Week 34 GPlus Project 52

Week 34 Portrait
Yurok Princess
The theme for this week was portrait, and was one I wasn't looking forward to. I generally don't do photos of people, so I had prepared to take a shot in portrait orientation. Turns out I was able to get both a portrait and in portrait orientation. This is a Yurok (Native American) princess and contestant in the 50th Annual Yurok Salmon Festival's Noo-rey-o-won-ee (beautiful girl inside and out) contest. She was unsure oh who to look at as there were more than a couple cameras pointed her way.

A little about how I processed this shot, as I feel it might throw some people off. In the original shot everything was in focus, which I felt competed with the girl who I wanted to be the focus of attention. Since my lens makes it hard to throw things out of focus with it's relatively slow f 3.5, and f 5.6 at this zoom, I loaded the photo in Topaz Labs Lens Effects. Lens Effects allows me to very specifically put what I want in focus and what I want out of focus, and I think it worked well with this shot.

You can view this, and the rest of my Project 52 photos here.


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