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Emily 2

By franfoto
As promised, another shot of Emily in that park again, and in that very bright sunlight which I worked with as best I could.
I have included a black and white version which I thought some of you may like.
I used the parasol (shown on the last photograph) to reflect some light back on to the model and to balance the strong back lighting.

Thanks for your comments and clicks on the last one and for looking in again today.


Tags: Model Outdoors Portraits and people

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mike0101 16 32 3 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2011 12:03AM
It's a nice pic with lovely lighting; only thing wrong is that Emily looks like she wants to be elsewhere.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
14 Apr 2011 12:40AM
The mono is most appealing--- her lip diamond is a tad distracting, but not for now--What a great model you have discovered!
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2011 12:42AM
v1 for me today fran love the colour and light nice one Wink
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
14 Apr 2011 2:10AM
V1 Fran, lovely light in this. A really good image ...............Sandy
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
14 Apr 2011 5:49AM
Well captured, Fran, in the 'Princess Di' style! Shame she looks so bored, though. Carol
Alvar 13 23 2 France
14 Apr 2011 8:53AM
Lovely shot Fran !! Maybe a smile might help !!!!!
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2011 9:13AM
Beautiful capture - the mono is brilliant. Would just love to see her enjoying it though
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
14 Apr 2011 10:34AM
excellent pair...mono makes it for me...but again a smile would have been a real bonus Smile
johnnyboy114 12 231 106 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2011 12:31PM
Very nice....have taken some backlit shots myself recently and I love the look. And I like this a lot! Lovely image
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 50 England
15 Apr 2011 9:08PM
I like the back lighting of her hair and her dress Fran and its a great setting . I feel you needed somehow to get more light into the lovely face though.
franfoto 13 2 32 England
15 Apr 2011 10:11PM

Quote:I like the back lighting of her hair and her dress Fran and its a great setting . I feel you needed somehow to get more light into the lovely face though.

Fair comment Brian, with hindsight I would use fill in flash with this sort of shot next time instead of a reflector.
Thank you all for your comments.

16 Apr 2011 6:52AM
A well taken and composed shot. I prefer the colour version though.
DerekL 15 224 24 England
17 Apr 2011 5:52PM
Nice image Fran.
Like the rim lighting on the arm.
As you have already commented maybe use a diffused fill-in flash next time.

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
19 Apr 2011 7:09PM
Some serious challenge from that strong back lighting I should think Fran. Imo you have done extremely well. Fine portrait.
Glyn1 11 4 1 England
20 Apr 2011 12:38PM
Lovely shot fran, i prefer the colour version. Interesting point raised re the light on the face. Something we can all learn from.

Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
20 Apr 2011 8:17PM
A fab outdoor portrait Fran, unusually for me I prefer the monchrome
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1740 England
21 Apr 2011 6:25PM
Works for me. The mono is a bit contrasty for my taste: the colour version is lovely.

I love the background: I might have moved a tiny fraction to separate the model from the leaves, and let them frame her - but it's always easy to spot things in other people's pictures...

PhillipMinnis 10 94 4 Australia
4 May 2011 12:16AM
A nice casual portrait image! I must say, I prefer the B&W version.


sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
15 May 2011 8:56PM
has to be the colour version for me Fran but both are stunning

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