Amanda, 13, softly lit by dusk, under trees with just skylight on her face.
(I never did any better than this) A handheld 35mm Nikkormat with Nikkor 135mm 3.5 lens. We took 18 shots Kodacolor 400 without moving but a step. This was her first shoot ever. I made a Renaissance album of 21 consecutive 8x10s, including this moment, for Amanda (but still here). I have had this shot in 16x20 up in my studio and in every show since 1993! The serenity is real; we barely spoke. A cute note: the blue in the background is a blue tarp on a sailing cruiser on a trailer one hundred feet away! If you don't check your depth-of-field with each photo, you are missing so very much.
April 23, 2009 10:08pm What an amazing capture of a most beautiful young lady. She reminds me of one of the Hemingway sisters. This pic has a vintage feel to it, like one would see in an old Vogue magazine. I can see why her face had such an impact on you...
June 06, 2005 11:34pm Absolutely stunning image. I'm always working to bump the contrast on my images, but what you have here is the exact opposite of what I've been trying to achieve and it is just stunning. An amazing shot.