Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunrise at the Cemetery

   
Last week Ian and I got up before dawn and went out to watch the sun rise over the cliff-top cemetery. I am quite fond of this cemetery and went there quite a lot in my final years at school. I used it as inspiration for my final school art-project, using sketches and photographs of the gravestones at sunrise. There is something magical about the warm orange light creeping up the statuary and the sparkling sun over the ocean at that time of morning. It is also eerily quiet - all you can hear is the birds singing to the sun.

I don't often wear long dresses, but I thought I would take inspiration from the stony angels for this outfit. Ian got so many great shots as the light changed so rapidly. We topped off the morning with breakfast on the beach - such a nice way to finish a hectic week.










 Outfit Details:
dress - thrifted
belt - Supre
headscarf - Mum's
shoes (when I was wearing them) - RMK

 Maxi | Everybody, Everywear

23 comments:

  1. A perfect dress for this occasion! I love the shadow picture!

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  2. What a collection of wonderful and touchy pics.
    So imaginative: beauty, life and death.
    Your dress is fantastic, and the whole post a true inspiration, my dear Rebeccak.
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  3. Oh that dress! Beautiful shots :)

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  4. Beautiful shots :) You look gorgeous and breakfast on the beach sounds brilliant

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  5. pretty i love that dress!

    <3 steffy
    steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  6. Your photos are beyond spectacular and pretty. Your outfit is gorgeous as well. What a neat cemetery. I've never seen one by the ocean before. It adds a bit more beauty to an otherwise depressing place.

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  7. Beautiful light! Another example of how light can really make your pictures 10 times better :)
    brunetteblogging.com

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  8. ~ * ♥ * ~

    Gorgeous photos Rebeccak! I am so impressed you got up early enough to watch the sun rise... I am totally not a morning person!

    xox,
    bonita of Depict This!
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  9. These may be my favorite photographs of yours! Everything is so perfect about this set- the outfit, the lighting. I especially love the shot of you and your shadow (it kind of reminds me of Peter Pan :-) I also love going to the cemetery, particularly this one in Oakland, CA. It is old (pre 1906 earthquake) and I appreciate the architecture so very much.

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  10. A very beautiful and fitting outfit for this location.

    xoox mama wolf.

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  11. I adore the photo of you and your shadow. I just got home from teaching a bunch of high schoolers dance, so it really resonated with me tonight. (:

    Just Take a Bow

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  12. beautiful photos! you look like a ballerina in this dress, which I love. It's a very flattering dress on you.

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  13. beautiful pictures,...cemeteries fascinate me since forever...there are really some worth seeing...like one n Romania up north...it's called the "happy" cemetery...each tombstone has a funny story from the dead person's life to tell...really unique...

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  14. OMG these are gorgeous pictures!!! the light and the statues look just like the perfect background for your beautiful dress!!!

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  15. How gorgeous!! These look like they were torn from the pages of Anthropologie. You pull off the maxi dress amazingly well!

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  16. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the location. The one with you + your shadow is my favorite.

    Emma.

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  17. I love this style dress on you. the one of you dancing with the shadow is indeed such a gorgeous photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. This is kind of after-the-fact, but can I say I admire your dedication for getting up so early to capture these beautiful shots? I'm pretty sure that would never happen in my household!

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  19. Beautiful shots! I´m not sure if I´d like to take pictures in a cemetery but you did it in a tasteful way!
    xxx

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  20. This is an amazing maxi - the kind that makes me no longer fear the maxi. I love how it's tiered and the detailing around the bust. They way you belted it makes it even more amazing.

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  21. These shots are beautiful and that dress is just gorgeous :)

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  22. The inspiration is so clear here. Beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at EBEW!

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Go on then!