The princess defends her castle

The princess defends her castle

8 week online workshop
lesson7
Storytelling

(OK, so it’s a play tent and a stick, but that can be very effective. And she is a well dressed princess).

ISO 400 f/3.5 1/100 50mm,

MarchingGirl-21 MarchingGirl-31 MarchingGirl-41 MarchingGirl-11

I live in the beautiful hills of Perth with my husband and three year old daughter. I have degrees in history and law but am staying home for a few years to raise my gorgeous little girl. I love creative pursuits, be it creative play with my three year old, sewing, or my new passion - photography. I've owned a DSLR for about 6 years but have only just started to really explore it's capabilities (and mine!).

4 Comments

  1. Gorgeous Siobhan. Looks like the two of you had fun.
    These are really nicely composed and exposed. And even better than that, they do tell a story. You have captured her expressions and they show real personality.
    Did you do some processing on them? Two of them have a lovely golden creamy vintage feel that really enhances the images. The only critique I’ll give is with the last image. There is something sticking out of her hat on the right hand side that bothers me. It draws my eye and because I can’t really make out what it is (rock???) it keeps my attention as I try to figure it out. I’d also crop in a little so you cut her arm between the wrist and elbow rather than at her fingers.
    My favourite is the third one. I keep looking at it and it just makes me smile 🙂

  2. The thing sticking out of her hat is Milly the Cow 🙂 I did notice it, but it kind of doesn’t bother me because Milly is quite the feature of our garden and one of Heather’s good friends, but I can see how it would be a distraction to anyone else! I’ll have to attempt to edit it out… And I thought the crop looked weird when I looked at it here, for some reason it didn’t strike me looking at it as a larger image. I’ll go fix that. I love her expression in this one and seeing the outfit in full.
    I did post process them to get more of a vintage feel – some tone and colour adjustment using curves in PS, not much, just a bit to warm it up and give it a more vintage-y feel, which is the style I am really grooving on right now.

  3. Fantastic story telling and props! I really like the first image – it looks like she is sizing up the enemy (or her troops). The vintage effect looks very effective with her costume, the jacket and hat definitely evoke a vintage feel. Love Milly too! Everyone should have a cow in their garden 🙂

  4. Love the colours.
    Beautifully composed and lovely facial expressions captured.
    Can definitely see a story here 🙂

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