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Blonde wilderness

By Gracg
A neat trick always look around you before had checked the area never saw this spot until she showed me the dress.

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2019 8:11AM
Please see the comment I have just put on your first upload. We are seeing your Exif here, which helps, but we need to see the original file, and to know what effect you were seeking to achieve in processing.

Three things do jump out from the Exif. Firstly you were using a program mode, which means that you relinquish a certain amount of decision-making to the camera. If you are interested in creative photography you need to consider taking control. The camera has an excellent brain but no artistic sense! And it has no intuition, it cannot guess what you want to do.

Secondly, if you set out looking for a sun-bleached effect, why the very substantial minus exposure compensation? Can you remember the reason for that?

Thirdly, this is an old shot, from 2013 according to the data. What are you doing currently?

As a final thought, I wonder if you were / are using any in-camera 'special effects' that the site isn't picking up?

The more you can tell us, the more we can tell you!
paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2019 8:37AM
Entirely with Moira. However, on the purely subjective side, I really don't like this treatment. Basically the image, treated 'properly' would, I believe, be very nice indeed but this looks very wrong. If the dress is of great interest, it really should not be almost totally burnt out.

Sorry, personal preference, but I wonder to what purpose you might put such an image other than as an experiment.

banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4200 Canada
29 Jan 2019 1:25PM
I doubt you will still have an original from 2013. Quick mod uploaded.
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1774 England
29 Jan 2019 7:01PM
This is really odd: the compensation should have given a very dark result indeed (I'd have used very gentle positive exposure compensation), but the net effect is of considerable overexposure, with a complete loss of detail in parts of the dress. I also see a lot of sharpening in the image, giving an edgy, gritty look which is at odds with th gentle beauty of a bride.

Can you tell us more about the circumstances and settings, please - and the processing?
pamelajean Plus
14 1.5k 2188 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2019 4:51PM
This is very over-processed. Were you looking for a certain effect?

The hair in particular is overly sharpened, there is a blue colour cast, and the lady's left arm looks as if it has awful blemishes on it.

She is obviously a very pretty girl, but this image doesn't do her justice. If you COULD find the original, it would be very helpful to critiquers. It would also be helpful, both to us and to yourself, if you could tell us what your intention was and also what you mean by, "A neat trick always look around you before had checked the area never saw this spot until she showed me the dress." It doesn't make sense to me.


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