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By Diana
Ok say it in a broad Scots accent if you like, it may seem better.

Whilst I personally like content of this image I am not happy with the tones and all the reds so any advice tips and critique would be more than helpful, as it always is mind you



Tags: Wedding General Portraits and people Bagpipe Breathalyser Dont drink and drive Humour and fun

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8 Dec 2007 12:09AM
Good natural looking image good lighting

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miptog 10 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2007 12:25AM
What would it look like in B&W or with selective colour?
Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
8 Dec 2007 12:30AM
Mike it lost impact because the red was an important feature, I''ll upload a variation I tried

AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
8 Dec 2007 12:33AM
I can't advise on tones, but can say it was the strong tones in it that attracted it to me. I think this image would do well in mono also, because the composition and subject are so appealing.

The second version just uploaded after I submitted this. I still prefer the version with the strong reds.
Take-a-View 12 293 5 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2007 12:35AM
Try a straight B&W conversion or perhaps sepia.


PS or put it up for modification and see if anyone can help
Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
8 Dec 2007 12:36AM
thanks all B & W uploaded now
riprap007 11 1.6k 37 England
8 Dec 2007 12:46AM
has to be the colour, it's just the carpet that fights for attention. like the strong colour, lines and opposing expressions, well captured
Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
8 Dec 2007 12:51AM
ahh yes Nic, it makes reds in the clothes more significant, they were so diluted, or maybe I mean lost, with the strong carpet colour too, great thanks a lot (what did you do?)
proz 12 205 United States
8 Dec 2007 12:54AM
super capture! agree with Nick color is very strong. maybe some hue/sat adjustments to a specific color range and then masking to finish off the edit and you could tone down areas that you think are causing issues.
miptog 10 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2007 12:58AM
Like no. 3. Have also uploaded a mod.
riprap007 11 1.6k 37 England
8 Dec 2007 12:59AM
basically I changed the hue of the reds, de-noised, created a second layer and changed in to mono, roughly erased the areas to be in colour, then went around any spills with a desaturation sponge, flattened, gave a yellow boost, created a dark vigenette like look to focus more, and finally increased the contrast.
Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
8 Dec 2007 1:00AM

Quote:Like no. 3. Have also uploaded a mod.

clever clogs! that is superb too, thanks a billion Smile

Nic thanks a billion too, will try to follow your instructions and hopefully I can master some of these recommended techniques
Take-a-View 12 293 5 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2007 1:00AM
Just uploaded B&W conversion

Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
8 Dec 2007 1:04AM
Jeesh guys, I can't thank you all enough
Ian, thanks a billion too, lots to consider here

taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
8 Dec 2007 1:10AM
A charming image -- just a bit too much red, but it looks to fixed n some of the mods!

Good on you for posing and asking!

proz 12 205 United States
8 Dec 2007 1:53AM
I popped a mod up for ya too, hope you don't mind. Smile

imagio 10 12 1 England
8 Dec 2007 9:53AM
I like all the reds but then what do I know Dianna, 1 and 4 for me..

bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2007 12:47PM
Great shot this. .

Proz has made a good mod too.

Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
8 Dec 2007 3:47PM
ahh thanks too Proz, of course I dont mind and thanks for the instructions too. Thanks John and Bernie for the comments too

I think the reds so important to highlight the image
microchip 9 1 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2007 9:37PM
Lovely capture I also like the reds,well done,
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2007 8:09PM
This is a delightful image, and I have learnt a lot from all the help and comments. Mod no. 4 for me.
9 Dec 2007 11:43PM
Great capture. And very interesting reading all the comments. No. 4 for me also.
rice 8 6 England
23 Dec 2007 3:28AM
Strong candid well taken, interesting comments
shows the photo has struck a chord,

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