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ART THIEF APPREHENDED IN SHEFFIELD

By Tish1    
................. An, as yet, unidentified, Self Employed Accountant, residing in Sheffield UK, has this evening been detained in connection with the theft of Art Work belonging to William Baneham, a resident of Canada.

Scotland Yard are puzzled as to how the art work was smuggled out of Canada when the suspect had not left her home let alone the country........... A spokesperson for Scotland Yard said 'this is clearly the work of a genius' GrinGrinGrinGrin

How close did I get? The background is not right, it appears faded to me, perhaps its a fake.

This is what I did..........

I took the original image during one of my photography classes some time ago; I deliberately asked Keith if he would pose for me because of his Afro-Caribbean heritage............. I will include the original

I brightened his eyes, I hope, I also brightened his teeth a tad. His eyes were my main objective initially, since they seemed very lifeless to me, probably because the lighting was not right.

Then I merged two images together since I have not been very successful with this todate despite some expert tuition.

The art work in the background appears to have sustained some damage during the merge, but have no idea how or why.

Much appreciation for taking the time to view and comment on my previous upload 'Summer Glow' and further thanks to Willie [Banhawi] for taking the time to do a couple of great mods.

Apologies for not getting round to vieing all your images, I am popping in from time to time, when I need a break.

Tish

Tags: Critique General Portraits and people Humour and fun

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Comments


rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
11 Nov 2014 11:28PM
Good juxtaposition, Tish.
Ron
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4311 Canada
11 Nov 2014 11:33PM
Ha ha, well done!


W
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
11 Nov 2014 11:38PM
Very nicely done, Tish. IT's fun sliding back and forth between V1 and V2. Your adjustments to Keith have produced a very nice portrait and your substitution of the background is skillfully accomplished.
-=\Walter
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4311 Canada
11 Nov 2014 11:52PM
Theres too many bright reflections in his eyes Tish, they look better with less; just paint in some of the existing eye colour carefully.

Dont forget to change ProPhoto RGB for sRGB fr the web.


W
Tish1 Plus
9 32 5 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2014 11:52PM

Quote:Ha ha, well done!


W



It's your fault, I didn't get anymore work done, well, not accounting work anyway. Glad you like it.


Tish
Tish1 Plus
9 32 5 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2014 11:54PM

Quote:Theres too many bright reflections in his eyes Tish, they look better with less; just paint in some of the existing eye colour carefully.


W



I did wonder about that, I also thought the whites of his eyes should be less saturated, after I had uploaded it.


Tish
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
12 Nov 2014 3:02AM
Hope they confiscated his camera Tish Smile
Shaji84 7 4 India
12 Nov 2014 3:26AM
Well done!
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
12 Nov 2014 6:15AM
A good achievement.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 7:10AM
Well done TishSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 7:29AM
Gosh...impressive
I guess you like playing around with the software
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 8:27AM
An interesting image. Must be me, but I'm missing the point? I assume that is a well know painting in the background? The facial tones have changed from quite natural to very warm during your processing, although I accepted them until I looked at the original. Montage is very well done, but the Canon logo is also very demanding on the eye compositionally.

Paul
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 8:33AM
Terrific fun and very nicely composed. I like the way you have balanced his head against the lady's head in the painting.
A few minor points to add to the above:

I would very slightly soften the top edge of his hair. Hair / fur is probably the hardest thing to overlay convincingly!

The bottom edge of the painting is just visible through the sides of his sleeves, bottom left and right.

And I would get rid of that extra dark bit creeping into your frame bottom right, I'm not even sure what it is.

Maybe worth experimenting with a really ornate picture frame for the stolen goods?

I have to go out so I can't linger over a mod. But thanks for the laugh!
Moira
12 Nov 2014 9:12AM
V1 for me Tish, although a little bright in the eyes., it has worked well with the faded background,

Well done

Patty GrinGrinGrinGrin
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1937 England
12 Nov 2014 9:51AM
Well, it's stuff I couldn't do!

