We had seen this young lady earlier in the day, but was not able to photograph her because she had to participate in the grand parade. When we saw her after lunch, she was ready, willing and more than able to provide us with some great poses.
Most people are not initially comfortable when a photographer sticks a big lens in his/her face. Not the case with this young lady. The second that I started photographing her, she started giving me all sort of looks—all great looks!
I think her eyes says it all in this photo. I wanted to make sure that they were the main feature of the image.
Camera settings: Nikon D3, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 at 135mm, shot at ISO 200, f/8 and 1/45th of a second with a SB-800 at 1/8th power.
Lightroom—Set white and black points, added mid-tone contrast, added clarity.
Photoshop—used nik Color Efex Pro soft focus filter to soften the overall image.