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Hello!

NOW THEN, this is No. 4 in a series of 5.

I took my mum to her friend Vivien's place on Sunday and while there, I found lots of things to photograph. As such, I decided to precede each title with 'Viv' to indicate it's part of the same series.

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Yep…I cut 2 pics from the series. I wasn’t that hot about them but you know how you just can’t let a pic go after you’ve worked on it? They’re still sitting around, though. I can’t REALLY let them go.

As for this one, there was this statue out on Vivien’s patio which I really liked. It also helped that there were these plants around whose leaves provided a nice frame from certain angles. Not really seen in this shot, though.

I took a few shots of this statue from different angles. This shot I cropped, resized, blued, lowered light with gamma correction, and then sharpened. I hope the blue’s not too over-the-top!

A.
x

PS I know what you're thinking: That left index finger was VERY unfortunately sculpted.

Title:Viv 4 - Lady In Blue
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:15 Sep 2006 - 12:07 PM
Tags:Architecture, Blue, Digitally manipulated, Jug, Portraits / people, Statue
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andydub471
15 Sep 2006 - 12:13 PM

Its a very nice shot. I think the blue is spot on, adds real nice texture and colour to it. Well worked. Andy

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2006 - 12:20 PM

You have done a good job on this.Well taken.
Tom.

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KKmoments
KKmoments  7 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2006 - 12:25 PM

I 'knew' from the thumbnail this had to be yours... and IT WORKS... WELL DONE... colours/texture/detail are really good... my only one observation and it is a little one is the plant on the right hand side... maybe could've done with enhancing the colour of the leaves? (or if it was me I would've struggled and cloned it out lol)

thanks for the comments on my sp.... I am going to try all the techniques that were suggested... must have a go at this gamma correction Smile

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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2006 - 12:35 PM

I really like this series.
I think this one is great.
Love that shade of blue.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my work......you're making me blush!!!
HilarySmile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2006 - 12:38 PM

Thanks Andy, Tom and Karen!!! Didn't expect this to get 4 hearts so quickly! (WHEEEE)

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2006 - 12:38 PM

Karen, I hear people talking about using 'curves'. Is that gamma correction? 'Cos I see a line which curves whenever I increase or decrease.

As for the leaves, they were green to start with but they got this way when I blued the pic and darkened it.

As for cloning, I've heard about that but don't know what it is!! Must look into it. Must also look into how to blacken background. Must look into a few things, actually!!! Things I'm learning from this site.

Thanks so much for the kudos and the suggestions!!

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KKmoments
KKmoments  7 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2006 - 12:39 PM

I beat you to it and viewed before I read your message.... its really eyecatching from the thumbnail don't sell yourself short Smile Karen

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2006 - 12:41 PM

I KNEW it when I read your comment!! LOL

SO cool.

Andrew Smile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2006 - 12:43 PM

Hey, I say it as I see it, Hilary Wink

And thanks for your comments on this blue lady! I like this one. Don't know what it is about it.

Andrew

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KKmoments
KKmoments  7 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2006 - 12:43 PM

our 'postings' crossed lol...
I tried 'curves' on my sp didn't know it was called gamma correction lol (bit posh)...but gave up I just can't get the balance right... I must get an idiots guide failing that switch to Photoshop as i have an idiots guide for that lol...

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NurseKelly
15 Sep 2006 - 1:11 PM

pretty

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2006 - 1:11 PM

So gamma correction is 'curves'? Ahhh. I've seen people mention curves but everyone seems to use Photoshop. I use Paint Shop Pro and there's this thing called gamma correction under 'Colors'. I should really learn to use PSP properly 'cos I'd like to be able to blacken backgrounds and stuff.

I really should get a manual for Paint Shop Pro, actually! I was gonna rely on the Help Topics! lol

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ChiliMan
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15 Sep 2006 - 1:12 PM

Thanks, Kelly.

Andrew

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JeremyCC
JeremyCC  8
15 Sep 2006 - 2:10 PM

I think the colour wash in this is spot on

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2006 - 2:26 PM

Cheers, Jeremy.

Andrew

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
15 Sep 2006 - 3:37 PM

Wonderful image, such beautiful colours.
Christine

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2006 - 4:37 PM

Nice wash with the colour/tones,classical theme,lighting,exposure and dof.Excellent work.I would clone a bit along the top to take the 'tuck' look away,the cloning brush looks like a stamp on the column on the side.Take care.AnnSmile

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trissie
trissie  7 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2006 - 4:59 PM

Love the shades of blue, well taken.

Trish x

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AnnaBanana
15 Sep 2006 - 5:47 PM

Those blue hues really add something special to this shot, Andrew. Great work!

Anna x

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2006 - 5:48 PM

Thanks for your lovely comments, Christine, Ann and Trish!

Ann, thanks for the constructive crit. I found my cloning brush thing (in PSP it's two brushes side by side) and am still getting to fiddles with it.

What did you mean by the 'tuck' look along the top?

Andrew

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15 Sep 2006 - 5:58 PM

Thanks, Anna!!

Andrew

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korni
korni  8
15 Sep 2006 - 6:08 PM

splendid image !Very impressive!

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patsypixel
15 Sep 2006 - 6:26 PM

A super edition to the series. Well done, Andrew !
Patsy

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ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2006 - 6:49 AM

Thanks Sasha and Patsy!!

Andrew

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fresh_orange
16 Sep 2006 - 1:51 PM

Very striking. The texture really comes out and I love the colour. Cool

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2006 - 2:15 PM

Thanks, Steve! Love your pans (well spotted, so unique!!). I clicked on 'em a while back but didn't leave a comment - sorry!

Andrew

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joseph
joseph  8 England
17 Sep 2006 - 7:53 PM

Er...WOW! springs to mind. Click...Click!

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RobinF
RobinF  783 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2006 - 8:15 AM

The trouble with following so many positive comments on a superb picture is you run out of superlatives! So 'Ditto' to all the compliments above! - regards Robin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2006 - 6:03 PM

LOL...thanks Robin and Joe Smile

Andrew

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AnnieK
AnnieK  996 forum posts Spain
23 Sep 2006 - 6:39 AM

Amazing what you find in other people's house and gardens!I love the blue tones in this & how the ferns are green (still can't master this yet!)
Many thanks for all your comments.

Annie

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ChiliMan
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23 Sep 2006 - 7:14 PM

Thanks, Annie.

Andrew

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