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Laura 01

Laura 01
Copyright ©2005, Andrew McLean HoF ¤ $

Following on from Matthias, his sister Laura caught by the backlighting.

Photographer: Andrew McLean HoF ¤ $
Folder: Ardennes Weekend
Uploaded: 2005-Oct-11 18:10 EDT
Current Rating: 9.00/2 (Weighted rating: 8.33)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: f3.5
Shutter Speed: 1/150
Focal Length: 54mm
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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i like the backlight effect ; a bit soft on the eyes, focus was off

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 21:07 EDT on 2005-Oct-11 [Reply]


Thanks for your comment Dee Vee, but you are quite wrong about the eyes not being in focus. They are..her sweater is sharp from the front of the collar to the right all the way round to below her ear. In addition, the hair across her left eye is sharp, as is her earring. Her eyes are sharp.

Best wishes- Andy

Andrew McLean HoF ¤1 $ at 21:39 EDT on 2005-Oct-11 [Reply]


I like this very much. It looks more like a memory than a photo.

Craig Craver Win ¤1 at 23:43 EDT on 2005-Oct-11 [Reply]

Perhaps the sample down has softened it, Andy?

The plane of her face does look quite smooth. Then again, that could be an illusion because her freckles are not hard edged. The compo is beautifully balanced and I like the shy smile. The OoF discs in top left complement her backlit hair. Very nice child portrait.

Rob Smith HoF Win ¤ $1 at 23:46 EDT on 2005-Oct-11 [Reply]


Ahm,another one from the professor of portraits...and this one work for me too...not as a previous one ,but i like these very much...she look very relaxing and i dont mind the white areas in this look natural...aperture 3,5 give a interesting blured bg and toning very much fitts this image...

denis grzetic HoF Win ¤1 at 09:17 EDT on 2005-Oct-12 [Reply]


Hi Rob, I guess this does look a little soft, but I think it has more to do with the lighting. Laura was sitting in front of bright white plastic table and so I think that light bounced off that, coupled with a fair complexion has led to the softness in her face. I tried hard to develop her skin tones as best as I could, but couldn't lift more detail than I got here. Looking at the original her eyelashes and brows look pretty sharp.

A very interesting comment Craig, I know just what you mean.

Denis, this is quite different in look from my earlier post, but not as easy to process as the last. Still, I am quite happy with it I have to say. Many thanks for the high score.

Best wishes- Andy

Andrew McLean HoF ¤1 $ at 21:18 EDT on 2005-Oct-12 [Reply]


I love the backlighting and her freckles. Lovely.

Frank Brault ¤1 $ at 21:19 EDT on 2005-Oct-12 [Reply]


Many thanks Frank.

Best wishes- Andy

Andrew McLean HoF ¤1 $ at 06:54 EDT on 2005-Oct-14 [Reply]