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  1. thebeginning

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    hidden behind the veil...

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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wow. Let me say that again... Wow.

    The only critique I can offer is consider toning down the two hot-spots in the foreground... the one stipe on the shoulder and the highlight on the fold.

    Pete
     
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    Fab!! :thumbup:
    I really like your take on this. You think outside the norm!

    Is that a 1600/3200 or a plugin?
     
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    Here is a weird statement... everything that would ordinarily turn me off about a portrait makes this work beautifully. Very very nice job.
     
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    thanks you guys!

    Good suggestion pete, thanks!

    daniel - it's actually just PS noise, but selectively...I did it mostly on the midtones, like grain, and i performed some extra unsharp masking that was too small to affect the image detail, so it just made the noise/grain more noticeable.
     
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    I think I'd prefer it if the focus had been on her eye, but I still like it. It is a bit odd having the veil in focus and her eye sharpened, but her nose out of focus.
     
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    :hail::drool2: ... Dunno what else to say. :thumbup:
     
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    Luminosity No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Gotta agree with Mark here. I love the image, it's powerful and haunting. Yet, that eye just doesnt sit right in this photo, it is sharp when the rest of the image is out of focus and grainy. Now, there aint nuttin wrong with grain shweetheart, just so ya know, but yeah, that eye just reaches out and grabs ya in a creepy way here.

    Again, though, love it as a whole!
     
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    Wow, that is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    thebeginning TPF Noob!

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    you have a good point. It's not sharp in the original, and I didn't try to bring out sharpness in it (aside from some levels and contrast on the eye itself because it was in the shadows, but nothing big)...I sharpened the whole image after the resize, and you can 'make' things seem sharp that were slightly OOF in the original. in other words, it would be OOF in print. thanks for pointing that out though!
     

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