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Old 07-06-2011, 12:57 PM
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Re: Dark moody look

Thanks for sharing, i`ll have to experiment more and i will share my result
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:23 PM
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Re: Dark moody look

Can't wait to see the results
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:39 AM
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Re: Dark moody look

I'd be interested in what you think of this. It was done using OnOne and Topaz plug-ins.

http://sventekoz.smugmug.com/photos/...cprNd3x-XL.jpg
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:23 AM
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Re: Dark moody look

I've just tried a quick 2 minute edit. It's not quite as mysterious as the flickr image you've linked to but I think that's due to the way it was shot. Any good?
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:26 PM
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Re: Dark moody look

My try here..
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:28 AM
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Re: Dark moody look

Whole process / PSD file: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?m6too0uc39hubpa
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:37 AM
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Re: Dark moody look

Hi and thanks for your versions. I think people getting real close.
Sventek, i like the colors and its good use of selective blur. This effeciently draw the eyes to different areas. I though i think the use of texture could be a bit more subtle.
Nicksheck: I think more use of blur would give the picture a more mysterious look, could be a bit darker at some areas. I think i should be possible to get good result, but of course it`s more flexible to adjust the exposure if you had the raw file. ( Note: it shot with d700 with carl zeiss 85mm *1,4).
Bonappetit: i like the color but, maybe a darker forground, since the eyes a drawn to lighter areas. I the original picture, it`s pretty light at the end of the path, and your eyes a drawn "into" the picture and this create depth.
Zeeakawantd: thanks for the psd i`ll check it out later, great effort, like it a lot. Maybe just a bit more shadow detail on the right and left side would be good- what do you think? Like the colors a good , maybe some selective desaturation?
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:04 PM
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Re: Dark moody look

Looks like the following was done:

- atmospheric perspective enhanced through reduced contrast and focus in the distance
- cool color toning with hints of red in the shadows
- overall darkening (I used curves)
- d&b to polish compositiion (by darkening things that enhance the mood like the trees in the case of this image)

Also check out a post I made on model mayhem in another thread discussing "dark" imagery: http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?th...1#post15706637
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:32 PM
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Re: Dark moody look

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Sventek, i like the colors and its good use of selective blur. This effeciently draw the eyes to different areas. I though i think the use of texture could be a bit more subtle.
Thanks, Rust, and thanks for the feedback.
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:35 AM
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Re: Dark moody look

Thanks for the reply mike. Really interesting link where you analyze, and explain what make pictures looking dark, and scary. Makes sense
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