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Old May 13, 2005, 2:47 PM   #1
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Tell me what you think and please feel free to be brutal!
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Old May 13, 2005, 4:32 PM   #2
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Hello Tim,

Overall, this is a nice portrait that most will be happy with. With a little post work, it can be improved greatly. I've provided a crude edit, but was difficult because of size and compression.

Levels adjustment to bring up the highlights.

Selectively desaturate yellows and brighten teeth slightly.

Soften the image slightly. Use your own judgement, but I prefer to soften it to a point the subject look like she professionally applied her make-up.

Treat the tree to some burning. It looks like you used a silver reflector or off camera flash which is hitting the tree.

Smooth out the tree branch above the model's head.

Slight dodging and sharpening for the eyes. They should be brighter with more contrast for this relatively bright scene.

Generally, a dark top with light colored background elements will be a distraction. Placing the top in the bottom corner of the frame as you have makes it less distracting. Was this preplanning or luck? Either way, it works out well for the image.

While the wind blown hair can look very nice, I'd prefer not to see the messed up look. Here, a little fix of the hair would have been more flattering.

You've done a nice job avoiding blown highlights and shadows. You have enough detail in this image to bring it out a lot more than what you have here.

Thank you for sharing.

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Old May 14, 2005, 2:52 AM   #3
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Love your critque! Thank You. Funny and to the point.

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Old May 14, 2005, 6:49 AM   #4
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Do you know what I like about you Rodney?????? :blah:

You critics all the timeBUT you can do it,you show people what you tell them to do and they can see the result.I dont say here that you always right but at least you can show something.Even your picture when you ask for critics are great.

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Old May 14, 2005, 7:16 AM   #5
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Really nice photo and rodneys makeover makes it very nice indeed.
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Old May 14, 2005, 11:56 PM   #6
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SOOOOO much to learn from you...You are a real Critique. I have seen so many of yourposts and saying this. You are an ASSET to this forum.

I would be obliged if you visit my Photo Blogs and leave comments. Such tips from you will really help me to grow as a photographer. I have just started and I am looking forward to people like you who will push people to do better.
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Old May 20, 2005, 3:54 PM   #7
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I really like this portrait. It has great composition. With the help from Rodney, the portrait is GREAT.... That is TEAM WORK.....
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