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This is the second of four shots of Harmony (here's the first) all of which were taken with my new Panasonic Lumix GF-1. I did mention that I'd post some further thoughts on the camera when I posted my previous entry, but as I haven't had the chance to use it since then I'll have to delay those comments until I post the third shot in this series (probably early next week). In short though, if you're in the market for a small, high quality camera, I can definitely recommend it.

As for this one: it's not my favourite of the four, but is the one that Harmony likes best, mostly because it made her lips look "shiny and silvery" :-)

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Panasonic Lumix GF-1
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comment by Eugene at 04:28 AM (GMT) on 13 May, 2010

This one seems to have a grittier post-processing than the last one. I do like the contrast in the eyes here, but I do feel that the freckles stand out way too much in this post-processed version.

comment by djn1 at 04:44 AM (GMT) on 13 May, 2010

Eugene: you're probably right - I've toned them down a bit in the version that's up now.

comment by Benjamin Chait at 05:19 AM (GMT) on 13 May, 2010

Nice to see shots from that camera; always anxious to see what you create. :)

comment by frankdejol at 07:07 AM (GMT) on 13 May, 2010

Fantastic !

comment by Chandni Prashar at 10:37 AM (GMT) on 13 May, 2010

Amazing shot.. i love the idea of capturing this shot.. also we can see your image in her eyes.. i simply love it

comment by MQPhoto at 12:10 PM (GMT) on 13 May, 2010

The hole picture is about her eyes. They look stunning. But I want to know if you didn't put the time on this picture because you mostly always clone out some details. Like the hair straw on top left corner and maybe on top of her lips? I don't have problem with this but want to know if you just didn't care about that? But what a shot and process. Great work

comment by Carlos Garcia at 12:31 PM (GMT) on 13 May, 2010

It doesn't even look like beautiful Harmony. I am not quite sure what to look at in this picture. The wire and the close up seem to be in conflict. I prefer the first one.

comment by djn1 at 12:53 PM (GMT) on 13 May, 2010

MQPhoto: sometimes, there are some small elements of a shot that I'll clone out, but only when the affect the image as a whole. In this instance, I didn't think that that was the case.

Carlos: this one has generated a more mixed response than I expected. As for the wire and close-up being in conflict: yes, I agree, but that works for me insofar as it adds some tension to the shot. At least that's my opinion :-)

comment by Dan Kaufman at 06:06 PM (GMT) on 13 May, 2010

wow ! The B/W conversion here is so effective. Those silvery lips are killer. I'm also thinking you need to re-classify this one OUT of the "children" category and INTO the "young woman" category. Very well done !!

comment by micha at 10:01 PM (GMT) on 13 May, 2010

Amazing work Dave! Her eyes....I cannot stop looking at them! Congratulations to both of you!

comment by djn1 at 06:18 AM (GMT) on 14 May, 2010

Thanks everyone :)

comment by Robert at 07:42 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2010

This is awesome David! I like it the best of the two so far.