Joe Kennedy  

Haley by Joe Kennedy

January 2020 - Haley

About the Image(s)

“Haley” almost didn’t happen. For the second year in a row, I had trouble with my camera at a model shoot. Especially tough after you have driven 90 minutes on a Sunday morning. Last year’s issue was resolved so it would not be a problem this time. However, a fuzzy image with a hint of red was all I could manage in the first thirty minutes. Offers to resolve the problem from club members proved futile. So I headed home when I wondered if I had removed the infrared filter from the lens??? Sure enough, it was still on the lens. Stopped, took it off, and headed back to the model shoot.

Haley was one of the three ladies available for posing. The lights were in synch for us at 1/250 sec.; ISO 200, and f/11. Processed in PS and NIK to get my desired look.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
Beautiful light for a beautiful model. Nicely posed and her flawless skin is a plus.   Posted: 01/04/2020 13:05:33

Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
This is a staggeringly gorgeous image and subject. Could not be better (unless perhaps the left sleeve), and the smile is a veritable Mona Lisa emulation. What a fantastic lady so well caught.   Posted: 01/04/2020 17:52:52

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
Beautiful image, well composed. I do find the bright white sleeve and the inner lining of her top somewhat distracting, perhaps darken those a little.   Posted: 01/06/2020 07:26:48

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Well worth the drive back to the photoshoot. Well composed, lit and exposed. I don't mind the white sleeve as it follows on up through to the elegantly manicured white nails. How do you feel about no catch lights in the eye? Sometimes these work but maybe on this one which has a softer feel they would like artificial.   Posted: 01/07/2020 04:10:37
Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
There was a catchlight but it was a semi-circular one. i took it out as it looked surreal.   Posted: 01/11/2020 09:50:01

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
The image is beautiful but I worry if my friend is joining my Senile Senior of the Month club 12 times a year.   Posted: 01/09/2020 10:12:46

John Hackett   John Hackett
A well light and arranged portrait. The white sleeve does not bother me.Catch lights well, I can understand removing half moon shapes, but maybe they could have been modified rather than removed completely. Thats just me and my opinion, we all see things differently.   Posted: 01/12/2020 05:17:47