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24 Aug 2010 1:54PM
Superb portrait,

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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
24 Aug 2010 2:22PM
Great high key portrait, great expression on the face!


Roger1 8 1 England
24 Aug 2010 3:37PM
Great shot. If only one thing i would change would be to remove the two spots one under the eye and the other below the lip. Only my opinion though.
vogelsang 14 36 Germany
24 Aug 2010 4:08PM
Dear Roger, you might be right, but the spot below the eye is a tiny birth-mark, which belongs to her in my opinion. The spot below her lip is juice and I thought about removing it, but left it for authenticity reasons.

Best regards,
SamM 12 2 Germany
24 Aug 2010 6:55PM
Great high key portrait.
Andrew_Hurley 11 71 73 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 1:24PM
Hi key portraits are difficult to get right as many of them just look as though they have been drastically overexposed and burnt out. The key to high key is to maintain detail even though most of the image is almost white. You chosen your model well here and the eyes are clearly magic!

I would just remove the mark below her left eye and just below the left of her lip. Even though they are natural, as the image is not an accurate representation it is acceptable to remove minor blemishes.

An excellent shot.

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3835 Canada
25 Aug 2010 3:48PM
Try a black and white conversion, - they work much better with high key. Sharpen her eyes more.

there a very good technique on EPZ on this, search for High Key in the techniques section.

vogelsang 14 36 Germany
25 Aug 2010 4:32PM
Thanks a lot for your comments and advise. I have to admit that I do like the picture the way it is. I love the soft skin colour. I tried a black and white version, but imho it does not work as good as the colour version. The eyes are pin sharp in the original. In this smaller version they somehow look a bit soft, but in my large version here, they are just fine. The only thing I would like to change is that I would love to have some details in the burnt out parts of her hair.

vogelsang 14 36 Germany
25 Aug 2010 7:27PM
Ok, thanks to Willie I had a go at another black and white version of this picture. I also deleted the spots, since I do admit that they are only distracting to those people, who don't know this child. It looks quite good in black and white. Thanks for your comments. Elke
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
26 Aug 2010 7:29PM
I like this one too, a toss up for me. Both are lovely. Well shot.

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