Kara in a Bucket Hat

Shot while geocaching this afternoon.

Ambient light only, could have done with a subtle fill flash but didn't have one handy.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 21st October 2007, This photo: 3:01pm

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  • Xenedis said:
    Nice portrait. I like the muted look and B&W treatment.

    Yes, some fill flash would have helped here, but fortunately the shadow from the hat brim didn't cast too dark a shadow on her eyes.
  • David de Groot said:
    The advantage of it being a partly overcast day under tree cover :)
  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    Your daughter is very beautiful. Agree with the fill flash too but it is still a great portrait.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Nicole.

    I'm putting up the colour version, as I think the b&w treatment over-accentuated the shadows over the eyes.
  • ronnietan said:
    how did you do the colour - bw conversion? there are a few ways of doing it which allows more control so the hat and top not so dark, same with eyes while the lips and freckles a tad darker.

    eg taking only the green channel
  • David de Groot said:
    I used a red filter (for skin smoothing) with high contrast, which in hindsight was probably a bad idea. I'm seriously tempted to delete this one, as it just didn't work out to plan.
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    i like this one better. maybe you could tweak the curve a little. it'll look nice really washed out.

    kara, as always - looks beautiful.
  • David de Groot said:
    I might give that a go Greg, although one can't re-upload a pic on flickr with a non-pro account.
  • johammond said:
    A beautiful portrait....I really like the BW version!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, I've taken better of her, and probably will again.
  • Ronald_H said:
    I think the red filter worked here, it's obvious but different, In traditional bw photography I tend to use an orange filter sometimes,