Another one of Sue...different style

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  1. NJMAN

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    Here is another one of Sue, but in a different style. I used the sun as the backlight and worked on the exposure so that her face and overall skin tone was a bit warmer and more pleasing. Also, played around with a gaussian blur effect outside of the focus area. She wanted to go for a "fresh warm spring" look.

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    Well, Im no expert but I think this is a VERY well done portrait!
     
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    Thank you d1a1s1!! Very appreciated. :D
     
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    I'm not a fan of the heavier blur around the edges, but that's just me. I think the flowers right next to her head is the best blur level and I'd keep that throughout the image.
     
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    Very Nice portrait shot, I don't mind the super blur on the left, I think it make it more interesting!
     
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    Thanks schumion and rigga! I appreciate the tips and feedback! :D
     
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    Using liquid or the warp brush in Photoshop or PaintShop Pro I would de-emphasize her slightly prominent chin with a little touch up.

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    but wasn't this meant to be an image showing her?

    If you change proportions, it is not her anymore.
     
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    I value your comment skieur, but I will have to agree with Alex. Maybe if she had a flabby turkey neck, I would liquify a bit, but her slightly prominent chin is one of her defining characteristics. :)

    Thanks for your comments.

    NJ
     
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    regarding myself I would even go a step further and classify cosmetic manipulations on an image showing myself as an insult ;) Not that I am perfect, but if someone does not consider myself worth being on a photograph the way I am, then he or she should not take the picture.
     
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    I think her chin is nice. But anyhow. I did like your old ones but this one is so nice! Very lovely. I love the blur!
     
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    I do like this one better than the other two. Good work. Maybe a bit of a vignette instead of the blur would help bring more attention to your model? Good stuff.
     

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