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Monika III

By Alan_Coles
Been playing about in lightroom this evening and following some cropping tips on my mono shot of Monika I have come up with this version in colour...sorry it's the same model/shot but this is deffo fun and with these eyes looking at you all the time it's easy to just keep on !!

Just lightroom, no CS4

Tags: Close-up and macro Nec Portraits and people Flash and lighting Monika

Voters: saeidNL, colmar, andylea and 32 more

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
16 Mar 2010 12:10AM
Excellent close-up shot,love the eyes contact .well taken.

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colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
16 Mar 2010 12:12AM
This is the best yet of the series , grand placement within the frame and yes those eyes captured so well good work Colin
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2010 12:12AM
cracking light wonderful eye contact a beauty Wink
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
16 Mar 2010 12:18AM
Beautiful light in this great portrait.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2010 6:32AM
Cropped to perfection!

Those eyes and skin tones are sublime

oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2010 6:48AM
super image alan ,the eyes have it!! .The lighting is really good ,it never works right for meSmile
johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2010 7:33AM
Like it a lot. I am a sucker for an "odd" angle and this works perfectly. Good framing and the light is lovely. She is a very good model....
16 Mar 2010 9:38AM
Beautiful portrait. An excellent crop and lovely eye contact.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
16 Mar 2010 11:51AM
Cracking shot Alan. Without doubt the best of this great little series. Spot on.
Platchet 11 5 8 Wales
16 Mar 2010 5:35PM
Works well with this crop Al,pity you was in a crowd!LOL Wink
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2010 7:24PM
little burn out on the forehead but you will soon get that sorted
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
16 Mar 2010 7:27PM

Quote:Little burn out on the forehead but you will soon get that sorted

Thanks Anne...I tried but couldn't Sad
Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
16 Mar 2010 8:28PM
Now this is the best of the lot Al.

As for the reflection on her forehead, try this.

Pick up the brush tool, and reduce opacity to 20%. Click on her skin near to the highlighted area but do so when the alt key is pressed. This will now select the skin colour near the reflected area. then brush gently over the reflected area and build up slowly with the lowered opacity to blend in the reflection with her skin tones elsewhere.

Hope this helps.

Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2010 9:48PM
Great image Al, love the eyes. Good tip from Morgs too.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3892 Canada
16 Mar 2010 10:58PM
Nice. You can also get her to use a brush and apply some matte non reflective makeup, so you dont have to use youre brush!

beckas 14 5 1 United States
22 Mar 2010 1:54AM
Wow! Her eyes are amazing.

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