Green Dreams

By SlowSong
First shot at doing a portrait. Focussing was the hardest part and I'm not sure I got it spot on but I was quite pleased with my experiment with long exposures. All done in camera. If I feel brave I might put some others up. The only sharpening is to her eyes as I liked the soft look on the face.

I know I should have left a bit more room at the top, and I'm not sure about leaving the slats in the chair at the bottom in the picture, but that's what you folks are for - to let me know. Smile

Thanks for looking.

Tags: General Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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debu 8 India
28 Mar 2012 4:02PM
Great work.

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posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 4:19PM
Quite a dab hand Chris. I am no portrait photographer, but to me it looks brill. If you removed the slat that she is resting on she would look decidedly odd..suspended in mid-air. The eyes are the place to focus on, I know that much. I like it very much. Smile

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
28 Mar 2012 4:19PM
nice & mysterious atmosphere...
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Mar 2012 4:19PM
Excellent, Chris. Carol
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
28 Mar 2012 4:25PM
Nice and mysterious!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
28 Mar 2012 4:58PM
So sorry to have got your name wrong on my previous comments, Chris (aka Sue!) - glad I wasn't the only one to do it! I put it down to this hot sunny weather getting to me....that's my excuse, anyway! Grin
A wonderful portrait here of this lovely young lady, excellent presentation, works for me Wink
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 5:45PM
Lovely portrait here.

28 Mar 2012 5:52PM
I like it - if I had to say anything it would be that the shadows are a bit hard and I think the 'soft' feeling may have been improved by bouncing a little fill light in from the left front. I don't mind the slats but if they bother you try it without. A
nikshot 8 9 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 6:09PM
Nothing wrong with this Chris, weird but nice. SmileWink
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
28 Mar 2012 6:33PM
I see what you mean about the hard shadows on the left of her face and arm now I've looked again. I didn't even notice them. Cheers. Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
29 Mar 2012 12:17AM
Attractive portrait Chris with an individual touch added.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2012 7:32AM
Impressive work ...
I think I would have darkened out the slates ... to go with the smokey atmosphere surrounding her.
I find the white bits distracting from the mystical scene you have set up.
Cor 9 Belgium
29 Mar 2012 7:54AM
Mysterious it is SmileSmileSmile
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
29 Mar 2012 9:35AM
I see from TrevBatWCC's comment that he, too, has called you by another name (a nice one, I hope: was it really Sue? Better than Ann, I suppose). Wink Anyway, lovely portrait, this, and a compelling overall effect of mystery. Like something from a dream.


ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2012 11:24AM
Vrry nice like this a lot
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
29 Mar 2012 3:16PM
This is a long exposure? It's very sharp!

Lovely model and hair...just one thing I noticed: 'Cos of the angle of the lighting, there's this shadow to the right of the nose which - to me - makes the nose look like it's pointing a bit to the right.

But that's all, really.

LexEquine 12 19 United States
30 Mar 2012 12:31AM
'Excellent color full Portrait capture' ~ LEx Smile
xwang 9 56 8
2 Apr 2012 11:34AM
Very nice, I like it.. I don't know anything about portrait, but I think that the chair should be there, gives the arms a resting place, otherwise it wouldn't look right.

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