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She Wore Pearls

By chase
Yet another of Megan in her wedding hat....well,it used to be my Mum's Wink
I used a very different method of processing,lots of desaturation, some soft focus layers too & no textures either !!
It works for me,albeit it will take me some time to get used to it.
One I shall commit to the printer I think on some nice thick matt paper....maybe Wink

One softbox & the silver side of the triflector opposite.

Well it's different guys...your thoughts would be most welcome.
Thanks as always for dropping by.
Janet xx

Tags: Hat Girl Digitally manipulated Pearls Megan Portraits and people Flash and lighting Hmmmmdo I like it

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20 Aug 2012 7:40PM
Wow !!


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NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
20 Aug 2012 7:44PM
Classic and a quality image.........WinkWink
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 7:50PM
Absolutely superb. I love the effect.

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
20 Aug 2012 7:52PM
Thanks guys.
Hi Julia,thankyou so much for your UA,really appreciated...especially when it's so very different from my 'norm'.
Janet xx
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 8:00PM
Sounds good to me a terrific image Janet. If I may be so bold a s to suggest it has a very classic (and classy) 1940's feel to it. truly beautiful.
DaveGu 11 1 1 England
20 Aug 2012 8:03PM
Works for me, really like it.

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
20 Aug 2012 8:05PM

Quote: 1940's feel to it

That was where Megan wanted to be with this set it worked,thankyou Smile
LesF 11 182 9
20 Aug 2012 8:08PM

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
20 Aug 2012 8:13PM
Works for me Janet - you have come into the light at last.Wink- superb.
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
20 Aug 2012 8:25PM
I like it Janet, only bit that doesn't sit right for me is it looks a little too porcelain like around the eyes.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
20 Aug 2012 8:41PM
Thanks all.
Good point Nick,I did want her skin to look rather flat I think is the word I'm looking for,almost featureless but with features if you get my drift.It is a process I can mess with,loads of layers as you can imagine & always difficult to know where & when to stop....if at all Wink
The look I'm trying to get is that of a porcelain doll but with skin Wink
Janet xx
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
20 Aug 2012 8:49PM
I watched a you tube video with that recently, if I can remember what it's called I will send you a link. Keep up the idea it's working just needs fine tuning.

Meant to say I like the new lighter look to the images Wink
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
20 Aug 2012 9:03PM
Cool,thanks Nick,a link would be great.
Don't worry,the darkside will return but in a good Wink
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 9:05PM
She's been at the atropine again Janet Wink

A lovely feel to this one - and the eyes work wonderfully.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 9:13PM
The result is beautiful.
Being a redhead the natural route for me would be to go for a gold filter
being an 'autumn' myself.
You can see the brown of the hat has been cooled down along with her hair.
However with the pearls the cooling effect seems to work with her lovely skin.
I suppose you could say this is heading for a 'high key' look which is truly lovely.
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 9:41PM
Real nice range Jan

Be a good advert for Portrait pros retouching skills Tongue

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
20 Aug 2012 9:51PM

Quote:Be a good advert for Portrait pros retouching skills

Cheeky !
No Portrait Pro was used,so they can't have it for the advert anyroadup Tongue

Pretty tones in the mod John,I'm not overly keen on the square crop but everyone sees things differently...thankgoodness.

Thanks all.
Janet xx
Richsr 11 91 223 England
21 Aug 2012 9:05AM
Like the pose and processing too Janet, does seem strange to see one of yours with out texturesWink
Regards Richard
akh Plus
14 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 11:30AM
Excellent work but couldn't resist having a little play with it.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
21 Aug 2012 5:41PM
Thanks guys.
Ah Tony,I see you have taken her into the dark side Wink Thanks for the mod.
Janet xx
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 9:14PM
Wonderful portrait!

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