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'Bartender ... I'll Have Another'

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:54 pm
by davechinn
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 ?

Re: 'Bartender ... I'll Have Another'

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:24 pm
by Psjunkie
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.....

Re: 'Bartender ... I'll Have Another'

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:33 pm
by minniev
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.

Re: 'Bartender ... I'll Have Another'

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:58 am
by Duck
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.