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Coral

By ade_mcfade      
This is almost a natural light shot - all the light to the left of the shot is from the warm, setting sun - with a splash of strobe to the right - the flash having a CTO gel on to balance with the sun's warm glow.

Chose this location as I knew it'd have lots of flowers and it has long avenues of trees as dramatic backdrops. Got a bit of both in this one, though the background was pretty blurred as I was using the 70-200 from a long way off and quite wide - probably F4 or wider even.

A more traditional shot than yesterdays I guess

Tags: Flowers Sun Contra jour Temple newsam Portraits and people Flash and lighting Coral guest

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User_Removed 9 485 13 England
25 Apr 2010 5:49PM
more traditional as you say mate, and i like this one too, but then what's not to like about it. Great shot, great model.

rgds
Dave

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markharrop 12 191 England
25 Apr 2010 5:51PM
Fantastic shot, love the lighting. Does look like the ideal location.
excellent image.ray
Undoubtedly beautiful, excellent lighting and background, it is a masterpiece...
tony64 12 204 9 England
25 Apr 2010 6:40PM
Great work ade, I love the light in this. Perfect.

Tony
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
25 Apr 2010 6:45PM
Cheers folks - shes not seen this one yet, hope she likes it!
25 Apr 2010 7:25PM
Fantastic portrait photo.
Jerry
kaybee 12 4.9k 25 Scotland
25 Apr 2010 7:35PM
Blooming nicely
TrevW 7 118 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 7:36PM
That is perfect lighting and great composition!
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
25 Apr 2010 7:40PM
Like the lighting Ade, good balance and lift from the background.
Regards Richard
Cormy 8 3 England
25 Apr 2010 7:48PM
Super shot.
Cheers
Alan
Jalapeno 6 127 2 Iceland
25 Apr 2010 8:09PM
lovely use of light Smile
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 8:30PM
Very, very nice, really lovely lighting, pretty model and location....a nice, simple, yet very effective traditional portrait. Gorgeous
ColinT-B 10 38 3 England
25 Apr 2010 9:14PM
Really impressive image, like the effect. been meaning to have a go at this technique for a while now, must find the time.
Pleased to be nunber 30
Colin
W1ldside 6 29 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 10:13PM
Beautifully Lit and great stance
Rick
HectorRivera 9 17 1 United States
25 Apr 2010 11:58PM
NIce portrait
26 Apr 2010 8:00AM
beautiful ... angie
RogBrown 9 3.1k 10 England
26 Apr 2010 5:31PM
Much more flattering Ade. I'm sure she'll prefer this one. Maybe a touch more fill-in on the legs?
She has a gently chiding bored look, which is strangely attrative, nicely lit, nothing fancy but very classy.

Dougie
beckas 12 5 1 United States
26 Apr 2010 7:37PM
So beautiful! I really love this one!
Paul Morgan 15 18.3k 6 England
26 Apr 2010 8:56PM
Playing it safe paid off Ade, lovely.
Toonman 9 1.4k 2 England
27 Apr 2010 6:45AM
Good lighting, nice model, top shot.

Adam
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
30 Apr 2010 11:37AM
Cheers for the award POOCHIE Smile

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