Friends. Photography. Adventure.

Night Fall

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.” Haruki Murakami

I might be more excited about posting this photo than any photo I’ve done yet. This is my amazing friend of almost three decades, looking out to sea in the North Wales town where we grew up. She had two vodkas before and about five afterwards, but how amazing does she look?! 
This photo has obviously had the colour and contrast pushed in the edit, but not quite as much as you might imagine. The clouds were moody and the sky a deep inky blue with just the faintest patches of light left. The real luck was that the beachside fishing tackle shop had forgotten to turn its fluorescent strip light off and the light through an open window was bright enough to light my friend from behind. 

Sinful Sunday


  1. HappyComeLucky

    This is an amazing work of art. Bravo to both of you!

  2. kittykatsbitsandbobs


  3. Simina

    This is absolutely fantastic.

  4. May More

    Absolutely dynamic – The outside blue and the colour of her skin – gorgeous

  5. Cousin Pons

    Well done to you and your gorgeous friend. I love this photo.

  6. kinkyandperky

    This is just amazing. That richness of colour, and the lighting and composition – so dramatic. So lovely I hope your friend is really proud of this shot.

  7. mariasibylla

    This has absolutely taken my breath away. If Botticelli were a photographer and Venus were emerging out of the Welsh sea. This 100% deserves a place in a museum. Your friend is breathtaking, you are a genius. I can not love this more.

  8. Pi ("π")

    This is amazing ~ this is poetry

  9. eye

    Such a glorious composition and view, executed so skilfully. I love that the mundane lighting of the fishing tackle shot helped to create this thing of beauty.

  10. Marie Rebelle

    This might be one of the most beautiful images I have seen in a long time. I bet it would look gorgeous as a print on a wall!
    Rebel xox

    • Exposing40

      She’s going to get it framed!

  11. tabitharayne

    Wow the drama! No wonder were so excited to share! This is an incredible work of art x x

  12. victoriablisseuk

    That is a beautifully artistic image!

  13. H.H.

    Amazing photo, beautiful woman!

  14. mmalflic

    Your friend and the picture are gorgeous. A nd a quote from a fzcorite author to start it off is a definite plus.

  15. Modesty Ablaze (@ablazingmodesty)

    AFA . . . absolutely fucking amazing . . . and I never swear of course! LOL!!!
    Just incredible.
    The clouds just draw one in like a 3D maze . . . and then the figure, standing out so simply and starkly and beautifully . . . just takes one’s breath away!
    As has already been said . . . a work of art . . . and classical beauty!!!
    Xxx – K

  16. Jo

    So brilliant – really hard to tear my eyes away long enough to comment. It’s like a Poe poem in a photograph… what atmosphere! Great photo weather, and a stunning model. It feels like there’s a folk legend somewhere in this picture. Really marvelous. xx

  17. lapsedcatholicwife

    I have to say I look at Sinful Sunday every week and have done since before last Christmas. I can honestly say I think that this is my favourite of all. Thank you for your skill, and more importantly thank you to for friend too. It was the combination of everything plus the helpful light left on, who knew that harsh strip lighting would be the perfect soft illumination

  18. Life of Elliott...

    An amazing shot, nice capture. You have every right to be proud of this photo, and tell your friend that her amazingness is quite arousing

  19. auroragloryblog

    This photo is just absolute perfection! Once again I’m amazed by your talent. The colours are so incredibly beautiful as is your friend! I just don’t know how to articulate just how amazing I think this photograph is!
    Aurora x

    • Life of Elliott...

      This photo would be a perfect companion to yours today, Aurora.

  20. LittleSwitchBitch

    This is absolutely stunning – It is worth a place on someone’s wall. I am rather jealous of your amazing photography skills. Your photos always make me wanna strip off and get you to photograph me! Simply breathtaking x

  21. cammiesonthefloor

    This should be framed on a wall, so magnificent I even had to tweet and share

  22. Molly

    I can totally see why you are so thrilled with this. I love the fact that she looks so perfectly relaxed too, like she stands there every night watching over her world.

  23. jerusalemmortimer

    I agree with everyone! A really stunning, beautiful picture! Gorgeous model, too!

  24. Perversanity

    Absolutely gorgeous shot. On many levels. Fantastic

  25. Indigo

    Absolutely stunning! The creaminess of your friend’s skin is the perfect foil for the sky. Thanks both of you for persisting in order to take this shot.

  26. sub-Bee

    WOW…no other words, just WOW!!

  27. Monika

    I love everything about this picture and now I now the story behind it ,it makes the images even more powerful. Your friend looks like a diva and I totally get it why you’re in love in this picture. The cloudy sky and the sea are beautiful background for the beautiful lady.

  28. Nero

    You were so lucky with that shop lighting still being on.
    As was the guy working late upstairs in the Bait & Tackle Shop!!

  29. Sex Is My New Hobby

    Such a gorgeous shot. Ethereal, like a fairy tale or folk legend.

  30. bondagegod

    Perfectly captured image. The sky looks stunning to view. Very well shot.

  31. Steamybedtime

    Not much we can add to everything that’s already been said… such beautiful light and an amazing portrait. 🙂

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