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Sophie

By Debbiee
getting stuck for titles have so many images now just called sophie lol

We went for a walk down an old railway track now converted into a foot path and took a series of images this is one of them, I asked her to sit here so we could use the curve in the path to add to the composition, My processing is a little different in that I have just added texture to the background rather then the whole image.

Tags: Child Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

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perkyjude 8 46 11 England
13 Aug 2011 11:32AM
I love it and am struggling to think up any critique. After looking long and hard the only thing I would have done extra is cloned out the red threads on her lower leg. An excellent portrait and nice editing. Well done.

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CathR 12 151 564 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 4:21PM
Lovely exposure. Good treatment with the background as well. Somehow it makes her stand out from the background.

best wishes

Catherine
arhb Plus
12 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 4:41PM
Great image Debbie - I really like the way you've composed it.
I also like the texture work you've done.
I've done a mod but it is only really to show an alternative, where the clothing colours don't 'pop' so much.
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
13 Aug 2011 11:11PM
be careful of the wide colour difference between her face ad her arm, - can be more realistic if they are more in line. There some red lines on her left leg just above the knee that could be removed. Otherwise nice, with a 3 D feel to it.


Regards


Willie
Debbiee 13 136 6 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 1:51PM
Thank you all
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 4:27PM
I like this - thank heaven you didn't put the texture on her. The background actually works here and adds to the image - such effects often don't for me. Good pose and well treated.

paul
Debbiee 13 136 6 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 8:44PM
Thanks Paul
NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 9:43PM
rather like it subject and execution,
its a bit like European salon photography but the crop is perhaps a little tighter than im used to seeing and the subject is compressed up close to the front,

i can see that you have added impact with the strong saturation and yet for me, its this very action that is killing the creative potential of this stong shot and i would have liked to see a darker side to the image as the current processing is over lit and takes away any story or mental imagery leaving me a little puzzled as to the concept or final intent of what the image is saying.

possibly more space and desaturation or overbledning with mono would have added a sense of mystery.

hope that little ramble makes a little sense.

great starting point though
Phil
Debbiee 13 136 6 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 8:40AM
Thanks Phil and yes your ramble made perfect sense and gave me some ideas to work with
mpnuttall 12 91 6 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 11:21PM
The process doesn't work for me I'm afraid - sorry to be negative. A little texture could have aded interest but its so deep that she looks very much cut out and stuck on - which is a shame because I'd say your composition looks really nice. A more subtle process of the model as in arhb's mod would help, but i think the texture still needs dialling back a bit.

Hope that doesn't sound too cruel - it's all personal taste of course!

Mark
Debbiee 13 136 6 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2011 7:37AM
Thanks Mark and no it doesn't sound cruel at all the main reason I use this site is to get feedback like this, I appreciate people being honest as i find it the best way to learn and get the most out of my images.
23 Sep 2011 10:10PM
Looked at your whole portfolio, I have to say I like your style and execution (love butterfly book and imagination book), I have to agree with Mark though, does look a little cut out, background is great and atmospheric, the model too bright for me, but nothing that can't be fixed in processing, as I say though I think your portfolio is interesting and shows a very raw stylistic/fashion edge. Hope this was OK, feel free to look at my portfolio and critique your heart away it is how we learn and improve Smile
30 Oct 2011 11:09PM
I am new to this and a returning photographer from pre-digital.
It is images such as this and the comments it has generated that are reviving my interest.
I found the shot very interesting, the comments are excellent and very helpful in generating critical skills that can be applied to my own attempts.
I think the background has been flattened by adding the texture, however I believe that is what made the image stand out for me.
Sorry not strictly a critique.
Wink

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