It's not that his eyes are lifeless, so much as there are a large number of reflections in the original picture. You've tidied up a lot for the montage.

I looked hard at the "excess reflections" in the finished version - I don't think it's that - it's that you have lightened his irises quite a lot - and while this can look great in a portrait, it makes him quite gimlet-eyed here!

So maybe tone the eyes down a touch... No more required.
Tish1 Plus
9 32 5 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 11:04AM

Quote:Terrific fun and very nicely composed. I like the way you have balanced his head against the lady's head in the painting.
A few minor points to add to the above:

I would very slightly soften the top edge of his hair. Hair / fur is probably the hardest thing to overlay convincingly!

The bottom edge of the painting is just visible through the sides of his sleeves, bottom left and right.

And I would get rid of that extra dark bit creeping into your frame bottom right, I'm not even sure what it is.

Maybe worth experimenting with a really ornate picture frame for the stolen goods?

I have to go out so I can't linger over a mod. But thanks for the laugh!
Moira




Thanks Moira,

How would I soften his hair to make it look more natural; is it the softness of the brush? The dark bit in the bottom right is part of his arm that I neglected to chop off.................

So Glad Willie has a good sense of humour, I needed a different background and didn't want a plain background and Willie's last upload was the last EPZ image I had viewed. Plus, he had given me a fit of giggles all afternoon when I should have been working from a comment he made on a much earlier upload and I never got anymore work done.

Unfortunately the Art Work had to be cut from the original and very ornate frame during the very rushed theft.

As a qualified and experienced lecturer, I can say, Willie is a very good teacher, so any achievements I make must be credited accordingly.

Tish
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
12 Nov 2014 1:54PM
An excellent job done here, Tish, I couldn't have done better! Wink Having said that, I do agree with banehawi about the eyes looking a bit too bright, but an excellent piece of work. The only other niggle is that he really should have had a Nikon around his neck, not a Canon!! Grin
Trev Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 3:35PM

Quote:How would I soften his hair to make it look more natural; is it the softness of the brush?

Yes. As this stands, I would just work along the edge with the blur tool, very small brush, experiment with different strengths. It's a question of avoiding the cut-out look. I'm back at a computer now so I might have a go..
Moira
Tish1 Plus
9 32 5 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 3:48PM

Quote:An excellent job done here, Tish, I couldn't have done better! Wink Having said that, I do agree with banehawi about the eyes looking a bit too bright, but an excellent piece of work. The only other niggle is that he really should have had a Nikon around his neck, not a Canon!! Grin
Trev Smile



The fact that he has a Canon rather than a Nikon may explain why he is no longer on the course GrinGrinGrinGrin

Thanks for the comment.


Tish
marktc 11 101 15 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 7:57PM

Quote:An excellent job done here, Tish, I couldn't have done better! Wink Having said that, I do agree with banehawi about the eyes looking a bit too bright, but an excellent piece of work. The only other niggle is that he really should have had a Nikon around his neck, not a Canon!! Grin
Trev Smile

The fact that he has a Canon rather than a Nikon may explain why he is no longer on the course GrinGrinGrinGrin

Thanks for the comment.


Tish



Grrrr. I was going to say how very well you did with this image and then you went and spoilt it with your Canon comment!!! Marked down nowTongueWinkTongue
But well done anyway you really are mastering this processing lark!
capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2014 3:38PM
An excellent exercise, well done.Smile

ivor
14 Nov 2014 3:02AM
This has generated quite some set of commentaries, ?Tish. You have succeeded.

Peter
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
14 Nov 2014 7:32PM
Very interesting images Tish. Some top class PS work here.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
15 Nov 2014 4:45AM
Well contrived super portrait work.
Chinga Plus
11 68 3 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2014 6:55AM
Very arty! Grin
Good work, and a good result produced! IB
Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2014 8:31PM
You have done really well here Tish! Good workGrin
Diane

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