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Old 06-22-2006, 12:29 AM
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What about these ugly shadows

In the pic attached, how would you all suggest that I get rid of these ugly shadows and make the pic really stand out? Do I leave the shadows?

{Bare with me. I'm having problems attaching a file}

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Old 06-22-2006, 01:02 AM
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{Bare with me. I'm having problems attaching a file}
.... Might be the wrong extension (allowed extensions: bmp doc gif jpe jpeg jpg pdf png psd txt zip) or the wrong size (size limit = 100KB)...
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Old 06-22-2006, 01:24 AM
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Its a jpg. It's saying that the attachment is in progress, and it has been in progress for the last couple of hours.
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Old 06-22-2006, 01:58 AM
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... I might be wrong, but it sounds like a 'hung' process ....

You could try to stop that and start the 'attaching' procedure anew...
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Old 06-22-2006, 02:43 AM
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Here we go.
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Old 06-22-2006, 06:41 AM
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In the pic attached, how would you all suggest that I get rid of these ugly shadows and make the pic really stand out? Do I leave the shadows?
In my opinion, the only shadows that have to be minimized are on the face and body of the model..

In the left image in my attachment I lifted all the shadows... It's a beautiful picture and the magnificent background steals the show a bit...

In the right image, after lifting the shadows on the model, I actually deepend the shadows in the background to make the model stand out more...
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:16 AM
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Nice Flora
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:04 PM
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I think the shadows are a good choice behind the beautiful girl. So, I improved the lights only on the body and I reduced a bit the shadows in the left side of the photo.
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:15 PM
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In my opinion, the only shadows that have to be minimized are on the face and body of the model..

In the left image in my attachment I lifted all the shadows... It's a beautiful picture and the magnificent background steals the show a bit...

In the right image, after lifting the shadows on the model, I actually deepend the shadows in the background to make the model stand out more...

Your deepened shadows version looks MUCH better, Flora, that your first version.

Maureen
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:56 PM
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I guess we all have about the same ideas.. cool pictures wish i was there...

I do like the shadows playing on the skin. It would be great for a close up with palm or fern fronds across her pretty face or body.

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