The Gundrans

Today I did my first 'official' photo shoot for the band Abductee and the sky offered a dynamic I couldn't have dreamt of. THANK YOU Mother Nature!
OMG freaking awesome! It looks as if it were done in a studio!!!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
@nanalisarocks Aren't you gorgeous Lisa? Thanks for such a lovely compliment. I couldn't believe the sky tonight. We got hail too and I freakin' loved it! I was really nervous about taking my 'skills' outside for others, you know? I was afraid to fail. Sure, there were failures but I landed a couple of whoppers!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
fantastic Betsie, congrats and put down a fav for me!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
Fantastic portrait. Yes, the sky makes it but the shot is terrific. Well done.
posted October 22nd, 2012  
@jsorensenart WOW! Thanks Master Jake. I was a little worried when I started out but became quickly comfortable being behind the camera (in front of people). I was worried I would fumble with my settings because I'm so green to photography, you know? I shot in manual and was able to execute what I wanted without much fussing and for that reason alone, I was proud. I appreciate the compliment and you favoring my picture. Thank you!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
@netkonnexion Thank you very much. It's a whole new world and pretty exciting at that. I apprecaite you takin' the time to comment on my picture. Mucho Gracias!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
Brilliant shot! Fav!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
@monika64 THANK YOU lovely Monkia!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
Amazing!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
Great shot and hats off for taking this on.
posted October 22nd, 2012  
What a n amazing shot - Well doen you..
+FAV
posted October 22nd, 2012  
@danette @rean @gphelps5

Howdy friends! Thanks for stoppin' in and seeing my little picture. I'm kinda' shocked at the response to this. As you know, I was apprehensive about the shoot... not because I didn't want to do it, but because I was nervous about failing for someone. Why are we like that? It's different when you shoot for yourself, you know? At any rate, I freakin' LOVED IT! Thanks for stoppin' by and a big, fat thanks for the favorite Bulldog. All your comments are greatly appreciated. x Betsie
posted October 22nd, 2012  
I'll add my wow and fav to this as well!!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
It is a nice sky, but the best bit for me is how you've captured the subjects. Fantastic light, excellent skin tones. Rather spiffing.
posted October 22nd, 2012  
@bdb3471 @beeblebear
Thanks you guys. I live in Seattle and I just saw that we had funnel clouds touch down on land and water! This weather (dare I say it... Global Warming) is some wicked shit! Shortly after this shot the sky opened up and DUMPED hail! The light was a-freakin-mazing!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
So glad that she cooperated like that for your shoot! You are blessed! Fabulous lighting, and you made great use of it. Tee hee, you said "global warming" and I just used that a few days ago for the title of a shot. I love connections. And I love your photo! fav!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
@m9f9l XOXO, thank you!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
Fantastic! So good!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
great photo Betsies
posted October 22nd, 2012  
A fabulous photo Betsie
posted October 22nd, 2012  
wicked wicked wicked awesome
posted October 22nd, 2012  
posted October 22nd, 2012  
Fab shot!

The Photo Gods love you and you put their gift to good use.
The gods are now pleased. :-)
Can't help but wonder what other blessings they will bestow upon you.

I'm sure the band was suitably impressed as well.
posted October 22nd, 2012  
Ooops! I forgot one teensy detail...a big fat FAV.
posted October 22nd, 2012  
this is cool-io! i love love love it!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
Love this capture! Fav'd
posted October 22nd, 2012  
Amazeballs! You get a big, big fav for that!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
@traeumerlein Thank you!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
The band has got to be excited about that photo! Awesome!!!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
Dan
This is really good....
posted October 22nd, 2012  
Well done you.
posted October 22nd, 2012  
Very dramatic, moody, even emo
posted October 23rd, 2012  
@peterdegraaff @johnnyfrs @yarp @calm

