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Mother in law.

By Phillb
Just snapped this pic of the mother in law looking at her best! Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

Tags: Portrait Portraits and people

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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
13 Mar 2011 7:03PM
a few tweaks in curves and some added contrast Smile
Phillb 11 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2011 8:39PM
i added a modification could u tell me if it is any better?
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2237 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 4:51PM
Hello, Phill. I don't know how much your comment is tongue-in-cheek. You have certainly caught her unaware, but very natural at the same time, with her tousled hair and open mouth. You ask about your modification, and I would say it's a bit too dark. Elderly people have lots of wrinkles and blemishes, and if you were setting her up for a photo shoot, it would be advisable to use natural lighting from a window, which is more gentle than flash on the skin. Your mod seems to enhance the flaws. I have tried a modification where I adjusted levels to give a bit more contrast, and then I very lightly softened her skin and sharpened her eyes, finishing with a tighter crop.

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