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Old Apr 13, 2007, 3:09 PM   #1
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This portrait was shot with my K10D, and I would like your opinions on it.

Blessings,

Nathan
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Old Apr 13, 2007, 3:19 PM   #2
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Lovely portrait, Nathan. The framing works really well, and you caught her in the right instance, she is very pretty indeed. Daughter?

I put some USM on it, I always do that for web posting. For portraits I think that is pretty much a matter of taste, but since the lady is pretty young I don't think there are to many wrinkles to blur out.:-)Hope you don't mind.

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Old Apr 13, 2007, 5:17 PM   #3
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Kjell,

No, this child is not my daughter. She is actually the niece of my nephew's significant other, and a very good friend to one of my daughters. When she saw me with the camera, she was very anxious for me to snap a shot of her. As soon as I received permission to do so, I posted it up to get opinions on how well others thought that I had done with it.

Your USM treatment worked rather nicely (indeed), with this photo, and I am going to adopt your principle of incorporating such for web postings.

Thank you.
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Old Apr 13, 2007, 9:00 PM   #4
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I think it is an excellent portrait and, having done our Christmas portraits this year, I have a new appreciation for how difficult this is to do. Excellent pose and composition. My only suggestion for improvement would be to open up the diameter of the framing effect. You have the top of her hair washed out/covered and, to my eyes at least, this detracts a little bit. Honestly, I don't think you need any ornamentation on a shot that good!

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Old Apr 13, 2007, 10:44 PM   #5
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Tim,

Thanks - and, you are so right. In fact, the more that I look at it the more that I feel strongly about that. Her hair was fuller there, but - as she had been playing around a bit with other kids, that evening - I noticed how her hair had loosened some, around the edges. I then attempted a little cloning, which gave those areas a more visually pleasing appearance - but suppose that I could have done a lot better :-).

Thank you for looking, and for the very kind words.

Blessings,

Nathan

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I think it is an excellent portrait and, having done our Christmas portraits this year, I have a new appreciation for how difficult this is to do. Excellent pose and composition. My only suggestion for improvement would be to open up the diameter of the framing effect. You have the top of her hair washed out/covered and, to my eyes at least, this detracts a little bit. Honestly, I don't think you need any ornamentation on a shot that good!

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