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centerlightpop
06-19-2009, 06:38 PM
I've been focusing on portraiture lately, so I decided to take my camera outdoors for a change.

I'm not sure what exactly works about this picture (if anything!) but I like it :)

Lovin
06-19-2009, 09:17 PM
For this image I think it could work a filter that gives you the paint impression, a preset in Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture, or in what software do you use.

Mad Aussie
06-20-2009, 12:21 AM
Awww ... and I wanted to say something nice for the first shot I've seen of yours too CLP ... but I'm afraid nothing appeals in that one. Sorry about that.

centerlightpop
06-20-2009, 04:23 PM
Awww ... and I wanted to say something nice for the first shot I've seen of yours too CLP ... but I'm afraid nothing appeals in that one. Sorry about that.

No worries.

Mad Aussie
06-20-2009, 04:57 PM
Hey ... I was just thinking ... if it was a watercolour effect you were looking for ... then it's brilliant! :)

Marko
06-20-2009, 07:46 PM
I'm on my laptop here which is average, but I like parts of this image big time. It has an Asian feel and I find the leaves very pleasing.

centerlightpop
06-20-2009, 10:23 PM
Hey ... I was just thinking ... if it was a watercolour effect you were looking for ... then it's brilliant! :)

Haha! Yes, that was sort of the idea. I know it's a bit too light, but any darker and it sort of lost the effect I was going for (plus, it seems wildly different on different monitors).

It was basically an experiment - I'll hopefully improve on it at some point.

centerlightpop
06-20-2009, 10:24 PM
For this image I think it could work a filter that gives you the paint impression, a preset in Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture, or in what software do you use.

That's an idea, though I have to say I generally try to stay away from artistic filters... but it would be good to learn to use them in a subtle way. (I use Photoshop CS2.)

JAS_Photo
06-20-2009, 11:46 PM
I am jumping on the bandwagon of liking this capture. It's high key but soft as well.

Bambi
06-22-2009, 03:46 PM
perhaps a very dumb question but would this be a shot that the orton would work on?

Marko
06-22-2009, 03:50 PM
perhaps a very dumb question but would this be a shot that the orton would work on?

Not really, not in the traditional way anyway. Ortons should have some sharpness before they are Ortonized. This one is a bit too soft IMO. Had this shot been tack sharp (and have less white space) it would have made a very interesting Orton imo.