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Snow White by micklyn

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Placed First in the Challenge ‘Children’ in the High Key Group – January 2010 – thank you very much to those who voted!

Featured in The Sisterhood – August 2009
Featured in A Beautiful Blur – August 2009
Featured in High Key – August 2009
Featured in Canon vs Nikon – September 2009
Featured in Photoshop & Topaz Filters – October 2009
– thanks so much to those groups and their hosts!!

My daughter Mila (2) and I were messing around with my camera while she took her bath. Actually, I was kind of experimenting with ISO 1600 and Topaz, seeing as they claim that if you buy their Topaz DeNoise filter you can save yourself thousands because you won’t need a better camera or lens, you can just take noisy pictures and run them throught the DeNoise filter. I’ve been longing for a Canon 5D MkII, but have settled for the DeNoise filter in the meantime… definitely not the same, but also definitely much cheaper!! ( : Anyway, I quite like the effect, although I’m not sure that you can really claim that cheap camera + topaz = expensive camera…

Camera Model Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/80
Av( Aperture Value ) 2.8
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed 1600
Lens EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Focal Length 100.0 mm
XPro done in Photoshop CS2, also used Topaz DeNoise

In between cooking, shopping, doing laundry, washing dishes, changing nappies and schooling my children I sometimes find a spare moment to doodle, draw or photograph something or someone. Those are the moments that keep me going, even if they are few and far between. Food for the artist mom’s soul.

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  • Melinda Gaal
    Melinda Gaalover 5 years ago

    Fantastic photo Micklyn. She is so adorable. I love the expression!

  • Thanks so much, Melinda!

    – micklyn

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 5 years ago

    This is just gorgeous micklyn, love that filter effect!!! Beautiful moment and she is just precious, amazing eyes :)

  • Thanks, Trish! I’m enjoying the filter ( :

    – micklyn

  • Gabby87
    Gabby87over 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful and nice picture too!!

  • Thanks so much, Gabby!!

    – micklyn

  • mum2milo
    mum2miloover 5 years ago

    This is wonderful, instant fave … love the high key effect and the colours of her eyes and lips are gorgeous!! Love the way the eyes stand out too!

  • Reminds me of your profile pic ( : Thanks so much, Sarah!

    – micklyn

  • down23
    down23over 5 years ago

    OMG she is stunning! WOW! =)

  • ( : Thanks! Photoshop always helps, but the facts that in real life she has blue eyes and milky white skin with blonde curls help too!!

    – micklyn

  • ninamarie
    ninamarieover 5 years ago

    What beautiful blue eyes, so cute!!! Great shot!!:)

  • Thanks very much, ninamarie!

    – micklyn

  • Th3rd World Order
    Th3rd World Orderover 5 years ago


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    – micklyn

  • jacqleen
    jacqleenover 5 years ago

    SUPERRRRRRRRRRRRRR awesome image……..LOVE LOVE the skin tones, lighting, crop ….but wow..that face with those lips :)))) what can i say …a perfect picture :)) xx

  • Thank you, jacqleen!! she’s such a sweetie, I made this face at her and she did it right back at me. Love it when the model’s willing! ( :

    – micklyn

  • clmustin
    clmustinover 5 years ago

    Very good. I think her lips make the shot.

  • Thank you! I liked that about it too!

    – micklyn

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    Love the high-key!! Her eyes are beautiful!!
    PS: if this is what Topaz does at ISO 1600 – I think I gotta try it!!

  • Yes, I think I’m hooked ( : I used adobe camera raw for the processing, some of the colour effects are from that, but the topaz is awesome. Thanks, Vikram.

    – micklyn

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