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The Girl With the Flaming Hair

By Irishkate  
Whilst wandering around Mugdock Castle, I saw this girl with red hair
and asked her if she'd mind me taking her photo - she included the dog
(a Bichon Frise ?) thank you Caziwinkles - he was called Roka.
Alas I didn't realise how difficult it would be to expose for the red hair and white dog
on a sunny day in Scotland. Any advice for the future would be welcome!!!
Thanks you all for vs & cs and continued good wishes for Clare and the baby.

Tags: Dog Scotland Girl Red hair Bichon frise Portraits and people Dunbartonshire Mugdock Castle

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Bonvilston 7 61 8 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 10:45AM
A difficult situation, but at least the white dog gives some light on the girls face.....Peter

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 May 2013 10:47AM
You go to photograph a spot but the unexpected and unplanned sometimes works out the best: the lighting here is very contrasty and awkward to cope with but you have managed it very well, Kate.
The girl's smiling face is capturing reflected light from the dog's fur so nicely.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 10:54AM
This is lovely Kate - love the contrast between the white fur and the red hair - the light has settled naturally and reflects off the dog perfectly. Smile
P.S, I think he is a Bichon Frise dog.

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
28 May 2013 10:55AM
Great lighting and pose
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
28 May 2013 11:13AM
Fill-in flash might have been useful, but I like it as is, the only problem seems to be the head of the dog which can be worked using Ps. It's so natural (not the hair, though) and I like the framing and the background as well.
johnke 5 223 15
28 May 2013 11:24AM
A nice Image Kate I think you can do two things here Kate, Either change your metering system to Spot and/or use your fill in flash as I see your on Multi Segment, try spot for a while and give it a go....John
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
28 May 2013 11:36AM
They both posed well for you inside the wall frame KateSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 11:50AM
A nicely framed image Kate, as John has said spot meter, SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

28 May 2013 12:34PM
This is an image of contrasts, Kate!
I love the framing and the backlighting on the very red hair!Smile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 12:44PM
I am not at all tecnical when it comes to the camera ...
But I do know that this image really is special
It just glows out from the screen
Still no babe!!!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
28 May 2013 1:18PM
Stunning Kate.


ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
28 May 2013 1:40PM
What a great image, that sure is flaming redGrinGrin
very well taken very good.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 1:51PM
It positively glows in that wonderful light SmileSmile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
28 May 2013 2:07PM
A wonderful glow and beautifully framed, Kate.

myrab 11 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 2:53PM
I love this Kate, the light on her hair is super.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 4:17PM
That is certainly red and what super light Kate.
Humblebee 5 1 England
28 May 2013 4:29PM
A lovely image, Kate, makes me think of those old masters where the light only plays upon the face ... Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 5:21PM
The lighting works brilliantly here (this time no pun intended).very special.

By the way the dog's breed name is Bichon Frisé
9 10 10 England
28 May 2013 7:08PM
My you have managed this very well Kate - first thought "Irish Coleen." She looks so happy to pose for you.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 9:18PM
I think thats a great image Kate - really well done
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
28 May 2013 9:30PM

Quote:I am not at all tecnical when it comes to the camera ...
But I do know that this image really is special
It just glows out from the screen
Still no babe!!!

Yeah thats one firey lassie SmileSmile Cracker

Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
28 May 2013 9:54PM
Most unusual Kate, the hair seems more pink that red.
What a colour anyway, love the little dog what every the breed….GrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 May 2013 10:46AM
fantastic portrait, well framed.
as for the exposure, overexpose slightly, spot measuring on her face!
6 3 8 United Kingdom
29 May 2013 3:46PM
I would have edited it using the adjustment tool in adobe RAW to make the exposure look correct. But apart from the top of the dogs head I think the picture looks fine. The main focal point of the picture which is her face and hair are illuminated perfectly.WinkGrin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 May 2013 3:51PM
Yep,better than a castle !!
And my advice is to tell the girl to lose the dog !!
Heffo1 7 Ireland
30 May 2013 7:29PM
I think you've captured this perfectly. Love it. Ml
Nicely framed with the glowing red hair the star of the show.. Well done
5 Jun 2013 7:29PM
hmmm your lucky the dog had not been coloured red to match !!

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 Jun 2013 9:53PM
With hair like this when she goes out with her friends I bet she paints the town red!Blush

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