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Just adorable.

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:70-200 MM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Little shy elf
Username:vogelsang vogelsang
Uploaded:24 Aug 2010 - 1:34 PM
Tags:Child, General, Portrait, Portraits / people
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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 1:54 PM

Superb portrait,
Alan

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achieverswales
24 Aug 2010 - 2:22 PM

Great high key portrait, great expression on the face!

Regards

Trev

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Roger1
Roger1  4 England
24 Aug 2010 - 3:37 PM

Great shot. If only one thing i would change would be to remove the two spots one under the eye and the other below the lip. Only my opinion though.

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vogelsang
vogelsang  1036 forum posts Germany
24 Aug 2010 - 4:08 PM

Dear Roger, you might be right, but the spot below the eye is a tiny birth-mark, which belongs to her in my opinion. The spot below her lip is juice and I thought about removing it, but left it for authenticity reasons.

Best regards,
Elke

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SamM
SamM  8 Germany
24 Aug 2010 - 6:55 PM

Great high key portrait.

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Andrew_Hurley
25 Aug 2010 - 1:24 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi key portraits are difficult to get right as many of them just look as though they have been drastically overexposed and burnt out. The key to high key is to maintain detail even though most of the image is almost white. You chosen your model well here and the eyes are clearly magic!

I would just remove the mark below her left eye and just below the left of her lip. Even though they are natural, as the image is not an accurate representation it is acceptable to remove minor blemishes.

An excellent shot.

Andrew.

Last Modified By Andrew_Hurley at 25 Aug 2010 - 1:27 PM

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2803 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2010 - 3:48 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Try a black and white conversion, - they work much better with high key. Sharpen her eyes more.

there a very good technique on EPZ on this, search for High Key in the techniques section.


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vogelsang
vogelsang  1036 forum posts Germany
25 Aug 2010 - 4:32 PM

Thanks a lot for your comments and advise. I have to admit that I do like the picture the way it is. I love the soft skin colour. I tried a black and white version, but imho it does not work as good as the colour version. The eyes are pin sharp in the original. In this smaller version they somehow look a bit soft, but in my large version here, they are just fine. The only thing I would like to change is that I would love to have some details in the burnt out parts of her hair.

Greetings,
Elke

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vogelsang
vogelsang  1036 forum posts Germany
25 Aug 2010 - 7:27 PM

Ok, thanks to Willie I had a go at another black and white version of this picture. I also deleted the spots, since I do admit that they are only distracting to those people, who don't know this child. It looks quite good in black and white. Thanks for your comments. Elke

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2010 - 7:29 PM

I like this one too, a toss up for me. Both are lovely. Well shot.
Anne

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