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Old 03-11-2009, 09:13 PM
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Re: Ok TLC... here's my efforts

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I can't really a whole lot better than what Keven has already accomplished, did get rid of most of the "halo's" that really annoy me lol...
Ran it through the "remove colour cast filter" in Nikand blurred the shadows to blend in better and look less harsh.
The whole lighting thing was a bit weird to start off with, but it kinda grew on me and i accented it in one image with the good old midnight process.
Changed the angle of the subject and made two other alternatives which you may or may not like, everything in photography is highly subjective, thats why i always start with Raw format, you can't please everyone, regards,
Gary...

ps...i broke my ankle yesterday so am not a happy bunny!
Cool I definitly like the rotation you put on it. I don't know if I'm crazy about the midnight process thing. What are these halos you speak of?
Thanks again!
Sorry to hear about your ankle!
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:28 AM
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I'm struggling with the color because I want it to to have a warm almost gold tone to it but I don't want it to look orange and on purpose not like a mistake. Any thoughts?
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I couldn't help myself... (you mentioned Gold Tone)...Sorry!!
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:04 AM
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Wow that's trippy!
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:36 AM
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Good Olbaldy to come up with something out of "goldfinger" lol
The halo's are probably caused by either excessive sharpening or using the highlight/shadow tool, easily fixed by using the blur tool on no. 1 or 2 at 500% magnification. Have arrowed the areas most affected...
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:48 AM
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I really like the extension and rotate. It just makes it seem like he is looking at something.

-Keven
Yep i really like that one too, angles and space can make or break an image in this case it works quite well, regards, Gary.

ps the "midnight one" was an experiment best suited for something else may be, what that is i will find out in due course or probably never lol!
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:29 AM
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Good Olbaldy to come up with something out of "goldfinger" lol
The halo's are probably caused by either excessive sharpening or using the highlight/shadow tool, easily fixed by using the blur tool on no. 1 or 2 at 500% magnification. Have arrowed the areas most affected...
Ah! got it. Yeah I think i sharpened this low res version too much before I saved it to post up here. Thanks again!
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:06 AM
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TLC,
I really like the overall color (gold tone) of the image. I also think you did an excellent job maintaining the tonal differences between the subject and background, especially with the shirt. The contrast difference could easily have been lost. It's funny how sensitive our eyes are to those things and how important it is to maintain, even when very subtle.

I also don't want to overlook all the other hard work you put into cleaning up the other small but important issues. Job well done.

I would like to see just a few small things cleaned up some more.
- the subtle wrinkle in the tee shirt by the V neck on his right side;
- the small reflection on the sun glasses on his far right edge;
- better defining the far right edge of the sun glasses against the background (just a very small amount);
- the larger reflection/catch on the sun glasses by his nose.

That's it for me. Otherwise, I think the image would hold up well in any printed media, as well as in a larger format. I do agree with Gary, in that a good scrubbing in your RAW editor is always a good first step.
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