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The Reading Room

By chase
Went out for the day yesterday with Alison ( epz AlleyCatz ) & Wooly to an great abandoned farmhouse close to my home.
We took along a few 'extras',including my Granddaughter,Paige whom you have seen several times & will certainly see again Wink

Lots of preparation went into this shoot,we did have plenty of 'props' filling the cars,some were used,some not...better to have too much than not enough Wink

This was taken in one of the rooms of the house, in daylight,no jp'ery in Photoshop,just 'as was'

Paige was a star...a great model,especially when she had 'Uncle Alan' to keep her occupied Wink

Great day out guys,thanks for the always Smile

Thankyou for taking the time to look/comment.
Janet xx

Tags: Book Red Girl Daylight Reading Dress Brick Granddaughter Paige Farmhouse Portraits and people

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dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 6:26PM
Great shot, nice natural light.


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Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
26 Apr 2011 6:26PM
She looks beautiful in this, though I find the bg a touch too strong and wouldn't mind it a touch softer.
Paree 13 616 3
26 Apr 2011 6:28PM
definitely magic

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Apr 2011 6:38PM
A lot of effort has gone into producing this image, Janet, excellent work, a cracking result. Carol
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
26 Apr 2011 6:41PM
Thanks guys.
Cheers for your thoughts Cole,slightly less room in there than I would have liked TBH & I really wanted Paige & the back of the chair to be in focus,I tried with the lens slightly more open but I lost the detail where I needed it to be.I suppose I could have 'shopped' it but then I think you can always tell & it don't look real does it ?

Quote:She looks beautiful

She certainly is & I love here not let that look of purity ,beauty & innocence fool you though...she is a right little madam sometimes Wink
Janet xx
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Apr 2011 6:51PM
Like the expression and good eye connection with the camera Chase.
Good work from all.
Regards Richard
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
26 Apr 2011 7:21PM
Outstanding portrait. I love it. The beauty and elegance of the model contrasts so well with the rather more ' rustic ' chair and BG. Top class.
Ian-Munro 10 200 15 Wales
26 Apr 2011 7:38PM
Great use of natural light Janet, plus catchlights in both eyes too, happy days.Grin
26 Apr 2011 7:40PM
Janet, Paige is a star as is your conception and execution of this portrait. A good day out indeed.

26 Apr 2011 7:50PM
Wonderful !

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 7:55PM
I do prefer these type of shots Janet.
No PS'ing, just as it was

NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 8:14PM
pure class
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 Apr 2011 8:28PM
She is a wonderful little model. She has a beautiful old fashion angelic look to her. And when you put her with gramma and a camera....WOW! This is so beautiful! Love it...........Sandy
stunning, excellent turn out
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
26 Apr 2011 8:57PM
Thankyou everyone.

Hi Sandy & many thanks for your UA.Yep,she loves being a 'model' for the day...only when she wants to though ! Wink
Janet xx
Suehh 11 39 6 England
26 Apr 2011 9:37PM
A very beautiful portrait of an exceptionally beautiful child - she is obviously made for modelling! Lovey work - one of the nicest child portraits I have seen.

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
26 Apr 2011 10:03PM
Thankyou Sue,a lovely compliment.

Many thanks for your UA Phil,I'm flattered.

Janet xx
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
26 Apr 2011 10:17PM
Foreground: A+

Background: B-

She's a star Jan .... I really do like how you've staged this but for me the background is too much. The bricks are too big, too geometric for the tale you're telling. Niggles I know, but with a different background this could be magical.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
26 Apr 2011 10:31PM
Cheers Dave...I could have removed the bg & dropped her in another...but I didn't get me some smaller bricks then Wink Tongue
Seriously...I think I know where you are coming from,I guess I needed more of the actual room itself to avoid the niggles & create the magic huh ?
I wanted to sit her by one of the fireplaces in that house but the light just wasn't right,too much on one...too little on another ( try telling Paige to sit still for a longer a good idea !! )...ho hum,maybe a return visit could be on the cards,I need to bribe her with something good Wink
On the other hand you could pop over for a visit & show me what you mean...perhaps that would alleviate some of your boredom Wink
27 Apr 2011 9:20AM
From Paige's positioning just off centre the props and the use of light it is obvious a great deal of thought has gone into creating this wonderful portrait.

akh Plus
14 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 12:45PM
Excellent shot but couldn't resist having a little play with. Processed in NX2 with Colorefex filter (Old Photo).
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
27 Apr 2011 12:45PM
Looks like a great day was had by all

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
27 Apr 2011 5:27PM
Thanks all.
A bit of a spooky mode there Tony,thankyou for taking the time out to do one though.
Janet xx
Wooly 12 112 4 England
27 Apr 2011 5:39PM
She's a star Janet.

stevenb Plus
14 265 6 England
28 Apr 2011 9:46PM
Thats a cracking shot janet well done.


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