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Discussion in 'People' started by Ping279, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. So my cousin got married about a month ago but on an island... meaning only a select few could make the trip. They decided to have a reception about a month later back in the states so all the family and friends could attend. I went along and took some pictures for them... hope you enjoy!

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    In color : http://www.pbase.com/ping279/image/83159484

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    In B&W : http://www.pbase.com/ping279/image/83120822

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    In original color : http://www.pbase.com/ping279/image/83162984
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  2. pointa-b-c


    Mar 21, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Nice series, great PS work. :cool:  3rd is my favorite, classic, romantic.
  3. Cutlass454


    Nov 29, 2006
    I agree, nicely done. Excellent PS work - care to share? :smile:
  4. Nathan,

    I think #3 is an award winner! Good work.
  5. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Beautiful work Nathan. I especially like #3 and 4.
  6. Well thanks... my post processing went as follows :

    For picture #3...

    • First I used the circular selection tool to make an oval around the couple
    • Then selected the inverse
    • With the outer edges of the picture selected, I first feathered the selection set to 150px, then I copied and pasted the selected area onto a new layer
    • On the new layer, I first darkened with curves then flattened the picture
    • Then i repeated the circular selection technique on the background area again and put the copied area onto another new layer
    • On that new layer, I blurred it with a gaussian blur set to about 80px
    • Then to control the blur, I adjusted the blurred layer's opacity

    I did mainly the same thing to most of the pictures i posted... hopefully this helped?
  7. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Ohh myyyy what beautiful pictures.
  8. 2nd is Spectacular! How did you light that in the fairway? Gorgeous!
    Do you have the same shot possibly a tad closer/larger crop? Maybe a bit less of the tree tops without losing the feel of the outdoors.
    Great work, I'm sure the newlyweds will be very happy with these!
  9. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Absolutely stunning, your post work helped to make each of these captures a masterpiece. Bravo!
  10. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Great shots Nathan! Just lovely!
  11. You have some lovely shots here Nathan.
  12. Well... I dont have anything closer. I could always just crop that picture i suppose. There actually was no artificial light used in these shots, all done with natural light. They were just positioned in the shadow of the trees eliminating the harsh shadows.
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