Blown out or cool effect?

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  1. RMThompson

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    This weekend I did a shoot with a new model:

    (NSFW - www.rmtimages.com/joanna)

    Anyway this one shot is bugging me... it happened accidentilly with an incorrect setting, but something about the color/light I really like.

    My wife loves it, but another photog hated the blown out highlights.

    I cannot decide.

    Let me know how I can improve it, or better yet, have at it, and tell me how you did it:

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    IMO it is a bit too much.. There is a place for blown out highlights... it just has to be well under control in order to look intentional not accidental.

    There are a few photos on your site that have blown out highlights that work (in my opinion): 590 and 604. Good shoot.. looks like it was a fun experience.
     
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    To my eyes it's just too blown. Highlights in the hair, the line extending left to right from the top of her jeans - just doesn't work for me. the hair over her eye is also distracting. She sure is a beautiful girl though. You have others on your web site that looked nicer.
     
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    I guess this is my inexperience talking, but I like it. It has a very nice surreal feel to it. Almost as if she is glowing.
     
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    It looks similiar to cross processing.
     
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    the green tint bothers me more than being blown out. You don't shoot RAW I presume?
     
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    I'm going to go against the grain and say I like it. I mean, sure it's not the best looking photo, but it's really creative and I think it works. It reminds me of some Blur album cover....nice job.
     
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    For me there is just too much that is blown out...if it was cropped under her elbow, imo it would tone it down enough so I can look at her face. I actually like the green tint and blue shadows happening...I would probably darken it a bit, just to make the colors pop more with the brights.

    just my .02 :sillysmi:
     
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    As it is now its not very good, but I definitely see it as a potential to turn it into an old looking type of photograph. Add some grain, haziness, etx. Maybe play with saturation, you could probably turn it to look pretty cool.

    I love the shots with the guitar. Very cool idea
     

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