Sashaan Bell @ the BCG Pullenvale Portrait session.

I caught this thoughtful looking expression and liked how it came out.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 29th March 2009, This photo: 1:24pm

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  • Panorama Paul said:
    Very nice! The fact that she's not looking at the camera makes this almost appear like it's a candid shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    In essence it kind of was, as there were other photographers shooting her at the time, and I took a different angle.
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    I like this one Dave, nice and warm.
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  • pearson251 said:
    This is just exceptional !!!!!!!
  • Jack High said:
    Her expression and the lighting are very appealing. Very pretty girl too.
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    First the 5D Mk II, and now you're surrounding yourself with the beautiful people! Some people have all the luck. ;-) Nice light, nice expression.
    The only thing I'd say is that I wish there was less space on the right and more on the left so that it felt like she was looking into space rather than right out of the frame.
  • dirklie65 said:
    wonderful lighting....i can smell the spring in this shot too!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Simon, yeah went with a warmer post-process.
    Thanks :)
    I'm pretty sure there was a diffuser and a reflector involved, with a little on-camera flash fill.
    See, get a 5DII and beautiful people throw themselves in front of you ;-)
    You're right about the composition though.
    Thanks :)
  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    Great portrait Dave, well done. I really like her expression.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Nic :) Some might fault the hair over her face, but I like it, it adds to the casual feel to the shot.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Great work Dave!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kane - 'twas a quick one as we passed by on the way to the barn.
  • batch2008 said:
    Gee you have a tough job having to work with such subjects. Beautiful work on all your portraits, i enjoy seeing them as they come through.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Peter - yeah it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it ;-)
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    It's a nice pic Dave, the candid ones are always my favorites.
    BTW, I'm browsing using my MAC OS powered Dell mini 9 (same as Sam's) :-)
  • looby88 said:
    Aaaah look its my long lost twin !!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Sweet :) How's the performance ?
    Ah so you'll be posting a picture of yourself any day now 'cause obviously if she's a twin you can't possibly be self conscious about your image ;-)
  • looby88 said:
    But you see there is no need !! Just cos she's the posey type doesnt mean I am !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah I see...! ;-)
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    That's a really nice portrait mate, particularly the nice smooth light on the model and much darker background. Nice work on the focus, contrast & DOF too.
    Seen in the group"Australian Photographers!!!" (?)
  • {Rory} said:
    Cool shot David, it does have a nice candid feel to it. Like the warm colours too.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Mike. Glad it still looks good after calibrating my monitors ;-)
    Thanks Rory, yeah I tend towards warmer pictures in general.
  • strongbow1800 said:
    I like this one a lot.
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  • not too shabby said:
    beautiful shot, great composition, the lighting is great as so the look you have caught her in. well done!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • Total Exposure said:
    beautiful shot, lovely model, congrats
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • Jishnu Nandy said:
    Great Expression!
    And Awesome Lighting!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • exsalah said:
    beautiful shot wonderful light
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  • anoldent said:
    Beautiful portrait, great light and color.