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photoblog image Secret in the Dark

Model Credit: v_oehlers and mimi from www.bodynsoulmodels.com

Last week I was introduced to Valerie by a good friend of mine whom I unfortunately cannot post on shutterchance. We ahd a test shoot last week, and I loved the model, the mood, the spontenous atmosphere that flowed. Have not been active on SC for a whole while, this time I am back, wil spend quite some time going trought evrybodys, comments and posts of the last 2 months, can i ever pick it up where I left or should I just jump in right here and now? I also decided that I will do more photography, actually that I will try and make a full time profession of it. While the paid work is in development, I will work on the portfolio, since some of my best work in the portfolio is getting awfully close to 3 years now, and I think that is the oldest work in once current portfolio should get, as we all change styles and develop along the way. Enjoy Valerie, more of her to come...

Martin from United States 6 Nov 2007, 00:39
Good luck turning this into a business! This is an appealing way to start off in that direction.
Patrick Krolis: thnk you very much for the encouraging words Martin!!

Mal from Has no home 6 Nov 2007, 00:45
always pick up the bits that you want Mr! good luck with everything on your chosen path, you will be watched. Top shot. mal
Patrick Krolis: No Home Mal? thank you for you wise words of encouragement!!!

José-Angel from Spain 6 Nov 2007, 02:08
Si te he de ser sincero, no se lo que has querido decir en tu texto, pero sea lo que sea, espero poder seguir disfrutando cuanto antes de tus nuevas imágenes! smile

If I have to you to be sincere, not what you have meant in your text, but be that as it may, I hope to be able to continue enjoying the sooner your new images! smile
Patrick Krolis: Muchas Gracias Jose-A. Voy a profesionalizar este actividad de fotografia, tereas muchas imagines de ver en el futuro smile

Yẹni from Great Britain (UK) 6 Nov 2007, 02:32
welldone sir..I like the tone of this image
Patrick Krolis: thank you very very much, I love the tone too, the warm golden light over the perfect UNRETOUCHED skin of Valerie...

Michael Rawluk from Canada 6 Nov 2007, 03:45
Love the lighting and the skin tones.
Patrick Krolis: you just made me a wonderful compliment, although I can't take all the compliments alone, a big part goes to the wonderful Valerie

Rafael Chan 6 Nov 2007, 04:15
Who only than Patrick can illustrate such beauty and craftsmanship.
A masterpiece!!!
my compliments wink

Patrick Krolis: My friend, you know that your compliments are greatly apreciated, as I consider you one of the most artisticly inspired photographers in Suriname, very very much thanks for the compliment...

lasiate 6 Nov 2007, 10:00
une peau de rêve
Patrick Krolis: merci beaucoup, i had to get my dictionary to understand your amazing compliment, much of the credit goes to Valerie, her skin is indeed like a dream!!!!

Mary MacADNski from PEI autumn 6 Nov 2007, 11:51
Send me a link to the suriname blog, patrick.
Patrick Krolis: Hey mary, my suriname blog here on shutterchance can be seen at http://suriname.shutterchance.com/ enjoy... although I have not posted too much there as yet

Blaak Pearl from United States 6 Nov 2007, 14:00
I was just about to ask if you had been a way for a while then I read you paragraph above. Top notch shot. Look forward to seeing the rest.
Patrick Krolis: Thank you very much for your compliment, I will show 2 more photo's of the test shoot over the coming days, each has it's very own look, feel, mood and passion smile

blackdog aka Mike from home 6 Nov 2007, 14:50
Just jump right in ;o) Lovely composition ang great skin tones. A testament to your skill with the lights. Yin and Yang ;o)
Patrick Krolis: thank you so much blackdog smile vry very big ocmpliment coming from you!! Especially the yin yang part wink

Evi 6 Nov 2007, 16:35
Another beautiful shot!
Patrick Krolis: Thank you very very much for your kind compliment

Dino 6 Nov 2007, 17:07
Hey Vellebel, fantastische foto hoor. Ik zal zeggen hou het zo


Patrick Krolis: Thanks Dino, Als het van mij afhangt komt er nog veel meer Vellebel te zien op deze blog!! thanks for the comment and the compliment!!

Ryan 6 Nov 2007, 17:11
Wauw!! Hot!! Nice picture. Very, very nice model!! Can we get to see more pictures of this shoot??
Patrick Krolis: Supermodel indeed!! Thanks for the compliment Ryan, I'll be sharing 2 more pictures of this test shoot for now, each with it's own mood...you are welcome to comeback and enjoy the beautiful Valerie...

