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I am uploading this photo expecting your opinion and critique.I wonder if this photo can be submitted under Fashion category . since at the club where I attend we are having a competition which is about Fashion and Glamor.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Nov 2011 - 9:16 AM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Matching thread
Username:dusfim dusfim
Uploaded:21 Nov 2011 - 8:08 PM
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10826 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2830 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 9:19 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Definitely a fashion category shot Mario


As we discussed, - there is a different on the colour and appearance of the two hands. This is the result of using the burn tool on the left (in the image), presumably to remove some brightness or reflection. I havent seen the original, but if you have CS 4 or 5, the Shadow/Highlight tool is a better choice for this. The burn tool can result in colour changes, depending on the opacity used, and whether you have "protect tones" enabled or not, and make some colours more saturated.


Ive loaded 3 mods. I used the Threshold/curves tool to try to get the hands even, and I also found that saturation was a little too high, especially for the hands, though I left the red material alone. Mod2 id a suggestion, after correcting the colour, where you could apply some simple vignetting to focus the eye onto the fingers and thread; and V3 I think works very well too, a duo toned mono.


Let me know what you think.


Regards


Willie

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
21 Nov 2011 - 9:51 PM

Much as I like your shot Mario, I do like what Willie has done in his 2nd mod. Amazing what the experience eye sees Grin. Moira

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2011 - 10:59 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I think this works so much better as a black and white image. See my mod which also brings out some of the shadow detail.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64362 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2011 - 11:16 AM

What a nicely composed shot, and definitely a fashion image. I do like the mono mods, and banehawi's advice is very useful. There are sole colour artifacts in the hands that are not quite right, but I love the detail and pose.
Chris

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2011 - 12:08 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

To me, this is more of a craftsman's image rather than fashion, but that being said I like your composition. I do see a yellow discoloration of the skin tones. The 4th modification would be my pick....the mono actually makes it seem more of a fashion shot somehow.

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53584 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2011 - 12:42 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Not sure its exactly fashion, though without stitching fashion is hard - if i had to submit 2 images then i might submit this to make people think, but not as the main shot.
That said i like the composiiton of the shot and the way the hands are lit - though there seems to be quite a lot of saturated colour in the shot and the hands detract from the thread - i wonder if everything apart from the red garment and the thread could be made into a B&W shot? Actually looking at the mods then yes B&W with colour pop on the red.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10826 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2830 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 8:38 PM

Check the last upload Mario, - it might work better for you than the very dark version.


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