Photo #14: Those amazing eyes

I haven’t posted a photograph in a while because I haven’t been actively taking any shots. Last night while going through some of my old photos, I came across this image of Maya, the daughter of my first cousin. She is an absolute delight, and a photographers dream subject.

I have many photos of her in completely natural poses; and every one contains a smile. Now that’s unusual for kids.

Anyway the first photo is the one I shot in colour some time last year. I cropped it very tightly because I wanted those magnificent eyes to be a focal point. I used a Yellow filter available in Windows Live Photo Gallery on the same photo to get the effect you see in the next image. I think the yellow filter somehow accentuates those eyes.

The Eyes of Maya Belle 1


The Eyes of Maya Belle 2

 Shooting Data:


Nikon D40

Lens: VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6 G
Focal Length: 120mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/60 sec – F/4.8