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Old Feb 26, 2010, 4:46 PM   #1
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 5:42 PM   #2
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Superb. Perfect pp. You shot a person indeed. Quite a challenge.
May be a subtle cropping on the top can help:

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thanks ordo as for the pp what didnt i do LOL there is a bit of allsorts thrown in here in fact i cant remember half of the stuff i did do
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 6:28 AM   #4
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That is one great shot. I think Karsch is sitting up taking note of that one. Just for that zit it would be perfect. Of course you are going to hear people say over the top and very unnatural looking and my eyeball only would be 2.4 of this and 1.3 of that. Well f&2k em Im say. Great shot. Next time take some notes. Id like to know what you did here. Starting with the click of the shutter.
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haha thanks bynx i could tell you some of the info when i get a spare 5 mins i can tell you yes hdr in one way martin sykes program was indeed used and orton too ............ i sould have easily removed the zit LOL but left it there cos as he says he is a mans man LOL
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 10:35 AM   #6
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Id like to see more portraits like this. Its one of the best Ive ever seen. I really like this look. You have great lighting and the details in the skin is perfect. The side light in front of his left ear but not blown out. No shadows causing fill in like under the chin with it detail. Even the color coming through his left ear and the details of his hair. Man this is the best yet. Of course, you started with a great shot so job better way better than well done.
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 12:40 PM   #7
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WOW thanks bynx .... i wasnt going to post this either LOL
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Default Jeeezas, Simon!

This is just great!
I love it. Such a good portrait with a slight (I think?) Dragan-effect thrown in? So sharp, crisp and well lighted - like Bynx sais - and you didn't exactly make it easy for yourself neither, putting him in fron of that window with them 'attention-seeking' horizontals all the way - not something I would have dared, but you pulled it off nicely!

Well carried out all the way!
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BTW - What lens did you use?
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 2:31 PM   #9
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ok here is the original shot so you can see the difference



i puesdo'd it , then with photoshop essientials i added a little clarity and a slight clean cut orton and then finally resized resampled with infranview which cancelled some of the orton as i added sharpness too you can even see the sb400 flash reflecting in the window

as for the lens im not sure could have been the missus 18 - 105 or my 50 mm ?
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A perfect shot. Don't need almost any edit.
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