I smoothed out the skin some while trying not to lose too many freckles. Adjusted the colors and and contrast and added lighting effects for more dramatic look. I brightened her eyes a little (although not necessary, her eyes are beautiful) and turned down the red in her lips some. finally i cropped the image to remove negative space. tried to be as subtle as possible with this one.
Registered: October 2005 Location: Northeast PA, USA Posts: 621
Lower lip, however, needs a tad more color,looks kind of unfinished. You've kept the tone subdued, which looks great. I like the vertical format, enhancing the face, and the spotlight has just the right amount of light without being washed out.