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Old 03-24-2009, 06:03 PM
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This was shot in Spain at the Sunday in in Fuengirola, there was a Peruvian type twosome, panpipes etc and i got this shot of one of the singers during a break. The background was horrendous so spent all afternoon cutting around feathers etc...deep joy!
Would like anybody's opinion bearing in mind i'm still on crutches and i was a bit wobbly
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:37 AM
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Re: Your critique please..

Hi Gary,

Awesome picture, great detail and colour. But I am not sure about the black background. His hair disappears and he looks like a face coming out of the darkness.

Thanks for sharing
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:51 AM
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Smile Original BG

Thought i'd post the original background to give some idea of how it started out, it would be great if somebody has an alternative take on it
I worked on an original file size (69 MB) for the first time, previously i just worked compressed jpeg's, but so much detail is lost doing that and i wanted to print this one large, now i realise i need loads more ram...
For anyone interested the 100% crop (big file) is at:
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:14 AM
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Thanks Diane,
the original version for print shows the detail more precisely, too much disappears in the compressed version shown here, the nuances in shades are lost at 100kb, original is 69 MB, there is a link to a crop here
I am looking at several backgrounds as i have 3 or 4 more shots to work on. Another problem i came across was that i found out a conflict in colour management between CS3 and Painter, then realised also that my "save for web" in CS3 had been altered somehow to "uncompensated colour" ...jeez! so much stuff always goes wrong or am i just negative today?
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:22 AM
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Re: Your critique please..

Hi Gary,

I don't think you could have a "negative" day, you always sound so upbeat in your postings.

Oh my, that background was bad. I like the blue colour in the upper left corner, it would bring out the turquoise stone highlights in his headpiece and necklace.

The cropped picture is fantastic. I like the look in his eyes...very proud.

Diane
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:14 PM
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Hi Diane,
funny you should mention the blue in upper corner as i was thinking at first to select turquoise as the bg. In this shot below there is more of the turquoise as a solid colour, possibly it could work better, but i opted for a darker colour just to be safe... really good that , dark bg/black hair...lol, o.c.d kicked in a little early yesterday
I know, i'll go polish my car for two days then everything will make sense again
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:19 PM
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Re: Your critique please..

i really prefer the turquoise one, he looks more exotic then

btw. how is the weather at the Spain/Portugal cost? I still have snow behind my window..it sucks..

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Old 03-25-2009, 03:43 PM
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i really prefer the turquoise one, he looks more exotic then

btw. how is the weather at the Spain/Portugal cost? I still have snow behind my window..it sucks..

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Awww!
snow is so beautiful to photograph, but i can understand if you have no choice, the pic below is about an hours drive north and a treacherous drive in winter, i was up there for New Year and had great fun learning how to ski, actually i spent more time in the horizontal position than vertical...
The coast today was around 20 degrees and it's a bit windy, but just about survivable lol
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:12 PM
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Re: Your critique please..

Got so wrapped up about discussing the weather i completely forgot the question doh!
I agree turquoise does look the business, what puts me off is the hours no, days lol of airbrushing an extremely large D3 file, but, heck, it's all practice for the big day whenever it arrives or whatever it is?
The file below is another background disaster from the same day, but for me i do like the angles...
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:50 AM
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i like the picture below,
although it reminds me about south park flute band episode
good luck with backgrounds!!!
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