It's been a while ..... NSFW
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    It's been a while ..... NSFW

    by W G » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:37 am

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    Re: It's been a while ..... NSFW

    by Eden » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:49 pm

    Your two captures are great as usual but the second shot (being my preference for your theme (as I see your theme)) has me distracted with the blurry bend in the back.

    It is not that big of a distraction apart from me looking into your captures in detail every time (that is how I learn and there is no malice intended and to the contrary I revel in the detail you give)

    I just want to know if it was intentional as I can see little or no reason for it, DOF is clear forward and back of it, could it be the lighting and the blowing out creating a blur in the skin line.

    tattoo removal maybe? (its a joke Joyce)

    I always find this style of your photography very complimentary and intriguing and reckon your clients get a great piece of art to cherish!

    Cheers Eden
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    Re: It's been a while ..... NSFW

    by W G » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:40 am

    Eagle-eyed Eden,

    You spotted a remnant of some excessively hasty and clumsy retouching. Nothing more, nothing less.

    I don't like the shot anyway but a number of folk have expressed that they do so I left it on Flickr and here.

    Slap over the wrist for me and write out 150 times, "I must not do anything to change an image on a computer that I could not do under an enlarger.

    Did I ever mention how I loathe, detest and abhor all things digital? Maybe I did.

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    Re: It's been a while ..... NSFW

    by Doug » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:15 am

    Digital editing Walter, tisk tisk :wink:
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    Re: It's been a while ..... NSFW

    by W G » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:08 am

    As the title suggests, it had been a while since I had pointed a shiny lens at an expanse of exposed epidermis and a slight fold in the model's skin at the point of bending slipped through the net.

    Knowing that I had too much blur on the brush I used with too much haste and too little time I thought I'd go back and have a crack at fixing it. But when I saw the shot in all its gigantic TIFF glory I looked at the expression and was even less happy with it so I thought, 'Why bother'. Sorry Eden, the blur is there to stay ion that shot.

    And you're right Doug (tisk, tisk), all digital is anathema to me - especially retouching. I just sit and lament that the enlargers are in the garage and likely not to be reactivated any time soon.
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    by Plays with Light » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:03 am

    I (with absolutely zero knowledge of portraiture) love the pose in the first image, Walter! There's a tension and contracted sense of movement which is intriguing to me. Lovely!

    Digital manipulation! What in the name of Dickens is going on Walter! :wink:
    Feedback and honest, constructive criticism is greatly appreciated.
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    Re: It's been a while ..... NSFW

    by W G » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:40 am

    Well, here are a couple more without bloody digital retouching ....

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    Re: It's been a while ..... NSFW

    by W G » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:36 am

    And still they come .....

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    by Busiboy » Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:11 pm

    Love the last Walter, she must be a dream to work with.
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    by W G » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:12 am

    Thanks Scott,

    She is indeed a delight as a person and as a model (muse). We've got together each time she has visited and it is always productive and leasurable.
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    by GeoffM » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:18 pm

    Great stuff Walter.

    As you have posted in the critique area, I feel that some are a little too tight in the frame but that's just a minor niggle and just a few words to offer a bit of critique rather than just saying well done!
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