Sunday, July 5, 2009

the Flowergirl

I thought I remembered Larry taking a wonderful portrait of this girl but for some reason he did not include it in his Body of Work. It has been so long since we went to the Festival that I cannot remember which shots I used my flash on a stick with...possibly on this one but I am not sure, it could be just ambient light. I really need to take a notebook and record such things but that makes another piece of gear to juggle also.
Camera info: Nikon D200, 70 - 200mm 2.8 lens at f3.5 and 1/350th, ISO 400, cloudy whitebalance
Post processing: duplicated the background layer and used the spot healing brush to touch up her face and the clone tool in lighten to lighten her undereye area, Touch of Light on her eyes and teeth and Bring Out the Eyes, Punch Drunk to boost colors but masked off face, the Edge for global sharpening and the High Pass filter for sharpening her face.


  1. Yes, I did have a portrait of this lovely lady and I published it on my blog as a big fat mistake. What is wrong with mine is what is correct with yours. I had placed her too close to the background and used a small aperture; as a result, many of the flowers in the background were very much in focus. Your setting are the correct ones. You also have her in a much more dynamic pose--slightly turned away from the camera and then facing you with only her head.

    Really nice shot.

  2. Nice shot of a beautiful girl. Well done.

  3. Beautiful portrait Cindi! Whatever you did with the lighting it worked!

    Well done!