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Matt Leitholt
Registered: May 27, 2008
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It was a great photo to begin with, but it needed a little more "pop"

C&C Always appreciated



jdevarie
Registered: Mar 12, 2006
Total Posts: 450
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Thanks for sharing. It was a nice capture indeed, I am not sure I agree with the processing. The vignette is in my opinion overdone as is the selective coloring. I would suggest a high contrast B&W and minimize the vignette to just a hint if it is important.
regards
jim



douter
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Not feeling the interpretation of what you were going for here Matt.
Douglas



brianclary
Registered: Sep 12, 2012
Total Posts: 146
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Love the eyes, but I've never been a fan of the white vignettes.



ChiShutter
Registered: Mar 08, 2010
Total Posts: 888
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Don't mind a white vignette as a rule (when it works, it works), but in my opinion it is much too heavy here. Subtle is best! If the vignette is obvious, IMO there's too much if it.



friscoron
Registered: Oct 07, 2009
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Part of his facial skin has turned gray in this processing. Not sure if you really intended to do that or not; but if so, it doesn't work for me. The white vignette, as mentioned already, is way too heavy for me. When vignettes work (IMO), it's usually a subtle look.

Not sure why you felt it needed so much pop. It actually looks like the original is a very nice photograph.



Matt Leitholt
Registered: May 27, 2008
Total Posts: 3677
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Haha, it was a joke ;-)
Y'all are mighty nice though

Cheers everyone!



friscoron
Registered: Oct 07, 2009
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Okay, so going forward we shouldn't take your posts seriously because you like to play jokes on us. Okay. I'm glad you had your laugh.



ChiShutter
Registered: Mar 08, 2010
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friscoron wrote:

Okay, so going forward we shouldn't take your posts seriously because you like to play jokes on us. Okay. I'm glad you had your laugh.

This might be a slightly more serious, focused (no pun intended) board than most, but it's still an internet message board. Good rule of thumb is "don't take it seriously."



Matt Leitholt
Registered: May 27, 2008
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That's the only one, sorry if I offended anyone



DTOB
Registered: Oct 07, 2010
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I like it.



qwyjibo
Registered: May 12, 2009
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I cringed/laughed...



jojomon11
Registered: Sep 06, 2008
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I closed my eyes half way and it looks so much better now



corndog
Registered: Sep 05, 2006
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friscoron wrote:

Okay, so going forward we shouldn't take your posts seriously because you like to play jokes on us. Okay. I'm glad you had your laugh.


You should try a little reverse humor, maybe something like...

"This is clearly your best work to date, you're really making progress!"