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Five of the six shots I'll be putting up from our holiday last week were processed using Raw Developer, with very little additional work within Photoshop. This one, on the other hand, was post-processed a little more extensively. And I know, this sort of soft-focus effect is a bit of a cliché, but I think it suits this image.

Oh, and this is the more angelic shot of Rhowan that I mentioned on Monday, and even I have a hard time believing that it's a photograph of the same child ;-)

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5.45pm on 17/7/07
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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RAW Developer
1x1 + children [portraits] + photo friday
comment by E y e V i s i o n at 07:08 PM (GMT) on 25 July, 2007

I like the soft focus effect. It fits good to this cute little girl. The blown out parts are a bit disturbing otherwise.

comment by Kimberly at 07:19 PM (GMT) on 25 July, 2007

simply beautiful.

comment by birgit at 07:47 PM (GMT) on 25 July, 2007

I simply love this! such a nice expression, a soft and gentle mood... great job!

comment by Audrey Mottishaw at 08:16 PM (GMT) on 25 July, 2007

Just beautiful and so appropriately processed.

comment by Rob at 08:26 PM (GMT) on 25 July, 2007

Indeed - that is the same child? (Mom knows best!)
For this type of look, it is very well done. Not my favorite style personally as it reminds me too much of the department store photo department, but thats a personal taste issue. For the style, it is indeed excellent. I would like to see another version of this just for comparison, with less processing - it would make an interesting comparison.

Either way, a beautiful little girl.

comment by Tibs at 08:49 PM (GMT) on 25 July, 2007

As a big fan of the Harry Potter books, this shot could be Luna Lovegood as a child.

comment by Jennifer at 08:53 PM (GMT) on 25 July, 2007

Fab - she looks very ethereal! It's a lovely effect in moderation and I think it probably works because it wasn't taken against a backcloth in a dept store!!

comment by Danton at 09:05 PM (GMT) on 25 July, 2007

There's a reason cliches become cliches, whether in language or in photography--they work and people can relate to them. You're certainly not in any danger of falling into a cliche mode by posting one lovely picture like this! Isn't it funny how many personalities can fit into one little kid's person?

comment by Joseph at 10:35 PM (GMT) on 25 July, 2007

I've not seen that effect work so well for a very long time. Not only do you have the eye, but also the imagination (and the skill to pull it off) good stuff david!

comment by m at 11:40 PM (GMT) on 25 July, 2007

Almost ethereal :-)
I think I like the previous one of her better!

comment by Tremblant at 04:54 AM (GMT) on 26 July, 2007

She looks like a little Fairy Princess! nice choice the overexposure

comment by Myrtle Beach at 05:50 AM (GMT) on 26 July, 2007

Great effect for such a cutie! she looks so precious.

comment by paflechien at 06:36 AM (GMT) on 26 July, 2007

Elle semble incarner la pureté absolue avec avec ces marguerites entre les doigts.
Cet effet est plus qu'approprié, il est essentiel..encore bravo.

comment by Frank at 09:33 AM (GMT) on 26 July, 2007

Nice portrait.
Nice effect.
Nice little girl.

comment by Pinto at 10:35 AM (GMT) on 26 July, 2007

Wow! Amazing. Simply superb.

comment by olivier [CoolPixels] at 12:24 PM (GMT) on 26 July, 2007

Really beautyful portrait ! great traitement !

comment by navin at 12:33 PM (GMT) on 26 July, 2007

Very nice. Love the way the light is used here.

comment by mooch at 12:55 PM (GMT) on 26 July, 2007

I really like this image. The soft effect suits it. I must admit it does remind me of a technique I would associate with the 70's but I do like the gentle tones.

comment by Keith De-Lin at 02:30 PM (GMT) on 26 July, 2007

wow, this is great. I love the mood.

comment by The Art We Breathe at 07:03 PM (GMT) on 26 July, 2007

Excellent shot/processing!

comment by djn1 at 07:41 PM (GMT) on 26 July, 2007

Thanks everyone.

comment by Claus at 11:00 AM (GMT) on 28 July, 2007

Beautiful postprocessing on this shot! it gives it a very dreamy feeling!

comment by notmuch at 01:25 PM (GMT) on 28 July, 2007

This is a nice portrait of a child. If you are able to share more info on it ...Did you add a blur mask to it? If so, what kind? I notice the flowers are very detailed but the forearms are not. Also, it appears to have a white glow on her... was any of that added? Finally, do you feel that it is important when doing these types of shots to be shooting around 160 mm? Thanks in advance if you answer. BTW, I went through and loved the tutorial on the curves.

comment by Jem at 09:29 PM (GMT) on 30 July, 2007

Beautiful Dave :)

comment by miu* at 02:00 AM (GMT) on 31 July, 2007

Hello! Nice to meet you.
I am very happy to meet your blog.
She is just like an angel!
This pic made me so happy!

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