Time to go home........which one

Discussion in 'People' started by RayGuselli, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
    Hi,

    Am finalising processing on this shot for printing.

    As you can guess, we just said to Maria, time to go home and she was not to happy about leaving the park.

    Caught the moment in a flash, hardly time to get camera turned on and focused - but wanted the expression - so it was split second.

    I like the expression and have done with it what I can. (If anyone else can improve the image I would be more than happy so please feel free to have a try)

    Up to now, which would you pick and print please............I will not be offended if you say none.

    Many thanks

    Ray


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    Processed in Colour

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    Processed in Sepia


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  2. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    I used #1 with Photoshop Elements, and just applied the Auto Contrast/Color, and one Sharpen.

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  3. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
    Ken

    Hi Ken

    Many thanks.

    Tha does look good because it retains much of the original colour etc.

    I note the one sharpen whereas I think I may have used usm, perhaps too much?

    I am now torn between your coloured image which I prefe rto mine and the sepia.

    Really appreciate your input and for taking the time.

    Very best wishes

    Ray
     
  4. PeterRH

    PeterRH Guest

    You've done it again....

    ....an incredible capture of her expression.

    Weirdly (given my previous comments about overdoing stuff) I actually really like your colour processed one (but with the tree she is leaning against dialled down a bit).

    I think that it is almost 3D in its look. Maybe because I've looked at your other post about her I am really engaged by the different, full-of-emotion, thoughtful look you've captured here. And the background just adds to the effect.

    Maybe I'm a little odd in this, but whatever you do, in your shoes I would keep that one by. I could imagine a large print of that.
     
  5. Ray,

    I like the one in Sepia. Very nicely done on all of them actually.
     
  6. Ken...Nice job on the picture.
     
  7. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Thank you!
     
  8. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    I changed the photo to Grayscale, then used Nikon Capture to apply a Sepia tone, and this is what I got (cropped to be more like yours).

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  9. Do we really have to pick? Actually of this group I like Ken's color version the best.

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera
     
  10. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Ray,
    Great capture of mood. May I suggest you try a B&W.:smile:
     
  11. Hi Ken,

    If photoshop elements gives you such a result after auto contrast/color and one sharpen then i would say great result.

    I love your version. And i also like the sepia versions.
     

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  12. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Thanks, Vince. I'm still using the "original" version of Elements.....no version number.....it is the 1989-2001 program.

    Ken
     
  13. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
    Taking Cwilt's advice

    Hi Cwilt

    Have been working on a b/w to try to introduce some mood.

    Ran levels, contrast and then duplicate dlayer set to soft light mode.

    Then added some gaussian blur (very slight)

    I have a light patch down Maria's nose - would you leave or remove please as it was obviously the lighting at the time - but is it wrong/distracting in the photo?

    Hope it has worked.

    Having seen your b/w shots would appreciate help and advice please.

    Thanks

    Ray

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  14. Roosje

    Roosje

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    May 25, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Such a beautiful photo! It was lovely to work on. This is my version :smile:

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    Roosje
     
  15. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
    Hi Roosje

    Many thanks for having a look and taking time to work on.

    Your rendition is beautiful - really nice.

    I am so unsure which to chose - perhaps I should print them all!!!

    Very best wishes

    Ray
     
  16. My try

    Hi, Ray - I think I may have a "thing" for eyes - and blue ones in particular! :smile: Anyway, I applied some PWLII to the eye in shadow to bring it out just a bit and cropped the overall pic. It may or may not be what you had in mind.

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    As an afterthought, I think it was Ken's version I worked with.
     

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  17. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
    Thanks Diane

    Hi Diane

    Thank you for also taking some time with this shot.

    Your version is again beautiful and it is now so difficult to decide.

    The changes made are subtle but evident.....I really must learn subtle!!!!

    I am hard pressed to chose and thing that yours is another winner for me.

    I think Ann (my wife) and I need to sit and have a good look and decide.

    Most importantly - many thanks again - really appreciate the help and work undertaken by others with this.

    Very best wishes

    Ray
     
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