A young friend of our’s, after a stage performance; 1 Mar 2015.

She is still wearing some of her stage make up, but the bright white of her face is simply due to intentional overexposure during post-capture processing.  I recently rambled on about the use of pure white (and black) in images – you can find that harangue here.

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D700 with 105mm Nikkor; 3200 ISO; Dfine 2; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Holga preset and selectively restoring colour.


    • Yes, the eyes have it (ohhhh! 🙂 ) >>> but reality takes a sudden hit with you asking me to remove the only bit of colour in an image!!! Never thought I’d see the day ….

      I do see what you mean about the pink being a distraction, but for me it works, it helps give the image that little bit of theatre and unreality that I like. A 🙂

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    • Laura, you’re right. The original shot has bright red bows in her hair, and after I’d cropped then out the eyes assumed much greater prominence, and I’ve remained with that crop. And yes, if her face had not been burnt out (photographically speaking!), the detail of the skin would also have lessened the eyes’ impact. Thanks for your input! Adrian


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