Good people. I wanna' thank you for checkin' out the photograph I took of The Gundrans. I may not have told you all lately but I appreciate all your works and especially you taking the time to comment on my photograph. Many thanks! x Betsie
posted October 23rd, 2012  
Absolute Fav! What a great shot...that sky is Awesome....so goes with the whole set up!
posted October 23rd, 2012  
@lynnb Thanks Lynn! We were inside for the beginning of the shoot and then I had a wild hair to go to this location that I thought would be cool. Everything about being outside was AMAZING!
posted October 23rd, 2012  
Oh my goodness this is amazing!!! Great shot!!! FAV'in it!!!
posted October 23rd, 2012  
@aprilmilani Thank you very much! We had funnel clouds in SEATTLE! That's the sky that brought them...
posted October 23rd, 2012  
Absolutely stunning. Instant Fave on this one. Very well done.
posted October 23rd, 2012  
Perfect sky! The band must have been happy you brought that sky with you!
posted October 23rd, 2012  
funnel could here wow I missed that one
posted October 23rd, 2012  
@aprilmilani One was up north in Marysville and there was one on the sound, just off of Whidbey Island. I think you can see them on Fox News.
posted October 23rd, 2012  
@webfoot Thank you kindly!!
posted October 23rd, 2012  
well this is just too stinkin' perfectly awesome... fav!!!!!
posted October 23rd, 2012  
@northy Yahoo! Again, thank you northern sistah!
posted October 23rd, 2012  
Great shot. Very moody
posted October 23rd, 2012  
Super cool. Great job!
posted October 23rd, 2012  
THAT is SO COOL!!!!!!! Amazing sky! Love the negative space, and composition!!! Just great.
posted October 23rd, 2012  
@shotsbymeg Howdy Meg and thank you!!
posted October 23rd, 2012  
@rich57 Grassy-ass Pugwash!
posted October 23rd, 2012  
Super drama and cool figures. Great job! :)
posted October 24th, 2012  
Wow, that sky is so dramatic! Makes for a great backdrop.
posted October 24th, 2012  
Very nice portraits and sky. How much more perfect could that backdrop be for drama?! Nice!
posted October 24th, 2012  
Very awesome!
posted October 24th, 2012  
amazing.. I would have thought studio too.. beautiful shot!
posted October 24th, 2012  
Wow!!! This is incredible! It has such a cool Matrix feel! I love the composition and of course that sky!
posted October 24th, 2012  
Oh ya, Fav!
posted October 24th, 2012  
@orangecrush Thanks Jerry! xoxoxo Betsie
posted October 24th, 2012  
The portrait itself is wonderful and then add the sky- great work.
posted October 24th, 2012  
Lyn
So sorry to have missed this. . .but it's NEVER too late to just continue piling FAVs on the heap!
posted October 24th, 2012  
Fantastic - man, I bet they love it! Great work!
posted October 24th, 2012  
@lyno thank you Lyn!
posted October 24th, 2012  
@rockinrobyn Robyn, the are happy with these shots. I'm eager to get out and work with them again. It's nice to have people respond to direction... Their cooperation is super!
posted October 24th, 2012  
nice one mate
posted October 25th, 2012  
@andycoleborn Thanks so much Bucko! Always a little slice of heaven when you chime in! x HB
posted October 25th, 2012  
Sorry I missed this one, it is soooooooo good! It looks like you used lighting and damn good lighting too, what a sky! Love the composition, they should be thrilled with this. Fav for me too.
posted October 26th, 2012  
Missed this little gem first time round, it's absolutely super!!!!! Congrats on top 20!!!!
posted October 26th, 2012  
@ruthmouch WOW!! Thanks Ruth, I had no idea I'd made the cut!
posted October 26th, 2012  
Woohoo!! Top 20. Congrats!!
posted October 27th, 2012  
@bdb3471 Thank you kind sir!!! How 'bout that?!
posted October 27th, 2012  
Well done on Top 20. Such an amazing shot
posted October 27th, 2012  
Ira
Great!
posted October 29th, 2012  
Congrats on Top 20! I am glad to claim status as the first to comment on and fave this one!!
posted October 30th, 2012  
Love the whole series!
posted November 17th, 2012  
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