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L A T E X P L O S I O N - Revisited.

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I first uploaded this image a couple of years back, but was never completely happy with it, as it lacked contrast -
a problem that occurs with high key lighting if you push the limilts, bouncing the light all over the place.
Added to that, having spent days adding/blending/refining splatters to a black latex dress, I'd had enough of working on the image,
and when I uploaded the original to epz, it went down quite well so I left it.

Fast forward to the present, and I'm reviewing some of my past work, to make better what was already there, with techniques I've learned, and a more objective eye.
V1 is the original, with added dodge and burning to the model/latex, with a background added, with adjustments made to blend the 2 images.
V2 is the original, with added dodge and burning to the model/latex on same white background.
V3 is the original.

So, I would like some feedback on which you prefer, and if you have the time, why?

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jul 2011 - 4:50 PM
Focal Length:30mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:L A T E X P L O S I O N - Revisited.
Username:arhb arhb
Uploaded:27 Feb 2013 - 4:54 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Fashion, Flash / lighting, General, Latex fashion, Portraits / people
Votes:44
Variant - Before/AfterVariant - Before and After

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53651 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 5:02 PM

Superb detail at every level, a beautiful model, lit & taken excellently, wonderfully photo-shopped model and amazing PS effects, all put on a great contrasting background.
Love the pose and perspective too.

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NewDay
NewDay  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 6:10 PM

Version 1 for me as the others "float" whereas you can visualise the subject in a tunnel in V1. A great idea superbly developed and with brilliant photoshop work.
Stephen

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2196 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 7:17 PM

Great work

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 7:23 PM

Wow. lots of impact here. Very well created and executed.
Derek

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95919 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 7:36 PM

There is a lovely natural curve in thereSmile


Adrian

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72306 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 7:41 PM


Quote: Version 1 for me as the others "float" whereas you can visualise the subject in a tunnel in V1. A great idea superbly developed and with brilliant photoshop work.
Stephen

Thanks Stephen for reading my intro, and thus responding accordingly with a choice...
Thanks also for your GE award.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 9:51 PM

For me the dodging and burning on the latex and model bring out the details well Andrew, and she is good on the white background as it shows your work with the splashes etc well.
Also think she is anchored more in this one.
V1 is well worked but just feel when you look at the shoes she seems to be floating there, perhaps some more shadow under them would work to sort that.
Just my thoughts
A fine image Andrew
Regards Richard

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72306 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 9:57 PM

Thanks Richard - I might clone out the white specs in the ground within the shadow to give it more weight.

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81104 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 8:23 PM

Explodes off the page !

Quality ps Andy, a striking image.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 9:14 PM

v1 for me - the pose is in a context - the textures add to the image, the shoes however do still float
Magical image SmileSmile

Helen

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72306 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 9:27 PM

Thanks Dave, and Helen.
I've adjusted for the shoes with heavier shadow, and they now seem anchored.

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