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Aug 01, 2010 21:43 |  #1

Hi all, well his face was a bit dark so I tried to lighten it up in Viveza. Let me know if anyone thinks it's overdone and obviously improvements all round.

Does the desaturation work? can't seem to get the pure colour one looking good so opted for this.......


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Aug 01, 2010 21:58 |  #2

And here's a mid shot in full colour, haven't really done much to the photo at all in terms of pp, very slight crop/sharpen/brightnes​s, the colours look way to saturated on my monitor....is it just me or is that the verdict??

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Aug 01, 2010 22:20 |  #3

#2 is excellent. Far more impact than #1, helped by the saturation. My monitor isn't calibrated either ;).




  
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Aug 01, 2010 22:26 |  #4

The man's eyes tells the whole story. #2 for me.




  
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Aug 02, 2010 04:05 |  #5

#2. Bring out the colours.


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Aug 02, 2010 04:48 |  #6

#2 is a winner the facial expression combined with the colors is lovely


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Aug 02, 2010 18:22 |  #7

Prefer the second version which looks so much better than the first.


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Aug 02, 2010 20:54 as a reply to  @ corkneyfonz's post |  #8

I missed this when I commented on the boat thread.

#2 for me too - personally, color is good as is on my calibrated monitor. The level of saturation is still within restrained territory and seems to be in keeping with the old and grimy (and sometimes downright filthy) yet dignified status of the city.



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Aug 03, 2010 08:48 |  #9

One more fan for number 2. Striking color against the dark skin. Great work.




  
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Aug 03, 2010 10:10 |  #10

2nd one pops and is a better portrait.


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Aug 03, 2010 10:15 |  #11

I like them both but #2 is better




  
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Aug 03, 2010 10:22 |  #12

Thanks all, appreciate the comments.....I'm always a bit worried about overdoing/oversaturati​ng the colours but glad to hear I'm in the ballpark!!




  
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