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Alannah 1

By franfoto
Hi All, I haven't posted since the 6th November due to other commitments and a spell away from home on family business so have been neglecting you all of late (sorry).

The portrait class has started up again and we had a new model to work with so I thought I would introduce you to 16 year old ALANNAH, I think you will agree, she is a beautiful young lady and an absolute joy to photograph.

Many thanks for your comments on my Sparrow which were very much appreciated and thanks for looking in on me once again. LARGE VIEW IS A MUST!
Fran xx

DETAILS....Manual mode...F6.3...1/125
sec...ISO-200...Spot metering...F/Length 36mm...Manual focus...Tripod and cable release.

Tags: Portraits and people

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Comments


colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
18 Nov 2009 11:32AM
Very well captured and presented image of this beautiful young model thanks for sharing it Colin

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2009 11:36AM
She is lovely and you have captured her well
Good to have you back
Cormy 9 3 England
18 Nov 2009 11:43AM
A lovely intimate portrait Fran.Glad to see you back on the beat.
Cheers
Alan
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2009 12:11PM
Hi Fran, a great looking model here and you have done great justice to her, a beautiful shot, love the eyes

Linda
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2009 12:13PM
Super portrait and what fabulous hair.
Mavis
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Nov 2009 12:16PM
The hair is what you notice first-- A stunning lass!
JEnnnn
18 Nov 2009 12:45PM
A super portrait shot, Fran
Well taken.
Peter
fraser 13 631 14 Scotland
18 Nov 2009 1:05PM
A beautiful young lady. Love the light on her eyes and hair.
Fraser
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
18 Nov 2009 2:24PM
So beautiful, a fantastic portrait Fran.
Bob
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
18 Nov 2009 2:27PM
I cant say that I know the first thing about portraiture Fran so I cant really comment objectively. Will it suffice if I add that I find this shot immensely pleasing and could we please see more??.
Ron
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
18 Nov 2009 2:28PM
A wonderful portrait Fran. Just love her eyes and her hair is so glowing. Love it. Would love to find a place to take some lessons............Sandy
graceland 12 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2009 2:47PM
I feel so neglected by you ( :



Really nice picture

Welcome back
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2009 3:33PM
A beautiful portrait of an extremely photogenic young lady.
Carol
18 Nov 2009 3:42PM
Great bit of portrait work Fran... love her hair framing the shot

Jon
Stace 9 2 2 England
18 Nov 2009 4:24PM
Beautiful work

Stace
18 Nov 2009 4:34PM
Beautiful hair and gorgeous eyes, a superb portrait Fran,
Geoff xxx
PS: No doubt you will be inviting her back home for a chat and a coffee after the next session Wink
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
18 Nov 2009 4:53PM
a cracking portrait, top top work

rgds
Dave
franfoto 9 2 32 England
18 Nov 2009 4:55PM

Quote:PS: No doubt you will be inviting her back home for a chat and a coffee after the next session.

Yeah right!.........Dream on darlin' Smile
xx
dathersmith 10 557 12 England
18 Nov 2009 5:35PM
A great portrait, well captured.

Darren.
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
18 Nov 2009 6:19PM
Fabulous portrait Fran - love the eye detail and hair textures/tones. Beautiful young model.
Sylvia
banehawi Plus
13 1.6k 3722 Canada
18 Nov 2009 6:29PM
Its a very well composed shot Fran, eye perfectly on a third.

Im not a fan of the tight black frame, - I would choose a less restrictive fraem as in the mods.

I personally find where shes looking is not ideal, - would be better if she was looking a Franfoto!

The skin tone on my monitor is overly red, - so Im not sure if you calibrated white balance for the shoot? I do find that Canon tends to favour red in general, - no matter which model Ive used.

I would also think about removing multiple catchlights, as imo one looks better, - but thats personal preference.


Loaded 3 mods, all with her eyes lightened a little:.

1 is the frame, catchlights, less red (may have overdone the less red).

