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Young Molly wearing a Dirndl, a traditional Bavarian dress

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Iconindustries, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    This is my friend Molly wearing a Dirndl which is a Bavarian folk dress. Originally they were the uniform the female servants wore in the early 1800's but started to be worn by the upper class in around 1870. The placement of the knot on the apron indicates whether the girl is single, married or widowed. Molly isn't German but since I had access to the dress I thought it would be nice to snap a few piccies with her wearing it.

    OM-D and 45mm lens.

    I find I like to produce the base Black and White in LR and then finish off the temperature and tint in Aperture. The new skin tone feature in Aperture is awesome, it allows you to adjust the skin tone without effecting the whole image.

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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Beautiful! I really like the colors in the first photo. Nicely done. :smile:
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  3. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    Awesome model and awesome photos!
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  4. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks Reverend, I'm glad you enjoy it. She's a nice christian girl and a good friend. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
  5. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I forgot to add that if you have any ideas on what could be better let me know, you guys are the only way I can improve. What I think looks good may be completely different to what you see.
  6. lubov

    lubov Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 4, 2011
    I love the connection she has in pic 2.
    On the first one I would consider masking her teeth and adding a blue filter
    just to whiten the teeth slightly.
  7. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    That's perfect Lubov, something I had never thought of. Something new to learn.

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