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The "Cream Machine" @ f1.4

Discussion in 'People' started by frede, May 13, 2007.

  1. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    This was taken at 7:18am. The morning light was so beautiful. The model is Kasia Sweeny.

    1/640 f1.4
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  2. Fred, great shot...I love how you use your reflector to get some light on her face...very even lighting...nice, very nice...
  3. Excellent Fred, your lens is doing what it does best.
  4. SRA


    Jul 29, 2005
    Orem, Utah
    Great choice of model for that lens. Nice capture.
  5. Great shot Fred...it looks like it was a little chilly - the hair on her arm is standing straight up!! :biggrin:
  6. fjgindy


    Jan 21, 2007
    Beautiful shot Fred. Nice example of the 85 1.4!
    And to think...some start their morning with a boring cup of coffee... :Wink:
  7. Nice job with the lighting here. Love the backlighting on her hair.

    Glad to see you are getting good with that lens wide open. It still gives me fits at f1.4!
  8. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Thanks John. This was a tricky shot for me, but I felt brave and tried it with the 85mm - I think could be a little sharper.

    Thanks Gordon. IMO this is my first keeper @ f1.4 with my 85mm.
  9. How can you tell a reflector was used?? You're good!!
  10. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    you're brutal man (7:18am?) ,,i love it,lol ...wonderful shot, Frede....don't worry about "sharp" it's plenty sharp...it's all about the MAGIC, and u captured it perfectly, imho....;-)))
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  11. Excellent capture

    Excellent capture, very nicely done
  12. Love it Fred.............. very fresh.......... and has a superb 70's feel to it! :biggrin:

  13. tomj


    Feb 5, 2006
    Great job Fred.

    I love the backlit rimlighting of the hair.
  14. No twisted straps... I'm happy :biggrin:

    Very nice, Fred.
  15. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    It's a lovely shot, but I am most amazed at how much is actually in focus at 1.4 with that lens.
    Well done!
  16. cuss2much

    cuss2much Guest

    very nice again...
  17. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Thanks Scott.

    Thanks Keith.

    Thanks :smile:

    Thanks Mitchell. More lucky than good really.

    Yea John is right. The effect of the reflector was very subtle - I was reflecting ambient light not the sun on this.

    Thanks Nute - we were late for this time of the year - should have been there 90 minutes earlier.

    Thanks Dude.

    Thanks Graeme - fresh was our goal, so that's nice to hear.

    Thanks Tom.

    Thanks Woody.......now strap issue......yeah! :smile:

    Thanks Stuart - I am amazed the I got a keeper at 1.4 - first one I think...... :eek: 

    Thanks Maurice!
  18. Beautiful pose, composition, sharpness, and use of fill lighting. I made an adjustment using a Levels layer to lower the darks a little, increasing contrast. I set the blackpoint at 10 and gamma to 0.85.

    Your original image:

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    My adjusted image:


    http://www.roweimages.com/posts/nikoncafe/portrait.psd is a PSD file that includes your original image and my levels adjustment layer.
  19. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Thanks Walter - I like your edit.
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