Too Much Detail??

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  1. cardonalj

    cardonalj TPF Noob!

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    Would you guys think this is entirely too much detail in a person and does it make it look unflattering or not? Personally I like the look. but that's just me.

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    America's Marine by LJCPhotos, on Flickr


     
  2. Derrel

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    Whoa! I looked at it on your FLickr at large size at All sizes | America's Marine | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    and it looks, well, pretty, ummmmm, awful I guess is the word I would use....it just...looks...weird....dude....

    I like hyper-realism as much as the next guy, but he looks like he's made of case-hardened metal, and the lips look..."weird"...

    Now, in fairness, converted to B&W,and lightened up a bit, this might look okay!!!
     
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    I have to agree with Derrel. To be honest, in my opinion it gives new meaning to the word "Unflattering". Sorry, but it does absolutely nothing for me.
     
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    I love case-hardened metal....but not this edit. Agree that in B&W and adjusted it might have better appeal.
     
  5. cardonalj

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    Np apologies needed. I was going for an unflattering type look in PP. Guess I may have gone a lil overboard with it tho i guess.
     
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    he is a Marine, in the field, afterall..
     
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    I agree it's a little much. If I didn't read your description, i'd think it was just noise from a high iso (1600+) image from a 10 year old dslr.
     
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    Maybe with a different color balance as well. His skin tone is a bit purple-ish!
     
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    Very interesting! Can I try a black and white wiew?
     
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    ... that doesn't make sense. Can you explain.
     
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    He's "case-hardened". Tough as nails, as it were, so now his skin looks it as well.
     
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    The post processing seems to have also produced some strange looking bokeh on the wall..
     

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