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22 Dec 2010 12:24AM
Nice work well done.

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NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
22 Dec 2010 12:46AM
yes i like that ,good work.
debu 6 India
22 Dec 2010 1:38AM
Lovely image.
NevP Plus
11 853 13 Canada
22 Dec 2010 3:45AM
All around stunning.
22 Dec 2010 4:08AM
delicious Smile
very nice porcelaine skin
strawberry blond hair

Cat&Mouse 13 113 Russian Federation
22 Dec 2010 6:22AM
Fine processed!
johnnyboy114 8 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2010 7:30AM
Oh my word! STUNNING! Fabulous look, great light and colours, processing tack sharp and clever....this is top, top quality photography. Superb stuff
CathyT 10 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2010 11:15AM
agree...stunning...have a thumb.
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
22 Dec 2010 11:27AM
beautifully sharp, and adore the processing although i have no idea how youve achieved it.lesley
GarethRobinson 10 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2010 12:23PM
Really is a stunning image very well taken and a stunner of a model.

Looking at it again with the tones being so light would it look better if the vertical shadow to the right of her head was removed as it pulls my eyes away from her face a little.

Should be photo of the week I reckon.

zed 12 551 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2010 3:16PM
This really is stunning, love it.
Uppercut 10 1 Norway
22 Dec 2010 5:09PM
Thanks a lot!!! I might post something about how I made it...
johnnyboy114 8 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2010 5:34PM
yes please! Smile Where? On here?
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2010 6:27PM
Class keys , striking portrait !
Uppercut 10 1 Norway
22 Dec 2010 8:07PM
Nothing to it reallySmile
No, the exposure itself is relatively good, although I regret not clearing the background a little more.
I made two or three different tif files from my raw file, pushing different details and colors, and then painting them in using layer masks. then, I focused on colors, finding the right amount of desaturation, without making the skin grey, and the hair unnaturally red.
The difficult part of this was making it bright without burning the white. I tried a couple of "fog" layers, and masked them, painting in areas. Then, easy vignetting twice, and being careful not to lose details in the skin and hair.
A little skin retouch had to be done, removing a couple of zits and softing the skin carefully.
I added a tint of blue to the eyes, but again, too much would have made this looking strange...
the leaves...I wanted the same amount of color as the hair, making it more realistic, without it being the focusarea.
If I am not mistaken, I added some gaussian blur to the background, to get the branches a little more obscure.
Not sure if this gave any idea at all, but feel free to askSmile
johnnyboy114 8 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2010 8:14PM
Now as much as I understand the theory of all of that, I don't think I could ever do ANY of it without a serious crash course in PS! Cheers though. In my faves so I know where to look when my skills eventually improve lol!
GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
22 Dec 2010 8:30PM
Excellent work.

derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2010 11:18AM
A wonderully enchanting and creative image. Nice to see someone be so free to explain their techniques as well.
Uppercut 10 1 Norway
23 Dec 2010 9:09PM
interesting...this is an old shoot, with one other image from that shoot scoring a bronze in the Norwegian championship a couple of years back...I haven't looked at these since then...
26 Dec 2010 5:32PM
Very nice shot and work.

Merry Christmas,


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