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One of the young bridesmaids at my niece's wedding last year. She was incredibly nervous, and so I asked her to look away from me and out of the window into the distance. This is quite heavily cropped from the original (which was portrait and showed probably three-quarter body). I think I've over-processed it but I wanted to create a high-key image and was struck by the intensity of her gaze. I know the closest eye isn't the sharpest, but unfortunately the original point of focus wasn't in the right place. So it's a bit of a bodge in some ways, but technically dodgy or not, I still love the expression on her face. My first upload in way too long, so be gentle!! Grin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 May 2011 - 11:02 AM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/6.7
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Lily
Username:TanyaH TanyaH
Uploaded:13 Jul 2012 - 10:47 AM
Tags:Black & white, Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract
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User_Removed
13 Jul 2012 - 10:51 AM

Hi Tanya.
I think it's a good little shot. The only thing I would clone out would be the very small blemish on her right cheek but only if you wantedf to. I reckon, all in all, it's a very effective image with striking composition.
Well done you. Wink

Last Modified By User_Removed at 13 Jul 2012 - 10:57 AM

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2012 - 11:44 AM

This is a really lovely, gentle image. I like it immensely.

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2012 - 12:16 PM

Lovely portrait. Great sparkle in the subjects eyes captured.
Matt

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TanyaH
TanyaH e2 Member 11532 forum postsTanyaH vcard United Kingdom40 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2012 - 12:52 PM

Thank you.

Laurel - I did consider removing the blemish, but it's a freckle so I thought I'd leave it where it was, as it's inherently part of who she is.

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BERRY
BERRY  2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 - 1:04 PM

I think you're being overly harsh on yourself, it's a great shot. Good crop and nice processing.
Paul

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cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2012 - 7:01 PM

lovely shot of a pretty girl Smile

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debu
debu  4 India
16 Jul 2012 - 10:00 AM

Very nice mono,great work.
debu

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
21 Jul 2012 - 5:13 PM

Excellent work!
In response to your comment: This is a simple butterfly. I don't know its name...Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
2 Aug 2012 - 9:40 AM

The nearest eye in spite of what you say has a great transparency adding to the far away gaze, personally I think you have done a very good job, I don't go in for all the technical stuff, a photo appeals or not, this is very appealing regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 2:47 PM

I think this is a lovely portrait, one I would hope the subject is glad to have.

Nigel

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ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 6:23 PM

A fine portrait - nothing to worry about here.

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