Quiet Elegance

Quiet Elegance

f/2.5, 1/125, ISO-1600, 50mm

This is my niece – on my wife’s side of course. No one on my side of the family is this beautiful. This is another holiday shot I got on New Years, and like so many other of my favorites it was very nearly an afterthought. My wife and I were saying our goodbyes and just about out the door when I realized that I hadn’t gotten a picture of her yet (she was a late arrival) so I quickly put the camera to my eye and fired off a couple of shots.

The result was, in my opinion, one of my best portraits. Sharply focused yet highlighting soft features. The only lighting was from a fairly harsh florescent ceiling light, and I was frankly surprised at how soft the result turned out to be.

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  1. photosfromtheloonybin January 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    I think that is a perfect portrait! She is a beautiful lady. It’s funny – it’s posed but so natural looking at the same time. Does that make sense?

    • AJBopp January 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

      It makes perfect sense to me. It was a little posed but was very spontaneous too. The result was magic.

  2. Nicole Ftacnik Photography January 20, 2012 at 5:57 am #

    I definitely like the soft highlights. Great capture! 🙂

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