Kara in high-key sepia

Just puddling about with post processing on a couple of shots.

Originally lit by a Canon 430ex in a brolly box close to subject on camera left, vivitar 285hv as hairlight, camera right and behind subject.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 16th March 2008, This photo: 6:51pm

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  • -Bennie- said:
    wow dave... lovely photo mate...

    the sepia has really, really worked here. You've hit the absolute limit of not blowing the photo out on Kara's right cheek, the eyes are clear and sharp.

    Awesome photo mate!!!!

    btw: Kara, must be loving all the attention she's getting!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Bennie :) Yep, took it right to the limit, and then pulled it back just a titch.

    I reckon she is, as she came out tonight and said "you take good photos Dad". Which of course might just have been buttering me up because she wants to go out on Sunday but hey, you take what you can ;-)
  • petepothole said:
    Dad! Can you do my school formal pictures please??
    Nice one mate! This is brilliant!
  • David de Groot said:
    Luckily, that's a few years away yet :)
  • Jack High said:
    Excellent, apart from agreeing with Bennie's comments above, I also think you've captured a really relaxed and natural expression, and it looks great.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jack :) Yeah we got her to pose a few different ways, but kept shooting between poses too. Often it's the between shots that are better, although this one was sort of a throw-away one.
  • ferrous said:
    this is great. :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) Didn't turn out bad at all.