Storm


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I attended a photography class in Glasgow and we got to work with a model to try out different techniques, this is one of my favourites.
29/02/2012 - 09:18BMurray
CategoryPortraits / People
Shutter Speed1/60
Aperturef/4.5
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ISO400
Focal Length115mm
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 29/02/2012 - 09:48
I reckon I could clone out that lump of timber in the background with a little care, even with my limited skills. Then the picture would be perfect. Oh, I'd probably select the face and just inject a bit more light using curves, to lift the shadows...
Best wishes,

Andrew

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RCA

Link Posted 29/02/2012 - 09:54
bwlchmawr wrote:
I reckon I could clone out that lump of timber in the background with a little care, even with my limited skills. Then the picture would be perfect. Oh, I'd probably select the face and just inject a bit more light using curves, to lift the shadows...

My thoughts exactly, the pose and the models expression are spot on and I really like the compo in general - its just the piece of wood that detracts.

Clare

QuestionableCarrot

Link Posted 29/02/2012 - 10:10
Nice lumps out in front though
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sam-joseph

Link Posted 29/02/2012 - 10:52
She does indeed look a bit stormy, as in "Ere, where you bin then?" Nice DOF here, and a potentially lovely model.

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grahamwalton

Link Posted 29/02/2012 - 12:02
I like the pose of the model and the use of the weathered wall as the environment. The use of the shallow depth of field is also good.
In its current state, the wooden cross in the background is very dominant and immediately behind the model. If the wooden cross had been to the right of the model and duller in tone, it would have been part of the composition. The photo then would have had a religious feel.
Friendly Regards
Graham

steven9761

Link Posted 29/02/2012 - 12:27
sam-joseph wrote:
She does indeed look a bit stormy, as in "Ere, where you bin then?" Nice DOF here, and a potentially lovely model.

Regards

If she's from Glasgow, it'll more likely be "whoyilookinitt, yaglaikitwalloper?" (you need to be from Glasgow to fully understand this "coded" message!!)

Lovely photo, though!! Her name's not really Mary Hill from Maryhill, is it??

senn

Link Posted 29/02/2012 - 13:52
your model poses marvelously, .. and the capture is great, ..IMHO, the timber in the bg disturbs attention a bit

regards
senn
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BMurray

Link Posted 29/02/2012 - 19:23
Thanks for the comments guys really appreciate it. I have got ps elements 8 but no idea how to use it yet. The guy who took the class says we can email him 1 shot and he will edit it so I have sent him this one. I have a few more of storm so I put them up when I get a minute.
B Murray

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 29/02/2012 - 19:52
If cloning is a bit demanding, it's possible to select the wood and darken it using levels or curves to lessen the impact. It's so good otherwise, I'd not let it rest...
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

BMurray

Link Posted 01/03/2012 - 11:42
I have no intention of posting but you should see the mess i made of this when i tried the cloning tool in elements. I couldnt sleep for laughing at myself. how in the name of all that is holy do you apply changes in the full edit?
B Murray

szgabor

Link Posted 03/03/2012 - 14:27
I like the lights and her pose and expression. This is a great capture but I have to agree with the others regarding the timber.
Regards,
Gábor
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