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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2012 7:33PM
Beautiful portrait, I like the off set composition, good dof too.


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dudler Plus
14 701 1341 England
6 May 2012 7:39PM
That's the wonder of fixed focal length lenses... Looking back at the EXIF data, I took this a third of a stop wider than most zooms go, even the "wide aperture" ones - f/2.5...
TonyBrooks 9 72 United Kingdom
6 May 2012 8:05PM
Lovely portrait and very natural
nice and good lens
Robert51 9 7 70 United Kingdom
7 May 2012 4:41PM
Great picture where the background really adds to the image.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
7 May 2012 10:12PM
The background Willow is really nice, but it gives her skin a yellow/green hue/ She also can do with more light on her face, - looks quite dark.

Ive loaded a mod with colour balance for skin, and brightened her face.

heres what I used for colour balance as a start:

Then I placed a colour sampler on her skin with the least amount of make up, and using colour balance, aimed for a relationship where yellow is slight higher than magenta, and cyan is between half to 1/5th the value of cyan. I didnt get quite there, but close. If you google colour balance for skin you should get a video tutorial.


dudler Plus
14 701 1341 England
8 May 2012 11:13AM
Thanks to Willie nad Robert for two very different interpretations of the shot.

I like both, and was vaguely aware of the issues Willie notes (I use that tree a lot!) I must try harder in future...

I suspect I will see what I can do with a tweak using colour balance for skin in Elements, plus a little dodging next time...

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