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    Melissa

    Now I'd like to have your opinion on this (especially colour wise)

    As some people think I've gone off the rails a bit?

    Firstly these Photos were taken 2 years ago, with a miss matched white balance. (an orange colour cast} if you like.
    And the first picture was processed some time back, and possibly had the addition of a Brown Duo of about 13% added, which can't be undone now because the Layers have been Flattened.
    The second was processed only a couple of days ago, and has a different look.

    Also I don't know for sure but I'm guessing that this girl has something like an Indian or Sir Lankin background by the looks of her.
    And would probably prefer it that her skin didn't show up too dark (just guessing)

    So back to the processing ... what do you think?
    I've also noticed that the colouring looks a little different in the daylight hours.

    Now for the pictures.
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    Re: Melissa

    I prefer the left one with the slight 'brassy' tone to the skin. That little bit of warmth it gives lifts the image however I like the eyes better in the second.
    Cheers.

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    Re: Melissa

    Thanks for the feedback.
    Yes the one on the left had the small mix of from the Duo, and yes I agre with the eyes too.

    Also there is a small light variation to consider as well.
    The light source was bounced off a reflector (right), and the booth she was standing in wouldn't have been more than one and a half meters square, probably a little smaller.
    In the second picture she appears to be standing moor in the feather of the light.
    The sweet spot would have been approximately the center of the booth.
    Guessing a lot of it, to be honest as I've forgotten exactly what the main light was now. (but the reflector part will be right)

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    Re: Melissa

    Hi Les,
    I also like the left one better but I also feel the eyes on the right would not suit her pose in that shot. IMHO.
    The left one is demure where the right seems more assertive.

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    Re: Melissa

    tbh l much prefer the original in your "editing" post
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    Re: Melissa

    OK redeye that's interesting, because I occasionlly see an odd example of other peoples processing were I personally think the original looked better than their finished work.

    So lets Post the originals up for a look see.

    Now firstly it has picked up an orange cast, which is something that the original scene didn't have (The photos were bland colour wise.) in other words.
    And here's my edge to it all, I didn't convert them to B&W well because I just don't (usually) like B&W, (But I know that a lot of people, seem to like B&W) and so tried to process them in dark colours , blacks, browns, dark blues etc.

    I was hoping to be successful at that part, ... but maybe not?
    And so the above Photos is what I finally got.
    Maybe some others will agree with you, or give their twist on what they would have done????
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    Re: Melissa

    Hi Leicester,
    Personally I prefer the originals colour/tone wise, added warmth with the slight cast.
    However i just tweaked the Hue a few points and ended up with this.
    Stay sharp
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    Re: Melissa

    Thanks Bob,

    Yeah that's that's not too bad ... they're all interesting views aren't they?

    And more importantly it's good to see other peoples thoughts.

    Thanks for your effort.


    Cheers,
    Les.

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    Re: Melissa

    I think I'd get rid of the colour altogether. They'd be great in greyscale/monochrome I reckon
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    Re: Melissa

    Quote Originally Posted by gcflora View Post
    I think I'd get rid of the colour altogether. They'd be great in greyscale/monochrome I reckon

    Well this is bringing us back full circle.

    My original thoughts were, as they don't have a lot of colour in them, and so, as I'm not usually a fan of B&W, I thought that I would process it in what painters call Low Key.
    That is (it is slightly different from our Low Key), where they use only the colours in the dark end of the spectrum.
    And that's the reason they look the way they do.

    I might try uploading the same thing in B&W and in Duotone just for a look see. (Later)


    Cheers,
    Les.

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