St3v3M wrote:davechinn wrote:A candid shot taken yesterday on the streets of Cincinnati. Comments, thoughts and suggestions welcomed.
Now that I know your work more I thought I'd take the time to look beyond the awe and wonder to try to find something that bothers me.
My immediate thought was to tone down the headscarf and brighten the eyes but looking more it feels like this is a cutout when looking at the top-right. I might tone down the covering on the shoulder and lighten the processing on her face, but all of this from someone who doesn't have a clue how to do any of this.
This is a wonderful portrait and you should be proud of the impact it has on others. Thank you so much for sharing this here with us! S-
Thank you Steve !!! I'm sure there are hidden issues while some could jump right out at you. I'm assuming your comments are referring to the B&W. It's not a cutout, but the brick background has been masked in. I too, would liked to have the eyes brightened more. I have brighten them some, but I was afraid I may go too far and make matters worse, so I had to find a fine line on where to stop and just accept the results. I have a certain recipe I follow up to a certain point with some, but not all, of my B&W conversions. Then I begin to experiment and sometimes I don't know the end results until I actually see it. I appreciate your suggestions and they would be something to explore.