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NHL Jul 21, 2013 6:34 AM

Rock Art part 2 (Nudity Warning}
Since some people seems to like the rocks, here's the same location in desaturated B/W: :)

Ozzie_Traveller Jul 21, 2013 6:56 PM

G'day mate

Well over 100 viewings and no comments - you certainly are getting attention here !

I like the mono treatment here - and the additional gaussian? you have done to blur the adjacent rocks - it all adds to the central vision of a lovely model in various poses

Would you care to enlighten me as to the pp you have done as well
Thanks, Phil

NHL Jul 22, 2013 10:23 AM

Hey thanks Phil


Originally Posted by Ozzie_Traveller (Post 1352929)
Would you care to enlighten me as to the pp you have done as well
Thanks, Phil

I don't like to spend too much time in Photoshop (as I rather shoot) nowadays, so I usually 'cheat' with either OnOne or Topaz plugins :)

For the 1st picture I used an OnOne 'Dreamland' filter which not only smoothed out the skin, but also added an HDR effect. For the 2nd shot I used the 'Charge More Money' filter which again smoothed the skin, and also applied a glow effect (usually used to enhance portrait).
The trick here was to apply the filters on their own separate layer so I could reduce the opacity, and let the original images textures and sharpness flow through from their bottom background layers.

I then do the B/W conversion in Topaz, although I tend to use NIK more often for critical Black and White

To finish I applied 'FocalPoint 2' another OnOne plugin which not only let me selectively defocus the peripheral but also varied the amount of vignetting.

The whole thing happened very quick as I have already recorded these steps with their own action keys, so theses only took a few keystrokes (3), and some mouse sliders to adjust the amounts (opacity, B/W de-saturation, and focus regions) in between before resizing and saving the images.
Hope this help, just let me know if you want me to capture a few screen shots... ;)

lomitamike Jul 22, 2013 8:07 PM

I've noticed the de-focused areas in some of your other shots and was curious as to how you did it. Thanks for sharing you processing.
Great Pics.

Ozzie_Traveller Jul 22, 2013 8:18 PM

G'day mate

Like Mike - I had noticed the defocus bits long before the other bits
The end result is very, very nice


WCKSer Jul 22, 2013 11:32 PM

Nicely done! Excellent techniques! It brings out the beauty of the body.

NHL Jul 23, 2013 6:35 AM

Thank you guys ;)

I highly recommend FocalPoint... For example it allows me to pick the effect of a Canon 85mm f/1.2 here even though I shoot with a Sony and Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 - Hahahaha:

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