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Old Jul 21, 2013, 6:34 AM   #1
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Default Rock Art part 2 (Nudity Warning}

Since some people seems to like the rocks, here's the same location in desaturated B/W:
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Old Jul 21, 2013, 6:56 PM   #2
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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
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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Hey thanks Phil

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Would you care to enlighten me as to the pp you have done as well
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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...
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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.
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G'day mate

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

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