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In need of some re-touching?

By Wellspring  
Candid photo taken of a stall owner at a French Market

ISO 200 f/7.1 1/200s 82mm

Tags: Face Man Old Candid Weathered Wrinkles Portraits and people

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glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
28 Jan 2009 1:14AM
Its a solid shot, though with his deep facial characteristics one wonders if a toned BW would enhance his profile. That's not so much a critique, more of a preference on my part. My only suggestion overall would be that the crop could be a bit tighter, again more of a personal preference not a critique.

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Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
28 Jan 2009 1:19AM
Super candid John. The only thing I would suggest is a bit of brightening and an increase in mid-tone contrast. I've uploaded a mod which I hope you will find helpful.
Wellspring 9 86 37 England
28 Jan 2009 1:28AM
glazzaro - thanks for sharing your preferences; I think cropping and B&W definitely strengthen the image.

as usual Carabosse your mod and comment are spot on

Thanks for your input

NickParry 12 1.0k 79 Wales
28 Jan 2009 1:53AM
No retouching required. Just adjusting the levels a bit. I would bring a little more contrast into the shot too.

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Robert51 9 7 70 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2009 10:53AM
Hi John
May I say another super image which shows a whole lifetime in a face. I have played a little with the shadows and highlights to bring out every single wrinkle on that wonderful face.
Great stuff John..........
Wellspring 9 86 37 England
28 Jan 2009 11:12AM
Thanks guys!
SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
28 Jan 2009 7:18PM
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
28 Jan 2009 8:44PM
That face certainly tells a story, - had to join the mod squad and add a couple. Mostly contrast and sharpness work, - crop, - and a monotone.



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