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By colin
This was originally posted as a variant back in May. But having seen this variation pop up on my screensaver it made me realise that its actually a stronger crop than the original post, in my opinion.
I'll post the original as a variant and you can let me know what you think.

Incidentally, this was one of my first studio shots and was trying the blown hair effect with a a rather poor hairdryerSmile

Comment / critique welcomed.

NB There is some selective softening which was intentional.Also view large if possible.

Tags: Studio Emma Portraits and people

Voters: imander, GrahamNobles, onebeautifulmoment and 5 more

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GrahamNobles 10 9 4 England
13 Dec 2008 9:32AM
Lovely Colin. Great crop, and the original is special too!

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colin 13 697 5 Scotland
13 Dec 2008 9:40AM
Thanks, Graham.
13 Dec 2008 10:39AM
Hi Colin I think your original shot is much better than the v1 mod. Because the nearest eye is not as sharp as the furthest eye it looks a little awkward for such a large close-up. Also the original image was quite a wide angle shot to get in some background, at 43mm the lens has exaggerated the size of the things closes to the camera and this has made her nose look larger than it is in real life. This does not show on v2. I think your original post was more flattering for the model. So v2 for me! Hope you donít mind! Wayne
colin 13 697 5 Scotland
13 Dec 2008 10:58AM
Don't mind one bit, Wayne. I appreciate the feedback. I'm ok with the focus on the left eye, but I see your point about the distortion.
daviewat 14 4.1k Scotland
13 Dec 2008 2:57PM
Kinda on the same wavelength as Wayne bit there is potential in V2 I felt Smile so had a play.

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3880 Canada
13 Dec 2008 3:27PM
I like both Colin, - and V1 does work. The fesatures and exaggeration are someting that you can handle with a different pose, - but the eyes are nice in V1.

I tried a mod on V2, with some discreet (hopefully) use of the Liquify tool, and another on V1

A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2008 7:25PM
good detailed portraits though the composition and presentation of v2 works for me.
Artois 12 405 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2008 8:39PM
I like the tight crop. Works for me.
HectorRivera 10 17 1 United States
26 Jan 2009 11:28PM
Nice crop.

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