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Post by davechinn » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:28 pm

On the streets of New Orleans I couldn't pass by this young lady without capturing a few shots. I took a few, walked away only to return for more. She had such a lovely voice and put some emotional expression into her street performance. After viewing some, but not all of the images I took, I decided to process this one first. While not knowing exactly where I was going with the processing, I knew I needed to start somewhere. I knew that where ever I was going with it, I would eventually end up there, because I sometimes will change my thought process only to go in a different direction. Sometimes a road less traveled. Posted is such an image .... a recipe processed with total experimentation, but it is one I'm growing fond to. What say you?
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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:34 pm

Digging her look and the processing of this Dave.
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Post by minniev » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:37 pm

davechinn wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:28 pm
On the streets of New Orleans I couldn't pass by this young lady without capturing a few shots. I took a few, walked away only to return for more. She had such a lovely voice and put some emotional expression into her street performance. After viewing some, but not all of the images I took, I decided to process this one first. While not knowing exactly where I was going with the processing, I knew I needed to start somewhere. I knew that where ever I was going with it, I would eventually end up there, because I sometimes will change my thought process only to go in a different direction. Sometimes a road less traveled. Posted is such an image .... a recipe processed with total experimentation, but it is one I'm growing fond to. What say you?
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I haven't done anything with my photos of this young lady, and I didn't get many because I was chasing the Gargantuan Tatooed Wedding Party

A very compelling one, Dave, because of the expression and that dreamy processing you're using now. One day you might do a little tutorial for us on this?
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:08 pm

this is awesome - my critique would be that the color in the guitar steels too much from the lady. I too would love a blow-by-blow description of how you edit your images!

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Post by minniev » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:27 pm

Here's my version and as you can see, it has far less impact and interest than yours. I didn't see the potential the way you did.
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:03 pm

I'm still up in the air on the processing Dave..I liked it on the surfer and some of your others but not sure of it here...

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Post by Matt Quinn » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:58 pm

Dave, Love the face but not the overall treatment. Too soft and smokey; might have expected more of your grit approach. Matt
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Post by davechinn » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:27 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Digging her look and the processing of this Dave.


Thank you Ernst much appreciated !!!
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Post by davechinn » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:40 pm

minniev wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:37 pm
davechinn wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:28 pm
On the streets of New Orleans I couldn't pass by this young lady without capturing a few shots. I took a few, walked away only to return for more. She had such a lovely voice and put some emotional expression into her street performance. After viewing some, but not all of the images I took, I decided to process this one first. While not knowing exactly where I was going with the processing, I knew I needed to start somewhere. I knew that where ever I was going with it, I would eventually end up there, because I sometimes will change my thought process only to go in a different direction. Sometimes a road less traveled. Posted is such an image .... a recipe processed with total experimentation, but it is one I'm growing fond to. What say you?
Dave
I haven't done anything with my photos of this young lady, and I didn't get many because I was chasing the Gargantuan Tatooed Wedding Party

A very compelling one, Dave, because of the expression and that dreamy processing you're using now. One day you might do a little tutorial for us on this?


While you were chasing the wedding party, I stayed to capture more of her, which lead to no wedding party for me, but I wish I had now split my time between the two.

Her expression was the reasoning for the chosen processing. I didn't have those intentions at the beginning, but the further I went along the more things seemed to come together with my thoughts of direction. In order for me to consider a tutorial, I would have to familiarize myself more with the processing. As of now I'm just flying by the seat of my pants. Altho, I do appreciate the thought.
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Post by davechinn » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:55 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:08 pm
this is awesome - my critique would be that the color in the guitar steels too much from the lady. I too would love a blow-by-blow description of how you edit your images!

Thanks Piet, I appreciate your thoughts and comments. I agree, the guitar does take away from her. In some sort of sense I wanted to enhance the guitar even more. It's hard to find an even close balance sometimes. For the most part my choice of processing depends a lot on facial expression. This one gave me a sad/depressed feeling because of that particular expression shown. Also, her voice and style of music played a role as well. I know one can't hear her, but my memory is my calculation of thought. The background was intentionally cropped in for a vintage appeal. I have other shots of her that will lead me in other directions only because of expression and the point of view.
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