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Chloe in the woods

By Pete      
I took this shot a few years ago in the studio of newly starting model Chloe, who's since gone on to star in a New Look TV advertising campaign.
I found a suitable woodland background, taken while on a fungi shoot with the down and dirty gang, and merged the two.

Hope you like

Tags: Model Fashion Montage Wood Digitally manipulated Chloe Portraits and people

Voters: Richard_OSullivan, NobbytheNobster, wolfy and 26 more


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Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Jul 2011 9:01PM
not sure, just looks cut and paste.

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6 Jul 2011 9:20PM
two great images but I have to agree that they look cut and paste
stix 12 924 87 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2011 9:34PM
Sorry Pete, have to agree with Cole.
6 Jul 2011 9:48PM
LIGHTING IS SO WRONG
SHE IS SO BACK LITE
YET NONE ON THE TREES ?
ALSO YOU NEED TO WORK ON YOUR COLOURS
BEAUTIFUL NATURAL TONES OF THE FOREST
FLASH STROBE LIGHT ON YOUR SUBJECT
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
6 Jul 2011 10:07PM
Interesting comments. I've uploaded the originals.
The trees are backlit B&S - I flipped the pic so the backlighting of the trees is in the right place, but you're of course right a studio shot like this with strong background (not backlit just reflected light from a background) won't fit with a natural diffused (mist) ambient light.
Glynn 11 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2011 10:10PM
I remember that forest well Pete and the processing is superb i cant see the join Smile
6 Jul 2011 10:16PM
Looks really good if not brilliant....John
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
6 Jul 2011 10:32PM
V3's the best of these.
Sorry, but V1 doesn't do it for me. Too contrived. I don't see the connection between her and the b/g or what the idea is behind it.
I'm no expert but this is just how I see it.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2011 10:46PM
the woods make a very attractive background, but the light on Chloe seems too bright on my screen for it to blend unless that is the look you wanted of course

Linda
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
6 Jul 2011 11:55PM
It just doesn't look convincing Pete ..... she doesn't seem to "belong" in the scene. Maybe reducing the colour saturation of the girl will help a little. Possibly also worth painting in a little shading to give her a more three dimensional look.
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
7 Jul 2011 12:07AM
Ok thanks I'm satisfied that I failed on this one...condemned to the dustbin Wink
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 8:07AM
Well I like it and marvel at how you arrived at this result Smile
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
7 Jul 2011 9:32AM
Aha....I remember that woodland well Wink
I must agree with the majority here Pete,she looks so wrong against that bg.I see the idea but it doesn't do it for me...sorry.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 9:33AM
All three super shots (I like the image of the trees on its own too), and put together it's a great image!
Carol
polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 1:02PM
Your work is changing so much!
I have to agree the light on her is at odds with the light of the soft ambient forest...may I suggest something? Don't have to use it of course...but if you had put a soft even texture off say sage colour over her BEFORE you had put her onto the background, and rather than using cut and paste ( Or however you cut her out ) you 'pulled' her through the background image using soft brushes on about 30% you might find that a pleasing and enjoyable route...could of course be nothing what you wanted but hey!! That is what sharing is for! Love the forest shot!
P
xx
Richsr 10 91 223 England
8 Jul 2011 1:08PM
Have to agree with the other that she is an obvious addition, looks like a good technique to try from Polly.
Look forward to seeing the results.
Regards Richard

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