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well I had to learn some fresh skills after the last one!

thank you for all the awards and all.. really pleased but its pushed my stakes a bit higher now!

Hope you like this one then (thanks for the tips) Smile

dunno if I got this PP right, but I added a white layer behind and brushed out, there is a shadow but its perhaps a bit too subtle ....soft and dewy I thought ?

mods and crits welcomed Wink

Diana

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
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Title:m i l k c r a t e
Username:Diana Diana
Uploaded:1 Feb 2010 - 11:16 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Fashion, Flash / lighting, Portraits / people
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cirrusminor
cirrusminor e2 Member 6380 forum postscirrusminor vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 11:35 PM

A stark change... and brave!
I admire how you throw yourself to the wolves to learn!
For me just a tad too subtle and my eye would be more comfortable with the whole image flipped horizontally... but I am only one!

Still gets my click Wink

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cirrusminor
cirrusminor e2 Member 6380 forum postscirrusminor vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 11:37 PM

We communicate with our left sides... so Im told!

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 11:40 PM

thank you

but it looks so different on the mac where I done the work, the shadow is much more evident than on this PC ....looks very white on here !

well I'm a right brainer lol .... can I flip it in Pshop then? or do you mean shot like that ..(too late now) !

Last Modified By Diana at 1 Feb 2010 - 11:41 PM

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cirrusminor
cirrusminor e2 Member 6380 forum postscirrusminor vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 11:50 PM

I got myself confused Di... lol

Next time your in a deep conversation, face to face, observe!
See if you agree.

Yes you can flip it in photoshop... Ill post a mod... just my thoughts

As for the changes from original to uploaded... I suffer that everytime I create on the laptop... frustrating!
Posh git with a Mac Wink... I miss them!

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 11:55 PM

Oh yeah..... Wink

and you're a clever git!

I flipped it.. V2 was easy!

thats another one learned!

thank you

Last Modified By Diana at 2 Feb 2010 - 12:00 AM

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cirrusminor
cirrusminor e2 Member 6380 forum postscirrusminor vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 12:04 AM

Well we have opened a can for discussion

Lets see what others think Wink

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 12:07 AM

I wanted the white layer cos of the wrinkles in the back drop, I cant clone to save my life !

bit too milky !

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 12:09 AM

V 2 for a more startling composition

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 12:10 AM

see your right Tim!

thanks Jennnnnn

Diana

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 12:19 AM

It's funny how these things work. I know this is the same image just flipped, but V1 seems to appeal to me more. I wish I know why. Its driving me crazy. Smile

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 12:25 AM

V1 as we all read from left to right Di.

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cirrusminor
cirrusminor e2 Member 6380 forum postscirrusminor vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 12:27 AM

And V1 for me Ty... she is looking past me, no eye contact... lol
We certainly know how to confuse a girl...lol

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 12:30 AM

Doh !

thanks .....dazed and confused..but I learned how to flip!

and add a milky layer lol

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cirrusminor e2 Member 6380 forum postscirrusminor vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 12:36 AM

I'll get my coat... lol
Nite Smile

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 7:42 AM

V1 for me too Diana

Bernie

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7419 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 7:47 AM

Ah yes that left/right thing... I do like the flipped version, and the enhanced shadow in the Mod works for me because of the strong angle in the shadow. She's looking forward but the shadow is tugging her away.
Moira

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User_Removed
2 Feb 2010 - 7:56 AM

you are nailing these, shadow maybe soft but i dont think it matters too much

Dave

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johnnyboy114
2 Feb 2010 - 7:59 AM

I am actually semi-ambidextrous (not kidding...I write with my right hand, but can't play football with my right foot...very, very left footed....), so either image looks fine to me! The shadow on the mod makes her stand out much more from the background and gives it some depth, which I personally prefer, but the idea, concept and execution is top notch again Diana!!!

