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1st of November 2007 (Thu), 02:54
Here goes another post :) I'm hoping to get rougher criticism on these pictures...so dont' disappoint me! :lol: These are friends that came to visit in San Francisco. My friend's girlfriend is from Brazil, and I couldn't decide if she looked more like Catherine Zeta Jones or Katherine McPhee! I'll let the members on POTN decide :)
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 02:57
More pictures....I think i went a little PP crazy and overdid some of the photos:| I wanted to play with the contrast, and couldn't get the right skin tone on the faces...any tips or suggestions?
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 02:59
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 03:01
pic5 is really bad in exposure.. as for the others from my opinion they are gr8
and for me.. the girl doesn't look like nor Catherine Zeta not Mcphee
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 03:19
Thanks amironsi, I was trying to play with a high contrast look for #5 to give the yellow truck some POP. It was a tough picture for me to PP cuz the original picture was already overexposed to begin with. But you're definately right, the exposure is really bad. Here's another try
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 07:58
These are all fantastic! I like your original #5 and would only crop out the slushy, it has that cool hot deserty route 66 feel with long sleeves. Thanks for sharing!
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 08:12
I like the pics. On 5 if you want the truck to pop but are ruining the faces just use a layer mask (if you have photoshop) and paint the skin out of the adjustment layer.
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 08:33
Great pics...........I love #8
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 12:14
I enjoyed the series a lot..
I really like the style and PP techniques you used.
I really like #3 and #8
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 13:47
I love them all! Can't find a single then I don't like about them!
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 15:14
1) I like this, but I feel like it lacks pop. Maybe you can saturate and make the land all green. I just wish there were more landmarks that identify the picture with the city of SF. This could make a good landscape shot?? The long skinny pictures? brain fart
3) wish I could've seen his expression
4) lucky man
5) I see what you're trying to do with #5 originally and I like it. The truck is awesome, but the skin colors come out crazy. I'm no PP expert and I can't even figure out how to do this myself, but maybe gradients will work? Also, I feel like it's too much tilt...made me dizzy.
6) doesn't do anything for me
7) I like the colors, but again, I see the back of his head
8) My favorite...love her expression, love the composition
10) Great location and composition with the building...not sure about the pose for that particular location. Beautiful building...sexy pose??
11) Very very nice...I like this one alot!
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 15:39
nice series - like them all
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 18:38
I really like these. Esp #'s 1,2,4,9, and 11.
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 21:56
thanks for all the comments everyone and the constructive criticism from extravaluemeal :)
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 22:03
I really like this series! I enjoyed it a lot!
The only thing I noticed is that in pic 11, you can see the dust on your sensor... on the right side of the photo. You may want to clone it out. ;)
1st of November 2007 (Thu), 22:20
Some very good shots in general!
#1 can be improved with PP. Great composition though.
#2 she is looking out of the frame. Her face has some odd shadows in it. Not flattering for her nose.
#3 Quite overblown and I don't like the fact that we see through her shirt (unless it's intentional, but it doesn't look like that's the case based on the other pics)
#4 Colors are a bit flat
#5 I like the original (the first one you showed). I'd clone out the drink at her feet.
#6 Good, not bad, but not a "great" shot.
#7 Looks like a nice candid, I like her expression and the frame on the wall.
#8 I like.
#9 I also like. Looks urban. Not sure if they will like it as much though.
#10 I hope he enjoys the view! I'd trash this one. (the B&W conversion is a bit flat too)
#11 Very well executed. Just not exactly sure of the background (cars, lamp post, etc)
2nd of November 2007 (Fri), 00:44
hopefully they were helpful suggestions. It could be my monitor, but I think you may have some dust on your lens on the last picture. Some circles here and there.
2nd of November 2007 (Fri), 03:06
Nice set of pics
4th of November 2007 (Sun), 20:09
love all the critiques, helps me learn how i can improve the PP and to notice things that i probably wouldnt' have paid attention to (dust on the sensor) otherwise! thanks!
4th of November 2007 (Sun), 20:56
love 2,7,8 ...especialy 8, nice bw conversion. There is something wrong going on with PP in #5 ....their faces look horrible with that kind of processing
4th of November 2007 (Sun), 21:57
Good shots. I think she looks like Gretchen Wilson (I think that's her name.....country singer)
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