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Chloe in the woods

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I took this shot a few years ago in the studio of newly starting model Chloe, who's since gone on to star in a New Look TV advertising campaign.
I found a suitable woodland background, taken while on a fungi shoot with the down and dirty gang, and merged the two.

Hope you like

Brand:PENTAX Corporation
Camera:Pentax K20D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Oct 2010 - 9:23 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Chloe in the woods
Username:Pete Pete
Uploaded:6 Jul 2011 - 8:59 PM
Tags:Chloe, Digitally manipulated, Fashion, Model, Montage, Portraits / people, Wood
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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2011 - 9:01 PM

not sure, just looks cut and paste.

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Richard_OSullivan

two great images but I have to agree that they look cut and paste

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stix
stix e2 Member 9924 forum postsstix vcard United Kingdom86 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2011 - 9:34 PM

Sorry Pete, have to agree with Cole.

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BreadandShutter

LIGHTING IS SO WRONG
SHE IS SO BACK LITE
YET NONE ON THE TREES ?
ALSO YOU NEED TO WORK ON YOUR COLOURS
BEAUTIFUL NATURAL TONES OF THE FOREST
FLASH STROBE LIGHT ON YOUR SUBJECT

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318436 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2011 - 10:07 PM

Interesting comments. I've uploaded the originals.
The trees are backlit B&S - I flipped the pic so the backlighting of the trees is in the right place, but you're of course right a studio shot like this with strong background (not backlit just reflected light from a background) won't fit with a natural diffused (mist) ambient light.

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2011 - 10:10 PM

I remember that forest well Pete and the processing is superb i cant see the join Smile

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TONKSPHOTO
6 Jul 2011 - 10:16 PM

Looks really good if not brilliant....John

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54245 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2011 - 10:32 PM

V3's the best of these.
Sorry, but V1 doesn't do it for me. Too contrived. I don't see the connection between her and the b/g or what the idea is behind it.
I'm no expert but this is just how I see it.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2011 - 10:46 PM

the woods make a very attractive background, but the light on Chloe seems too bright on my screen for it to blend unless that is the look you wanted of course

Linda

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2011 - 11:55 PM

It just doesn't look convincing Pete ..... she doesn't seem to "belong" in the scene. Maybe reducing the colour saturation of the girl will help a little. Possibly also worth painting in a little shading to give her a more three dimensional look.

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318436 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 12:07 AM

Ok thanks I'm satisfied that I failed on this one...condemned to the dustbin Wink

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 8:07 AM

Well I like it and marvel at how you arrived at this result Smile

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chase
chase Critique Team 81118 forum postschase vcard England236 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 9:32 AM

Aha....I remember that woodland well Wink
I must agree with the majority here Pete,she looks so wrong against that bg.I see the idea but it doesn't do it for me...sorry.

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gingerdelight

All three super shots (I like the image of the trees on its own too), and put together it's a great image!
Carol

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polly470
polly470 e2 Member 425 forum postspolly470 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 1:02 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Your work is changing so much!
I have to agree the light on her is at odds with the light of the soft ambient forest...may I suggest something? Don't have to use it of course...but if you had put a soft even texture off say sage colour over her BEFORE you had put her onto the background, and rather than using cut and paste ( Or however you cut her out ) you 'pulled' her through the background image using soft brushes on about 30% you might find that a pleasing and enjoyable route...could of course be nothing what you wanted but hey!! That is what sharing is for! Love the forest shot!
P
xx

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 1:08 PM

Have to agree with the other that she is an obvious addition, looks like a good technique to try from Polly.
Look forward to seeing the results.
Regards Richard

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