BCG Portrait session, Kalinga Park, Clayfield.

Semi-candid shot, natural light, no modifiers.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 29th November 2009, This photo: 12:15pm

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  • Xenedis said:
    Semi-candid meaning she was posing for the photographer on your right? :-)
    Love the diffused background in this; had to double-check which lens you used; thought it may have been an 85/1.2 or 400/5.6.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, I was standing around chatting, saw the pose, thought it worth a shot. Alas, had to cut off her elbow due to someone standing in the way.
    Being far enough away to shoot at 200mm, I could open it up to f/3.5 and still get enough in focus :)
  • accesser said:
    Very nice bokeh I needed to open mine up a bit more to blur things out.
  • SkattyKat said:
    nice shot dave
  • David de Groot said:
    Just got to keep an eye on your distance to subject, wide open up close and you'll blur your subject too.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kath :)
  • accesser said:
    Ah yes distance & DOF something I still have to try and think about at the time of the shot
  • Xenedis said:
    Dave: f/3.5? This is obviously an outrage.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well it was enough to get the effect I wanted :P
  • GJ Wind said:
    Beautiful, both, lady and picture!
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Looking great David. Saturated well and great DOF.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    'tweren't too bad. A bit of direction and some lighting and it'd have been even better.
  • Cass n Dan said:
    Great shot once again ;0)
  • Jennifer Renee said:
    I like this one alot... and yea i knew there had to be a reason you lost her elbow.... too bad, it is the only flaw i can see!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Cass :)
    Well I would have preferred a bit more light on the face, from one side, and some more detail in the hair, but yeah, grab-shot.