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Old 05-05-2010, 08:33 AM
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Hi guys,

Hope you're all well!

Thought I would share my latest image with you. As ever, comments / critiques more than welcome!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/...8dc17fcc_b.jpg

Many thanks,

Matt

Read about this shot and others at my Photoblog:

Imagespike
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:11 PM
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Re: Posessed

Love it, the atmospeher created through the expression, colour and composition is great. Really like what you have done with the eyes. Kind of reminds me of the chap Light Hammer from the movie Blade 2. Nice concept well executed imo.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:39 PM
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Really clean retouch - I don't have any critiques about the skin or overall toning. Nicely done! The white eyes are contacts, right? They don't look photoshopped to me.

The one thing that confused me was the amount of motion blur on his writing hand. It seems like that amount of motion would result in scribbles much messier than what's on his paper. It doesn't seem to match up.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:08 PM
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The one thing that confused me was the amount of motion blur on his writing hand. It seems like that amount of motion would result in scribbles much messier than what's on his paper. It doesn't seem to match up.
Yes. The movement effect ruins it for me. Actual motion doesn't look like that.

I'd advice looking at actual moving images and try'n create that feeling.

This looks shopped

The rest of the image is so perfect that it's a shame if you lose all the effect because of this detail.

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Old 05-13-2010, 02:14 AM
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Re: Posessed

Hey, thanks for all the comments guys.

The reason for the motion blur is that i wanted to give the impression that due to the subject being 'posessed' was able to write unaturally quickly, without the need to look at the paper...kind of like in the movies.

Ideally I would have captured the motion blur in camera, but due to the difficult environment (dark basement), use of flash I just couldn't nail it...

Incidentally, I wish I could share the original PSD or TIFF with you as the tones look gorgeous, the jpeg conversion has not been flattering
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