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Paige

By chase
It's been a while since I did a portrait session & Paige ( my Granddaughter) visited yesterday,so we got the dressing up box(es) out.
Inspired by an old photograph I spotted in a local antique shop,we tried for the 40's kinda look.The one thing I really struggled with was the hat,this one was a donation from my Mum,one of her many wedding hats she has collected & donated to my cause Wink
Lit using one softbox front left of the camera with a second light slightly behind her.
I do have one niggle with this but I like her expression.
I needed the conversion to be soft but effective,not sure this needs a tad more contrast..hey ho,feel free to offer suggestions and/or mods.
Thanks for taking the time to call in.
Janet xx

Tags: Hat General Girl Black and white Forties Paige Portraits and people Flash and lighting Great fun dressing up

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gcarth Plus
15 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2015 9:14AM
Great portrait, Well composed and beautifully lit.

Garth

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Your mission is accomplished!
Very nice in all aspects - Love it
Lucky to have your private model!
Kind regards, Guy
chase Plus
14 1.1k 249 England
7 Sep 2015 10:07AM
Thanks all.
Many thanks for your UA's,Alan & Guy,muchly appreciated.
Janet xx
PranavMishra 7 52 17 India
7 Sep 2015 10:10AM
very lovely portrait and a charming expression..
optik Plus
10 15 1 England
7 Sep 2015 10:40AM
love this portrait, I don't think it needs anything more doing to it (clone out the straggly hairs to the right if you want to be really picky), it reminds me of a George Hurrell portrait.
bluesandtwos 9 399 1 England
7 Sep 2015 11:17AM
Really, really good! I love this sort of image, especially the forties look. Smile

Dave
Irishkate Plus
8 41 115 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2015 1:55PM
Very well handed high key with good control of whites an detail in the dark hair.
Lovely forties look and a great demure pose from Paige.
KateGrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
8 41 115 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2015 1:58PM
I like Optik's mod with highlights toned down and flyaway hairs removed.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
7 Sep 2015 2:05PM
Lovely lighting. It's only the hand that lets me know she is still a little girl. Beautiful, and very 40's.
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 395 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2015 2:09PM
I think it's beautiful. The only thing that drew my eye a bit more than I'd want it to is the clarity of the hat's texture! I've done a very quick mod where I've upped the contrast a little and done some gaussian blur on the hat itself. I don't know how much, if any, different that makes though?
Robert51 10 7 90 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2015 2:24PM
Great image and hope you like the mod...

robert
mudge 17 1.0k 75 England
7 Sep 2015 3:35PM
Lovely portrait!
I particularly like Mod 4, which gives it an aged look!
dudler Plus
16 895 1504 England
7 Sep 2015 6:52PM
This really is rather perfect. And the combination of youth and knowingness makes it exceptional!
chase Plus
14 1.1k 249 England
8 Sep 2015 7:22AM
Many thanks all.
Lovely to receive your UA's Mike,Mike,John and Chris,thank you.
Some good mods here too,nice of you to take the time,it'always good to see a different take on a subject,sometimes I get 'image blindness' and I don't see the wood for the trees Sad
Janet xx
8 Sep 2015 7:27AM
She is one bonnie lass and one classy photo. I would never presume to amend one of yours, but I am interested what your "one niggle" was...................
chase Plus
14 1.1k 249 England
8 Sep 2015 7:37AM
Lol Fiona,I wondered who would be the one to ask about the niggle Grin it's her right eye,I would have liked her turned towards me just a teeny fraction more in order to see more of it,also to avoid her eyes turning quite so far to her left. Would it have spoilt that knowing look though?there is the question.
It's always good to have a bash at a mod you know,no-one gets things perfect,there is always another way of thinking and seeing.Wink
Janet xx
Richsr 12 91 223 England
8 Sep 2015 10:34AM
She is becoming a fine looking Lady Chase. The hat angle works for me but the open fingers don't. Lovely light and tones.
R.

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