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Old Jan 3, 2009, 9:44 PM   #1
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This is my archive shot for this challenge, although the editing that produced the high-key version of the portrait was done last night

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Old Jan 3, 2009, 9:51 PM   #2
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Here is the original shot. Workflow is as follows:
1. Convert to black and white
2. Apply a white vignette to soften the edges by using a feathered selection (100 pixels), then invert the selection. I then created a new adjustment layer and adjusted levels to get the dreamy effect on the edges.
3. Flatten as save as a B & W
4. Select the background and lighten it.
5. Invert the selection, pulling in both ends of the histogram to lighten the overall image while making the eyes a point of emphasis.

(Blurred background was accomplished by shooting at f/2.8 with a 50mm lens.)


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Old Jan 4, 2009, 12:58 AM   #3
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I was wondering when someone would post a high-key portrait. I like it.
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Old Jan 4, 2009, 4:05 PM   #4
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Nice conversion.

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Old Jan 5, 2009, 10:40 PM   #5
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Very nice. I like the high-key version much more than the color version although both are great images.

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