Rachael + purple trees

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I've been walking past these trees on campus for over a week and have been wanting to do pictures with them but have been busy with school and haven't had a chance. I finally got a chance to do them and loved every second of it! Here are a few pictures from my session with Rachael!

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Lets just pretend I didn't cut off her fingers on this one :tongue:
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I like #1 the best. She looks like she is having a good time and the pose works, especially because she is on a hill. I would have liked to see just a little bit darker, more saturated pinks in it though. Maybe something closer to number 5. or split the difference :tongue:

I really like her jacket too :biggrin:

(next time, watch the bracelets/hair ties. I always have to tell my friend/fav model kelly to take hers off :tongue:)
 
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I like #1 the best. She looks like she is having a good time and the pose works, especially because she is on a hill. I would have liked to see just a little bit darker, more saturated pinks in it though. Maybe something closer to number 5. or split the difference :tongue:

I really like her jacket too :biggrin:

(next time, watch the bracelets/hair ties. I always have to tell my friend/fav model kelly to take hers off :tongue:)
Scott, I will try that later. I actually brought up the pinks a lot in that one and I'm afraid if I bring it up much more they're gonna start glowing. I'll see what I can do.


#1 is also my favorite. the pictures look better w/ her not wearing that big coat.
I kept asking her to take her coat off and she'd get upset and say I didn't like it (jokingly of course) but she was pretty fond of it so I let her do some with it.

She's very pretty. I'm going with #4 as my favorite of the series.
She is very pretty! I have SOO many pictures of this girl! I think I have 10 of her for my POTD's. I'll be living with in about 5 days so I'm sure there will be even more!1

Nice set. #1 & #7 are my faves.:smile:
Thanks Tony!
 
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I like number one and number four. Would like to see the colors pop a little more via curves though, with just a touch of smoothing to her skin. Very pretty model.

With your permission I love to try to PP one.
 
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I like number one and number four. Would like to see the colors pop a little more via curves though, with just a touch of smoothing to her skin. Very pretty model.

With your permission I love to try to PP one.
Gordon, you have my permission! :smile: If you would like to work with the raw file, let me know!

I always feel like I have enough contrast and then let it sit for a few days and see so many changes I could make to my pictures
 
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I love those trees, Elizabeth... I can see why you wanted to use them. The first picture stands out for me. As for the cut-off pictures, well, you just can't take that back... it's "painful" haha. :smile: Do it enough, and you will learn to look for those details before pressing the shutter button. I still don't look closely enough. That's why I take an assistant when it counts...
 
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I love those trees, Elizabeth... I can see why you wanted to use them. The first picture stands out for me. As for the cut-off pictures, well, you just can't take that back... it's "painful" haha. :smile: Do it enough, and you will learn to look for those details before pressing the shutter button. I still don't look closely enough. That's why I take an assistant when it counts...
Thanks Shaun! And she didn't need her fingers anyways :tongue:
 
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Ok; here is a version, mind you quick and dirty...so to speak, about 3 minutes in photoshop Adjusted levels and curves, a touch of dodging and very small amount of smoothing.


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Clone stamp tool in photoshop, but their's lots of different methods depending on how much or how little you what to edit. I personally don't like to over do the smoothing because it just doesn't look realistic. But for some shots you can.
 
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I really like #3, composition, her pose, it all works. You did a good job on those!
There is definitly more to good pictures than not cutting off Fingers. Like you said, I don't think she is missing them here.;)
 
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Clone stamp tool in photoshop, but their's lots of different methods depending on how much or how little you what to edit. I personally don't like to over do the smoothing because it just doesn't look realistic. But for some shots you can.
Ok, that's what I thought you did but I just wanted to make sure there wasn't an easier trick I didn't know about! :tongue:

Elizabeth - I love #1. The colors are just punchy enough and the background is perfectly blurred.

Very nice!
Thanks Mike!

I really like #3, composition, her pose, it all works. You did a good job on those!
There is definitly more to good pictures than not cutting off Fingers. Like you said, I don't think she is missing them here.;)
Thanks Ronnie! I've gotten better about not cutting feet, arms, and fingers off lately but sometimes you just forget to include those suckers!

You did great on #1.
Thanks mchong!
 

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