Rick Finney, APSA  


Reindeer Child by Rick Finney, APSA

July 2021 - Reindeer Child

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken on March 11, 2011, while on a Trip to Norway. In those days, I shot 2 D photos only to get a reading for my 3D camera, a Stereo Realist. This little girl lived up in northern Norway. All post production was done in Luminar AI. Most of my efforts were to improve her
face. It still is dark around her eyes.


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5 comments posted




Rick Finney   Rick Finney
One minor correction: The year was 1978 , NOT 2011. Sorry!   Posted: 07/10/2021 21:53:46



Jeri Conklin   Jeri Conklin
Such a beautiful child. The picture captures her essence for sure. If you think about how cold it probably was - her expression doesn't let the emotion on. Well done.   Posted: 07/12/2021 11:01:11



Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Rick, a beautiful spontaneous portrait of the child. You have captured her in some special moment, totally absorbed in something. I wonder what causes this little worried frown on her forehead. The bright red cap frames her face beautifully, and the shade of the background (snow?) is repeated in her scarf. Just to see what happens to the shadows, I put her in the old Luminar 4 that I am still using for some facial light and dark circle removal. That did help, but the result did not look perfectly natural any more, with the extra adjustments.. Do you think that there is any difference between the programs?   Posted: 07/12/2021 12:24:18



Billy Sinclair   Billy Sinclair
Hi Rick, good shot. She looks very natural and you have not intruded as she concentrates on whatever is in front of her.
The soft light adds to the moment and is very effective in showing the colors of her native costume.   Posted: 07/18/2021 16:33:56



Linda Mui   Linda Mui
Hi Rick,
You captured this little girl's genuine expression at the right moment. Her colorful costume and perfect lighting on the right framed her lovely face. Lastly the matching red & white thin borders completed this beautiful portrait!
Linda   Posted: 07/18/2021 19:46:26