HRH Princess Elizabeth, 1944
Windsor Castle, Berkshire, United Kingdom
April 21st 2016 marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, in the 64th year of her reign.
Here’s a fun piece to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. I liked the more candid and less formal shot (though despite the official caption, she’s not reading a book).
The dress was an absolute pain to do based on a Waverly imperial floral reference. Interestingly, looking very closely at the photograph there is evidence of scratching around the outline of the image, a precursor to the body manipulation tricks utilised in retouching work today.
Original Photograph | Lisa Sheridan
Color Reconstruction | Jordan Lloyd
Words | Jordan Lloyd
“Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) pictured seated at a desk reading a book at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, Great Britain, 30 May 1944.”