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Old Jul 3, 2012, 3:22 PM   #1
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Had a go at a quick portrait, just loved the hat. All comments and advice welcome
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Old Jul 3, 2012, 4:34 PM   #2
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I would try to lighten up some of the shadow area to get a bit better balance. The sunshine on the wall draws the viewer eye away form the hat.
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Old Jul 4, 2012, 3:33 PM   #3
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Hi There - yes I agree with you, I was a bit disappointed with the sunshine on the wall. Have to admit I am not to good on PP'ing, so all advice welcome.
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Nice shot, maybe a little more PP work to get more pop. BTW has Inspector Gadget asked for his hat back?
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 3:08 PM   #5
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Hi Calicajun - thanks for taking a look and for the advice ............ not a word from Inspector G !!!
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 3:45 AM   #6
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Finally had a go at some pp'ing - just interested to see if you guys think it has made a difference. Cropped the shot a bit as well to get rid of the strong sunlight area.
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Hi, DyaneG. I kind of prefer the original. The skin tone looks more natural there while the second one looks just a tiny bit tad redder. Maybe sharpening (and denoising before sharpening?) is all it needs. But it could just be my monitor. I can see why you took the shot though -- the hat seems to make him feel good.
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Hi VV, thanks for the feedback - I think you are correct, the skin tone looks redder on my screen as well - did not notice that before. Back to the drawing board
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hi IMHO crop out the sunlight or clone it so that theres no shade then work on the face
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