Saturday, November 22, 2008

polynesian girl

In honor of my shooting partner at the Renaissance Festival last weekend, Larry Patrick, here's an 11x14 crop of the lovely Polynesian girl that posed for us early in the day. Larry's got a great body of work going at his web site of our day's shooting at:
Postprocessing of the image above involved using a sepia layer to desaturate the photo, bringing back some color to her eyes and lips, and vignetting the edges. Be sure to click the photo for a larger view.


  1. Steve,

    Every time I look at photos of this young lady, I have to remind myself that we used only one light to get them.

    You have done a wonderful job with this one. I like the way you have desaturated the colors. I think it may help the light to become even softer. I would not change a thing about this one.

    Great job

  2. I am curious why you chose that approach, to desaturate the colors --- is it as Larry commented, to help soften the light? For me, one thing I really liked about this girl was the vibrancy to her skin and her lips and eyes and the bright colors of the flowers in her hair. Maybe it was all too much of a good thing. It is always interesting to see someone else's interpretation and I don't think I would have realized anything from the image you posted except this time I was there too. In any case, she is a beautiful subject.


  3. Beautiful shot of a beautiful subject!!