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Mackenzie and a good friend

Discussion in 'People' started by spalding12, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. from last night
    with some family
    mac is on the right (crystal, on the left)

    24-70... hood REMOVED
    SB-800... shoe-mounted
    Gary Fong CLEAR dome

    ISO 720

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  2. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    Good shot of a couple of beautiful girls.
  3. thanks, kayne
    i appreciate that
  4. Mart61


    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Nice shot Greg. I'd say two things tho:

    I'd consider removing some of the reflection from Mac's left cheek and brow. And Mac's pupils are considerably dilated when compared with Crystal's. I wonder whay this is, when they were both in similar light?
  5. thanks for your thoughts
    i'll work on it some more

    the reason for the exaggerated pupil dilation in mac... is that she has CLASSIC GRAY EYES... and those folks have pupils that are THE most sensitive to light/darkness (with the exception of albino folks, of course)

    i don't use a "red-eye-reduction" solution in flashing... had i... they would have constricted a bit
  6. i worked on those "HOT" spots on mac's face and came up with this:

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  7. Mart61


    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    There ya go... :biggrin:

    BTW, what's that on your avatar? Looks like a motorcycle alternator cover?
  8. thanks... i appreciate that
    as for the avatar

    the open clutch cover for a 2008 Ducati 1098

    the whole picture:

  9. Mart61


    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    There ya go. Knew it was a side cover, just got the wrong side...
  10. Hi Greg,

    Great retouch. The only thing I would do is equalize the catch-light on her left eye. Sometimes, I'll just clone the other eyes catch-light or create one that's similar. I find that when a picture is reduced in size, the catch-light can become distorted.

    Best regards,

    BTW, the Ducati 1098 is awesome. If everything goes well, I'll have one this winter.
  11. another awesome point
    i'll get to work on that, as well

    i hope you get the 1098
    it's an awesome ride

    many friends have them
    i have my BMW K1200GT and MV Agusta Brutale 910R.... a lot of fun, as well
  12. how's this for the catchlight "fix?"

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  13. KristinB


    Apr 12, 2007
    Stafford, VA
    Lovely! A thought occurred to me looking at Mackenzie compared to Crystal... Mackenzie must slather SPF 50 on all the time, huh? :tongue:
  14. Nice picture of two lovely young ladies. I like your final edit. I do wonder what you used for flash in this shot and why no diffuser as the lighting seems a bit harsh.
  15. thanks, kristin
    well... their complexions ARE quite different.... :biggrin:

    2 things:
    1. mac would LOVE to have crystals coloring
    2. crystal just came off the stage... and was still wearing her performance makeup

    she is one of the singer from The Trailer Choir


    they open up for Toby Keith...
    she had come right from the show
    her long-time boyfriend is my wife's cousin
  16. gordon...
    thanks for looking and commenting
    by the time we left the restaurant... it was almost midnight
    as i mentioned in my post above... crystal is a professional singer with Toby Keith's opening band

    she was in a rush to get back to her tour bus...
    after playing the Ford Amphitheater in Tampa... they have a concert in Charleston, SC tonight.

    everyone was tired
    i used the SB-800... shoe-mounted with the clear gary fong attached
    FAR from perfect

    i wish you'd been with me...
    you expertise would have helped me to slow down and get a much better result
  17. Greg, I did a little work on this image, hope you don't mind.

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  18. i don't mind at all, gordon
    in fact, i'm honored that you took the time to do so

    if you have time, could you tell me what you did.... so that i can learn?

    i really appreciate it
  19. Greg, I am on my way to church but will PM you when I get back. Will probably be this afternoon sometime.
  20. Now I'm jealous!

    And you have a D3, too!

    For me, the Ducati will come before the D3. It's a tough choice, but the Ducati will get more smiles per hour.

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