Japanese model, Mari Hirao: fashion photography in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo
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Warming light at the end of a cold day: Mari Hirao in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

We'd been out shooting for a few hours and Mari was getting cold. Very cold. She's a brave soul and won't complain, so I have to make sure I don't push too far. Despite regular breaks to put a warm coat over her, she was shivering by the time we did this last cut in the park.

Very pleased how this came out. Unlike most of my files out of the Hasselblad H4D-40 - which I hardly ever process at all in Photoshop - this one has had a little work on it; just five minutes or less, mind you. I always try to keep my post-pro to under 10mins per picture.

This looked great with a little work on the light, the addition of a light-leak effect in Photoshop using Nik Analog Efex Pro2. Just to accentuate the backlight and make it feel a lot warmer than it was at the location.

Thanks for hanging in there, Mari. Great pose, perfect expression.

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC 100mm f/2/2
1 x Paul C Buff 'Einstein' light behind the tree
Photoshop, Nik filters

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  1. The other one is good, but I really like the way this just glows.

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