yeah I am pretty much an out of the gun photographer is I set it up and photograph to produce a finished object.. they used to call it previsualisation in the old days.. what I mean by that is the the DOF is not a killer to me and if u wanted it softer then you could have simply altered the F stop right.. tho my guess is that the fstop would have been banging away yeah I just checked F5.6 60th of a sec.. not a lot of room to move there so .. yeah I guess if ya wanted to select her then select inverse and hit the background with some Gaussian blur.. alternatively leave it as it is .. perfect .. stunning girl too btw.. tho I think I am telling you nothing there.. let me know when she is travelling to Aust.. would love a session with her.. and no mossies either kekeke
Thanks for the input. When I produced these images I had just recently made the move to digital. Yeah I was a hold out on the film for sure. Anyway, I agree for the most part on the processing. It was sort of a trial and error thing with the computer here and this is where it ended up. I will most likely scrap these and redo them eventually. The situation that day was not the greatest all the way around. Between the trekking up and down the mountain 5 times over washed out roads, an audience of a cranky teenager and two rather obnoxious hicks, and the insects who where trying to fly her away I think we did an all right job of it. Now that I've kind of gotten a feel for the editing software I'll probably reprocess them here pretty soon and repost them.
Sorry to say but I think the chances of this one making it to Australia are pretty slim. Of course crazier things have happened. I have a feeling she wouldn't mind so much if there where a couple round trip tickets waiting at the airport.
I disagree with t3g4rz to a point. Her skin colour against the leaves does make her "lift" off the page. A narrower depth of field would have blurred the leaves some but retained the strength of them to some point. This would have made the background less busy.
Maddy is a very beautiful model and does the photo justice no end. Well done to the both of you
I simply cannot express how beautiful I find Maddie. Her face, her lips, her eyes are just so captivating! I'd say that song, "Your Body is a Wonderland" could have been written for her...so smooth and perfect!
There are a few special things in this picture. The model is beautiful, good composition. Lighting is not bad, but not very good. Skin tone.....I hope you make better next time. For the background, maybe you need to find another background, and try use narrow depth of field. Otherwise, I like this picture.
Thanks for the comment. Her skin is naturally very pale. I added a warming filter to give her some color. I liked the background in this particular photo because it made her kind of pop out from the photo but perhaps the pattern of the leaves is a bit too busy.