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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  • 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.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • 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!

    Seen in my recent comments. (?)
  • 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 :)