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By dusfim
I am uploading this photo expecting your opinion and critique.I wonder if this photo can be submitted under Fashion category . since at the club where I attend we are having a competition which is about Fashion and Glamor.

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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
21 Nov 2011 9:19PM
Definitely a fashion category shot Mario

As we discussed, - there is a different on the colour and appearance of the two hands. This is the result of using the burn tool on the left (in the image), presumably to remove some brightness or reflection. I havent seen the original, but if you have CS 4 or 5, the Shadow/Highlight tool is a better choice for this. The burn tool can result in colour changes, depending on the opacity used, and whether you have "protect tones" enabled or not, and make some colours more saturated.

Ive loaded 3 mods. I used the Threshold/curves tool to try to get the hands even, and I also found that saturation was a little too high, especially for the hands, though I left the red material alone. Mod2 id a suggestion, after correcting the colour, where you could apply some simple vignetting to focus the eye onto the fingers and thread; and V3 I think works very well too, a duo toned mono.

Let me know what you think.



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moiral 8 12 Scotland
21 Nov 2011 9:51PM
Much as I like your shot Mario, I do like what Willie has done in his 2nd mod. Amazing what the experience eye sees Grin. Moira
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
22 Nov 2011 10:59AM
I think this works so much better as a black and white image. See my mod which also brings out some of the shadow detail.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
22 Nov 2011 11:16AM
What a nicely composed shot, and definitely a fashion image. I do like the mono mods, and banehawi's advice is very useful. There are sole colour artifacts in the hands that are not quite right, but I love the detail and pose.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
22 Nov 2011 12:08PM
To me, this is more of a craftsman's image rather than fashion, but that being said I like your composition. I do see a yellow discoloration of the skin tones. The 4th modification would be my pick....the mono actually makes it seem more of a fashion shot somehow.
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 12:42PM
Not sure its exactly fashion, though without stitching fashion is hard - if i had to submit 2 images then i might submit this to make people think, but not as the main shot.
That said i like the composiiton of the shot and the way the hands are lit - though there seems to be quite a lot of saturated colour in the shot and the hands detract from the thread - i wonder if everything apart from the red garment and the thread could be made into a B&W shot? Actually looking at the mods then yes B&W with colour pop on the red.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
23 Nov 2011 8:38PM
Check the last upload Mario, - it might work better for you than the very dark version.


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