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Post by davechinn » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:54 pm

I thought I would post based on Minnie's experimentations with motion blur. This is one I took 3 years ago and thought I would do a little experimenting with motion blur. I'm not totally satisfied with it, but more so than some of the others that I have to rework. This has a combination of motion blur (zoom effect) and soft focus (diffusion) within Topaz Lens Effect.The scratch layer came from Analog Efex Pro 2 from the Nic Collection. Thoughts and opinions ?
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:24 pm

I like the overall effect Dave...this type of image looks like a candidate for you fisheye lens, maybe even with this blur filter in addition...nitpicks are lines around finger and would like to see her right side face lightened ever so slightly.....

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Post by minniev » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:33 pm

davechinn wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:54 pm
I thought I would post based on Minnie's experimentations with motion blur. This is one I took 3 years ago and thought I would do a little experimenting with motion blur. I'm not totally satisfied with it, but more so than some of the others that I have to rework. This has a combination of motion blur (zoom effect) and soft focus (diffusion) within Topaz Lens Effect.The scratch layer came from Analog Efex Pro 2 from the Nic Collection. Thoughts and opinions ?
This made me smile. The effect matches the subject and the title perfectly! The processing and toning look good to me. I might be tempted to tone down the left side fingers just a touch so they don't steal too much from her very telling look of a tired irritated bartender.
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Post by Duck » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:58 am

There is so much I like about this image. It has a raw, "rock-n-roll" feel to it and can picture it as an album cover or advertising poster for a local metal band. As for the contrast on the face... I like the harder contrast but I get where PSJunkie is going with the comment. In relation to the overall image, the area around the face has a much stronger contrast base than the rest of the image. This leads to an unbalanced feeling with a heavier weight in the upper area. If the facial area was lightened (less contrast) or the hands area was darkened (more contrast) so the two areas matched a little more it might balance out. Just a thought.
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