S30L28 wrote in post #9656811
The hotspot, to me, draws the focus around the details surrounding her eyes, rather than her eyes themself.
The separation of colors around the top of her hat is noticeable too. This also isn't my cup of tea.
Thanks for your honesty guys. Seems like I have work to do.
Rubi Jane wrote in post #9657261
The blotchy hot spots on the cheek and nose seem like you pulled back the highlights in LR and that the original image was blown out in these areas and you tried to save it. The overall image is too harsh for my liking. The on-camera flash is harsh, the expression isn't engaging and the composition of just the head and lack of shoulders seem awkward.
Soften the flash and give the subjects a neck & shoulders.
Thanks for the good feedback Lindsey. You are spot on about pulling back in LRoom! This was a test shot, a stop or two hot but I liked the expression on this one and tried to save it, partly unsuccessfully. I try to get my flash off cam, so will have to be more disciplined about that.