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Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
28 Aug 2010 2:34PM
Awesome light. Superb portrait..........Sandy

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W1ldside 9 29 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 2:41PM
Fine Depiction and Portrayal
Sezz 14 619 15 England
28 Aug 2010 2:43PM
Superb portraiture, excellent lighting!

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Meditator 10 4 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 3:53PM
Well controlled shot.

User_Removed 11 26 2 United States
28 Aug 2010 4:13PM
Wonderful portrait - great characterization.
kaybee 15 6.7k 26 Scotland
28 Aug 2010 7:40PM
This just jumps out of the screen
28 Aug 2010 8:50PM
Excellent capture.
SteveCharles 16 2.3k 18 England
2 Sep 2010 1:27PM
He looks rougher than me.

Did you do this using the technique I mentioned?
stix 14 924 87 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 1:39PM
Hi Steve
'He looks rougher than me' What? Its a competition? Smile

Yes, the one you linked to.

SteveCharles 16 2.3k 18 England
2 Sep 2010 3:46PM
I think the technique works well on this, it suits the subject, but comparing it to your previous versions of this portrait, I can't help thinking this one looks just a bit too 'digital'. I think there's a very fine line between looking real and looking a bit 'digital art'. I can't quite put my finger on it, maybe a combination of the high pass filter setting and reduction for the web, or the amount of desaturation, I don't really know. Am I making sense? Don't get me wrong, I think this looks great, but I often find when working on an image there comes a point where it no longer looks 'photographic', and I (now) try to avoid going over that line.
stix 14 924 87 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 8:12PM
HI Steve,
I followed the instructions, pretty much to the letter.
I found it a bit over-sharpened and contrasty, so I softened it.
Looking at it now, I think I over-did the softening. The trick would be not to over-sharpen in the first place. All of those adjustments mentioned could be changed in terms of degree, probably a little bit less of all of them. I guess experimentation is the key. Must say I enjoyed messing about.
GregorP 14 4 Slovenia
26 Dec 2010 1:49PM
Merry Christmas! Smile

CathyT 13 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2011 12:46PM
I like the processing....the only bit I'd change is to tone down the sharpening on the right (our right) under his eye...its a little over done otherwise I like it.
carp_27 11 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2011 12:58PM
Says what you wanted to say. Excellent. And are you sure he doesnt?!

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