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Old Jun 6, 2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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I took these in front of my mom's picture window this afternoon of my daughters...





Kelsey is the older of the two (first picture), she's 9, and Maddie is 7.
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Old Jun 6, 2004, 11:19 PM   #2
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nice shots! the faces are classic...and the lighting is very nice

the light on the left (her right) eye is perfect...great detail in the eyes

nice work!
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Old Jun 6, 2004, 11:30 PM   #3
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Thanks! It was a moment when the sun was behind the clouds just a little so the light wasn't coming directly in the window. My youngest was sitting in a chair right behind where I took these pictures, and she leaned over the arm of the chair to tellme something, that's how I discovered it would be a cool way to light their faces, totally by accident! Worked out pretty well, though.:-)
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Old Jun 6, 2004, 11:32 PM   #4
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I only see the second photo and it looks great to me
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Old Jun 6, 2004, 11:33 PM   #5
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Ah the first one has come up and that is beautifull, great shot
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Old Jun 7, 2004, 1:58 AM   #6
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Wonderful use of natural light.
You could use a small reflector (or piece of white paper) on the shadow side to light it a bit, Personally I love harsh shadows but I alway's try to get both eyes in the light.

You could do this by letting her turn her head just a tiny bit.

But again I absolutly love the way you have used the light.

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Old Jun 8, 2004, 3:08 PM   #7
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Great pics and good lighting. Both the photos show a certain mood, and thats created with the highlight and dark areas.

One thing I feel should be corrected, and thats the green hue on the first pic. I think if you add magenta color (10 points) it would take care of that green tone in the photograph.

Once again, I love the lighting.
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Old Jun 8, 2004, 7:15 PM   #8
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Hmmm, it doesn't look like it has a green hue on my monitor. I plugged the camera into both my TV sets and viewed the pic on them and it doesn't look like it has a green hue on either one of them either, but then the tv probably isn't a good test, other than for a quick reference. Does it look like there's a green hue to anyone else?
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no sign of any green this way, must have been his moniter
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I see a bit of green, too, but it's not a color cast. It's in the highlights of the hair at the top of the photo and there's a bit of it in the skin. That said, there's always a touch of green in shadows on skin. Be all that as it may, you've taken two very beautiful portraits...but how could you miss with daughters such as these? You should do more of this. By the way, the best window for doing portraits is one that faces north. No sun ever streams through it, so the lighting is never harsh.

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