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Morning, what another gorgeous sunny day it is here in Wallasey.

I had the absolute pleasure of another shoot with Natalie, this time down in Wales.

I know her hair is a little windsept in this shot, but I deliberately left it as it is, outdoors its windy, windy blows things like hair, hence she has windswept hair, lol

Besides, I like it like that....

Another feature here is Natalies sultry look, which although she has a great smile (you'll see that soon enough) she does this face really well too.

So all in all, another image I'm really happy with, I just hope you all agree and like it too.

Thank you for looking in,

Anthony

f5.6, 1/125th sec, 100 ISO.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 May 2012 - 10:43 AM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Natalie
Username:Anthony Anthony
Uploaded:29 May 2012 - 9:33 AM
Tags:30d, Canon, Eyes, Model, Natalie, Outdoors, Portraits / people, Sultry, Sunny
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Lynamick
Lynamick  12 United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 9:39 AM

Hi,
A very nice portrait, I do like the David Bailey style. The only thing lacking for me is a catch light in the eyes.
Well done worth a vote.
Michael

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reaper4252
29 May 2012 - 9:53 AM

A cracker....like the hair it looks perfectly natural
Agree regarding the catchlight in the eyes
Whilst i like the postioning of the hands, the fingers look very tense....white knuckles and all that
A very minor point I know but very easily avoided
All in all a really good natural shot of super model

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Anthony
Anthony  125643 forum posts Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 9:56 AM

thanks Michael and thanks Reaper.

I see what you mean about catchlights, missed that. D'oh!

As for white knuckles, lol, I think the tan was fading, ha ha

Cheers guys,

Anthony

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RoxyMoo
RoxyMoo  3 England
29 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

Very pretty shot and model! x

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Anthony
Anthony  125643 forum posts Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 10:27 AM

thank you Claire. She is a wonderful young lady to work with. Smile

Anthony

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 4:00 PM

Good that you like Anthony which is what matters.
For me this need the a crop in from the lhs to remove the blown shoulder highlights, you could also come in from the rhs too and make it a square crop.

Regards Richard

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9716 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2673 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 6:34 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Skin tone and colour balance is not right. If you look at the whites of her eyes, you see a strong green cast; the skin has too much red and magenta. I agree with Richards crop suggestion so I have uploaded a colour corrected mod using his crop, and added those catchlights. The right side of her face is also underexposed a little. Otherwise a lovely pose and shot.

Im also adding a link to a video that shows how to adjust for skin colour, - its very worthwhile taking a look. I suggest trying this technique on your portraits to see what a difference it makes. Its especially visible when you compare a before and an after side by side. For this image, I sampled an area of skin from her arm, where there would be no make up.



Hope this helps,



regards



Willie

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Anthony  125643 forum posts Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 6:38 PM

Thanks Willie.

Problem is, Im colour blind, so i cant see a green cast. I dont ever adjust the colous in my shots, as I know i cannot tell if if its right or not, lol, maybe i should take up black and white exclusively, ha ha

The only thing i can think of, i that the grass hs reflected onto her face. As I say, I never adjust colours.

Appreciate the info though, so thank you

Anthony

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9716 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2673 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 8:10 PM

If you view the video, you dont have to be colour aware Anthony, its all done by measurements, not by eye, so it takes all the elements of differences in monitors and eye judgement out of the equation. Take a look, its quite easy. You should adjust colours, especially skin tones, and especially using with Canon, as Canon are invariably generous with red in skin tones.


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Anthony  125643 forum posts Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 8:15 PM

ok, where is the video? I'll give it a go.

Anthony

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9716 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2673 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 8:29 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcYB3T5w61s


Apologies.


Willie

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