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julies517 Aug 31, 2005 12:00 PM

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or as you say here, a mono conversion.

330 Aug 31, 2005 1:06 PM

I feel wrapped up in this picture. The folds of the petals continue to undo themselves in the unfocused background. Its stark and beautiful at the same time. Nice.

vIZnquest Aug 31, 2005 8:11 PM

Looks like death all around and life still clinging on in the center.

Just my opinion and first impression.

Good contrast and center sharpness.

Hards80 Aug 31, 2005 8:19 PM

looks pretty good... i agree.. good contrast and its sharp.. the only thing i would do is burn down those hightlights at the top a bit.. they distract from the flower, which is lovely... the mono conversion definately gives this shot a very different feel than your typical rose shot, which i like quite a bit..

julies517 Aug 31, 2005 8:23 PM

thank you for your comments, i appreciate them. i agree that those hot spots need toning down, i use ps elements 2....when i use the burn tool it just gets muddy, do i just need practice or is there another method or software i should be using?

jedmag Sep 1, 2005 10:21 AM

with the burn tool in photoshop cs2(which is what i use) you can lower or raise the exposure, meaning the strength of the brush. using a soft edge brush and a 25-50% exposure/strength always does it for me. this allows for subtle changes, and allows you to go back over and over until you see the gradual change you want.

hope this helps

-jon rowe

Hards80 Sep 1, 2005 11:20 AM

yup, i agree.. its better to use a lower intensity and repeat..

julies517 Sep 1, 2005 4:59 PM

i'll give it a try, when doing this correction should the image be at 100%? - thank you dustin and jon, i appreciate the help.

Hards80 Sep 1, 2005 6:13 PM

when doing any corrections just make sure the image is in an even divisable of 100... so 50, 25, 12.5

johnsmith Sep 2, 2005 10:19 AM

I like it. It looks so sharp, it looks like you could get a paper cut from it. The conversion does look great on it, and I think the fact that maybe the outer edges are dying, it makes it better.

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