something new – a portrait

You have seen a lot of landscapes, buildings, street art, animals, flowers and god knows what else, but here for the first time a portrait I shot a while back of a good friend of mine.

Turned out quite well in my opinion πŸ™‚

Sunset in the background and it’s reflections in the lens is unedited, the black and white part is obviously edited – even though it seems unbelievable – her eyes actually have this colour, the colour seems more dominant in the black and white portrait though (ok – maybe a tiny little bit – but nothing else than a small clarity filter ;))

Have a good start to the week!

71 thoughts on “something new – a portrait

    1. Adobe Lightroom allows you to have different development settings for different zones – so you just mark your areas and for example have one part black and white and another one colour …

    1. Thank you – probably the field I need to learn more than photography is post processing – in both I take the learning by doing/experimenting approach πŸ™‚

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my photo. I have to say you have some awesome photos here, especially this one. I don’t take portraits usually, since I find them hard to do I love everything about this one of yours.

  2. the interplay between the background and the subject is compelling – it’s as if she’s zooming toward the viewer and then we are drawn to the sun, then back again. beautifully balanced.

    1. True πŸ™‚ – Lets say she wasn’t the most cooperative model πŸ˜‰ – didn’t want to be photographed and tried to hide (but I think she liked the turnout in the end since she allowed me to post it)

  3. Nice shot, but for me the b&w is too stark – have you tried reducing the saturation to keep just a little colour in model. It should still highlight those fantastic eyes and look a little more natural.

    1. Thank you so much! Always looking for feedback since I still have so much to learn (well actually I never learned any of that stuff – just learning by doing ;))

      I will try that and post the result!

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