Here's another portrait taken last weekend. This is Nydia, sister of one of our photo club members. For me it was a time to play with shallow depth of field portraits. After a year and a half of shooting sub-f/2.8, I'm finally starting to "see" interesting backgrounds for portrait subjects -- not really see, but recognize how light and pattern will render at those open f-stops. Light from an SB900 in high speed sync through a Lastolite softbox from camera left, 1/500 sec at f/2.