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This is the first of three portraits I shot of Rhowan and Harmony while they played in the snow on Sunday. All three ended up as high-key portraits, and all were relatively straightforward to post-process (if you're interested in the details you might want to take a look at my Portraits: part two tutorial as it covers quite a few of the techniques I used for this image).

This one, and the third I'll post, are portraits of Harmony, while the next one is a shot of Rho, and while I'm undecided about which is the weakest of the three, the second portrait of Harmony is definitely my favourite.

If you're interested, the original is here:


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comment by Moeen Ali at 08:11 PM (GMT) on 23 December, 2009

It's great that you would share the original image :)

comment by Claus Petersen at 08:16 PM (GMT) on 23 December, 2009

As always you produce some amazing portraits, all that pink against that white backdrop gives this image so much punch... Fantastic work.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 09:00 PM (GMT) on 23 December, 2009

Harmony sings! Pink is definitely in! Beautiful.


comment by Adam Stevens at 12:23 AM (GMT) on 24 December, 2009

Wonderful David! Love the detail you maintained while getting the soft dreamy look. Now if it would just snow a bit again here. Hard to do high key outside with no snow... only lots of rain....

comment by Kevin H. Stecyk at 02:31 AM (GMT) on 24 December, 2009

Beautiful photograph of Rhowan. I smiled as soon as I your photograph.

I like the pink outfit set against the white snow. And, of course, her blue eye are wonderfully captured.

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous, and Safe New Year!

comment by Stephen at 01:04 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2009

Beautiful, Dave. Top notch!

Have a great Christmas

comment by El Jefe at 06:14 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2009

Feliz Navidad David

comment by djn1 at 09:50 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2009

Thanks everyone :)

Kevin: this is Harmony, not Rhowan :)