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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
 
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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!
 
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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!
 

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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!

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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.

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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
 
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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!
 
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Gee, no wonder you got 8 kids, Gordon!

greyflash said:
Funny Steve, I never noticed the plaque. Guess you can tell where my mind is.
Glad you like it, thanks!
 
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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
 
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Thanks Leigh, David, & Patrick,

Patrick Bramlett said:
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,
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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