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I am returning to the shots I took at the Duxford Flying Legends display for today, but with a bit of a twist.
I have applied my 'cigarette card' processing to this one to make a companion shot to the one of a few weeks ago which can be seen here.
I think I would lean towards the previous one in terms of expression, but this one has less of the historical inaccuracies (he is stood in front of an american aircraft this time).
Welcome any comments you have on the processing effect.
Thanks for looking.
Overall composition and content very good Neil. Maybe the guy's face is a bit dark and overcooked though. Could perhaps do with a more subtle approach on the face IMO.
Just looked back at the previous shot and that had a similar face treatment but I really like that one. So I'm contradicting myself a little. Be interesting to see what other comments you get on this one.
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Thanks Dave. The light was a little more harsh in this shot, so that may be why it does not seem quite as balanced, but I have tried to match the processing as closely as possible so it should be pretty close to the previous one.
As you say, we will see how it goes.
i think the work done is good Neil if i'm being honest..
Kind of adds an aged feel that works well with for the shot....
SO well done
I like this every bit as much as the other one........brilliant work again.
Thanks Dave, Al.
Great portrait (and message)!
Works very well indeed.
I like this and I think the treatment works well for this type of shot. The comp is spot on too with the propeller
Looks like a shot from the past, love the work up! Spot on! Click!!!
i would ditch some of the blacks and he has a slight halo although I think the latter may be intentional, overall a good effect
Thanks Alberto, Justin, Sean, Greg and Brian.
The out of focus bits have a halo Brian, but he should not have had any. I think it more a lack of accuracy with the dodge tool on my part that has boosted some of the clouds around his head.
This is a good candid shot.
Like the composition, looking out of the photpgraph suits the title!!!!
I love this desaturated/ rugged look..... easy to do ?
This has that nostalgic feel which you can often find with re-enactors. Like the composition, him looking out of the photograph suits the title!!!!
about time I made a visit
This is great. fab colours. thought from the normal version that his face was slightly too dark, but in the large one everything comes together just right
Thanks Paul, Keith, Kevin, Koen.
Kevin, the rugged look is not too bad. I use repeated passes with the shadow/highlight tool followed by levels adjust to give the fake 'HDR' look that does not really look like HDR but was popular earlier in the year. Then some dodge, burn and contrast tweaks.
Desaturation is fairly easy. You could desaturate using hue saturation, but I have found it easier for these pictures to create a black & white adjustment layer and then fade that.
Basically I experimented on the first one and repeated on this.
Koen, yes the small one is a little off key for some reason, thanks for looking at the large version.
Realy like this shot and the guy realy looks like a some charector
great portrait, love the composition
Thanks for the insite Neil, keep up the great work
A nice period feel to this
Super portrait love the way you composed it, glad to be 30th click
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