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"Please Come Back..."

By lifesnapper  
Hi all and many thanks indeed for your amazing and encouraging response to my 'Natural none model' it really is so very much appreciated.Smile
Furthering my journey into the strange, and often confusing, world of software processing, this is a full on portrait of an absolutely lovely young lady who became a very genuine and warm friend during our holiday in Afitos. We keep in touch on Facebook and she often asks us to 'please come back' as we are her favourite couple and has even mentioned free beer! Bless her, I know she's only joking about the beer (I think) but she is very sincere in every other way. However, her true beauty comes from within and she has a heart of gold.

I know this image may appear somewhat overworked but, I kind of like it that way.
I have been working on a diverse series of images using various effects and hope that you find at least some of them, pleasing to view.

All the best to all,


Tags: Smile Black and white conversion Portraits and people Processed in Paint Shop Pro

Voters: mike9005, Badgerfred, MadVillPics and 38 more

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9 Oct 2019 7:22AM
Nice one John,

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Super portrait. Nice work again John GrinGrinGrinGrin
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 7:47AM
You really are exploring the possibilities, John. I do like this; I suggest that if you produce effects that you like, then that's what you should be aiming for Smile The ultra-close-up is adventurous in itself; certainly works for me.
Robert51 11 7 93 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 8:06AM
I really like the image John. The up close and the processing makes it a very powerful image.

I think processing is now a major part of photography and brings a whole new take to images. As you know I have been known to do one or two myself...
saltireblue Plus
9 10.2k 50 Norway
9 Oct 2019 8:37AM
A very 'in your face' close up (pun intendedSmile) that works very well for me.
My only quibble is that shadow-like line above her lip giving the impression she needs a shave.

My only advice to you when experimenting is not to overdo the effects. Too many times excellent images are spoiled because the added effect is more prominent than the actual image, if you get what I mean...

Do please continue to share your new-found genre with us - the results thus far are excellent!
cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
9 Oct 2019 8:51AM
She looks very warm seeing your variations 😁
dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1572 England
9 Oct 2019 8:57AM
I've tried a mod - I simply pushed the midtones slider a little to the left in Levels, to make things lighter and airier...

Keep on with the experiments!
9 Oct 2019 9:00AM
nicely done, John, and of course one important consideration in post-processing is about keeping one's creative energy under the lid to avoid becoming overenthusiastic and producing overcooked images as a result - this happened to me a hundred times
please, see mod 2
9 Oct 2019 9:21AM
Beautiful portrait John!!!

Arne Smile
9 Oct 2019 9:21AM
Fabulous mod's John and Leo, I really appreciate your efforts. Both work supremely . SmileSmile
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
9 Oct 2019 9:36AM
excellent series
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
9 Oct 2019 11:20AM
Nice work John. If was going to offer a smidgen of, hopefully constructive
advice, Leo's mod has addressed the thought far better than i could have explained it.
Keep up the good work SmileSmile

9 Oct 2019 11:37AM
Great portrait image John
Keep them coming
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 12:18PM
What a beautiful face and as you have said a lovely person too.
Love all your experimentation.
Agree with Malcolm about that line above the lips which can be removed by using the
spot healing too which I hope you know or can find.
clicknimagine Plus
10 595 98 India
9 Oct 2019 1:06PM
Superb close up, beautiful smile...
9 Oct 2019 1:13PM
A beautiful close-up portrait.
9 Oct 2019 3:53PM
Fine work , John.SmileSmile
Fefe Plus
8 33 31 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 5:07PM
I like a good play with processing on occasion.....its great to see what is possibleGrinGrin
Good work John....I must say I did not notice the tash until I read Malc's commentWink
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 7:10PM
The grainy textures...brilliant!
John keep playing, and most of all have fun and enjoy
9 Oct 2019 8:39PM
Lovely portrait and what a beautiful smile..Lin
capto Plus
7 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2019 6:21PM
Ignore all the 'rules' they are only to guide the wise and to be followed by the fools. Just please yourself as you will never please everyone.
Anyway I like it.Smile
10 Oct 2019 6:44PM
Thank you, Ivor, the best advice so far.😉
11 Oct 2019 3:59AM
Lots of kindness in those eyes John .... very eye pleasing to me in that regard
Cheers Walt
11 Oct 2019 5:24AM
How right you are, Walt. Smile
Superb image itís really nice when people you have met on holiday keep in touch and it doesnít happen all that often either,


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