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Excellent. The light on the models face and hair is just super GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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2 Jun 2020 10:17AM
Perhaps he was just jealous you got better lenses than him lol lovely portrait love the sharpness. Nice model as well.
RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2020 10:47AM
Too sharp!
You need a better judgeWink
PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
2 Jun 2020 11:39AM
Certainly a touch of envy on behalf of the judge. Not all portraits need to be soft. This is superb
2 Jun 2020 11:41AM
Too sharp - no, light a bit harsh - yes, but I see that was deliberate.
boov 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2020 1:25PM
Too sharp??... it was by choice , not a problem ... fantastic portrait this
2 Jun 2020 2:48PM
A beautiful mono portrait.
2 Jun 2020 7:37PM
A beautiful mono image of a beautiful girl.

Jestertheclown 11 8.2k 253 England
2 Jun 2020 9:04PM

Quote:the judge said it was too sharp.

That was exactly my first thought . . .
3 Jun 2020 12:16AM
hmmm... while it's nice enough (as is), my first thought was also that you sharpened it too much.
GeorgeP Plus
13 59 25 United States
3 Jun 2020 4:25AM
To paraphrase the old saying, "you can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time"

I think this pleases most of the people, most of the time, A beautiful portrait!
robCPS 12 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2020 10:14AM
I use the high pass method of sharpening with a layer mask so as to apply to selected areas, in this picture the lips, eyes and eyebrows. The rest is the result of using a hard light source.
Jestertheclown 11 8.2k 253 England
3 Jun 2020 1:41PM
I like to use the high pass filter on things like buildings; it works really well on brickwork.
Anything with sharp clearly defined edges where I want to achieve just this effect but it can easily become overpowering.
I wouldn't have used it here.
If this needed sharpening at all, I'd have had to use something a bit more subtle.

Horses for courses, of course.

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