Model: Jade (my niece, who will turn 16 in June)

Focal length 50mm
Aperture f/1,8
Shutter 1/60 sec.

Nikon D60
Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D

Shot in manual mode against a black background. Natural light from a large window (left), no flash fired, brooder lamp serving as a hair light (right).

Shot in RAW, processed in Lightroom 2.7 and tweaked further in Photoshop CS4 (curves and saturation)

Featured in Safe Haven on May 19, 2010

Featured in Older Kids Aged 8-16 on June 28, 2010

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  • Michael Degenhardt
    Michael Degenh...over 4 years ago

    That’s the exact feeling I picked up when I saw the picture, sigh. Perfectly titled and a terrific shot. Michael

  • Thank you Michael! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmover 4 years ago

    beautiful eyes….sigh :)))))

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment and for the fav! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 4 years ago

    Her eyes are stunning! Another fantastic capture of Jade :)

  • She is a really striking girl, Shelly. She is close to 6 ft tall with a fresh and natural look. It is funny but also scary to see all the admirative looks she gets when we are walking on the street. :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 4 years ago

    She has fab coloured hair and beautiful green eyes. So pretty.

  • Carole is very proud of her too, she’s such a great kid! Thank you for your comment, my friend!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Erin Kirsten
    Erin Kirstenover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!! She has a fantastic face and her eyes are stunning

  • Thank you Erin! She as beautiful girl indeed, inside out! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

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