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Old 09-03-2005, 06:19 PM
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my attempt

here it my attempt at one of them....

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Old 09-05-2005, 02:58 AM
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Hi Cailtlin.Thank you for your thoughtful comments.

I agree that the angles are different. It's seems to me that the lens is level with her eyes in the second and level with his eyes in the first.

Your idea of copying the torso is a better one than just the face. In this one, I blurred her freckles to avoid some of the blotchiness of my previous attempt.

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Old 09-05-2005, 03:18 AM
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here it my attempt at one of them....

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Hi TokenArt.

You're braver than I am. I didn't even try the second image because the lighting is very difficult .

It seems to me that this image's main problem apart from the harsh light is the groom's eyes are almost closed. Since copying the bride's features from this one to the first image worked, maybe you could try the reverse here and copy the groom's eyes from there?

I think you lightened the image and lowered the contrast too much. That makes the suit look grey and the dress look bluish and puplish on my monitor. I would target the highlights and shadows more directly in their own layers if I were trying this one.

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Old 09-05-2005, 04:29 AM
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Looks great panpan
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:28 AM
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:31 AM
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I decided to give the second one a try fianlly. I found it a lot harder than the first.

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Old 09-06-2005, 10:42 AM
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Great Stuff panpan, glad you had a go at it. You didn't offer a penny for my thoughts, however a couple of observations/comments either welcome or not welcome, I think given the two photos the groom possibly is a candidate for some high blood pressure, so I think a little pinker is more realistic and I'd prefer a little bit more tonal range on the bride (not a slur, just my point of view). Keep in mind, I am a realist rather than an idealist so seek to maintain as much authenticity as possible. Despite that, you did a great job of removal of shadow and it may well be that the resulting colour/tonal ranges are as a result of that.

Correct me if I am wrong, but I feel you are seeking feedback

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Old 09-06-2005, 11:13 AM
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You didn't offer a penny for my thoughts, however a couple of observations/comments either welcome or not welcome,
Your observations are always welcome, Cass. And I do offer a penny .

I was so focused on the shadows that I didn't pay enough attention to the couple's skin tone. I'll see if I can fix that and edit the picture when I get something satisfactory.

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Old 09-06-2005, 12:21 PM
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Here is the edited image. The groom's face is now redder and the bride's skin has a little wider tonal range. She's very pale so it's not a lot.

Let's hope for the groom that it's sunburn instead of high blood pressure .

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Old 09-06-2005, 06:50 PM
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yep makes a difference panpan
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