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    Hi All,

    Been a long while since I have posted anything - been busy with work - photographic business realloy starting to take off now. This image was from a photographic shoot. I include 3 versions, the original, the colour retouch and the B&W.

    With the Black and white version the aim was to create a high key, almost pencilled look to the image but keep her gorgeous compelling eyes.

    Original
    http://www.soleyphotos.com/images/model1_org.jpg

    Retouched
    http://www.soleyphotos.com/images/model1.jpg

    B&W
    http://www.soleyphotos.com/images/bwmodel.jpg

    Comments welcome

    Peter

  • #2
    Hmmmmm,

    Sorley worked for me. The Kortexpublishing link is dead though.

    Catia

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    • #3
      Hi,

      No-one else has had any trouble, but then I dont know many people with 1280 x whatever it was - Maybe I just need to make the text larger.

      Thanks for pointing it out.

      Peter

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      • #4
        Viewed at 1024x768, the menu is quite readable.

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        • #5
          I am also at 1280 x 1024 and I am running Win2K with IE 6.0. No problems here.

          Just out of curiosity, I tried Mozilla. That works for me also.

          Catia

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          • #6
            I have to somewhat agree with Don. In my opinion, a high key portrait should include the lost detail. But you said you were going for somewhat of a pencilled look. I would say that you succeeded in your goal, and the eyes definitely draw the attention of the viewer. So I guess my appraisal would be that as a high key portrait, it doesn't float. But as a pencilled look, with emphasis on the eyes, it is successful.

            Ed

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            • #7
              Mauler,

              In the IE6 Tools Menu, under Internet Options, in the Accessibility box at the bottom of the window --

              Do you have a checkmark in the box for "Ignore font styles specified on Web pages." If you do, try unchecking the box to see if that makes any improvement on the look of fonts.

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              • #8
                I have been having problems with IE 6 lately also. Not sure if it was one of the "patches" or what. A few weeks back, my configuration stopped "recognizing" jpeg files on some posts at this site. It wants to download a bmp file instead; or, in some cases I just get an htm file. When it gets really cranky, I use Mozilla and download the file with no problems. I have checked all of the settings that I know to check.

                Catia

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                • #9
                  I have to agree with the others. The restoration looks good, but I don't care for the high key at all. It just looks blown out.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Vikki
                    I have to agree with the others. The restoration looks good, but I don't care for the high key at all. It just looks blown out.
                    Hi THanks for the comments,

                    Its MEANT to look blown out. The highlights are meant to be white. The look is for more of a graphic drawn image, as if an artist had drawn it on pencil.

                    Oh well, the customer absolutely loves it for what it is and is using it an album cover, one person happy. I wish people would look past things like 'blown highlights' and not use it as a sole judgement on an image.

                    Again thanks for the comments, I appreciate you time in responding, from other people comments I realise this is something you either like ( dig ) or dont like.

                    Peter

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                    • #11
                      As long as the customer is happy that's great.

                      However, you did ask for critiques. We're a crowd that constantly dabbles in "artistic" renditions, and pencil sketches is a favorite. When I said it "just looks blown out", I meant that, to my eye, my first impression was, it doesn't have a pencil sketch quality, but rather it has the qualities of an image that is extremely overexposed. If it has to be pointed out, then I don't think you've conveyed the look you intended.

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