It's not often that I put up a shot that I'd like to be remembered by, but this may well turn out to be one of them. And as with yesterday's shot, this was taken outside our house as Rhowan and I waited for everyone else to get ready for a walk.

The original shot is here:

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The post-processing was similar to yesterday's, insofar as I added some blur to the outer areas, but this one was processed in LAB Color mode (the topic of next month's tutorial), hence the unusual colouring. I may well include this in the LAB Color tutorial as it is a good example of how a LAB Curve can be used to dramatically change the colours and colour balance of a photograph.

Update: Paul left an interesting comment earlier when he said "If it wasn't for those 3 or 4 stray hairs over her eye I would rate this as your best", so here's another version, minus the stray hairs. If you'd like to see the slightly hairier version, it's here:

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And on a totally different note …

You may well remember a spate of baby shots back in January of this year (this one, for example), that we were shooting for a book. The book – Baby Photography Now – has now been published and we should take delivery of 70 copies some time over the next few days. If you’re interested in buying a signed copy you can purchase one from our new ‘store’ page here:

www.chromasia.com/store.php

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