A portrait of my wife

November 24, 2013  •  2 Comments

Below is a portrait I shot of my wife last weekend.  Isn't she cute?  

The photo was captured using a Leica M 240 with the Noctilux 0.95 lens at full aperture and at close up distance of about 1.0m.  Her face was lit by window light and from a tungsten light source in the cafe. The Noctilux is fantastic for these kinds of situations.

The picture has been subject to more post-processing than I usually do.  It took some efforts to retouch the picture and to make the colours in the picture look right. High contrast was handled well by the Noctilux, but I had to tweak the levels/curve exposure control in LR5 quite a bit to give the picture overall an appropriate lighting.

I am still not 100 % satisfied with the post-processing, but happy enough to published it here now - with approval from my wife :-)!


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2.Killian Smith(non-registered)
Hi, Arne, I hope you do not mind me saying that your wife is a ditto for Madeline Stowe ... she acted in the film Stakeout ... a very beautiful lady!
On a different note ..... the colour rendition of your Leica combination is fantastic ..... I am a Canon shooter and use both of the F1.2 prime lenses ..... however, the Leica look displayed in your images is very enticing and draws me right into your images with the degree of realism and vividness of the colours ..... Please keep shooting ..... I may well look at joining the Leica Club myself at this rate.
1.Anette Iren Johansen(non-registered)
Very nice shot! Great colors. Did you use Smart Photo Editor?
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