Kara of the many coloured hair

Shave for a Cure day at Kara's school today and rather than shave their heads, the more parent friendly non-permanent colouring was done instead. Before she washed it out, Kara wanted some photographs to post online showing she did it.

This was one of the earlier ones - a better overall portrait (still not good, per se) than the one she'll post, but it shows less of the hair colour. I've applied a little skin smoothing due to her slightly spotty complexion at the moment.

Strobist: Vivitar 285HV at 1/16th into silver umbrella, camera left, and in front of subject. White wall to camera right. Canon 188a with snoot camera left and too far rear of subject as hair-light.

View all photos taken: Friday, 14th March 2008, This photo: 6:33pm


  • yinyang said:
    i'd have sponsored her to shave her head lol!!

    maybe next year...!?
  • Margot- said:
    Love the smooth skin, David! Nicely done! Care to share how you've smoothen her skin? It's so radiant.
  • teejaybee said:
    The benefit of a silver umbrella...

    Great shot :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Well it definitely would cut down on the time in the shower... ;-)

    Margot, I followed this video tutorial - digitalprotalk.blogspot.com/2008/03/porcelain-skin-techni...
    Well, up until my PC had a cow, again.... The radiance though is all lighting :)

    Quite so :)
  • petepothole said:
    Good on ya Kara!
  • rumblemumbles said:
    yeah I'll sponser for the head shaving too! I watched a couple of people getting shaved yesterday in the mall. I even donated :) And, before you pointed it out...I was going to say she has such a beautiful skin but I'll stand by that statement because you couldn't have done that much touching up
  • David de Groot said:
    She was quite pleased with herself - her school raised $10,000 for the cause.

    Not a huge amount no. Being a teenager, she does have the odd spot, and due to the sharpness of this lens, developing spots are quite noticeable too, so a bit of smoothing and hey presto, all good again :) 'twould have been a better job had the PC not decided to stop working properly half way through.
    But no, she's not getting shaved.
  • yinyang said:
    well if Kara isn't then how about you!!

    pointless for me since it's already shaved anyway, so you seem like a good enough candidate lol!!
  • David de Groot said:
    hahahaha My hair is longer than Kara's and isn't going anywhere, thank you very much.
  • leadegroot said:
    David would require wifely approval for any such activity and I assure you it would not be forthcoming! :-P
  • Scott Leach said:
    lol leade!! It doesn't seem very kind of you to point out you'd had to smooth a few spots out though!! :)
  • doberwoman said:
    it's a very beautiful portrait!
  • David de Groot said:
    Well, she's a teenage daughter, one has to expect that from your parents ;-)

    Merci :)