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Post by Shine Gonzalvez » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:44 pm

C&C welcome
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:40 am

Shine, be aware I've no credentials for critique but am generous with my opinions on images posted in the critique sections......A well done image with lots of character. Nitpicks are...a touch too bright on the subject's lower right eyelid with no falling off of directional light (as if a spotlight was being shined in that one spot) and pupil a bit too dark (looks like a painted black dot) on the mostly hidden eye. I am enjoying your work....

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Post by Shine Gonzalvez » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:02 pm

thanks for reply.... here is the revised version
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Post by minniev » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:38 pm

Shine Gonzalvez wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:02 pm
thanks for reply.... here is the revised version
I like the brightened version. It's a very engaging portrait and the center of interest is clearly the monocled eye slightly distorted (as is the whole face to a lesser degree). The bisected-ness (that's not a real word I'm sure) is another magnet that makes me look, look more.

My preference for the brightened version has to do with the visual appeal of the eyes, and my general reluctance towards the darker grunge portraits, which is probably just a matter of taste.

If Dave Chinn happens through, he can give you better feedback on that processing approach, since he uses it as well.
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:55 am

So here's the rub, I like the first image with the left eye, viewer's right, in the second! You have to print this! S-
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:16 am

While I usually agree with minniev and do like the lighter version, I favor the original here and stand by my comments..

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Post by St3v3M » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:24 am

Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:16 am
While I usually agree with minniev and do like the lighter version, I favor the original here and stand by my comments..
It's dam good! S-
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:30 am

ain't it..

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Post by Charles Haacker » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:31 pm

Interesting. I like both. I have both open in separate tabs so I can toggle between them and find both very compelling for different reasons that I can't quite articulate, but my heavens what a fascinating face, and that monocle! That makes me strongly suspect that this is the man to whom those wonderful hands belong? (Y)
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Post by Shine Gonzalvez » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:18 pm

No! The Hands don't belong to this man!......thank you all for your kind comments.....

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