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  1. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    One of my newest images, taken with the aid of my new Promaster 7500 flash. I was going for a cold, desloate feeling. Marge and I went out to the beach on a cold day, knowing that nobody would be there, so we could walk alone and enjoy the crisp cool air.

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    Let me know what you think :)
     
  2. JonMikal

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    very nice. can't help wonder how it would look if you had included her feet.

    love the tones, especially in her face. much post work?
     
  3. Digital Matt

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    Thanks Jon. The original photo does include her feet. I cropped them out, because she was wearing bright red sneakers, and I felt it detracted from the shot. The post work was just in color balancing and saturation, and there is a gradiated hue adjustment to make the top half more bluish, fading to full color at the bottom. Also burned the edges for the vignette.
     
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    This is a fantastic shot. Very well composed and great mood to it.
     
  5. Digital Matt

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    Thanks Canoncan :)
     
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    I love the compostion on this. Very nicely done! : )
     
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    That's real nice PS work, Matt. I like the coloring and the vignetting, and I bet you'll enjoy this shot for a very long time. :)

    My only nitpick - and it's a minor one - is the almost oversharpened look of the tiny white highlights that are scattered about the background. They're bright enough to catch my eye and cause a bit of distraction from the subject.

    Minor, really, in an otherwise very nicely edited-for-drama image. :thumbup: I like her pose.
     
  8. Digital Matt

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    Thanks photo gal and thanks Terri! :)

    You are right about the oversharpened look. I think I'll have to re-develop a tiff from the raw with no sharpening for the background areas. I accidentally shot this on ISO 400, when I really could have gotten away with at least 200, if not 100 since I was using a flash.

    Thanks again everyone :)
     
  9. JonK

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    Love the mood of this shot and her pose fits it to a tee.
    Nice post-processing work. :thumbup: :D
     
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    Excellent Matt!!! Thanks for sharing your PS process as well...you've done an excellent job with this one :)
     
  11. Digital Matt

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    Thanks Jon and Amanda :)
     
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    I love how crisp it is, the colors are wonderful...you are gifted from what I'm seeing....
     

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