This is the first real entry of our youngest (there was one of her foot and another of her eye) and was taken after a walk a few days ago. She sometimes falls asleep in her buggy after we’ve been out, and she looked so angelic that I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures.
This shot uses the technique I’ve used quite often before: duplicate the background layer, gaussian blur it by around 12px (on the full size image), then set the blend mode to overlay – it does a good job of simulating a soft-focus filter and really suits this sort of portraiture. The only other change I made was to add a slight blur to her coat. The G5 has a ridiculously large DOF and, other than blurring in PS, there isn’t any alternative if you want to partially isolate a subject.
3.52pm on 18/4/04