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By Anthony      
Morning, what another gorgeous sunny day it is here in Wallasey.

I had the absolute pleasure of another shoot with Natalie, this time down in Wales.

I know her hair is a little windsept in this shot, but I deliberately left it as it is, outdoors its windy, windy blows things like hair, hence she has windswept hair, lol

Besides, I like it like that....

Another feature here is Natalies sultry look, which although she has a great smile (you'll see that soon enough) she does this face really well too.

So all in all, another image I'm really happy with, I just hope you all agree and like it too.

Thank you for looking in,


f5.6, 1/125th sec, 100 ISO.

Tags: Model Canon Eyes Outdoors 30d Sunny Natalie Sultry Portraits and people

Voters: gazlowe, Lynamick, reaper4252 and 18 more

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Lynamick 19 2 31 United Kingdom
29 May 2012 9:39AM
A very nice portrait, I do like the David Bailey style. The only thing lacking for me is a catch light in the eyes.
Well done worth a vote.
reaper4252 10 2 9 United Kingdom
29 May 2012 9:53AM
A the hair it looks perfectly natural
Agree regarding the catchlight in the eyes
Whilst i like the postioning of the hands, the fingers look very tense....white knuckles and all that
A very minor point I know but very easily avoided
All in all a really good natural shot of super model
Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
29 May 2012 9:56AM
thanks Michael and thanks Reaper.

I see what you mean about catchlights, missed that. D'oh!

As for white knuckles, lol, I think the tan was fading, ha ha

Cheers guys,

RoxyMoo 11 17 England
29 May 2012 10:25AM
Very pretty shot and model! x
Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
29 May 2012 10:27AM
thank you Claire. She is a wonderful young lady to work with. Smile

Richsr 14 91 223 England
29 May 2012 4:00PM
Good that you like Anthony which is what matters.
For me this need the a crop in from the lhs to remove the blown shoulder highlights, you could also come in from the rhs too and make it a square crop.

Regards Richard
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
29 May 2012 6:34PM
Skin tone and colour balance is not right. If you look at the whites of her eyes, you see a strong green cast; the skin has too much red and magenta. I agree with Richards crop suggestion so I have uploaded a colour corrected mod using his crop, and added those catchlights. The right side of her face is also underexposed a little. Otherwise a lovely pose and shot.

Im also adding a link to a video that shows how to adjust for skin colour, - its very worthwhile taking a look. I suggest trying this technique on your portraits to see what a difference it makes. Its especially visible when you compare a before and an after side by side. For this image, I sampled an area of skin from her arm, where there would be no make up.

Hope this helps,


Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
29 May 2012 6:38PM
Thanks Willie.

Problem is, Im colour blind, so i cant see a green cast. I dont ever adjust the colous in my shots, as I know i cannot tell if if its right or not, lol, maybe i should take up black and white exclusively, ha ha

The only thing i can think of, i that the grass hs reflected onto her face. As I say, I never adjust colours.

Appreciate the info though, so thank you

banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
29 May 2012 8:10PM
If you view the video, you dont have to be colour aware Anthony, its all done by measurements, not by eye, so it takes all the elements of differences in monitors and eye judgement out of the equation. Take a look, its quite easy. You should adjust colours, especially skin tones, and especially using with Canon, as Canon are invariably generous with red in skin tones.

Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
29 May 2012 8:15PM
ok, where is the video? I'll give it a go.

banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
30 May 2012 8:29PM

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