I took this one evening just as the sun was disappearing behind the hotel buildings. The idea was to catch the warm light on my daughter's face but it was still too bright for her to turn towards the sun. So I had to settle for the sun on her left side with her hair shielding her eyes. I forced the flash to fire hoping to lift the shadows on her face but this was only partially successful. That said I quite like the shadows but then I am extremely biased. I know the background should be blurred out but once again I was hampered by the compact. I had a go at blurring in PS and whilst it would probably look ok on epz it certainly wouldn't be printable.
Could I have done anything different given the circumstances? If I had a similar situation here could I improve this with reflectors or could I diffuse the light so she could turn into it?
Compact settings: f/4, 1/250s, ISO 100, forced flash.
As usual all comments and mods welcome and thanks again to all those who contributed on yesterday's upload.
Tags: Portraits and people
Flash and lighting