Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

flashback

Versions (Variants)Version Help

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Mmkay, so I've redone the fancy lights session and it definitely was more satisfying technically than the first one. It seemed to appear to be quite popular, hope you'll be glad to hear more of these incoming Smile
Though.. could anyone tell me what do I do wrong with this one, that it looks so much better opened in PS than viewed elsewhere/uploaded here? It looses loads of it's clarity and colours. Help Sad

As always thanks a bunch for all your time Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon EF-S 18-55mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:flashback
Username:Milla Milla
Uploaded:9 May 2008 - 9:21 AM
Tags:Eye, Flash / lighting, Flashback, General, Light, Milla, Portrait, Portraits / people, Self portrait, Shadow, Woman
VS Mode Rating 100 (0% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:58
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 9:42 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Without a shadow of a doubt your best work yet Milla. V2 is good but V1 gets my vote .... the subtle colours add a lot of depth to the image.

Maybe the eyes could do with being a touch sharper, but that's a minor niggle.

Regarding looking better in PS, just a few thoughts .....

Once you've resized for EPZ, do you sharpen again. If not they can look a little soft. Before converting to JPEG for EPZ I convert the colour profile from Adobe RGB as captured by the camera to Adobe sRGB. If I don't do this then I find the colours look flat and washed out viewed on EPZ.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 9:52 AM

Mila, this is stunning indeed. prefer V1
and agree by far the best of Milla so far Smile

Dianna

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JONTHELENS
9 May 2008 - 9:57 AM

V1 for me Milla. well done with this.

jon

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
9 May 2008 - 9:58 AM

Superb work Milla, love the interplay between light and shadow - the subtle colours of V1 do it for me

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 9:59 AM

Yay, thank you so much for all these kind words, very encouraging, surely gonna work on rest of the shots from this session Smile
Many thanks for your advise, Dave, it in fact looks as intended now, uploading the proper version right away to show the difference. Cheers for that!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 10:24 AM

Can I charge you a £50 consultancy fee Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 10:31 AM

Of course you can, gonna pay you from my first money made out of my work, so you better make sure I'm improving fast enough Tongue

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 10:34 AM

Lol OK ...... but I have a long memory Wink

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 10:42 AM

Uh-oh, alright, word has been said then I guess, deal Grin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 11:04 AM

Now you have given me a real problem. I have alerady short listed you picture of that little girl and now you have produced this! It looks nothing in the thumbnail but when opened up is excellent.

So subtle, I particularly like the way there is detail in both eyes. There is an air of great mystery.

One small point. I would clone out the streak of light on the white of the right eye. Just leave the highlight in the pupil.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
9 May 2008 - 11:24 AM

Wonderful work Mila, absolutely awesome work.

Dave

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 11:27 AM

These are totally Exquisite images, love #2

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 11:29 AM

Lol lonely_oryx, such a coincidednce, as I'm waiting for tomorrow to give my award to your brilliant Kathmandu trader shot Smile I'm so glad you like this one, thank you!
And about the eye, yeah, you're right, it didn't work too well for me either, that spot of light distorts the eye. No clue why I didn't clone it out tbh, probably just because it's how was it taken lol. Promise to upload corrected version for you this afternoon, out of time at the moment.

Thanks once again for your comments, people Smile

Last Modified By Milla at 9 May 2008 - 11:30 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

GregorP
GregorP  9 Slovenia
9 May 2008 - 11:32 AM

Nice work!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Strobe
Strobe  71254 forum posts United States
9 May 2008 - 11:45 AM

Excellent Milla, I love the colours in V1, I agree this is my favourite from your PF, well done
Marc

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

The_Collector
9 May 2008 - 12:22 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Agree with Mr U on this one, as for the loss of detail when resizing down click the very bottom drop down menu an choose Bicubic Sharper (best for reduction) and then when youopen up "save for web" just across from preset menu two little arrows >> click on these and choose "optimise to file size" and set that at 400k, then at the top of the screen just above the top right corner of your picture another two >> click here and then try out the different results by switching between the four different options to do with "uncompensated colour" "standard windows colour" or "use document colour profile" etc, and as DaveU says make sure that the colour profile is set to sRGB on your camera and sRGB in your colour profile settings within PShop and with some sharpening this may help.

I hope this makes sense!!!!

