#11: Kim

I work with Kim. After the last heavy snow, we went out to find a spot to photograph during lunch. It was really windy and Brrrr cold.  We only lasted five to ten minutes.  We decided we would come back with better shoes and a heavier coat.  Hope you like it.

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  1. April February 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    So full of life! I love the feeling of movement from the wind and your framing.

    There’s something very genuine and warm in this portrait, despite the cold. 🙂

    Spontaneous, not posed, yet lovely.

    Also a beautiful color palette. Was the background modified in post, or did you deliberately choose the setting?

  2. timbgray February 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Worthy of a magazine cover! I like how the fringe of the hat both matches and contrasts with the hair.

  3. Pixelle 2008 February 18, 2010 at 2:48 am #

    A wonderful portrait with so much life. Your color palette is full of nuances that make her eyes come out so deeply.
    I am looking forward to seeing other portraits from you.

  4. tonebytone February 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    Usha, you did a fabulous job under such trying conditions. I’m amazed at the color combos, with the faint yellow in the fringe of Kim’s hood complementing the blues. I love that there’s light enough to make her eyes glow. Are they green? Sort of looks so, and the green complements the rosiness of her skin tones. She looks cold, but happy to smile at you and your camera. I’m sure she’s seen it many times before.

    Usha, you have a way with people that’s very unique. I applaud you for following your dream and vision.

  5. Usha February 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

    Hi April, Tim, Pixelle (Micheline) and Flo. Thanks you ever so much for stopping by. I hope you know how much it means to me.

    Not much post done, other than tone and saturation type of adjustments. You know, it was a Blueish green day. I took Kim to the lake, right next to work and zoomed in quite a bit. I think the background effects are the result of the bokeh formed with this lens. I absolutely adore this lens. My all-time favorite lens.
    Thanks again guys.

    I leave for India day after tomorrow. Will be back with hopefully tons of images.

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