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Thanksgiving

Postby Psjunkie » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:13 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all, just a couple of the many things I’m thankful for…..all comment welcome, especially those regarding presentation and or processing..
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby davechinn » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:02 am

Psjunkie wrote:Happy Thanksgiving to all, just a couple of the many things I’m thankful for…..all comment welcome, especially those regarding presentation and or processing..


Very well done on the processing Frank !!! I like both images very much. Although, of the two I much prefer the first one, because it's much sharper. The second one is softer and if that was what you wanted then fine. I'm just saying that between the two, the first is tack sharp through out the face where the other is not. I believe it's because of your aperture settings. The first was at f5.6 & the 2nd was at f1.8. If you didn't use a tripod on the first, you did very well avoiding motion blur at 1/13 sec. Either way, both are very nice images and I love the processing and expressions very much. Possibly a square crop would work much better to eliminate some of the dead space.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Psjunkie » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:51 pm

Thank you for comment Mr. Chinn. I don't own a tripod so just got lucky..the softness intended and added to...appreciate the crop suggestion will give it some thought.

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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby minniev » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:24 pm

Psjunkie wrote:Happy Thanksgiving to all, just a couple of the many things I’m thankful for…..all comment welcome, especially those regarding presentation and or processing..

These children are precious, and your processing is very nice. The first image is simply exceptional, with the wonderful angled pose, the light, and the perfect model with those eyes and freckles, and the tiny subdued smile. Thanks for sharing, and they are indeed to be thankful for.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Psjunkie » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:20 am

Thank you minniev...yes the first a favorite taken in the car of all places, have been experimenting with light and dark using curves layers and such.

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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby St3v3M » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:28 am

Psjunkie wrote:... the first a favorite taken in the car of all places, have been experimenting with light and dark using curves layers and such.

If you don't mind would you explain your process? S-
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Psjunkie » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:58 am

Do my normal image processing St3v3M which is to get the image looking as good in color as I think I can and then convert it to b/w, adjust as needed….then I used a curves layer to brighten and a merged layer with apply image and finally masked and opacity adjustments as I saw fit…a few vignette layers and wallaaa....be happy to go into more detail if you so desire, that is just the synopsis….

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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby St3v3M » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:04 am

Psjunkie wrote:Do my normal image processing St3v3M which is to get the image looking as good in color as I think I can and then convert it to b/w, adjust as needed….then I used a curves layer to brighten and a merged layer with apply image and finally masked and opacity adjustments as I saw fit…a few vignette layers and wallaaa....be happy to go into more detail if you so desire, that is just the synopsis….

The details can always help someone new! A tutorial even if you want! S-
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Psjunkie » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:08 am

I'll give it some thought...it's not like I invented the technique or anything St3v3M....

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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby St3v3M » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:13 am

Psjunkie wrote:I'll give it some thought...it's not like I invented the technique or anything St3v3M....

It's always fun to see through another's eyes! And the whole car thing is fascinating! S-
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