet she is pleased with this. Lovely image - quite fun! You've captured the diversity and wackiness so superbly. Congrats