A pining nymph

by Molly Moore
A Pining nymph molly kneeling in the stream under weeping willow with shadow of leavs on her back
“Rippling through thy branches goes the sunshine, Among thy leaves that palpitate forever, And in thee, a pining nymph had prisoned The soul, once of some tremulous inland river” ~ James Russell Lowell

molly kneeling in the stream under weeping willow with shadow of leavs on her backI was all set up for this shot when a man appeared on the bank over to my left. Luckily I had not taken my clothes off at that point. I waited and waited and then he sat down and so I sighed, gathered my tripod and waded back to the edge. Of course then he engaged me in conversation about my camera and taking pictures, it is interesting that as a general rule men assume they know more than me about photography and that I want their ‘advice’. I smiled and let him talk and started to pack my stuff away. Maybe it was my lack of interaction but he eventually gave up talking and left. If only the bugs had joined him

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19 comments

SilverDom June 24, 2017 - 7:54 pm

*sigh* I would ask you for advice if we ever both had time. 🙂

Lovely image.

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Victoria Blisse June 24, 2017 - 8:01 pm

Beautiful shot, it’s so serene. 🙂

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David G June 24, 2017 - 8:42 pm

This is just a stunning photograph, lush, innocent and simultaneously erotic.

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Modesty Ablaze June 24, 2017 - 8:53 pm

I love your outdoor photos !!!
Perhaps you should have asked him . . . “could you help me with some figure-study photos . . . and do you have any insect-repellant???”
Xxx – K

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Mrs Fever June 24, 2017 - 9:11 pm

I love the way the shadows fall across your skin. They highlight and reveal, much like a form-fitting dress that dips low, showcasing the V into the small of your back.

Lovely. <3

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John Brownstone June 24, 2017 - 9:46 pm

A water nymph has been spotted.
Lovely photo

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Monika June 24, 2017 - 10:25 pm

Water Nymph!
I like how your back is showing the shadow from the leaves. It’s so mysterious.
Just out of the curiosity – have anybody caught you before when taking the pics?

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Bibulousone June 25, 2017 - 12:34 am

Ooh, Molly
This is delicious. The light is fantastic and you look amazing.
xx

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Jaime June 25, 2017 - 5:48 am

What a lovely spot, and a lovely woman with a lovely back!

Wonderful picture!

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Simina June 25, 2017 - 10:16 am

Oi, nymphs and nature and water? My favorite. I love water photography soooo much. I need to do another nymph shoot soon. Mostly because I want to go swimming. XD

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Cara Thereon June 25, 2017 - 7:14 pm

I’d love to learn your photography ways. You’re a master of it and you take such lovely photos. It also doesn’t matter what we as women do, there’s always a guy around to explain it to us.

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fridayam June 25, 2017 - 8:15 pm

This is just gorgeous. It reminds me of Gerard Manley Hopkins–“Binsey Poplars” “:
” That dandled a sandalled
Shadow that swam or sank
On meadow and river and wind-wandering weed-winding bank. ”

xx

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LittleSwitchBitch June 26, 2017 - 7:20 pm

Oh this is beautiful shot hun <3 I love the patterns of the leaves of your back x

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Bee June 26, 2017 - 7:55 pm

Oh this is so beautiful. If only he could’ve seen your work, maybe then he would realise you know exactly what you are doing!

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Marie Rebelle June 26, 2017 - 8:40 pm

I bet if he knew what kind of pic you wanted to make he would have stayed to witness the sexiness 😉

Rebel xox

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Exposing40 June 26, 2017 - 8:46 pm

Well I’m very glad he eventually moved on because this is beautiful. Those shadows!

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Violet June 27, 2017 - 2:58 am

Gorgeous shot, the epitome of summer. Too bad about the man-splaining though …

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Mariasibylla July 10, 2017 - 3:32 am

Molly, you are simply the queen of outdoor goddess photos! I just love this, and I love the story of getting the shot even more. No one thinks of the bugs (human and otherwise) that you have to put up with as a nature photographer (Which is what you are, just as much as you are a portrait photographer).

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Jack (and Jill) August 19, 2017 - 7:39 pm

It’s a general rule among men that they know more than women about all subjects. Apologies.

This is a stunning shot. The location looks beautiful but the subject of the photo is flawless.

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