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7419 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 8:49 AM


Quote: I am actually semi-ambidextrous

I suspect that there are a lot of us like that, and it complicates our responses to an image no end. I only realised when I had surgery on my left hand a few years ago how much I rely on it... I use tools, implements with my right hand (pen, knife, iron, scissors), but do everything else with my left hand. So I guess people like johnnyboy and me are always going to be caught wavering.
Moira

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6527 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 9:01 AM

Its V1 for me it just seems normal to see things from left to right. - gary

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 9:52 AM

Wonderfully subtle, no idea which I prefer as I flip between them. She looks gorgeous.

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maggieh  6 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2010 - 10:25 AM

Am always interested in the left/right question - but first, the image itself is very good. I don't know why but i veer towards V1, can't put it into words or scientific terms I just find it more pleasing to my eye. Help!
maggie

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BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 12:06 PM

Well I've had a good time tossing her from side to side (sorry Pheobe) and this is a totally stunning photograph. My preference is for your first orientation but with Tim's extra shadow and shading on the crate and her lovely legs.
But what a great image to start with, you could play around with this and come up with a dozen brilliant pictures.

Eric

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 12:11 PM

Mornin' just a quickie cos Im late for work but added a V3

thanks I'll read it all later Smile

nice days Smile

Diana

EDIT: you could Eric! dozens of them...totally bananas! Wink

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BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 12:15 PM

V3... The Bee's Knees. Smile

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Image123  5 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2010 - 12:27 PM

great set v3 4 me
gareth

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LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 1:23 PM

Three terrific variations as for the concept of the shot I think you have nailed it. Which do I prefer all of them

LesF

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Eviscera e2 Member 81102 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 2:31 PM

V3s the best Di ! not quite as pallid , but equally effective. White tights on a white background was never going to be easy !

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stix e2 Member 9924 forum postsstix vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 2:36 PM


Quote: dunno if I got this right

Depends what you mean by 'right', you would have to tell us what you were trying to achieve. You mention what you did but not why.
You have asked for a crit, but it's difficult with an image like this if we don't know your intention. As it stands all I can say is whether I like it or not, I do.
Martin

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Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 3:42 PM

thank you

She hasnít got tights on, her legs are naked...just a leotard and big shoes

but to dampen down some of the redness in her (bare) knees I added another layer, filled it with white paint ! (how clever is that for me Wink ) ahem !

only cos I didn't know how else to get rid of the redness

then brushed her out of that painty layer (with a mask) but I liked the overall milky effect the white painty layer offered

I'll stick the original up tonight when I finish work !

that left/right thing .....I dont know if it always applies to images like it might do to text..... I am right handed but shoot with my left eye....!

are you going to put bees on her knees Eric?

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 4:44 PM

First of all, congratulations on all your awards on your 's i l e n c e (e d)' upload, Diana - that's amazing!
Great set, think between V1 & V2, V2 gets my vote, but think the hands and legs stand out better from the background on V3!
TrevB Smile

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SpeedAltStar
2 Feb 2010 - 5:29 PM

Crackin'

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2 Feb 2010 - 8:23 PM

Much prefer the softer shadow.

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
2 Feb 2010 - 8:42 PM

Smashing ! V1 for me.

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 9:12 PM

thank you

I have put the original up now as a V4

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csr  7 England
2 Feb 2010 - 9:50 PM

Spot on V1 for me
Chris

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2 Feb 2010 - 9:58 PM

Great photos.Like the shadow in V4
-frontier

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riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 6:04 PM

v1 for me too, has the right sort of feel and balance.... enough to be challenging yet easy on the eye too

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 11:58 PM

thanks again.... Smile

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TheWanderer
24 Feb 2010 - 12:05 PM

V2 for me and i also like the mod.
Real nice work Diana.

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 9:56 PM

Wow thanks Borrower

thats just superb loving your prestigious award Smile

Brilliant

Diana

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 10:48 PM

oops sorry I meant Wanderer!

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TheWanderer
25 Feb 2010 - 8:17 AM

Your welcome.
I forgot to click as I was to busy reading the comments. Anyway its now done and again a cracking Image Diana.

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