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Not picked up the camera for a few days, so just a shot i liked from last weeks session.
So lucky to like in a place where the sky is clear and blue most days.

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Tibetan 4 3 England
29 Nov 2012 9:36AM
We could do with blue sky in the UK. at the moment lol. a nice photo of a pretty lady, nice dress and flowers to compliment her, a bit puzzled by the broad leather belt, is that considered a fashion accessory at the height of Fashion! like the photo Clare, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 9:51AM
A great colourful image ..
Me thinks a little more room in front of lady so she has room to move in to...
She looks like she pen in to the image...
Well taken..

29 Nov 2012 10:05AM
fine capture Clare and that blue sky sets it off nicely

Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 11:27AM
Good to see another image from Oz with that wonderful blue sky.
Your image today lives up to it's title with look of joy on Treena's face
and hair blowing in fresh air. When you get software, I'd clone out the bit of hair
above her shoulder. the loose hair on top of head is absolutely fine.
What Dave(ugly) is suggesting is always allow a bit of space for subject to move in to.
Your subject is looking in to the frame which is good.
The flowers look lovely against the white dress which Treena is holding beautifully
and the breeze is ding the rest.
The one thing I'd like to have seen is Treena on her tip toes as her feet are buried in the sand.
That would also add to the feeling of Joie de Vivre.
Hope this is helpful. Wishing I was on that beach with you!
KateGrinGrinGrin Mum
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
29 Nov 2012 5:03PM
This is Gorgeous with blue flowers looking great on her lovely white dress.Smile
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1834 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 5:56PM
Again, this one's all about Treena, Clare, but a nice image nonetheless.
Treena needs more room around her, particularly to the right, so that we can imagine that fresh air coming from that direction, and also because your subject should have space in the area into which she is facing.
I like Kate's idea of Treena being on tip toes, that would certainly add a sense of joy. But I also felt that it would look good if she had her mouth open, as if she was sucking in the fresh air, but this would also add to the sense of joy because we often open our mouths when in ecstacy like this, thoroughly enjoying the moment.
Whether smiling like this, or with her mouth open, she is likely to have almost closed eyes. The eyes are an important element in portraiture, as they help engage the viewer with the subject. On the other hand, it would be perfectly natural for us to close our eyes with pleasure in a situation such as this. On the subject of her eyes, she has a bright spot over one of them, which I think is just where the light has highlighted that area. There is another less prominent highlight on her chin.
Thankyou for your feedback on your last picture in the CG. As to your learning to take pictures of your bouquets, I have to again say that this picture is more about your model than about those flowers. If you cropped away the bottom half, the bouquet suddenly becomes more of a major element, and it is then also more noticeable that the colour of the flowers echoes the colour of the sky. I think this retains the atmosphere you have created, but gives the flowers more prominence. I would crop to just below the hand on the skirt.
30 Nov 2012 9:59AM
Thanks so much Pamelajean ,i think youd be spot on there.
And yes mum - would have been better with her on tiptoes.x
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3534 Canada
30 Nov 2012 2:15PM
What mode do you have the camera set to for these shots Clare?

Good helpful comments already. Its still underexposed for me, which is why I ask about mode.

Reminiscent of Kate Winslow on the front of the Titanic!


Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
1 Dec 2012 11:58PM
Lovely capture Clare. Wow you are up to your neck in remembering all this stuff on the critique.
You wouldn't have wanted to be on the beach Wednesday or Thursday of this week especially in an
off the shoulder dress…….Grin

2 Dec 2012 12:51PM
Lovely shot Clare, really wished I was on that beach right now! I like the angle you have chosen on this shot as well......Wink
CHRISB911 10 54 1
6 Dec 2012 9:09AM
awesome shot, with great warm light on the subject

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