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While this recording artist's original photograph on location in an office was exotic with a combination of gelled hot lights and strobes with camera movement, this file was heavily worked in Photoshop after it was published by the Los Angeles Times. It is in a room with the frosted window in the background with a amber gelled hot light outside the room behind that window. With a slow shutter and a 180 lens I would move the lens which is how the top half of it was done on location to blend the sharpness of her face with a soft edge around her hair. This is a version in which I took the vintage image and blurred it to blend parts of the bottom. I went to far with the blur which started to create the different rings of density like topographic map lines within the area that was blurred which are visible on the bottom left below her hair. This needs to be reworked with lens blur filter to modify that. I'm going to take it down and fix it some time. Look at her eyes in the highlight and see the strip light.