Gary 6 Nov 2007, 17:11
What a good light setting! I look at the photo and am drawn to her lips directly. (of course because Val has gorgeous lips too...)
Mooie foto Val. niet arrogant worden he!

Patrick Krolis: Val not only has georgeos lips, she is a fantastic person too, great to work with in the studio, if it depends on me you will see her more often here on my photoblog, and maybe even elsewhere smile thanks for the comment!

valerie 6 Nov 2007, 17:28
thanks for the compliments guys, but still all credit goes to Patrick. He is a much better photographer than I am a model wink
It was great working with him, we had a lot of laughs (and that also includes the anonymous girl in the back wink) and I am looking forward to the next time
Patrick Krolis: very sweet, Valerie, good photography happens when it sparks in the studio, as it did when we did the test, and of course how can we NOT mention the Secret in the Dark wink looking forward to the next shoot...

PhotoSam from United Kingdom 6 Nov 2007, 17:58
gotta give it up for the photographer AND the model....excellent work patrick...
Patrick Krolis: Thank you very much for the compliment, feels good to be back...

Anita 6 Nov 2007, 18:26
Looking good!pretty picture & pretty model winkGoed gedaan Vel!
Patrick Krolis: Hey Anita, Thank for the comment, you are right indeed a very pretty model, she is good huh smile more to come...

Zuard 6 Nov 2007, 19:33
mooie foto Val. Ik hoop zo meer van je te zien. (Natuurlijk ook goed geschoten)
Patrick Krolis: hey dank je wel Zuard, val is geweldig, je krijgt zeker meer van d'r t zien.

Enver 6 Nov 2007, 20:45
Echt nice! Mn complimenten aan fotograaf en model.

Zijn er meer foto's?
Patrick Krolis: More are on the way, each one has it's own feel and atmosphere, just check this blog after 00:00 hours GMT for the next shot...

Scarlet from Netherlands 6 Nov 2007, 20:48
Very nice shot and good luck with the new venture!
Patrick Krolis: Thank you very much Scarlett, if my clients are as nice as all of you are, the business will be booming smile

Richard Standley from France 6 Nov 2007, 21:59
Very nice picture. Congratulations
Patrick Krolis: thank you very much for the visit, the comment and the compliment

Fausto Fraser 6 Nov 2007, 22:53
The mood in this shot definitely has the Wow factor for me smile And if this was a test shoot...I can't wait for the real thing!! Nice work bro!
Patrick Krolis: Thank yoiu very much partner in crime, you know what the next shoot will be, major production!! you and me and rafael shooting, gillian doing make-up and so on... but for now we have two more pictues from the test shoot coming up...

ET 7 Nov 2007, 11:52
definetly on of the best looking models u shot...
Patrick Krolis: Now that is one very strong statement smile I am glad you are impressed with the results...I guess you'll be back tommorow for the 3rd shot from the test shoot...

Kimmy 7 Nov 2007, 14:01
what can I say... I'm as speechless as that secret in the dark. lol
kisses to my fave photographer and kisses to my new found friend smile
Patrick Krolis: Kisses back, I'll remain speechless too, thank you very much for the visit Kim!!

Urv from United States 7 Nov 2007, 19:33
Lovely shot, and I love the girl in the shadows too! Looking forward to seeing more
Patrick Krolis: Thank you very much for the compliment Urv, today's post is the second in the series, take a look, tommorow, I have one more, diffenrt mood, differnt setting smile

Olumayowa Ogunnusi from Spain 25 Nov 2007, 09:30
Welcome back my friend. Beautiful Model, Outstanding work. Especially the voice in her ear. ( in the background)
Patrick Krolis: Thank you very every much my friend, thanks for the warm welcome, thanks for the compliments, thanks for agreeing with me that the secret in the dark adds so much to the beautiful model in the front...

Samantha 28 Apr 2008, 19:33
OhMygoodGOD in the Sky, you really are a mastermind. At first I just thought it was a beautifull girl poseing, imagine my surprise when I discover the secret behind her. This is part of the reason why I totaly love you.
Patrick Krolis: wink thank you so much dear

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Dr A. W! from Nigeria 30 Jun 2008, 16:55
superb lighting
lovely tones here
Patrick Krolis: Thanks Doc, I love this one too smile

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