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A portrait from today

oldgeezer

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Lovely portrait Barry but I am really against only one eye in focus especially in such a tight crop.

I love the lighting and the colour of the stripe in the background couldn't have worked out better.
Skin a little orange but that's my opinion, perhaps she has that colouring any way.

Nicely done.
 

Minor Problem

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Lovely portrait Barry but I am really against only one eye in focus especially in such a tight crop.

I love the lighting and the colour of the stripe in the background couldn't have worked out better.
Skin a little orange but that's my opinion, perhaps she has that colouring any way.

Nicely done.
It's a fair point Pete, I was using available window light and a reflector and didn't want to push the ISO so ended up almost wide open. I did break out the lights briefly but entirely lost the feel of the room which was entirely red and copper which probably accounts for some of the colouration, the rest I'll gladly accept as a combination of colour blindness and heavy handed post processing!

Must practice lighting much more!
 

oldgeezer

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It's a fair point Pete, I was using available window light and a reflector and didn't want to push the ISO so ended up almost wide open. I did break out the lights briefly but entirely lost the feel of the room which was entirely red and copper which probably accounts for some of the colouration, the rest I'll gladly accept as a combination of colour blindness and heavy handed post processing!

Must practice lighting much more!
Still a very nice portrait Barry.
 

Tracie B.

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Ive come back to this 3 times today, not that i can offer anything worth while lol but just to say its lovely, love the warmth ..and how the heck do you do it being colour blind.
 

Minor Problem

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Ive come back to this 3 times today, not that i can offer anything worth while lol but just to say its lovely, love the warmth ..and how the heck do you do it being colour blind.
Hi Tee, thanks for your comment.

As for the question, it's a fair one and the answer might be of interest to a few. Pretty much I limit my adjustments to contrast, exposure, levels, cloning, blending and things that work in terms of luminosity rather than colour. I fiddle about with WB till it seems pretty close but I can't fine tune it and then I tend to leave colour more or less alone. It's why most of my sunrises and sets tend to be fairly pastel colours as I can't tell when things have been pushed too far so I don't go close to the line very often for fear of leaping over it without noticing.

I've got one I love even more than this so I'll put it up in a minute and try not to bore everybody! https://www.photography-forum.org/threads/another-portrait-from-yesterday.152685/
 

Tracie B.

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Thanks Barry, i had just assumed you loved pastel but now that puts a whole new spin on it and explains a lot. Impressive really .

I doubt anyone is bored BTW either ;)
 

Snips

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I agree with Pete re the DoF in the first - your IotM entry is much more the focusing I prefer
 

Isac

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I like it and the OOF eye is not a problem for me. The only change I would make is a slight WB adjustment. In Photoshop CC 2019 I dropped the reds and yellows by about 10 and to me it looked better. It's all subjective of course. The only edit I would do is remove the small section of what appears to be a ring on her finger. Beautiful photo Barry - well done.
 

Minor Problem

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I like it and the OOF eye is not a problem for me. The only change I would make is a slight WB adjustment. In Photoshop CC 2019 I dropped the reds and yellows by about 10 and to me it looked better. It's all subjective of course. The only edit I would do is remove the small section of what appears to be a ring on her finger. Beautiful photo Barry - well done.
Cheers Isac, I hadn't even noticed the ring. Thanks for pointing it out.
 

Pitter

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Well if you say so but I don't understand how her finger touching her mouth can be so out of focus compared to her lower lip. They both seem to be equidistant from the lens. But if the DOF is really only 15mm I suppose that explains it...
 
She has beautiful eyes.

My eye is drawn in a diagonal from her (camera right) eye, down to her mouth and back again.

Great shot!
 
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