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POTM [01/07] Winter's here, wrap up warm!

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Hwulex, 25 Jan 2007.

  1. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    Entry two to this month's competition and a slightly different take on the theme. I figured instead of trying to capture winter itself - seeing as (excluding this morning) it's not very wintery out - I'd try and create the feeling of winter.

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    Shot info available on the linked Flickr page.

    This is my first attempt at portrature and enjoyed doing it, and also learned a few things in the process.
    Quite pleased with the results, and hope you guys like it, too. :)
     
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  2. Cabe

    Cabe What's a Dremel?

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    I really like that the colours are well balanced and the pose looks natural, excellent use of DOF. Good Show!
     
  3. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    Interesting shot. How did you create that background? I love attempting portraits however I never seem to get them just right. Either the subject moves (throwing out the DoF) or the background itsn't right.
    Any tips you learnt would be great ;)
    Having said that I guess pook would be the best one to talk to.
     
  4. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    Just photographed against a blank wall in my house with vignetting applied in PP.
     
  5. kylelnsn

    kylelnsn What's a Dremel?

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    Sweet pic mate nice job!
     
  6. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Good exposure there, and I like the pose, too. In my opinion, to really push the "cold" idea she should have been wearing gloves.

    As for the color, the overall color cast seems a little cool to me. Is that intentional?

    -monkey
     
  7. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    Gloves might have been an idea but don't think we had any to match. :)

    The colour cast is quite cool. I shot with flash but white balance set to tungsten which gives this blue cast. I did later try processing it with the correct white balance but the resulting image was a very warm, quite high contrast, image that just didn't suggest coldness - in fact quite the opposite.
     
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    A little cool?? That's the idea: it's meant to be cold. She's looking out from under the layers. Gloves would be nice and would complete the look, but being able to see her fingers excentuates the semi-escapism.
     
  9. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Yes, I understand the fact that the cool tones add to the cold feeling. That's why I was asking if the effect was intentional, or just the accidental result of lighting.

    I asked because I had the same thing in mind for the photo I was going to enter.

    -monkey
     
  10. Shadowed_fury

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    Love it! Winner so far for me.
     
  11. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    me too.
     
  12. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan What's a Dremel?

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    She's hot!

    eh.. oeps.. i mean nice pic :D
     
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