On 18 April 2017, I took pictures of our two granddaughters.  This is the elder sister, and a shot of the younger sister – together with much detail on technique – can be found here: 1.

Black and white portraits are the aim here.  Some initial processing will be carried out on each image in Adobe Lightroom, but the serious B+W manipulation will be in Silver Efex Pro 2 – and I must say that the pleasures for me in this project are certainly threefold.  First, there is the certain pleasure of being with – and photographing too – these two girls; to say I enjoy their company is vast understatement.  Then, second, using Silver Efex on such a project is pure enjoyment too.  And thirdly of course, I’m hoping to end up with some engaging portraits.

The first image is darker and perhaps more conventional than this one, which is approaching high key – aside from these eyes with their very level gaze, the tones of this image are all distinctly pale; on the right her pale hair merges with the pale backdrop.  Really, this is a picture of eyes, a calm and level gaze, with all else far less certain/definite.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window, and click onto this larger image to enlarge it yet again.

Technique: D700 with 105mm Nikkor lens; 1600 ISO; Lightroom; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Warm Tone Paper preset and adding a tone.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

10 Responses to PEOPLE 266 – GRANDDAUGHTER 2 (MONO)

  1. Lovely shot and processing.


  2. Love the intensity, with a hint of amusement, in her eyes 🙂


  3. bluebrightly says:

    Yes! Let there be light! A great way to see her.


  4. Angelic. ❤ATP❤


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