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Just a Portrait

By devlin
Havent been around much lately...this one was a casual portrait of a friend taken last night...V2 is a different crop and v3 is the original shot, if anyone is of a mind to take a shot at a mod Smile please feel free...

Tags: Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: franken, Len1950, Philo and 5 more

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franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
25 Feb 2011 9:14PM
Version 1 for me.


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Philo 6 99 83 England
25 Feb 2011 10:22PM
A very nice portrait Prabh and mono was definitely the way to go. Thanks for uploading the original as it gives me something to play with.Grin
I felt the original was a little warm and the face under exposed so I have tried to amend in my mod. I converted to mono using the channel mixer, cropped to 10 X 8 and sharpened.
I hope the mod provides a decent alternative.
Philo 6 99 83 England
25 Feb 2011 10:35PM
Had a go at another mod, this time with more contrast.
devlin 6 652 39 India
25 Feb 2011 11:07PM
Thanks Phil, the mods look great Smile

@Ken - Glad you liked the image Smile
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3561 Canada
26 Feb 2011 2:48AM
Hi Prabh, - your V1 is the best of them

You need to look critically at the original first prior to converting. When I look closely at you friends skin tone, - its has a strong green cast, some from reflection from the jacket, some from white balance. I loaded a cropped mod with the tone adjusted to what I though was more natural (not being any kind of expert on Indian skin tones, apart from knowing that green is not a popular one!).

I would lift the catch lights in the eye a little more; lift the eyes detail, - there's a lot there if you use the shadow tool, and then convert. I loaded a warm grey duo toned conversion. I also removed the colour stripes in the painting behind as they distract.


devlin 6 652 39 India
26 Feb 2011 3:43AM
Thanks Willie, just noticed the green cast...completely missed it at first...thanks for the feedback Smile and mods, will redo this one again after re-working the eyes as suggested by you
26 Feb 2011 10:02AM
You made a good choice to go B&W here and I think v1 is the best choice. The mods are helpful but I still find the picture/bookcase at the back distracting from this strong face and would probably clone it out altogether. Nice capture and a portrait worth a little effort. A
devlin 6 652 39 India
26 Feb 2011 10:12AM
Thanks Arthur, yes it is a bookcase...will try and see if it can be cloned out Smile
devlin 6 652 39 India
26 Feb 2011 1:52PM
Ok have redone this one again, new version posted here
davey_griffo 7 213 165 England
27 Feb 2011 9:42AM
Not just a portrait, a very fine image of your friend.

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