Indoor portrait shot using only window light

Challenge #1 in the Don's Series series. Hosted by Don Wan.
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Pare things down and concentrate on the light with the ultimate 'simple portrait' setup. Can be one window or more, but must be shot inside a room using only daylight.
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Elena, a talented young woman from France on a work study program at the UN - originally from Moldavia. We were having a fine time after lunch and a painting workshop. To get a more natural expression, I engaged her into talking, taking my eye off the camera and shooting from the hip. The even lighting provided by the large bay windows made the shot.
Submitted: Tuesday, 30th December, 2008 05:47 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 21st October, 2007
Focal length: 54 mm
Shutter speed: 1/180 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Notes: Shot handheld with exposure set in manual mode. Processed with DxO to recover highlights and hair details, Picasa and Irfanview for quick final touches.
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