Megan's Pearls

By chase
One from an earlier session with my work colleague,Megan. This one has been sitting on my HD for a while,finally got round to trying out a different method of processing.
I went for a slightly desaturated look,not sure if I have gone far enough tbh as I have tried to retain her skin tones without going totally mono.
I like the look on her face & the eye contact.
Lit by one softbox & a reflector opposite.
Thanks for taking the time to look/comment.
Janet xx

Tags: Girl Pearls Irish Redhead Megan Portraits and people

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Comments


gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
5 Nov 2012 10:22PM
Processing is perfect. I have one little nit picky thing to point out. I hesitate to do this because this is amazing work but my eye is drawn to a triangle of light just below her right ear lobe.
-=\Walter

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chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
5 Nov 2012 10:48PM
Thanks all.

Lol Walter,don't worry,your nit picking means you are actually looking at all of the image...I see where you mean,it is actually on the original Raw file too,so must be something to do with her neck & the reflector,had a go at filling it in but it looked really wrong,no textures used either so not a bit I have 'missed'...hey ho Wink
Janet xx
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
5 Nov 2012 11:02PM
Ha....sussed it Walter...there is a gap in her hair which is letting the light in from the reflector,her hair is casting a fairly strong shadow down the side of her face just in front of her ear,so it looks a little odd.I looked one one of the images a couple of frames after this one....I could see the 'gap' quite clearly.
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
5 Nov 2012 11:19PM
Great -- problem solved. Smile
-=\Walter
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 11:20PM
Perfection Janet and agree with gajewski. Spotted it myself.
Her skin is so beautiful and the overall tone of the image is very subtle.
I do love he red hair but I think you've achieved what you intended by desaturation.
KateGrinGrinGrin
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 6:38AM
Janet it is a wonderful image. I personally think you have gone far enough with the desaturation, giving the perfect "English Rose" complexion and the wonderful portrayal of her red hair. A truly lovely portrait of fabulous quality!

I have to be honest and say that until Walter pointed it out I hadn't noticed the light as the overall image is so good.
Ade_Osman 12 4.5k 36 England
6 Nov 2012 8:23AM
just had to be one of yours Janet......Very impressed with the skintones in this, good processing work mate!

Ade
Philo Plus
5 99 83 England
6 Nov 2012 8:33AM
Another superb portrait, Janet, yet again bring the best out of this beautiful woman. I had a play with the image but was struggling to make any improvement (no surprise there!) so I ended up doing a mono conversion instead.
Phil
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
6 Nov 2012 8:40AM
Like the look and processing too Janet. Good work
Regards Richard
parob Plus
5 3 74 France
6 Nov 2012 9:13AM
Absolutely lovely portrait. Obviously, the desaturated look works quite well at this intensity. The skin is lovely and the pearls stand out to give the portrait's title. The triangle of light below the model's right ear, as pointed out by Walter, is indeed distracting, once you detect it. It can be very slightly toned down, perhaps. Overall then, kudos, love it. Smile
gcarth Plus
11 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 10:05AM
Lovely pastel shades. You always get the diagonals and the crop just right.
The triangle of light can I'm sure be rectified easily but I didn't notice it until after I'd read the above comments.

Garth
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
6 Nov 2012 10:21AM
Really like this Janet - such an elegant look.Good to see you coming out into the light. ( I doubt it will be for long though)Smile
Brian.
avacreates Plus
4 446 1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 10:22AM
beautiful portrait, love the desaturation
AVA
dudler Plus
12 349 664 England
6 Nov 2012 12:37PM
Outstandingly subtle portrait...
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
6 Nov 2012 5:01PM
Thanks all.
Perhaps I could have toned that wee triangle of extra light out,but...it was there Wink

Quote: I doubt it will be for long though

You know me far too well Brian Wink
Janet xx
DaveU Plus
9 1.3k 123 England
6 Nov 2012 5:03PM
Maybe cropped a tad tightly top and sides for me but it's a lovely study Jan ......
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
6 Nov 2012 5:05PM

Quote:Maybe cropped a tad tightly top and sides

I ran out of nice big fields Mr U.....got one I could borrow ? Tongue
DaveU Plus
9 1.3k 123 England
6 Nov 2012 5:34PM
Get yer own field Missus .... from what I saw on our recent trip to Lincolnshire you've got some ruddy big ones over there Smile
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
6 Nov 2012 6:18PM

Quote:you've got some ruddy big ones over there

PMSL !!!! yeah....but they are all flat & full of Cows !
DaveU Plus
9 1.3k 123 England
6 Nov 2012 10:28PM
Lol but I so want to make a quip about the cows but I must bite my tongue lest you and Alley take a sharp knife to my dangly bits ......
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 1:02PM
Absolutely beautiful Dave. The soft high key processing is superb.
Derek
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
7 Nov 2012 6:23PM
Thanks all.


Quote:Absolutely beautiful Dave.

Hmmmmm...........Dave must have uploaded here without me noticing,not sure the name quite suits me though Derek Wink
Nick_w Plus
8 4.2k 99 England
7 Nov 2012 9:59PM
Looks excellent Janet ... tho you could have taken it further Wink
polly470 Plus
6 25 8 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 4:46PM
Outstanding - like it just as it is!
P
x
JackAllTog Plus
6 4.3k 58 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 9:38AM
Lovely photo - it was the featured one for me today on the epZ side panel.
24 Nov 2012 11:22AM
bang on love it

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