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  1. jack

    jack TPF Noob!

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    i lasso'd the entire image around the man and did some horizontal,
    motion blur in photoshop- to give a bit of jazz to a rather mundane shot.

    :scratch:
    couldn't think of a category .. and not really a good-quality pic so ...
    i put it here. the 3rd of three 1.3MP pics taken today..//jack :wink:
     
  2. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    Love it when folks experiment, thanks for sharing this jack.

    The old mans face is a bit dark here, perhaps if you dodged (lightened it) a bit it would stand out more. The movement with the old man also adds a bit of symbolic meaning - should the viewer choose to interpret it that way :)

    I was thinking perhaps you even get it so it looks like a photo flash was done to his face?

    Some photoshop suggestion (i have 5.5 hopefully folks with your version 7 can respond as well - voodoocat, you listening? :D)

    1. right click on the the layer of the old man, you will see layer options: try screen, overlay, soft, light and hardlight each has different properties, see which one you like the best for the photo.
    2. goto filter->render->lighting effects. i've find that this is really 'fiddly' to get what you want, but the results could be quite rewarding
    3. use the dodge tool (black lollipop) to lighten up his face

    Hope that helps, if you do decide to try any of that, post it here so we can see, i think the shot has heaps of potential!
     
  3. jack

    jack TPF Noob!

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    hiya mark,
    you're a good-egg mate, thanks fo rthe feedback.

    erm...yes and..yes. i agree with both points.

    the photo is a border-line 'so-what' one in my own way of
    judging things but saying that, exactly as you allude to -
    there was something in this - like hmmm "time and tide waits for no
    man" / being elderly / wondering how this 80 year old perceives
    the changes to his local shopping street / frozen thoughts.
    all massive assumptions of course ! and the photo was just
    a hold-it-nonchantly-and-sneek-a-pic.

    when i did the blur, i immediately undo>redo fade it in (normal).
    there is the traces of a nice shot in the capture of his face
    (with some idea in mind of a more masterful old picture by someone else,
    sometime in the past), but the low-res of the cam (and not being film too)
    didnt cut the mustard. i will attempt another take on it, and dodge the face
    as you suggest. thanks for the photoshop procedure btw. i have 5.5 too.

    i always think of all the b&w makers on this forum now, when i work on
    a b&w in photoshop. to join the AOP in th UK is gonna cost me £250
    membership. this place costs practically nothing to benefit from !
    (i will use that DONATE button as soon as i can afford to, i promise).

    i think it was voodoocat's lesson somewhere about using the channel-mixer
    approach to monochrome finishing digitally,
    wow that turned everything ive been doing for since 1999 on its head.
    (messing about with saturation and contrast blehhh)


    p.s - dig your office ! :wink:

    :wink:
     
  4. jack

    jack TPF Noob!

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    i seem to have a fade> color burn fetish too :lol: :lol:

    maybe i should do some extremely burnt things and get it out of my system lol.

    whenever i work on a b&w now in PS, there is a Dew-voice thats says,
    "nah - it's too muddy" hehehe which is a good reality-check.
    (with reference to my 5 minute hash of her Kwame pic the other
    week ) :roll: :lol:
     

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