While I find all of our daughters photogenic this is the one I have most trouble photographing, but I don't know why. For some reason nearly all the shots I take of her just don't look like her at all. This one though, I'm pleased with.
As for the technical details: this is mostly as-shot, but I added an additional Gaussian blurred layer (blurred by 15px on the hi-res image) set to Soft Light blend mode (around 35% opacity). This adds a bit more contrast, more deeply saturated colours, and a slight diffuse quality to the shot.
9.14pm on 17/12/04|
EF 70-200 f/4L USM
200mm (320mm equiv.)