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Old 06-05-2011, 11:08 PM
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Need to know your opinion :)

Hi Folks, long time without posting anything... Well... yeah... in the Nick's Thread.

i'm looking for your opinion on a pic I just shot few hours ago and just edited few minutes ago. I'm not needing technical observations. Just how much punchy you think the pic is.

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Old 06-06-2011, 12:48 AM
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Re: Need to know your opinion :)

Depends on what the objectives of the image are, of course, but I'd like to see the emphasis on the girl rather than the missing window panes. An easy fix. Plus I'd have more fun with the 'bounced' light opportunities presented by the coloured glass.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:15 AM
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Re: Need to know your opinion :)

I agree. If you can reverse the lighting to "spotlight" the girl and vignette/darken the room (especially the window), it would be interesting to see. This can easily be done in post; no need to reshoot.

Cool image though.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:25 AM
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Re: Need to know your opinion :)

The question is about punchiness. The technical stuff is on my own.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:52 AM
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Re: Need to know your opinion :)

OK. Could be punchier!
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:18 AM
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OK. Could be punchier!
If the windows weren't absolute white, am I right?
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:29 AM
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Re: Need to know your opinion :)

I tell you, the girl is punchy enough ! lol ...
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:00 AM
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I tell you, the girl is punchy enough ! lol ...
Uh yeah! I 100% agree with that!
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:10 AM
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The whole background competes with the girl for attention, especially the window with it's strong graphical shape and color contrast. I think the image would be served by toning down the background or otherwise accentuating the person.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:11 AM
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Re: Need to know your opinion :)

"Punchiness" = saturation and contrast. I think you've got plenty of saturation, what's missing in terms of maximum punchiness is some contrast. Not too much, and you don't want to distort your colors with too strong of a normal mode S curve. I'd make an S curve in normal blend mode to the contrast level you like, ignoring the color shift for now, then reduce it to 50% opacity, duplicate it, and change the blend mode on the duplicate to luminosity, and see if you like that.
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