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No kid's picture today. This is to satisfy the curiosity of some people about my newly purchased Nikon D70. Here's my first few shots (just yesterday) using this camera. (This is retouched: those who are interested to see the un-retouched version, please see the workshop.)

Thailand is a land of many expats. Some were sent to work here, while others are backpackers who end up finding a job here because of the lure of the place and the people. As a result, there is quite a lot of inter-marriages between Westerners and Thais. And the results are mixed-blood children. In Thailand, they call them Luk-kroong (maybe Din can help me with this).

In the international school where I am teaching, we have a lot of them. They are very good looking . They usually end up in the entertainment business (print ad model, actresses, singers,etc.). This girl is no exception.

As I am desperate to test my new camera, I asked this student to pose for me. She obliged. I asked her permission to post her picture in TE, she was delighted. As this is in the school, I only have the plain wall as a background. The result is this. I am pretty satisfied with my Nikon D70. What do you think?

(With Photoshop Cs. I used highlight/shadowing under adjustments. I slid the contrast to the negative side. This is how the softness was achieved. I also select the eyes and use shadow/higlight again. It made the eyes sharper and lighter. It is a wonderful tool to use.)

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