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Whilst wandering around Mugdock Castle, I saw this girl with red hair
and asked her if she'd mind me taking her photo - she included the dog
(a Bichon Frise ?) thank you Caziwinkles - he was called Roka.
Alas I didn't realise how difficult it would be to expose for the red hair and white dog
on a sunny day in Scotland. Any advice for the future would be welcome!!!
Thanks you all for vs & cs and continued good wishes for Clare and the baby.
KateGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 May 2013 - 4:21 PM
Focal Length:44mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.2
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:-1/2
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:The Girl With the Flaming Hair
Username:Irishkate Irishkate
Uploaded:28 May 2013 - 10:34 AM
Tags:Bichon frise, Dog, Dunbartonshire, Girl, Mugdock Castle, Portraits / people, Red hair, Scotland
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Bonvilston
Bonvilston e2 Member 361 forum postsBonvilston vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2013 - 10:45 AM

A difficult situation, but at least the white dog gives some light on the girls face.....Peter

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2013 - 10:47 AM

You go to photograph a spot but the unexpected and unplanned sometimes works out the best: the lighting here is very contrasty and awkward to cope with but you have managed it very well, Kate.
The girl's smiling face is capturing reflected light from the dog's fur so nicely.
Ronnie.

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Caziwinkles
28 May 2013 - 10:54 AM

This is lovely Kate - love the contrast between the white fur and the red hair - the light has settled naturally and reflects off the dog perfectly. Smile
P.S, I think he is a Bichon Frise dog.

Carol

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lonely_oryx
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28 May 2013 - 10:55 AM

Great lighting and pose

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nonur
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28 May 2013 - 11:13 AM

Fill-in flash might have been useful, but I like it as is, the only problem seems to be the head of the dog which can be worked using Ps. It's so natural (not the hair, though) and I like the framing and the background as well.

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johnke
johnke e2 Member 156 forum postsjohnke vcard South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2013 - 11:24 AM

A nice Image Kate I think you can do two things here Kate, Either change your metering system to Spot and/or use your fill in flash as I see your on Multi Segment, try spot for a while and give it a go....John

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2013 - 11:36 AM

They both posed well for you inside the wall frame KateSmile
NettaSmile

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2013 - 11:50 AM

A nicely framed image Kate, as John has said spot meter, SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2013 - 12:34 PM

This is an image of contrasts, Kate!
I love the framing and the backlighting on the very red hair!Smile

Richard

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2013 - 12:44 PM

I am not at all tecnical when it comes to the camera ...
But I do know that this image really is special
It just glows out from the screen
Still no babe!!!

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2013 - 1:18 PM

Stunning Kate.

Regards

Trev.

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ColleenA
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28 May 2013 - 1:40 PM

What a great image, that sure is flaming redGrinGrin

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williamsloan
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28 May 2013 - 1:50 PM

very well taken very good.


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helenlinda
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28 May 2013 - 1:51 PM

It positively glows in that wonderful light SmileSmile
Helen

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WhiteRose1
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28 May 2013 - 2:07 PM

A wonderful glow and beautifully framed, Kate.

Dave

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myrab
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28 May 2013 - 2:53 PM

I love this Kate, the light on her hair is super.

Myra

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CaroleS
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28 May 2013 - 4:17 PM

That is certainly red and what super light Kate.
Carole

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Humblebee
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28 May 2013 - 4:29 PM

A lovely image, Kate, makes me think of those old masters where the light only plays upon the face ... Carol

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2013 - 5:21 PM

The lighting works brilliantly here (this time no pun intended).very special.

By the way the dog's breed name is Bichon Frisé

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EMJAYCEE
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28 May 2013 - 7:08 PM

My you have managed this very well Kate - first thought "Irish Coleen." She looks so happy to pose for you.
Joan.

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28 May 2013 - 9:18 PM

I think thats a great image Kate - really well done
Jason

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28 May 2013 - 9:30 PM


Quote: I am not at all tecnical when it comes to the camera ...
But I do know that this image really is special
It just glows out from the screen
Still no babe!!!

Yeah thats one firey lassie SmileSmile Cracker

Rod

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Jocelia
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28 May 2013 - 9:54 PM

Most unusual Kate, the hair seems more pink that red.
What a colour anyway, love the little dog what every the breed….GrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 10:46 AM

fantastic portrait, well framed.
as for the exposure, overexpose slightly, spot measuring on her face!

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29 May 2013 - 3:46 PM

I would have edited it using the adjustment tool in adobe RAW to make the exposure look correct. But apart from the top of the dogs head I think the picture looks fine. The main focal point of the picture which is her face and hair are illuminated perfectly.WinkGrin

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mikbee
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29 May 2013 - 3:51 PM

Yep,better than a castle !!
And my advice is to tell the girl to lose the dog !!
Mick.

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Heffo1
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30 May 2013 - 7:29 PM

I think you've captured this perfectly. Love it. Ml

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Michaela_Solway
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30 May 2013 - 10:46 PM

Nicely framed with the glowing red hair the star of the show.. Well done

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digital_boi
5 Jun 2013 - 7:29 PM

hmmm your lucky the dog had not been coloured red to match !!

Graham

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Glostopcat
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9 Jun 2013 - 9:53 PM

With hair like this when she goes out with her friends I bet she paints the town red!Blush

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