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I am trying to produce a photo for the title 'Blue'. I would love to hera your thoughts and preferences.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Sep 2012 - 12:52 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Blue
Username:perkyjude perkyjude
Uploaded:6 Oct 2012 - 11:02 AM
Tags:Portraits / people
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perkyjude
perkyjude  246 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 11:07 AM

Sorry, these are not modifications from other memebres, these are tow more ideas for the challenge I have for the title 'Blue' . What do you all think. Which one best fits the title 'Blue' and which one do you prefer?

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9710 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2671 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 2:44 PM

I like the original pose, but I dont like the blue toning. I would make the mono the best it can be, - black and white with strong blacks, as the shot itself screams blue without the colour. The colour for me kills the impact and excellent mood of the original.



regards


Willie

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5170 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 5:10 PM

Fist of all let me say that the actual image/pose of V1 is absolutely superb but I agree with Willie that the blue tone is a little too heavy handed.
I have uploaded a modification where I have reduced the blue tint to be much more subtle. I have also added a little more contrast and brightness. See what you think. Good luck in the challenge.
Derek

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9710 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2671 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 5:34 PM

Ive had an idea and uploaded a mod you might like, or get some ideas from.

Its as suggested, a high contrast mono, and Ive added a little room to the top and right. But I have coloured her eyes only blue, - just slightly.


To do this, pick an appropriate colour (or copy the one here) ans set the brush to 100%, and the mode to COLOUR, then on a layer, paint the eyes, and use the layer opacity to set as you wish.

The expression and pose and rain say blue, and her eyes reflect the mood.



Regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 6 Oct 2012 - 5:35 PM

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derekhansen e2 Member 5170 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 6:12 PM

Really like you mod Willie.
Derek

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perkyjude
perkyjude  246 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 6:40 PM

How did you add height?

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9710 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2671 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 7:20 PM

Use the crop tool to select the whole image, then drag to top centre point upwards, then OK. This will add more space, and it will be the background colour. You can clone in the window pane, or copy a section of it and paster it in, and clean up on a layer with the cloning tool. And thanks Derek, - it was you inspired it!

regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 6 Oct 2012 - 7:20 PM

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perkyjude  246 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 8:03 PM

Thankyou Derek and Willie...you are both fantastic and I always appreciate you both helping me out with your thoughts, advice and comments. I am working on a new version now. I think you are right the black and white image is 'Blue' enough...

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom825 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 8:23 PM

You don't need the colour. Her expression fits the theme. Using the colour blue is a bit too much. Actually a fine image in mono.

Paul

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perkyjude
perkyjude  246 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 9:13 AM


Quote: Use the crop tool to select the whole image, then drag to top centre point upwards, then OK. This will add more space, and it will be the background colour. You can clone in the window pane, or copy a section of it and paster it in, and clean up on a layer with the cloning tool. And thanks Derek, - it was you inspired it!

regards


Willie

I have a final version - take a look and see what you think. thankyou for your help.

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Rollover
Rollover  4 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 - 12:25 PM

Jude,
Your finally b&w mod is stunning.
Did you take the image through the window or PS the effect.
Which ever way your achieved it, I heart it.
Take care
Graham

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perkyjude
perkyjude  246 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 12:31 PM


Quote: Jude,
Your finally b&w mod is stunning.
Did you take the image through the window or PS the effect.
Which ever way your achieved it, I heart it.
Take care
Graham

Haha I did it the old fashioned way - through the window...my practical skills are far stronger than my PS skills... thankyou

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 8:14 AM

Great shot, works so well!

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