Blue Kara

Duotone Portrait. Strobist: Canon 430ex in brolly box close to subject on camera left. Vivitar 285HV fired into wall on camera right for slight fill.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 16th March 2008, This photo: 6:42pm

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Comments

  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    Some might say that the left side flares out too much on the cheek, but I like it.
  • Jon McManus said:
    Looks great, Dave. A tiny bit blown out on the left side, but that could just be my monitor. Still, looks good. I do have one question though: Where'd you get your brolly box? eBay? I went into Dragon Image yesterday but they didn't have any in stock (I wanted to test one out with my Sunpak).
  • teejaybee said:
    I swear, your daughter looks like a different person from photo to photo...

    I was going to poke you in the eye for flash placement/power but I see it's already been done ;)
  • -Bennie- said:
    i have to agree with teejaybee on this. Kara does change from photo to photo.

    In this one she (IMHO) actually looks a lot older than what she is. The blow-out to the side i actually don't mind at all. It actually creates a high contrast between the left and right side of her face.

    The DOF is nice, particularly with her necklace being out of focus. nice.

    nice shot.

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  • David de Groot said:
    All we know is she's called....oh wait, wrong character ;-) You are correct in this matter. The original colour shot is not blown, but I went for this look just for something a little different.

    Blown intentionally for effect :)
    As for the brolly-box, it wasn't mine, that was James'. No idea where he managed to pick it up from, maybe PC ?

    She does have an amazing array of expressions and "looks". Poke away, it's PP power rather than flash power.

    Thanks Bennie - yeah, get close enough with a 100mm lens and even f/8 has a narrow-ish DoF :)
  • -Bennie- said:
    I was stalking the 100mm macro lens in the jb hi-fi camera store today! :-)

    In regards to the blow-out comments, i agree with original comments ). I like this type of shot !!! Sometimes you just have to step out of the norm!

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  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe, Just do it Bennie, you know you want to ;-)

    I got mine second hand, with hood and hoya pro hmc uv(0) filter for somewhat less than you can get the lens alone new from D-D. Second hand ones are quite reasonably priced really as a lot of people buy them as a macro lens only and then find macro isn't something they do a lot of, whereas that's not why I bought mine. I bought it because it is a very sharp medium tele that just happens to also be a fine macro lens :)
  • Giorgos~ said:
    beauty! excellent portrait my friend!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Giorgos :)