Water Bride

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© Michele Wambaugh
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

The Water Bride image came to me in a dream. It took at least six months for me to arrange the shoot. I had to find a good model who was willing to be half submerged in cool water for a couple hours. She is wearing a simple, washable cotton sari and 22K gold wedding jewelry. This shoot was the real beginning of my series on Indian women.

In the Women and Tribes of India photo essay.

58 responses

  • Craig Treadwell

    Craig Treadwell gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    This is great

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    Well done!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (20 Feb 2012):


  • Rebecca Braasch

    Rebecca Braasch gave props (20 Feb 2012):


  • Abigail Bumanlag

    Abigail Bumanlag (Deleted) said (22 Feb 2012):

    I love love helight sparkle on her veil. ;-)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    Friggin' fabulous Fluid photo.

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (24 Feb 2012):

    Lovely !!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (24 Feb 2012):

    Lovely photo, great color and strong comp.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato said (25 Feb 2012):

    Beautiful design, blue color of the dress too, seems immersed in water with circles around the low hand, there are diagonal lines as reflections of a precious stone. Good!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (25 Feb 2012):

    really nice!!!

  • Ram Baires

    Ram Baires gave props (16 Mar 2012):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    WOW!! It is incredibly beautiful!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (30 Mar 2012):

    This is so very beautiful, Michele!!! Well worth the time that it took to arrange and capture this photo!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    lovely shot my dear...vote......

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    Original! Got my vote.

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    Very nice!!

  • Gada Putra

    Gada Putra gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    love the blue colors..

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    Beautiful portrait...So skillfully photographed ...You have my vote!

  • Theerapong Bhothirungsi

    Theerapong Bhothirungsi gave props (7 Apr 2012):

    great idea

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (7 Apr 2012):

    Back to vote : )


    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (8 Apr 2012):

    Simply magical! Voted!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (9 Apr 2012):


  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Takes my breath away. Voted.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    Wonderful! My vote!!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    colours, reflections, flow, and symmetry masterfully composed

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    Wow, love this.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Apr 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (15 Apr 2012):


  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís   gave props (16 Apr 2012):

    This is beautiful!! my vote of course...

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (16 Apr 2012):

    Gorgeous lady and a magical photo! voted!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (20 Apr 2012):

    You have my vote!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (24 Apr 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • Robin Lerios

    Robin Lerios said (25 Apr 2012):

    How lovely .... I was going to say that it is something from a dream and then I read your inspiration! Bravo, you carried this off well. The reflections, the lines from the star filter "stars", the gentle look on her face, and her gracefully placed hands... very nice.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (29 Apr 2012):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • Gabriela Velazquez

    Gabriela Velazquez   said (30 Apr 2012):

    Very Good!!!

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (7 May 2012):

    Cool idea, beautiful and brave model :0)

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (7 May 2012):

    Love it! Voted! Good luck and God bless!

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns gave props (9 May 2012):

    Extremely well executed.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (10 May 2012):

    Gorgeous, V!

  • Gerhard Mössner

    Gerhard Mössner gave props (10 May 2012):

    Voted! Great idea and realization!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (11 May 2012):

    Simply awesome.

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (14 May 2012):


  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (18 May 2012):

    Excellent, my vote

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (20 May 2012):


  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (23 May 2012):

    Just great idea and wonderful

  • Krishna Dronamraju

    Krishna Dronamraju gave props (24 May 2012):

    Best Photo Essay; Best Photography. Imaginative and Stimulating.

  • Krishna Dronamraju

    Krishna Dronamraju said (24 May 2012):


  • Rohan Rego

    Rohan Rego gave props (25 May 2012):

    Nice Shot'

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (31 May 2012):

    back to vote!

  • Krishna Dronamraju

    Krishna Dronamraju gave props (1 Jun 2012):

    Great setting!

  • jaume Morera Barreda

    jaume Morera Barreda   gave props (1 Jun 2012):

    Egregious !!!!! voted

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (5 Jun 2012):

    Very nice!

  • Trish Ramos

    Trish Ramos gave props (24 Jun 2012):

    beautiful! :)

  • Krishna Dronamraju

    Krishna Dronamraju gave props (28 Jun 2012):

    Is is simply the most glamorous shot and my favorite.

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (12 Sep 2012):


  • lowison

    lowison gave props (22 Nov 2012):

    Very stuning!

  • Luigi Aureli

    Luigi Aureli gave props (1 Jun 2013):


  • David de London

    David de London gave props (13 Aug 2013):

    Very well done, great color and detail.

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