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Alina - At the Park in Simferopol
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:57:59 AM »
I met Alina in Simferopol when I visited Ukraine. She saw my camera and asked if I was any good at portraits. I said, "No, but I try real hard!" She said she wanted to send some new photos to her ailing grandmother in Russia. How do you say no to a pretty lady with a story like that? We walked to a nearby park and caught the last 30 minutes of sunlight. These were a few of her favorites - I hope grandma was happy!
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Alina - At the Park in Simferopol
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Re: Alina - At the Park in Simferopol
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 12:03:09 PM »
When you have no talent it always helps to have a pretty model!  ;D
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Re: Alina - At the Park in Simferopol
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 03:23:23 PM »
The contrast is too high to my taste, in other areas – just continue to improve what you currently do  :)
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Re: Alina - At the Park in Simferopol
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 04:40:54 AM »
I probably overcooked it in DPP... I'm really a rookie when it comes to digital processing... This one is SOOC RAW, highlights pulled down, contrast one notch lower, minimal sharpening... Better?
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Re: Alina - At the Park in Simferopol
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 06:11:30 AM »
The dark and middle tones look much better. Highlights are to dark to my taste. Might be a reason to calibrate your monitor  :)
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Re: Alina - At the Park in Simferopol
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 06:40:37 AM »
dat dress & blown highlights. 0/10. would not bang

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Re: Alina - At the Park in Simferopol
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012, 06:49:20 AM »
Highlights could be pulled down just one step. IMO color saturation could be pulled down with 10%.
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Re: Alina - At the Park in Simferopol
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2012, 08:21:29 AM »
The dark and middle tones look much better. Highlights are to dark to my taste. Might be a reason to calibrate your monitor  :)

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Re: Alina - At the Park in Simferopol
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2012, 08:23:23 AM »
dat dress & blown highlights. 0/10. would not bang

Thanks! That's very helpful!  ::)
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Re: Alina - At the Park in Simferopol
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 08:29:00 AM »
Highlights could be pulled down just one step. IMO color saturation could be pulled down with 10%.

Thanks! I appreciate seeing your suggestion!
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Re: Alina - At the Park in Simferopol
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 08:29:00 AM »