My Beautiful Wife


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I took this portrait yesterday, just before we went out. It is shot in soft, natural, early evening light with the K-5iis and Sigma 105mm DG EX Macro lens. If anyone who has this lens has not tried it for portraits I would recommend you give it a go - it is fantastic for this type of work.
16/06/2013 - 17:26davidstorm
CategoryPortraits / People
Shutter Speed1/30
Aperturef/2.8
LensN/A
ISO320
Focal Length105mm

GIULIO57

Link Posted 16/06/2013 - 17:31
Beautiful light and portrait.....But the secret is your Wife!!!!
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Last Edited by GIULIO57 on 16/06/2013 - 17:32

puma

Link Posted 16/06/2013 - 17:46
GIULIO57 wrote:
Beautiful light and portrait.....But the secret is your Wife!!!!

i can only say the same David its not you its Nicky that make the photo
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davidstorm

Link Posted 16/06/2013 - 17:48
puma wrote:
GIULIO57 wrote:
Beautiful light and portrait.....But the secret is your Wife!!!!

i can only say the same David its not you its Nicky that make the photo

It wos me wot pressed the button ... but I do agree with you!

Cheers
David

PS: Shaun and Giulio, I would like to know your views on whether the contrast needs to be increased a little on this shot, or is it OK as it is? Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Last Edited by davidstorm on 16/06/2013 - 17:51

puma

Link Posted 16/06/2013 - 18:06
The contrast seems to be fine David
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Blaze

Link Posted 16/06/2013 - 19:35
That's a stunning portrait - the light is wonderful - such perfect skin tones.
I don't think you should increase the contrast here as it would spoil the lovely softness you have achieved.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 16/06/2013 - 19:43
puma wrote:
GIULIO57 wrote:
Beautiful light and portrait.....But the secret is your Wife!!!!

i can only say the same David its not you its Nicky that make the photo

I'm not so sure...the light is lovely and the perspective afforded by the focal length, perfect. I'd definitely try a slight increase in contrast to add some facial modelling, after all, you've nothing to lose, David.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Dodge69

Link Posted 16/06/2013 - 20:14
I would agree with Andrew, a bit of contrast would help make the picture glow and even bring out the eyes. But 10 different people could play with it and give 10 different results, as long as your happy is the main thing, (particularly in this case )
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Stuey

Link Posted 16/06/2013 - 21:56
It all looks good to me

Are you sure that Nicky did not have the remote in her hand and that it 'wos er wot pressed the button'

I prefer this one to the second version but that is just my view
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pauljay

Link Posted 20/06/2013 - 08:41
A lovely simple portrait! How did she look when you came back?
Paul.

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