2 This is a diffuse glow applied that I think accentuates her hair nicely.

3. B&W with yellow filter, - makes a really nice monotone shot. I actually think the mono is terrific.


Regards



Willie
goso 11 2 1 Australia
18 Nov 2009 6:52PM
Lovely portrait (and girl of course) Fran...Bill
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2009 8:20PM

Quote:I cant say that I know the first thing about portraiture Fran so I cant really comment objectively. Will it suffice if I add that I find this shot immensely pleasing and could we please see more??.
Ron


I agree,
Johanna
Roly 10 Wales
18 Nov 2009 8:30PM
She is lovely Fran and you have captured her beautifully.
Stunning portrait. Superb sharp detail and lovely colour. Beautiful girl.
Steve.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2009 10:17PM
might be a little red facesdas already suggested above but its a good try at portraits and better than anything I can come up with
franfoto 9 2 32 England
18 Nov 2009 11:33PM
To Willie (Banehawi) ......Thank you so much for taking the time to critique my work and for the excellent mods, I think the mono version is beautiful and will definitely be trying this on some of my portraits in the future, it's nice that you are prepared to share your knowledge and expertise with others.

Fran
19 Nov 2009 12:48AM
Beautiful portrait Fran, well taken, like the mono version up-loaded also.

Chris
GeorgeMSmith 8 4 6 United States
19 Nov 2009 1:46AM
Wow, beautifully done. Not sure if you used a reflector to camera left or in front and below but if so, it could be responsible for the redness in the skin tones by reflection from her red top. I do not find the red skin tones displeasing or distracting, just trying to figure out where they came from. Some texts I have read indicate that there are some lenses which tend to amplify red and others yellow. The catch lights in the eyes, especially the ones in the whites I did notice right away though, mainly because of the excellent coaching I have had here on ePz. I personally like the catch lights left in as they help me see the lighting set up, but of course, this is not considered asthetic. This portrait has lovely clarity and great composition and colour.
George
franfoto 9 2 32 England
19 Nov 2009 1:10PM

Quote:Wow, beautifully done. Not sure if you used a reflector to camera left or in front and below but if so, it could be responsible for the redness in the skin tones by reflection from her red top. I do not find the red skin tones displeasing or distracting, just trying to figure out where they came from. Some texts I have read indicate that there are some lenses which tend to amplify red and others yellow. The catch lights in the eyes, especially the ones in the whites I did notice right away though, mainly because of the excellent coaching I have had here on ePz. I personally like the catch lights left in as they help me see the lighting set up, but of course, this is not considered asthetic. This portrait has lovely clarity and great composition and colour.
George


Hi George, I think you may have hit the nail on the head regarding the slight redness in the skin tones. A Lastolight tri reflector was placed in front of her which reflected light on both sides and the front. Red looked gorgeous on this model but I did notice on all of the shots that they tended to have a reddish cast which must have been created by the combination of reflectors and the dress. I colour corrected in Photoshop but obviously not quite enough. Another problem I find is working on a laptop....when it comes to adjusting colours, contrast and brightness it is difficult to know exactly where to place the screen and I appreciate that it can make a difference to what others see on their calibrated screens when viewing my work. I have conceded that I have to invest in a CRT monitor some time soon to address this problem.
RTDS 9 Cyprus
19 Nov 2009 3:47PM
This is a great portrait Fran.
Well done.
Robert
Silverzone 10 2 England
19 Nov 2009 3:56PM
Very pleasing result. sylvia
Thushari 8 1 Sri Lanka
19 Nov 2009 4:04PM
Great portrait, well done.
DerekL Plus
12 176 24 England
19 Nov 2009 8:56PM
Nice portrait Fran.
I think most of the comments have been covered already.
However, I had a quick look at this before I left work on a 21" monitor screen and the complexion on her forehead was blotchy red.
At home, looking at the image on my Dell XPS M1530 laptop, although it has a sharp clear screen, does not reveal the problems.

Derek
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
19 Nov 2009 8:58PM
Hi Fran - read a few comments on the way down.
Lovely model and some great detail. A good effort - with this image a few tweaks can improve it . I would ease back equally on warmth and saturation for a more natural look and add a little more light around the eyes.
Not to keen on the colour of the hair in the mods though.
As has been said - probably need to look at the set up next time.
Brian.
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
19 Nov 2009 11:46PM
An absolutely splendid portrait of a beautifull model. Don't know much about portraiture just that I like this. Glad you are back. Patti
20 Nov 2009 9:48PM
lovely shot
fentiger 16 916 23 England
21 Nov 2009 10:55AM
It's all been said Fran!! Nothing to add.

Many thanks for the mod on my beach scene which I like very much.

Albert
Dave_Holdham 8 4 1 Wales
21 Nov 2009 6:25PM
Lovely image, well captured
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
29 Nov 2009 8:49PM
A very classy portrait of this young beauty, just what we've come to expect from you

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