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Alpi07
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Sorry, it will not be the last

I'm really try to understand how to improve...

the light on the left, I wanted to erase it somehow, but I'm not sure since I finde the subject quite powerful anyway.
the colours... welll, the colours?

thanks all



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Aug 30, 2012 at 06:36 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · portrait... again


Your eye is initially drawn to the brightest part of the photo, the light on the left. What a handsome boy! I would clone out the light on the left which in my opinion is a distraction. Then the brightest part of the photo is the boy's face and that's where you want the viewer's eye to wander.


Aug 30, 2012 at 07:38 PM
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The image looks cyan, looks like it was lit with a mixture of skylight and light reflecting off green foliage.

It is hard to look past the subject during capture, especially when you have a handsome subject like this. You'll have to spend some time consciously looking at the background in the viewfinder, then moving your subject or the camera accordingly. This could possibly be cropped as a vertical, the normal orientation for portraits, and in so doing you would lose the bright area on the left.



Aug 30, 2012 at 08:11 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · portrait... again


I'd suggest a crop and lose the bright patch.







Aug 31, 2012 at 02:49 AM
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Keep in mind for the next time to just take a few steps left or right and recompose so there is no need to photoshop it out.


Aug 31, 2012 at 02:52 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · portrait... again


Thanks everyone.

The green was only on the back of the subject, in the front it was a parking place thus grey. I suppose the mixed light came from the postproduction.
but...
I cannot see cyan colour... :? From what do you recognize cyan colour?



Aug 31, 2012 at 09:25 AM
 

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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · portrait... again


Alpi07 wrote:
but...
I cannot see cyan colour... :? From what do you recognize cyan colour?

I saw it primarily in his neck and hair. Are you using a calibrated monitor?



Aug 31, 2012 at 03:38 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · portrait... again


Yes I am.
Could be a problem of browser? :?

I'll check the original, thanks!



Aug 31, 2012 at 05:28 PM
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Alpi07 wrote:
Yes I am.
Could be a problem of browser? :?

I'll check the original, thanks!

Take a look at Karen's rework. Do you think the WB looks better there?



Aug 31, 2012 at 05:44 PM
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I see it warmer, and knowing the subject (grey-blond if that's a colour in English) I can see the hair too much gold.

Compared mine looks magenta in the skin, but not cyan.
I suppose I have to train my eye, if I had already I wouldn't be posting here probably

Here I tried again...



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Aug 31, 2012 at 07:28 PM
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Still got some cyan/green going on in the neck and hair, I believe Karen's rework looks most natural as to coloring. Lovely child though!

Jo



Aug 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM





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