Eva:     Brave, problem-solver and passionate reader.

This is my lovely friend Eva from Poland. We finally got around to doing a long spoken about portrait on Thursday of last week. The sun was strong and bright and Eva had chosen a spot by the river near where she works. I decided to put the exceptionally strong light behind Eva and to fill in her face with light from a remote flash on a stand to make it manageable for me.

This next one had no flash, and so Eva’s face is less detailed, but the backlit and low contrast effect is really nice anyway.

Flash again, and Eva looking really relaxed. I couldn’t decide whether to use this in colour, or in “creamtone” black and white, so I have taken the unusual step of posting both versions. Please let me know which one you prefer?

Just for a change folks, all these favourites on my 50mm f1.4. I’m in danger of doing what the orthodoxy suggests for portraits.


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