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Been playing about in lightroom this evening and following some cropping tips on my mono shot of Monika I have come up with this version in colour...sorry it's the same model/shot but this is deffo fun and with these eyes looking at you all the time it's easy to just keep on practising...lol !!

Just lightroom, no CS4

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Monika III
Username:Alan_Coles Alan_Coles
Uploaded:16 Mar 2010 - 12:08 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Monika, Nec, Portraits / people
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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2010 - 12:10 AM

Excellent close-up shot,love the eyes contact .well taken.
saeid

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2010 - 12:12 AM

This is the best yet of the series , grand placement within the frame and yes those eyes captured so well good work Colin

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2010 - 12:12 AM

cracking light wonderful eye contact a beauty Wink
andy

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2010 - 12:18 AM

Beautiful light in this great portrait.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96179 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2010 - 6:32 AM

Cropped to perfection!

Those eyes and skin tones are sublime

Adrian

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2010 - 6:48 AM

super image alan ,the eyes have it!! .The lighting is really good ,it never works right for meSmile

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johnnyboy114
16 Mar 2010 - 7:33 AM

Like it a lot. I am a sucker for an "odd" angle and this works perfectly. Good framing and the light is lovely. She is a very good model....

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2010 - 9:38 AM

Beautiful portrait. An excellent crop and lovely eye contact.
Steve.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2010 - 11:51 AM

Cracking shot Alan. Without doubt the best of this great little series. Spot on.
Ron

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Platchet
Platchet  8 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2010 - 5:35 PM

Works well with this crop Al,pity you was in a crowd!LOL Wink
Gary

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2010 - 7:24 PM

little burn out on the forehead but you will soon get that sorted

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Alan_Coles
16 Mar 2010 - 7:27 PM


Quote: Little burn out on the forehead but you will soon get that sorted

Thanks Anne...I tried but couldn't Sad

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Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2010 - 8:28 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Now this is the best of the lot Al.

As for the reflection on her forehead, try this.

Pick up the brush tool, and reduce opacity to 20%. Click on her skin near to the highlighted area but do so when the alt key is pressed. This will now select the skin colour near the reflected area. then brush gently over the reflected area and build up slowly with the lowered opacity to blend in the reflection with her skin tones elsewhere.

Hope this helps.

Dave

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2010 - 9:48 PM

Great image Al, love the eyes. Good tip from Morgs too.
Steve

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2983 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2010 - 10:58 PM

Nice. You can also get her to use a brush and apply some matte non reflective makeup, so you dont have to use youre brush!


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beckas
beckas  11 United States1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2010 - 1:54 AM

Wow! Her eyes are amazing.

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