Pensive by Johanne Brunet

My niece, the daughter of my heart, has kindly offered to model for me a little this afternoon. She was planning to have her gorgeous coppery auburn hair dyed to a dark brown shade this evening, and she knew that I would want to catch her before she did these unspeakable things to her hair (I know, I know, it’s her head…)

We made several shots in the natural light from the window before the sun went down.

I always forget to increase my ISO and I end up with slightly blurred shots because of the longer shutter speed needed to compensate, and a twitchy teen as a model. I really need to improve on this…

This one has been converted to B&W for the Thoughts challenge in the B&W – Character – People Shots group.

Focal length 55mm
Aperture f/7,1
Shutter 1/10 sec.
Shot in aperture priority
No flash, shot in natural light on a tripod

Nikon D60
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR

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  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetabout 6 years ago

    Magnifique photo. La lumière est parfaite et tu as su faire ressortir ses beaux yeux un peu tristounets. Je la met tout de suite dans mes favoris. J’aimerais bien voir l’original de cette photo en couleur…

  • Merci ma soeur! Je la mets sur Flickr aujourd’hui!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 6 years ago

    Such a lovely girl, and wonderful portrait!

  • Thank you so much, Joanne! Yes, she is very lovely! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 6 years ago

    She’s lovely! …. the lighting is great here….and make her eyes with the gorgeous lashes!! really stand out. Love her beautiful skin too.

  • Thank you Wendi! Funny that you mention the skin, I had started to upload a new photo of her where I mentioned her complexion just before I left for my soccer meeting, but when I came back I saw that the connexion had been reset before the upload was complete. I just tried it again and you can see it right here

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Sharon A. Henson
    Sharon A. Hensonabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work !

  • Thank you Sharon! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmover 3 years ago

    Very nice portrait ;)

  • Thank you very much, Michel! :-) Almost 2 years have gone by, and she has acquired a tattoo, two piercings and plugs for her stretched ear lobes… ;-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmover 3 years ago

    ..awww…it seems you are a bit disappointed by it…but..what is most important is…that her inner soul is still okay :)

  • Well, sometimes her mom and I do wonder… but I’m sure it’s only temporary! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Martin Gain
    Martin Gainover 3 years ago

    how cute this is. great thoughtful teen image! stunning lighting!!

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