Sometimes when taking portraits you have to get up close and personal. Today’s interesting photo is a portrait of a young red-haired girl in a snowy setting. What really makes this photo grab the viewer’s attention is the girl’s blue eyes, particularly in contrast with her red hair:
Now some might comment on the post-processing of the highlights being blown out so that it almost appears as if the girl’s nose is missing (this seems to be a popular thing lately, especially on facebook). But there are several other things that make this image very engaging.
One is the closeness of the crop. You can really see the details in the girl’s eyes, hair, and jacket. Another is the composition. Notice how she is not in the center of the frame, but rather off to one side, and her eyes come close to the top line in the rule-of-thirds grid.
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