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photoblog image detsey #3

detsey #3

here, the same effect as two posts previously was used

but this time, used mildly to suggest a glow rather than speed and action

the  glow is what's responsible for the parts of their skins that are unnaturally smooth (as i don't subscribe to oversmoothening...at least not all the time :D)

ok ok i agree that background has to go but i've got other interesting uses for it

i'll show those soon...or later

detsey #3

here, the same effect as two posts previously was used

but this time, used mildly to suggest a glow rather than speed and action

the  glow is what's responsible for the parts of their skins that are unnaturally smooth (as i don't subscribe to oversmoothening...at least not all the time :D)

ok ok i agree that background has to go but i've got other interesting uses for it

i'll show those soon...or later

comments (20)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2008, 02:16
Obviously very competent and careful work, but a bit to celestial for my personal taste.
DrAW!: lol thanks martin
now that's how to make a negative comment grin
i'll refer my students in tact to this tongue
I am not a fan of making the skin of subjects smooth in anyway, but I tend to like the way it is used in this image. Love the colors. The chair adds a very interesting feel to the overall composition. The background? Hmm...What is it exactly? Good job as always Dr AW!
DrAW!: thanks much john
i was hoping peeps would notice that the areas without the glow are relatively less smooth

as for the background, it's a sheer piece of tie and dye (i think) cloth, obviously not made for photography
but i've been able to use it in many scenarios...examples include completely covering those uninteresting plastic white chairs at events, or placing on the grass to add blue to the green and a nice place for my model to relax
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 23 Jul 2008, 06:42
Great portrait.
DrAW!: thanks vintage smile
I agree with you on the background otherwise i like the idea, and result.
DrAW!: thanks nig smile
This would be a good picture without the effect. I like the idea and as you say the background has to go. A little goes a long way with this Doc.
DrAW!: thanks bill smile
  • Aussie
  • Still Waiting
  • 23 Jul 2008, 08:16
I don't mind the background and I like this glow effect.
DrAW!: thanks aussie smile
i knew it wasn't a complete loser
You seem to have the ability to bring out the beauty and inner happiness of people, doc. Or do you avoid the others? LOL.
DrAW!: LOL!!!
  • Ginnie
  • back in Amsterdam
  • 23 Jul 2008, 08:41
What oozes from this image for me, DrAW, is sweetness! I don't normally say this but I think it would even look great in B&W!
DrAW!: aww thanks gin smile
Very nice use of the material. I replied your comment on my blog btw. I forgot to add that I am still comtemplating joining shutterchance or not. I wish I had found out about this when I started shooting last year but oh well...
DrAW!: thanks john.
please join shutterchance.
for one thing, leaving comments on your blog will be more straightforward grin
  • tia
  • Baltimore, MD
  • 23 Jul 2008, 13:54
I think the effect is subtle enough here. It's a nice portrait.
DrAW!: thank you darlin'
  • don
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2008, 15:10
The "smooth" effect is very enhancing to this portrait. I'll bet they liked the result! Fine work.
DrAW!: thanks don
they sure did
  • Ada
  • new york
  • 23 Jul 2008, 15:18
Can we see the image without the effect? This image has it's points..but I think the image without the effect will have more points. (I can't do this sad (,,,,but I tried Doc..I tried..)
DrAW!: so i should stop using the effect? sad
Have ago at apply image, then use the history brush on everything bar the background,see what you get.
DrAW!: thanks michael
will do smile
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 23 Jul 2008, 20:34
well i am no pro critic Doc wish i was so from a laymans point of view can only say "it looks bloody fabulous to me sunshine" smile
DrAW!: lol
thanks tim smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Jul 2008, 22:51
Like the portrait - they certainly have a glow about them. Not sure about the background though - it's a little distracting.
Ingrid
DrAW!: thanks ingrid smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jul 2008, 22:53
The glow is ok with me and it fits the couple that we know are in love. They glow.

I believe in sharp portraits in general. But certain effects will help when you are trying to express emotions.
DrAW!: thanks much louis grin
  • SuRi
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2008, 10:47
I like the glowing effect on this, makes the feeling of "I'm In Love" come through even more.
DrAW!: yeah i'd hoped so
thanks SuRi
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jul 2008, 21:42
very cool, very lovely. mal
DrAW!: thanks mal smile
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 31 Jul 2008, 18:52
Great shot,very lovely smile
DrAW!: thanks zohre smile
  • Ase
  • United States
  • 24 Feb 2009, 06:00
Nice smile
DrAW!: thanks grin

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