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By dawnmichelle
Well I am still learning my around and enjoying the process of doing so ...
This is a cropped close up of Ke'la..

Note* there are easier ways to get the effects I am sure.. but for me it is about learning so my steps are most likely to many for the same effect most of you could do in a few steps *

Setting outdoors in the fall.
V1 crop/ enhanced overall image

V2 enhanced over all image/ paper curl

V3 same as V2.. and took 3 images and overlayed using the HDR effect.. Took the color guide and brushed a little deeper blush on the cheeks/eye lids/lips (deeper tone of the blush) Brightened her eyes and sharpened slightly.
Left hair color as is with some fly aways for more natural look since the image was took outdoors... framed and drop shadow... flipped image for the reflection... softened reflection after adding boarder of mixed grays... Finish product Smile

Still hope you enjoy the images all the same.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend !!
Keep each other in your thoughts and prayers Smile

Tags: Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

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fudgy 7 48 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 6:44PM
I can only see one pic ..

it is stunning , the softness and beautiful colour on her face is really really good


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dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
5 Feb 2011 6:44PM
Thank you so much Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Feb 2011 6:46PM
What a wonderful timeyou have had producing these fine images, Dawn, excellent work. Carol
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
5 Feb 2011 6:49PM
Thank you Carol
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 6:55PM
Wonderful work Dawn - especially ver 3.

dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
5 Feb 2011 6:56PM
Thank you Ken
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 6:57PM
v2 for me dawn, lovely portrait indeed, the eyes are so nice here

5 Feb 2011 7:00PM
Excellent work Dawn, lovely close up,
Alvar 11 23 2 France
5 Feb 2011 7:00PM
Beautiful shots and girl of course Smile
fudgy 7 48 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 7:03PM
just to say I can now see all three now

can't pick between them ..all fabulous
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
5 Feb 2011 8:08PM
A breathtakingly remarkable set of portraits of a beautiful model! You are producing some great stuff! Patti
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 8:35PM
Amazing work here Dawn! All three are really special, however it is V1 that speaks to me today!
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
5 Feb 2011 8:41PM
thank you everyone Smile
barmymarny 8 1 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 8:47PM
She's a beautiful model. Well done.

Marilyn x
bayleaf1 8 7 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 8:48PM
Nice one Dawn. V1 for me.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 9:16PM
fantastic portrait dwn love the light cracking detail v1 for me tonight a beautiful capture nice one Wink
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
5 Feb 2011 9:56PM
A bonny young girl and captured in a grand manner.

Pegon 12 78 1 England
5 Feb 2011 10:30PM
A beautiful portrait Dawn and superb work, I love all three.
9 10 10 England
5 Feb 2011 10:40PM
Just think it is superb work Dawn - V2 is my favourite presentation.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
5 Feb 2011 10:47PM
A lovely set. Reckon they are in the order I'd vote for too with V1 being especially lovely but so impressed by the effects you achieve.

lesarnott 8 11 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 11:27PM
Stunning, love this set really good processing Michelle! Smile
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 11:41PM
Lovely soft portrait Dawn and #2 for me with the composition of the wider crop feeling more balanced
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
5 Feb 2011 11:57PM
V2 for me Smile
DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
6 Feb 2011 12:00AM
Beautiful shot and 3 wonderful versions, each with its own charm.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 Feb 2011 3:42AM
These are excellent Dawn. All beautiful images.............Sandy
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 4:41AM
superb close up portrait capture Dawn, lovely model, eye contact and lighting. Especially like v1 and v2.
Ray42 10 3 England
6 Feb 2011 7:54AM
An excellent portrait and good processing work Dawn - v2 I like best
6 Feb 2011 9:11AM
all superb but v3 has the wow factor for me with those gorgeous eyes
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
7 Feb 2011 12:17AM
Absolutely stunning work here Dawn, top class work
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
7 Feb 2011 12:55AM
beautifully done Dawn, pretty face indeed!
johnjrp 14 432 5 Australia
7 Feb 2011 5:54AM
"Untitled". I can think of a few titles. "lovely smile" comes to mind. A stunner and well processed. John
DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 12:14PM
Excellent work , Dawn - I'm sure you feeling more self confident - I think you increase too much the sharpness in V3 but it's working

bayleaf1 8 7 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 1:46PM
What a super set of images Dawn.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Feb 2011 10:17PM
Beautifully worked and presented Dawn, this is a first class set
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
10 Feb 2011 3:37AM
You lost me about quarter way through all that Dawn, but kudos to you for trying - and doing - such wonderful work, wouldn't ever attempt all that myself, too old Sad I like all three, hard not to when Ke'la is such a pretty model, my prefence is for V2 though!
Rgds., Jim
oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2011 7:49PM
oh v1 and 2 for sure Dawn ,wonderful work ,those eyes are superWink
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
14 Feb 2011 5:16PM
V1 for me Dawn, a superb portrait,
franfoto 10 2 32 England
16 Feb 2011 3:23PM
V 1 for me too Dawn, I love the tight crop. A lovely model, well done.
Only just found this one and it caught my eye.


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