32 thoughts on “The Early Riser”

  1. Cammies on the floor says:

    I love quoting with visuals. Lovely choices to both

    1. Harper Eliot says:

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

  2. Jane says:

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

    1. Harper Eliot says:

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

  3. John D says:

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

    1. Harper Eliot says:

      Thank you! I’m very happy with it.

  4. Bunny says:

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

    1. Harper Eliot says:

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

  5. Cheeky Minx says:

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

    1. Harper Eliot says:

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

  6. Molly says:

    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

    1. Harper Eliot says:

      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. Malflic says:

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

    1. Harper Eliot says:

      Oh, how lovely! Thank you.

  8. KaziG says:

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

    ~Kazi xxx

    1. Harper Eliot says:

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

  9. dizzygirl says:

    Beautiful composition.

    1. Harper Eliot says:

      Thank you.

  10. Marie Rebelle says:

    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

    1. Harper Eliot says:

      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. SassyCat says:

    oh i LOVE this photo. beautiful composition!

    1. Harper Eliot says:

      Thank you so much!

  12. Rayne Millaray says:

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

    1. Harper Eliot says:

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

  13. Emma Whispers says:

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

    1. Harper Eliot says:

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

  14. Penny says:

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

    1. Harper Eliot says:

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

  15. Mia says:

    Fabulously sad but kind of uplifting at the same time…

    ~Mia~ xx

    1. Harper Eliot says:

      Ooh, I like that! Thank you!

  16. Beck says:

    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.

    1. Harper Eliot says:

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

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