- October 15, 2018 at 3:04 pm #370070
Having spent an hour taking some portraits That were fairly “formal” Mary just lay back not he bed smiling and this was the best of a few quick shots I got after standing on the bedside chair. I am quite pleased with it but always ready to learn and improve. The RAW image was edited through PSE
Taken with a canon EOS8-D with he kt 18-55 lens :ƒ/3.5, 18.0 mm, 1/100
- October 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm #370281
A famous quote is “the eyes are the windows to the soul”. I looked at several of your photos on Flickr and in most of them Mary has beautiful almost dark blue eyes. In this photo the color in her eyes is so light and washed out that they almost look like zombie eyes so I would darken them a bit. The teeth look unnaturally white too. You might want to change your profile so forum members can edit your photos and see what the sharks come up with. Good luck!
- October 17, 2018 at 7:53 am #370360
What Lenny said Neil.
I would add that the colour is just…well…funky. Under Mary’s chin and in all the dark portions there’s a strange green cast. It almost looks like split toning has been applied with the highlights being yellow and the shadows being green. For me, green skin doesn’t look good. If that can’t be sorted then maybe b&w or a warm toning would be worth a try.
The pillow on the left above her right forehead is really bright and an eye snag for me…maybe burn it a bit?
I like the comp. and Mary looks very natural and happy.
- October 17, 2018 at 9:18 am #370368
I pretty much agree with Rob’s comment. I think that this green cast doesn’t look good – maybe you can try to stick to the color version or B&W with some warming filter? I would also remove the vignetting, I feel it looks a bit too harsh.
- October 19, 2018 at 2:11 am #370671
Also agree with everything that’s been said, also don’t like the gloves she’s wearing. They are definitely too dark, probably would have been better without them. But I do like the pose…
- October 21, 2018 at 3:42 am #370890
hi again and thanks for all the comments, it is always helpful, I didn’t even notice the green cast which might be more to do with my eyes than anything else. I will think about altering my setting to let people edit the shots but whilst if is good on here there are people that might abuse that privilege
Thanks again though, every day is a school day:)
- October 22, 2018 at 5:37 am #371104
- October 22, 2018 at 5:59 am #371116
Thanks for the reassurance, I will do it in future.
- October 22, 2018 at 12:56 pm #371169
mary and neil. I feel the opposite. I feel privileged to have this group of great photographers process my photos to show me “the way”. I have been on this forum for, I can’t remember how long, a long time, but I have learned tons.
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