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While it's possible to take bad shots of Rhowan, especially when she's not in the mood to be photographed, it's certainly not difficult to take nice ones :)

On a totally different matter: I've switched to using jQuery to switch between my processed and original images, i.e. when you hover your mouse over the link beneath the main image it should fade to the original image rather than just switching it in. I'm fairly sure that it will work in most browser/OS combinations, and have done quite a bit of testing, but if you do have any problems with it please let me know.

focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
plugins (etc)
2.21pm on 6/5/10
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
aperture priority
(extended to 16x9)
16x9 + children [portraits] + show the original
comment by Garry at 07:15 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2010

lovely shot, the way you keep the detail in her eyes... and the fade in/ fade out is great

comment by Moein at 08:29 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2010

Great :)
It works fine under Chrome, Firefox and Safari. BTW, it has a black background in Safari, and white in Chrome and Firefox. You may want to try Black as background and it looks good.

comment by djn1 at 08:35 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2010

Thanks Garry.

Moein: there are two themes for the blog: black and white. You can switch between them using the 'w + b' links in the top nav bar.

comment by Darren Smith at 09:37 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2010

The 'fade' in works beautifully!
I want it for my own photoblog ...!

I love this high key processing. I would like to find out how to do this, and understand that you do tutorials that teach the processing technique.

I have previously been a member of Chromasia, but had to let my membership lapse, as I was recently retrenched. How do I go about getting re-instated as a member?

Best, Darren

comment by Carlos Bohorquez Nassar at 10:08 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2010

Nice and clean. Like it!

comment by Jason at 11:22 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2010

Stunning portrait & transformation. I have yet to see anyone produce high key images to your standard without using a full studio set up. Really very impressive work.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 12:00 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2010

Not difficult at all! The show original works perfectly... very cool! Beautiful daughter, beautiful capture, beautiful portrait.

comment by Dan Kaufman at 02:01 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2010

and beautifully done as well.

Like the fade-transition. Works well on Mac OS 10.6.3, Google Chrome 5.0.375.29 beta.

comment by Tom C at 03:43 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2010

Stunning! Absolutely love all of the white space on the right side too and its a beautiful high key photo.

comment by Nicki at 06:55 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2010

1. I like it, a fine portrait (High Key fits perfect). 2. Rowans freckles(?) are so cute, and they got lost on the pp, thats pity. No chance to conserve these? Anyway ... a stunning model!

comment by marianne at 07:31 PM (GMT) on 17 May, 2010

I'm using IE7 in Windows Vista and when I hover over the link the original image does show but only very small (about 100px length) in the top left of the screen :-(

Great image by the way :-)

comment by Jess Kehrli at 01:07 AM (GMT) on 18 May, 2010

Wow I'm loving the jQuery thing! Absolutely love that you have made that before/ after switch so easy to see. LOVE it!

This photo is great! Her eye contact really draws you in, and I love her calm expression. It looks like she is just about to smile. I really like the expression you captured here. The white background makes it so clean. Great one!

comment by Seth at 01:37 AM (GMT) on 18 May, 2010

I'm using Mac OS 10.5.8 and Google Chrome 5.0.375.38 (the newest version I think) and the hover over link doesn't seem to work for me. It works in Firefox though. I actually don't think any of the links under the image are working in my browser. It seems that it just wants to send me to the previous/next image instead of to the correct link. It may just be my browser.

Either way - great shot and great tutorials. I'm thoroughly enjoying them.

comment by Nicki at 03:30 AM (GMT) on 18 May, 2010

Seth! My setup is exact the same ... and it works fine. Refresh your brower cache :D

comment by steve at 09:37 AM (GMT) on 18 May, 2010

lovely shot dave...I 'd probably like to see the freckles toned down a little more, as they are only in the shadow area of her glasses and seem to mirror her eyebrows

comment by djib at 10:03 AM (GMT) on 18 May, 2010

Great shot and great details in the eyes.

Personally I liked it better when the transition was instant rather than having that animation.

comment by Seth at 02:34 PM (GMT) on 18 May, 2010

Refreshing your browser cache does wonders :)

comment by Andrey Samolinov at 03:09 PM (GMT) on 18 May, 2010

Beautiful portrait and great treatment
Love it

comment by John at 02:48 AM (GMT) on 19 May, 2010

Showing the original image is the greatest thing that has ever happened to this site...other than the inspiring images you've been posting here for years;) Seriously though, very cool feature.

comment by Michael Buntag at 04:42 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

Beautiful high key image.

comment by J Parker at 05:03 PM (GMT) on 20 May, 2010

I love the processing of this photo. Which of your tutorials do you think highlights the method you used to process this the best?