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Eralar

Posts: 1778

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

I have not done lots of B&W before, what do you think of the one actually in my port? Color image is found here: http://eralar.smugmug.com/Modele/Diamon … &k=kPh6H87

Looking for your opinion especially on the B&W conversion, but not exclusively. Also would like to know which you believe to be the strongest, B&W or color?

Thank you

Edit: I have made a double post, as I felt it belonged more in the regular Critique section than here. If a mod could lock this one, please do.

Sep 02 13 07:05 am Link

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Jayc Yu

Posts: 528

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The toes-up shot looks best in black and white as it removes real-life realism, and retains the lines and texture.

Sep 04 13 02:07 am Link

Photographer

Eralar

Posts: 1778

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Jayc Yu wrote:
The toes-up shot looks best in black and white as it removes real-life realism, and retains the lines and texture.

Thanks... yes I loved it so much more when I converted it smile

Sep 07 13 07:46 am Link

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B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

I can hardly see it through all the blur/-ve clarity you ruined it with.

Try again using a clarity setting of 0-10 and a moderate orange/red filter to keep the skin tones creamy if that's what you like.





Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Sep 07 13 07:50 am Link

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Eralar

Posts: 1778

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

That Italian Guy wrote:
I can hardly see it through all the blur/-ve clarity you ruined it with.

Try again using a clarity setting of 0-10 and a moderate orange/red filter to keep the skin tones creamy if that's what you like.





Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Thanks a lot Stefano... you had me go back for tutorials, which is great smile

I remade the picture, and realized I had added lots of sharpening in Imagenomic - Portraiture, which I removed for this version.

Here is the new image: 18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33790549 18+

What do you think?

Sep 07 13 09:34 am Link

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Jeff Fiore

Posts: 9224

Brooklyn, New York, US

My eyes keep getting drawn to her fingers on her right hand growing out of her boob..

Sep 08 13 08:00 am Link