Tara

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    This "portrait" is actually a candid shot that I took at a wedding. The swirled background is actually the hair of the girls grandmother who was knelt down beside her. I "smudged" forever in Photoshop to get it to look like that, but I can't decide if it's still distracting...

    See the original photo here.

    1. Aravis 105 months ago | reply

      This is a lovely portrait!

    2. Sadati 103 months ago | reply

      very good portrait

    3. jmaxjmax 103 months ago | reply

      (#1 from the IWANT5! group)

      it has such an old-time feeling - almost like a hand-colored photo from the 50s. unbelievable that it isn't a portrait.

    4. farfuglinn 103 months ago | reply

      #2 (from the IWANT5! group)

      I don't think the background is distracting. Her expression is lovely and the photo has a classic feel to it.

    5. Baron von Beerfest 103 months ago | reply

      #3 (from the IWANT5! group)
      I can appreciate it took a lot of effort to get this background from the original, but I do find it rather distracting. Still, one cannot deny that it's a great capture of her wonderful expression and poise, and yes, it does have that certain classic feel to it.

    6. DrkMage 103 months ago | reply

      #4. I like the background and the lighting work. Great capture all around in my humble opinion. Truly great work with photoshop

    7. Magic™ [deleted] 103 months ago | reply

      #5 (From The IWANT5! group)

      Lovely portrait ..

    8. Geyser Gary 103 months ago | reply

      The lighting is beautiful and her expression is perfect. Don't change a thing. I think you did very, very well.

    9. Vitti jose 43 months ago | reply

      ♥♥♥♥♥ Wonderful ♥♥♥♥♥
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      Raquel and bird

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