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DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
9 May 2008 9:42AM
Without a shadow of a doubt your best work yet Milla. V2 is good but V1 gets my vote .... the subtle colours add a lot of depth to the image.

Maybe the eyes could do with being a touch sharper, but that's a minor niggle.

Regarding looking better in PS, just a few thoughts .....

Once you've resized for EPZ, do you sharpen again. If not they can look a little soft. Before converting to JPEG for EPZ I convert the colour profile from Adobe RGB as captured by the camera to Adobe sRGB. If I don't do this then I find the colours look flat and washed out viewed on EPZ.

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Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 May 2008 9:52AM
Mila, this is stunning indeed. prefer V1
and agree by far the best of Milla so far Smile

JONTHELENS 9 34 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 9:57AM
V1 for me Milla. well done with this.

AlanBW 10 20 England
9 May 2008 9:58AM
Superb work Milla, love the interplay between light and shadow - the subtle colours of V1 do it for me
Milla 8 7 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 9:59AM
Yay, thank you so much for all these kind words, very encouraging, surely gonna work on rest of the shots from this session Smile
Many thanks for your advise, Dave, it in fact looks as intended now, uploading the proper version right away to show the difference. Cheers for that!
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
9 May 2008 10:24AM
Can I charge you a £50 consultancy fee Smile
Milla 8 7 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 10:31AM
Of course you can, gonna pay you from my first money made out of my work, so you better make sure I'm improving fast enough Tongue
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
9 May 2008 10:34AM
Lol OK ...... but I have a long memory Wink
Milla 8 7 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 10:42AM
Uh-oh, alright, word has been said then I guess, deal Grin
9 May 2008 11:04AM
Now you have given me a real problem. I have alerady short listed you picture of that little girl and now you have produced this! It looks nothing in the thumbnail but when opened up is excellent.

So subtle, I particularly like the way there is detail in both eyes. There is an air of great mystery.

One small point. I would clone out the streak of light on the white of the right eye. Just leave the highlight in the pupil.
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
9 May 2008 11:24AM
Wonderful work Mila, absolutely awesome work.

challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
9 May 2008 11:27AM
These are totally Exquisite images, love #2
Milla 8 7 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 11:29AM
Lol lonely_oryx, such a coincidednce, as I'm waiting for tomorrow to give my award to your brilliant Kathmandu trader shot Smile I'm so glad you like this one, thank you!
And about the eye, yeah, you're right, it didn't work too well for me either, that spot of light distorts the eye. No clue why I didn't clone it out tbh, probably just because it's how was it taken lol. Promise to upload corrected version for you this afternoon, out of time at the moment.

Thanks once again for your comments, people Smile
GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
9 May 2008 11:32AM
Nice work!
Strobe 9 1.3k United States
9 May 2008 11:45AM
Excellent Milla, I love the colours in V1, I agree this is my favourite from your PF, well done
The_Collector 10 4 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 12:22PM
Agree with Mr U on this one, as for the loss of detail when resizing down click the very bottom drop down menu an choose Bicubic Sharper (best for reduction) and then when youopen up "save for web" just across from preset menu two little arrows >> click on these and choose "optimise to file size" and set that at 400k, then at the top of the screen just above the top right corner of your picture another two >> click here and then try out the different results by switching between the four different options to do with "uncompensated colour" "standard windows colour" or "use document colour profile" etc, and as DaveU says make sure that the colour profile is set to sRGB on your camera and sRGB in your colour profile settings within PShop and with some sharpening this may help.

I hope this makes sense!!!!
plugin 12 1 Canada
9 May 2008 12:55PM
V1 for me.. great images.
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
9 May 2008 12:55PM
This is a stunnibg piece of work, a subtle hint of a beautiful woman, first class.

Best Matt
NevP Plus
11 853 13 Canada
9 May 2008 1:42PM
I really like these, especially v2 which for me is more powerful. 1st class.
No matter what you do, you will find some difference between what you see in ps and what you view here, but if you follow the advice above you should be good.
9 May 2008 2:07PM
pretty outstanding. Cinematographic. Carrie Ann Moss comes to mind.
fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 2:17PM
Oooh this is classy work. Stunning shot.
Milla 8 7 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 2:26PM
Wow, all these kind comments are encouraging and motivating to me, thanks a bunch for them, people.
Darren, you most likely don't even suspect how helpful was that, cheers! Yes, it does make a lot of sense, forget of charging me for that though! Wink
And you're damn right with cinematographic track, Koen, I'm fairy nutty about cinema and find loads of inspiration in there.
imagio 10 12 1 England
9 May 2008 2:28PM
Stunning work Milla yes agree with "your best yet" great shadows, the problems your having does'nt distract from these images, I tend to use unsharp mask when sharpening after I have reduced the filesize for epz, yes bicubic smoother does help too.the advice your getting on here fro everyone is spot on..

tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 2:58PM
Wonderful image and just love the use of light and the haunting look staring out from the shadows.
In fact with the light in the eyes and the pattern on the face it gives a sort of predatory leopard-like sense of danger.
Artois 10 405 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 4:04PM
v2 for me
Jouİo 12 56 Finland
9 May 2008 4:09PM
agree with Dave "The Dark Side of The Moon-man" Wink

Absolutely beautiful work..........

Your best so far!!! V4 is wonderful! Well done, both of you!

Dennis_Bromage 9 45 20 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 4:24PM
My vote goes for V4 too. Great shot

55jase Plus
11 188 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 6:16PM
riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
9 May 2008 6:37PM
3 for me, the slightly highr sauration and prominent eyes work very well
DaveGu 9 1 1 England
9 May 2008 10:10PM
Not bad for a so called novice, lol.

I think V3 is stunning, don't know if it is delberate but I like the way the dashes of light match the dashes of black on the dress.

Keep em coming.

exposure Plus
12 3.8k England
9 May 2008 10:32PM
I Love V3 Milla beautiful light and shadow detail
and brilliant eye detail and composition.
delboy1145 8 29 8 England
9 May 2008 10:40PM
Wow you just keep getting better looked back to your beginings and you have excelled keep on coming.
9 May 2008 11:25PM
Incredible lighting, I like V1 & 3!
proz 12 205 United States
10 May 2008 2:37AM
masterful series of images Milla
xanda 12 244 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2008 8:48AM
A truly stunning piece of work, significantly improved for versions 3 & 4. I'm having trouble choosing between those two but I think 4 has the edge. Definately one of your best if not the best so far Smile

Milla 8 7 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2008 9:10AM
Wow, thank you all very, very much Smile
Just reviewed entire session and got surprised how many shots work for me well enough to give them a go, got loads of work to do, but great fun too Smile Will try to keep them coming for some time
Cheers once again
From the series I like version 3 most. Great concept and Idea. regards,
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
11 May 2008 6:56AM
Unique work of art.
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
11 May 2008 12:30PM
Not seen your P/F before, very classy stuff and will be taking a regular look in the future, keep up the good work.

oops almost forgot ta tell you how superb this image is. - gary
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
12 May 2008 3:41PM
The patterns remind me of a snake's skin. Excellent work.
SFd 8 10 United Kingdom
22 May 2008 12:15PM
Beautiful image and super portfolio.
24 May 2008 12:18PM
I prefer the mono (duo?) in version 2. And like the treatment on the eyes on 4. Nice work

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