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Old Jan 5, 2009, 5:38 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

Firstly, I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. Below is the result of a recent project i have undertaken.

Comments and critique, as ever more than welcome!



Read about this shot and others at my photoblog:

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Old Jan 5, 2009, 10:56 PM   #2
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you are so, so, good.

One minor suggestion! I would say that on the aged side, her eye looks too youthful and bright. maybe a low opacity clouding of it could give it some more realism? really nitpicking here! amazing work as always.
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Old Jan 6, 2009, 8:40 AM   #3
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Dr. Mr. Vandertramps wrote:
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you are so, so, good.

One minor suggestion! I would say that on the aged side, her eye looks too youthful and bright. maybe a low opacity clouding of it could give it some more realism? really nitpicking here! amazing work as always.
Many thanks for the helpful comment! I did consider this issue, but the eyes have a strange ability to remain youthful in appearance, regardless of the age of the subject. For this reason I decided not to age the eye.

I'm glad you liked the shot though!
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The subject may be a bit repulsive at the first sight(!!) but of coursethe beauty of awork shouldn't be confused with the beauty of the subject:-)Masterly accomplished, Matt!
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 3:38 AM   #5
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This. Is. Scary.

I avoided to answer for a long time as indeed the subject itself is something not pleasing to my eyes. Since you asked for comments I'll only comment on a technical base here, hope you'll understand.

The work on her right side of the face is well done, astonishing even. Still I find it distracting, that the face isn't exactly is "cut in a half". The area below the nose downwards to the chin looks unprocessed, where the neck/throat looks processed. The only element that stands out and looks somewhat processed is a part of her lips.

Also the cloth should look worn out to make the illusion complete, you could even try to place the person in a room in front of a wall, furniture and stuff and show the aging effect on these too.

What do you say?
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 9:07 AM   #6
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Thanks for all teh comments guys, as ever your input is greatly appreciated.

@thkn777I did originally process the image by splitting it perfectly down the middle:



To make the image a little more interesting I decided to reduce the uniformity of the blend, to try and create the impression that shot is of one person and not two. This decision was largely down to artistic taste.

With regards the background, this is certainly an interesting idea and one that I may consider implementing in the future.

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