It's lovely to do some portraits for a change.
I have been wanting to take some pictures in the late afternoon with some backlighting, but lately the weather hasn't been very co-operative.
Whilst playing in the backyard a couple of days ago, I saw the perfect patch of light appear through the trees in the front yard. There wasn't much time as the sun was setting quickly and we also had to contend with a few clouds. But we managed to get the shot that I wanted.
Below is the image straight out of the camera.
I love this image of my Son, but I felt it needed to be a bit warmer.
And here is the image after editing.
Canon 7D, Canon EF 50mm 1.4, 1/125sec, f2.8, ISO 200
Here are the steps I followed:
1. Spot Healing Brush Tool - to remove some minor blemishes.
2. Colour Balance Adjustment Layer - to add warmth to the image.
3. Dodge/Burn Tools - to lighten and darken areas on the face.
4. Crop Tool.