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David Kawena - PINE TRAILS 09 by davidkawena David Kawena - PINE TRAILS 09 by davidkawena
"ישֵׁב בְּסֵתֶר עֶלְיוֹן בְּצֵל שַׁדַּי יִתְלוֹנָן: אֹמַר לַיְיָ מַחְסִי וּמְצוּדָתִי אֱלֹהַי אֶבְטַח בּוֹ: כִּי הוּא יַצִּילְךָ מִפַּח יָקוּשׁ מִדֶּבֶר הַוּוֹת: בְּאֶבְרָתוֹ יָסֶךְ לָך וְתַחַת כְּנָפָיו תֶּחְסֶה צִנָּה..."


A shot from "PINE TRAILS" - my first photo shoot as a photographer and art director. I had my good, and stunningly handsome friend Nick to model for me on this one! I hope you'll like it!


click on the link below for the full album -
PINE TRAILS by David Kawena


Pine Trails ©David Kawena 2012
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this is an amazing shot where we can see a beautiful contrast between the background and the subject it's truly is brilliant and well done i love the angle of the photo and the framing . the pose of the model shows beauty and strength collided. Now if you push your mind further in you might see a message here. in a way this photo could represent the ampleness of society, or the pressure it carries upon us.
These are two out of many interpretations you could make of this work feel free to have your own either way we can all obviously see and agree that in this photo we see beauty strength and talent it's a
good work: a work of art, that pushes the mind further and beyond.
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Legal-Chosen-One Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
OMG

This is simply fantastic! The church and the guy and the ankle you are taking the picture.
Just Perfect!
 I Love it!
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cronasonlyfriend Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The perspective is really nice. It sort of makes you look up at his face and at the top of the cathedral.
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branderchatfield Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! What a sweet juxtaposition of sensuality and spirituality!
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TheGrantGirl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE THIS!! Beautiful angle and contrast, really superb composition.
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kittytiuri Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the dynamic pose of the model as contrast to the steady, straight and strict architecture of the building. It adds movement, life and perspective and makes this piece very vivid.
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Rebelflowers Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Photographer
Very moody and dark. Great shot!
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exposureunlimited Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Photographer
I like the classic feel to this one. Almost like an homage to the old statues.
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Fringedweller33 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Like it? I love it!
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is very well done! You caught the angle perfectly ^^ i havent seen a photo like this yet here :) Genius
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:iconragebetweenthesheets:
Truly a spectacular shot. Absolutely gorgeous!
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Jessica-Rae-3 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for posting this. It'll be very useful. ^_^
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sollienevina Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is amazing.
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BigOlKidd Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Stunning is the only word I can think of right now....
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Kenjisan-23 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very GREAT Work :)
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yannkenoi Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
good lord mmmhhh... that is amazing the contrast between the background and the subject truly is amzaing well done i love the angle of the photo the framing wow amazing . i don't know if it was intentional but i truly see a message here (hope it was) good work
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning ...lovely shot
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nipponisism Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice high-angle shot. The model is very handsome, and I like the mise en scene and cathedral/church stuff
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely perspective; a modern Samson
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Lu1-g Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
wow... (speechless)
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buxomdesign Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great perspective!
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mamajamallama Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent. Not only is the guy hot (yowza!), but the relation of his curved body to the vertical behind him and the scrollwork just makes the picture WORK! I'm so happy that you chose to pose him so instead of doing a simple standing pose. Great work!
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RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Photographer
He sort of reminds me of Atlas here, as if he is holding a great burden.
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SolsticeCarol Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
I really like the angle.
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
what a fantastic image; the perspective suggests an almost Atlas figure; gorgeous tones and capture of your muscular form; wonderful work
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love the two crosses, his necklace and the top of the church
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SerenaVampire734 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot! :love:
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nprincesse Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I really like the pose. It seems to make him part of the design of the building if that makes any sense.
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scribbblet Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I can't deal with the beauty of this photo. It's stunning.
...And so is he.
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emiwolfstorm Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Brilliant =D
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HobarBritt Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this picture is incredible and at a wonderful angle to show the entire facade of the building. Lovely
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lobamia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
good job
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Estipi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
Not every day see something awesome like this :) nice
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yo-CLU Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Oh! ♥
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TotalLunacy81 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Amazing photo! :)
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent work D, i think this is probably my favourite out of the collection so far! the dramatic posing and lower camera angle really makes his muscles pop and tone up, plus the setting is gorgeous! Thoguh im wondering how the church felt about you taking photos of a shirtless man on it! hahaha!
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sabytheblackcat Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Not only the model is marvelous, and that pose is very striking. The whole background gives a great mood to the picture :heart:
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StevenSWM Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Umm...this is Great!!! The clouds treated you right...and the model treated you right...and the Church is what it is! All make for a Powerful Image!
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Favlol Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
THIS IS AMAZING
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