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Bud, nice series here! I liked quite a few of them, but none stood out as a favorite. Maybe No. 6. I really liked her body positions in this series. There were lines in her body, as opposed to standing there stiffly looking at the camera. Composition was a bit centered as a group, but you had lots of lines to give it balance.
A few nits, other than the aforementioned hair. On 4, I'm curious how you processed the eyes. It looks like it had a different post-process than her face. Or maybe it's all a little oversharpened. I know flickr does that to my pictures before I post them here. Really, my only other nit would be No. 10. In my opinion, you were shooting in the wrong direction of the sky. If you shot in the opposite direction, you would get the deep rich blues, pretty much like you got in that picture you added in a later post of her on the couch. But if you had gotten the deep rich blue sky, nice texture in the clouds, and then nailed the lighting on the girl, that shot (10) would have been totally a game-winner. But that's just my vision. I think a lot of people thought it was a game-winner as is. Nice job!
Thanks for having a look mate.
In regards to 4 I did saturate the eyes a little in PS just using the sponge tool at about 20%
I also add to most head shots a bit of local contrast using the unsharp mask at settings of 15 255 0
Then i add a levels layer and brighten the effect a little by moving the middle slider to the left a range of 1.00 to 1.20. I really like the way it makes my portraits pop. These days i hardly apply any sharpening the Nikon d800 produces plenty of detailed shots. Having said that i do have a little action that i made up that i rezise and sharpen for the web, but all the photos have that run on them.
With 10 the shots are both shot facing the same way the second i posted was a little further down the slope, I can always darken the sky a little to make it a darker blue and from memory the light was harsh in the second image and had to tone down highlights which contributed to the darker sky too...Here's a wider shot from the same location as 10
Thanks again for taking a look