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Discussion in 'People' started by Steve S, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Here's another shot of Meg that I like. Shame I missed the focus on this one too by just a touch. The exact point of focus in on her left arm area, although I aimed at her eyes.
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    Date/Time 31-Jul-2005 07:56:00
    Make Nikon
    Model NIKON D2X
    Flash Used Yes
    Focal Length 40 mm
    Exposure Time 1/320 sec
    Aperture f/2.8
    ISO Equivalent 200
    Exposure Bias +1/3
    White Balance (-1)
    Metering Mode multi spot (3)
    JPEG Quality (6)
    Exposure Program aperture priority
     
  2. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    Really pretty girl, Steve. One minor suggestion (from a woman's perspective)...have her wear a shade darker lipstick next time. She has a lovely face, it would brighten it up some and I think it would make a major difference. Otherwise, gosh, wish I was still that young!
     
  3. Hey Steve!

    Beautiful model, which makes for a wonderful pic regardless of the focus... :)

    What lens was used for this? 40mm is an interesting focal length for a full-body shot, and the bokeh in the trees has an unusual character. Just wondering...

    I generally like the pose/composition, but I would probably be inclined to clone out the "Pillars" sign.

    All-in-all I think you have a nice series going with Meg, and this is a nice shot!
     
  4. She seems to have loads of self confidence. Nice image Steve.
     
  5. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    I'm with David, on the plaque on the post.

    She's looker for sure, and like Leigh said, some darker lipstick would give her lips more detail.

    Other than that. I think its great. High heals are cool!

    Regards,
     
  6. Henk

    Henk Guest

    Hi Steven

    Megan is a real beautiful woman, she makes a perfect model too.
    In the US you guys are lucky to have such gorgeous women around :D
    Hope you don't mind my efforts to improve this shot in PSCS.

    [​IMG]

    What I did here:

    - the logo on the side bothered me so I removed it.
    - level wasn't perfect, rotated just a notch.
    - cropped the image a bit to get better frame.
    - removed green cast.
    - increased contrast and brightness a little.
    - (edit) lightened up her face just a little (was too dark)
    - fine tuned color with hue slider.
    - copied layer and added USM to it.
    - masked this layed.
    - painted in sharpness only in the face, where the original indeed lacks sharpness, left the rest as is.


    Best regards,

    Henk
     
  7. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Wow, thanks Henk, that's a pretty dramatic improvement!

    I must tell you, that I did plan to remove that rediculous plaque from the pillar post. I just quickly picked this shot out of the pile last night to illustrate the missed focus point, and edited it on a non-calibrated monitor in my living room while watching a movie. Great job on it. I don't even notice the softness in the face anymore. I'll keep these all tweaks in mind for any others!
     
  8. Funny Steve, I never noticed the plaque. Guess you can tell where my mind is.
     
  9. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Gee, no wonder you got 8 kids, Gordon!

    Glad you like it, thanks!
     
  10. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    What plaque??? :shock: What Trees??? :shock: Lipstick??? :shock: What??? :shock: Just kidding, Steve!!! You're having a ball and I'm happy for you...keep shooting and posting your images!!! :D
     
  11. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks Leigh, David, & Patrick,

    David, I used my 28-70 2.8 for this series, and Leigh & Pat, I told her to wear some bright lipstick, but she didn't! If there is a next time, I can guarantee she will!
     
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