Lady in the Black Velvet Hat by Lorraine Creagh

I can across this whilst going through some old shots.

This is the gorgeous Louise, my son’s girlfriend. (She has stunning blue eyes!)

Placed in the top ten of the Close-Up Blue Eyes Challange -10 September 2011

Taken October 2010
Hand Held Canon 40D
100mm macro L IS USM lens
Focal Length: 100mm
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Studio Light and diffuser used.

RAW image adjusted in Lightroom 2.

Uploaded 26 April 2011

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  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much VV. I appreciate your comment and fave. :-)

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • GailD
    GailDabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic work Lorraine.

  • So pleased you like it Gail. :-)

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • scottimages
    scottimagesabout 4 years ago

    Yep, she’s stunning! I love that we can see those awesome red lips now :)

  • We had so much fun with the make up that day. She was such a good sport.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 4 years ago

    I really like this one Lorraine … an award winning image♥

  • Sorry I missed your comment. Thanks so much Bev.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Jacek Nazim
    Jacek Nazimabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic work Lorraine.

  • Thank you very much Jacek

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 4 years ago

    That is outstanding, mate! The light, tones and her expression really take me to the 1940s!

  • I’m so pleased you like this and I managed to convey the days of the 40’s Thanks mate.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • CJTill
    CJTillabout 4 years ago

    Stunning work Lorraine.

  • Great to hear from you Colin. Thanks for the comment. :-)

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • gompo
    gompoalmost 4 years ago

    fabulous portrait… love the cropping!

  • Thanks so much :-)

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Miron Abramovici
    Miron Abramovicialmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much Miron. I’m honoured that you think so. Your work is always inspiring me.

    (gosh I have no idea how I’ve removed you from my watchlist. Must remedy that now)

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Get Carter
    Get Carterover 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much for your comment.

    – Lorraine Creagh

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