32 comments for “The Early Riser

  1. 22/06/2013 at 21:29

    I love quoting with visuals. Lovely choices to both

    • Harper Eliot
      22/06/2013 at 21:32

      This photograph seemed to need it; and actually it completely changed the meaning of the image for me… but in a good way.

  2. 22/06/2013 at 22:12

    What a beautiful, beautiful photograph. The rumpled bed, the light, the smoke curling upwards from the cigarette. Fabulous quote, too. Just stunning. Jane xxx

    • Harper Eliot
      23/06/2013 at 22:58

      Thank you! One of those photographs I imagined before I took it; and was very pleased it worked.

  3. 22/06/2013 at 22:26

    I love the smoke from the cigarette; wonderful photography :)

    • Harper Eliot
      23/06/2013 at 22:58

      Thank you! I’m very happy with it.

  4. 22/06/2013 at 22:36

    The quote and the picture compliment each other so well. I’m almost speechless!

    • Harper Eliot
      23/06/2013 at 22:59

      Wow – speechless, eh? The quotation completely changed the meaning of the photograph, but I do adore it for that.

  5. 23/06/2013 at 11:42

    Oh, how I’ve missed your beautifully textured and nuanced images. Gorgeous post…

    • Harper Eliot
      23/06/2013 at 22:59

      Aww, thank you so much. Lovely to hear from you!

  6. 23/06/2013 at 12:56

    I feel like I have stepped back in time and found myself in 1960′s Paris. I don’t know exactly why this image makes me feel that way but it does and it is one of those images that makes my imagination fire up with all sorts of scenes that could be played out here

    Mollyxxx

    • Harper Eliot
      23/06/2013 at 23:00

      Yes! That’s what I like about it as well: it’s atmospheric and it holds so many possible meanings, and sins… thank you.

  7. 23/06/2013 at 13:33

    I really love this picture. I actually own several with similar themes and construction that hang in my bedroom.

    • Harper Eliot
      23/06/2013 at 23:00

      Oh, how lovely! Thank you.

  8. 23/06/2013 at 14:44

    Beautiful stark imagery, very powerful with the message you chose.

    ~Kazi xxx

    • Harper Eliot
      23/06/2013 at 23:02

      Thank you; I was very happy when I found the quotation.

  9. 23/06/2013 at 15:13

    Beautiful composition.

    • Harper Eliot
      23/06/2013 at 23:02

      Thank you.

  10. 23/06/2013 at 17:20

    Somehow this image made me feel sad, lonely. As if something is missing… I think I feel the loneliness the quote evokes.

    Beautiful photo!

    Rebel xox

    • Harper Eliot
      23/06/2013 at 23:03

      Yes; when I took it, it was really just about the possibility of morning. But the quotation changed it to something sadder… which I really like. But it’s certainly lonely.

  11. 23/06/2013 at 19:46

    oh i LOVE this photo. beautiful composition!

    • Harper Eliot
      23/06/2013 at 23:03

      Thank you so much!

  12. 24/06/2013 at 14:51

    Oh my! This is an awesome shot! Love the post editing. Good job!

    • Harper Eliot
      24/06/2013 at 17:19

      Thank you! I do like to play with those sliders when I’m editing.

  13. 24/06/2013 at 22:37

    Once again you have raised the bar lovely. I do love quotes to go with photos. Beautiful yet slightly sad xx

    • Harper Eliot
      25/06/2013 at 01:03

      Well, I couldn’t love it untainted, could I? I’m all about the dark side. And thank you!

  14. 25/06/2013 at 04:49

    Lovely image & quote to go with it; the lighting and composition as well as the smoke give it a mysterious feel.
    xxPenny

    • Harper Eliot
      25/06/2013 at 21:00

      Thank you! I’m quite fond of it myself.

  15. Mia
    25/06/2013 at 20:15

    Fabulously sad but kind of uplifting at the same time…

    ~Mia~ xx

    • Harper Eliot
      25/06/2013 at 21:01

      Ooh, I like that! Thank you!

  16. 26/06/2013 at 17:26

    I love how suggestive this image is. The smoke burning. The bed messed up. Looking like a relaxing morning after a rough night. Nicely done.

    • Harper Eliot
      26/06/2013 at 22:30

      Thank you! I’m really pleased with the atmosphere of this one.

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