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Park Avenue Pin-ups

Posts: 530

Waverly, New York, US

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32455093

The image was done in camera.  Done in post: the vignette, the glow from the kerosene lamp and cleaning up some details.

Apr 27 13 07:02 pm Link

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Charlie-CNP

Posts: 2644

New York, New York, US

the ghost part feels slightly underexposed to me personally. Maybe bump exposure in post slightly and dodge/burn a little to bring out highlights. As far as the post work additions, just say no to the vignetting... it comes off as distracting/amateurish honestly. The original image might have more weight to it if you are working in camera to begin with. good luck

Apr 27 13 07:18 pm Link

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Park Avenue Pin-ups

Posts: 530

Waverly, New York, US

Thanks for the feedback.  The railing in the lower right hand corner was distracting, wanted to get rid of it, so the vignette was my solution, I'll have another crack at that some other way...cropping it out made the image way too "tall" my taste.

Apr 27 13 07:37 pm Link

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Bravo Magic Images

Posts: 765

Temple City, California, US

Park Avenue Pin-ups wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32455093

The image was done in camera.  Done in post: the vignette, the glow from the kerosene lamp and cleaning up some details.

It is a nice attempt but I feel that you could have exposed it a few more seconds to give it a more of a transparent look also I dont think Gost can carry objects from th e real world. Also to add more to the gostly body you could have use some clown white paste to make the body a lil more dead looking. Any way just my 2 cents.

Apr 27 13 08:20 pm Link

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Click Hamilton

Posts: 35436

San Diego, California, US

I like it!

I like it the way it is. You captured the right feeling, and made your transparency right in the right places.

Apr 27 13 08:36 pm Link

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Lee_Photography

Posts: 9287

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

I like the overall concept and execution of the image

The skin looks too alive, needs less pink

Apr 28 13 10:10 am Link

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C G Photography

Posts: 146

Ukiah, California, US

I like it but agree with Lee that she needs a little less color.

Apr 28 13 05:46 pm Link