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First shot at doing a portrait. Focussing was the hardest part and I'm not sure I got it spot on but I was quite pleased with my experiment with long exposures. All done in camera. If I feel brave I might put some others up. The only sharpening is to her eyes as I liked the soft look on the face.

I know I should have left a bit more room at the top, and I'm not sure about leaving the slats in the chair at the bottom in the picture, but that's what you folks are for - to let me know. Smile

Thanks for looking.

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Mar 2012 - 8:41 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Shutter Speed:30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Green Dreams
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:28 Mar 2012 - 4:01 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, General, Portraits / people


debu  5 India
28 Mar 2012 - 4:02 PM

Great work.

posty57  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 4:19 PM

Quite a dab hand Chris. I am no portrait photographer, but to me it looks brill. If you removed the slat that she is resting on she would look decidedly odd..suspended in mid-air. The eyes are the place to focus on, I know that much. I like it very much. Smile


pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
28 Mar 2012 - 4:19 PM

nice & mysterious atmosphere...

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 4:19 PM

Excellent, Chris. Carol

nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 4:25 PM

Nice and mysterious!

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 4:58 PM

So sorry to have got your name wrong on my previous comments, Chris (aka Sue!) - glad I wasn't the only one to do it! I put it down to this hot sunny weather getting to me....that's my excuse, anyway! Grin
A wonderful portrait here of this lovely young lady, excellent presentation, works for me Wink

franken Plus Member 123521 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 5:45 PM

Lovely portrait here.


accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 5:52 PM

I like it - if I had to say anything it would be that the shadows are a bit hard and I think the 'soft' feeling may have been improved by bouncing a little fill light in from the left front. I don't mind the slats but if they bother you try it without. A

nikshot  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 6:09 PM

Nothing wrong with this Chris, weird but nice. SmileWink

SlowSong Plus Member 65132 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 6:33 PM

I see what you mean about the hard shadows on the left of her face and arm now I've looked again. I didn't even notice them. Cheers. Smile

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 12:17 AM

Attractive portrait Chris with an individual touch added.

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 7:32 AM

Impressive work ...
I think I would have darkened out the slates ... to go with the smokey atmosphere surrounding her.
I find the white bits distracting from the mystical scene you have set up.

Cor  6 Belgium
29 Mar 2012 - 7:54 AM

Mysterious it is SmileSmileSmile

KingBee Plus Member 9421 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 9:35 AM

I see from TrevBatWCC's comment that he, too, has called you by another name (a nice one, I hope: was it really Sue? Better than Ann, I suppose). Wink Anyway, lovely portrait, this, and a compelling overall effect of mystery. Like something from a dream.



29 Mar 2012 - 11:24 AM

Vrry nice like this a lot

ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 3:16 PM

This is a long exposure? It's very sharp!

Lovely model and hair...just one thing I noticed: 'Cos of the angle of the lighting, there's this shadow to the right of the nose which - to me - makes the nose look like it's pointing a bit to the right.

But that's all, really.


LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2012 - 12:31 AM

'Excellent color full Portrait capture' ~ LEx Smile

xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 11:34 AM

Very nice, I like it.. I don't know anything about portrait, but I think that the chair should be there, gives the arms a resting place, otherwise it wouldn't look right.

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