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Eye spy

By Debbiee
Something a little different from me, I really wan't to do something differen't with my portraits although I am really struggling to come up with ideas, I think I'm getting a little bored with taking straight forward portrait shots. Anyway in this image I used a little technique I learnt when doing a short animation course, I basically desaturated the image and then using layers set to soft light coloured it back in and took the opacity down to what I thought was an acceptable level.

Tags: Child Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

GB Sports Photographer & The Panasonic LUMIX S1


allydon99 9 3 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2011 12:06AM
i like it a lot ,love the eye clarity

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RLF Plus
9 18 4 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2011 7:01AM
Really good technique.
Super portrait
Grampy 9 507 71 England
14 Jun 2011 10:04AM
Yes a super technique, the face hair and hat look great but the hand is much too dominante, I think a longer lens would have solved this a 125mm rather than the 55mm used, certainly a technique you should explore further.
PhilT2 Plus
9 513 29 England
14 Jun 2011 10:18AM
Very eye catching image.........sorry Wink Love the treatment to create this unique image. I can see what Grampy is saying about the hand (and he may be right) but for me that is what drew me to the image in the first place. I think it is great !!!
Grampy 9 507 71 England
14 Jun 2011 10:26AM
I think Phill has just proved my point, the hand attracts the attention and not the eye Wink
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2011 10:52AM
This is a fine effort. Something diifferent without being silly. I think the eye could have been even brighter, maybe a touch with the dodge tool. Skin tone - obviously not criticise that against 'normal', but wonder if that might be just a touch lighter tool. I'm not bothered about the hand here, it leads in perfectly well.

iancrowson Plus
9 213 146 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2011 11:44AM
Very interesting and eye catching image. Really good work, I reckon this moves your portfolio forward,
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
14 Jun 2011 8:41PM
I like the result, - interesting. I would encourage you to experiment more with it, - Im sure you can take it further.

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Debbiee 13 136 6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 12:09PM
Thanks everyone Smile

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