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Wonder what he's dreaming of??

By Zone
An aquaintance after seeing this picture said that "Sometimes sleeping really can be as nice as that looks" Smile

This is my youngest (Liam) just before I rudely woke him for breakfast.
Love the slight smile on his face, I gave the shot a high key effect which worked out nicely I think!

Tags: Sleeping A75 High key Highkey Canon a75 Dreaming Portraits and people

Voters: Origami_Owl, liparig, akh and 3 more



Origami_Owl 19 786
3 Jun 2005 8:41AM
The skin tone is perfect, really works. What lighting did you use/how did you do the high key effect? if you don't mind me asking.

Zone 17 9
3 Jun 2005 9:28AM
Thanks for the comments Paul.

First off, the photo was taken in full glorious colour, I'd opened the curtains and the sun flooded in!!

I then used a set of free PS plugin filters from, some really nice presets, but with the option to fine tune to your liking.

Finally ran the finished shot through NeatImage another free software download for reducing noise not that there was much in the shot anyway but it gave the final image a smooth porcelain look that I really find pleasing.

Hope that helps mate Wink
liparig 18 233 United States
3 Jun 2005 10:30AM
great portrait
akh 19 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2005 11:52AM
Quite like this but I do have reservations in that I find it a touch too sharp and the skin too smooth. Could be that you have over Neatimaged it slightly. I would just apply a very slight amount of gaussian blur to knock the edge off it and rotate it 90 degrees CW. Lighting is good. That optikverve plugin is an excellent piece of kit.
Zone 17 9
3 Jun 2005 12:24PM
Cheers for the feedback Tony, I'll have a play and see what I can come up with.

I can see where you are coming from with regards the "too sharp-too smooth" comment.

The rotate 90degs is something I'd not considered (currently sat as though my neck is broke lol) I'll have to have a play, if I change anything then I'll repost Smile
heatherb 18 23 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2005 12:24AM
lovley portrait
10 Sep 2005 10:12AM
this is really beautiful Smile

User_Removed 18 825 Lithuania
11 Feb 2006 8:54PM
very very nice!.... dream on kid!

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