Last Modified By The_Collector at 9 May 2008 - 12:24 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

plugin
plugin  10 Canada
9 May 2008 - 12:55 PM

V1 for me.. great images.
Jim

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 12:55 PM

This is a stunnibg piece of work, a subtle hint of a beautiful woman, first class.

Best Matt

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 1:42 PM

I really like these, especially v2 which for me is more powerful. 1st class.
No matter what you do, you will find some difference between what you see in ps and what you view here, but if you follow the advice above you should be good.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

MediumSizeUnavailable

pretty outstanding. Cinematographic. Carrie Ann Moss comes to mind.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

fossilized
fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
9 May 2008 - 2:17 PM

Oooh this is classy work. Stunning shot.
Jean

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 2:26 PM

Wow, all these kind comments are encouraging and motivating to me, thanks a bunch for them, people.
Darren, you most likely don't even suspect how helpful was that, cheers! Yes, it does make a lot of sense, forget of charging me for that though! Wink
And you're damn right with cinematographic track, Koen, I'm fairy nutty about cinema and find loads of inspiration in there.

Last Modified By Milla at 9 May 2008 - 2:28 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 2:28 PM

Stunning work Milla yes agree with "your best yet" great shadows, the problems your having does'nt distract from these images, I tend to use unsharp mask when sharpening after I have reduced the filesize for epz, yes bicubic smoother does help too.the advice your getting on here fro everyone is spot on..

Bernie

Last Modified By imagio at 9 May 2008 - 2:29 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 2:58 PM

Wonderful image and just love the use of light and the haunting look staring out from the shadows.
In fact with the light in the eyes and the pattern on the face it gives a sort of predatory leopard-like sense of danger.
Tim

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Artois
Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 4:04 PM

v2 for me

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Jouİo
Jouİo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouİo vcard Finland
9 May 2008 - 4:09 PM

agree with Dave "The Dark Side of The Moon-man" Wink

Absolutely beautiful work..........

Your best so far!!! V4 is wonderful! Well done, both of you!

Jouko

Last Modified By Jouİo at 9 May 2008 - 4:11 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Dennis_Bromage

My vote goes for V4 too. Great shot

Den

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

55jase
55jase  9186 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 6:16 PM

awesome.
jase

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 6:37 PM

3 for me, the slightly highr sauration and prominent eyes work very well

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

DaveGu
DaveGu e2 Member 7DaveGu vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2008 - 10:10 PM

Not bad for a so called novice, lol.

I think V3 is stunning, don't know if it is delberate but I like the way the dashes of light match the dashes of black on the dress.

Keep em coming.

Dave.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

exposure
exposure e2 Member 101562 forum postsexposure vcard England
9 May 2008 - 10:32 PM

I Love V3 Milla beautiful light and shadow detail
and brilliant eye detail and composition.
Pauline.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

delboy1145
9 May 2008 - 10:40 PM

Wow you just keep getting better looked back to your beginings and you have excelled keep on coming.
Dave

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

davidturner
9 May 2008 - 11:25 PM

Incredible lighting, I like V1 & 3!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
10 May 2008 - 2:37 AM

masterful series of images Milla

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

xanda
xanda  10244 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2008 - 8:48 AM

A truly stunning piece of work, significantly improved for versions 3 & 4. I'm having trouble choosing between those two but I think 4 has the edge. Definately one of your best if not the best so far Smile

Simon.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2008 - 9:10 AM

Wow, thank you all very, very much Smile
Just reviewed entire session and got surprised how many shots work for me well enough to give them a go, got loads of work to do, but great fun too Smile Will try to keep them coming for some time
Cheers once again

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

rolandiapari
11 May 2008 - 1:36 AM

From the series I like version 3 most. Great concept and Idea. regards,
Rolan

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

photophantom
11 May 2008 - 6:56 AM

Unique work of art.
Dennis

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2008 - 12:30 PM

Not seen your P/F before, very classy stuff and will be taking a regular look in the future, keep up the good work.

oops almost forgot ta tell you how superb this image is. - gary

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9195 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2008 - 3:41 PM

The patterns remind me of a snake's skin. Excellent work.
Ty

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

SFd
SFd  6 United Kingdom
22 May 2008 - 12:15 PM

Beautiful image and super portfolio.
Steve

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

SpeedAltStar
24 May 2008 - 12:18 PM

I prefer the mono (duo?) in version 2. And like the treatment on the eyes on 4. Nice work

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.