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Lily

By TanyaH
One of the young bridesmaids at my niece's wedding last year. She was incredibly nervous, and so I asked her to look away from me and out of the window into the distance. This is quite heavily cropped from the original (which was portrait and showed probably three-quarter body). I think I've over-processed it but I wanted to create a high-key image and was struck by the intensity of her gaze. I know the closest eye isn't the sharpest, but unfortunately the original point of focus wasn't in the right place. So it's a bit of a bodge in some ways, but technically dodgy or not, I still love the expression on her face. My first upload in way too long, so be gentle!! Grin

Tags: Black and white Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: User_Removed, Pete, Joline and 25 more


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Comments


User_Removed 14 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 10:51AM
Hi Tanya.
I think it's a good little shot. The only thing I would clone out would be the very small blemish on her right cheek but only if you wantedf to. I reckon, all in all, it's a very effective image with striking composition.
Well done you. Wink

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Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
13 Jul 2012 11:44AM
This is a really lovely, gentle image. I like it immensely.
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 12:16PM
Lovely portrait. Great sparkle in the subjects eyes captured.
Matt
TanyaH Plus
13 1.3k 374 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 12:52PM
Thank you.

Laurel - I did consider removing the blemish, but it's a freckle so I thought I'd leave it where it was, as it's inherently part of who she is.
BERRY 4 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 1:04PM
I think you're being overly harsh on yourself, it's a great shot. Good crop and nice processing.
Paul
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
13 Jul 2012 7:01PM
lovely shot of a pretty girl Smile
debu 6 India
16 Jul 2012 10:00AM
Very nice mono,great work.
debu
21 Jul 2012 5:13PM
Excellent work!
In response to your comment: This is a simple butterfly. I don't know its name...Smile
Tibetan 4 3 England
2 Aug 2012 9:40AM
The nearest eye in spite of what you say has a great transparency adding to the far away gaze, personally I think you have done a very good job, I don't go in for all the technical stuff, a photo appeals or not, this is very appealing regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 2:47PM
I think this is a lovely portrait, one I would hope the subject is glad to have.

Nigel
17 Jun 2014 6:23PM
A fine portrait - nothing to worry about here.
Shaji84 2 4 India
26 Sep 2014 11:00AM
Very well processed - a fine portrait!
22 Jan 2015 11:16AM
Positive & fresh feel to the photo.
I like the way the white area left flows over to the face, hardly showing te outlines of the nice child.

Kind regards,
Guy from Bruges
PranavMishra 4 52 17 India
24 Mar 2015 11:57PM
cute and lovely..

fine portrait..

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