Thanks John. The concept was called "reflections". Reflections, because I had a piece of Plexiglas on a black surface. Here's the uncropped image. The Plexiglas was responsible for the reflection in her eye, as was the key light (47" Octabox/ab800). I also had a 7'x3' panel reflector about a foot away from her right elbow. You can also see the hair-light (36" Octabox/ab400)on her right shoulder and hair. With all this Jibber one could mistake me for someone that knows lighting.......certainly not true. :smile:Fred, exceptional! What did you use for fill? Is that a foamcore board I see in the reflection of her eye?
Thanks very much for your comments Phil. I sharpened it up a bit. :smile:Very nice, Fred! I wonder if a little more DOF would have helped: the eyes look a little soft (particularly her right eye), compared to that lucious mouth. Just the same, a great image! :smile:
Thanks much John. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment!Outstanding job Fred! The right eye (her right) does seem a tad soft (nothing Photoshop can't handle), but still an outstanding job!
Thanks Stuart.It's a beautiful portrait Fred and certainly makes for a nice new avatar!! Your skin work here is excellent. Great work!!
Thank you Keith. I agree, the uncropped image wins.Great job Fred. I actually like the uncropped version better. The softness of Jodie's right eye is more evident in the crop...
Thanks Woody! I see what you are saying - I am going to try what you suggested - need some zip in those eyes.I love the way you retained the skin texture this time... excellent processing, but the eyes seem a tad dull for some reason.
Assuming you created a blur layer, try using the eraser tool set to 50% opacity and 50% hardness and go around the edge of the lips. That will eliminate that hard edge where the lipstick ends and skin begins... I'd like to see that transition a little less abrupt.
I'd also burn in her eyebrows a little... the whole area around her eyes is lacking definition. IMO, of course.