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Anticipation...

I took this picture at my frien's introduction (a prelude to the traditional marriage ceremony). This usually seals the deal (although not as much as the official wedding) as it's when the couple's families are formaly introduced to each other.

I like this shot because i think i (finally) nailed the type of post processing i like to see in portraits - a hint of softness but without too much loss of detail. What do you think?

Anticipation...

I took this picture at my frien's introduction (a prelude to the traditional marriage ceremony). This usually seals the deal (although not as much as the official wedding) as it's when the couple's families are formaly introduced to each other.

I like this shot because i think i (finally) nailed the type of post processing i like to see in portraits - a hint of softness but without too much loss of detail. What do you think?

comments (7)

  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 24 Apr 2008, 03:27
i'm sure there's enough detail left on the face (at the size the picture was taken)
i like the lighting on her face

i wish i were viewing on a more objective screen so i can assess the highlights (seem a little blown out)
Morenike Olagbaju: Thanks Dr.

The original wasn't as blown out as this post (see http://shusho.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Anticipation_Original_/ )I started out removing some of the tiredness from her eyes and softening her skin just a little so the end product looks somewhat believable (i hate it when it's too obvious), then i adjusted a lighting and the tone a bit with the curve tool and came up with the shot posted here - http://shusho.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Anticipation_PP2_/ . However, when i passed the softened ersion (without the curve tool) through Lightroom i ended up with today's post with the blown out highlights - and i loved it. I decided it was a keeper and went a step further to add the cold tone setting in LR which is my favourite of all the versions ( http://shusho.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Anticipation_LR_/ ).

So that explains the highlights! (unless your screen's adding a little extra, which i doubt)
  • E Etomi
  • Romania
  • 24 Apr 2008, 05:36
Can I dare ask you to explain your processing technique by email? He hee I already did.
Morenike Olagbaju: Serious? Will do if you are.
Nope, processing is way off. Like the fact that you are trying to perfect this technique though. smile

DEFINITELY KEEP PRACTISING
Morenike Olagbaju: Can you please explain why you think the PP is off? It'll be nice to know... smile
Suby and I had a bit of an indifference on the Post processing. I didn't think it was as much an issue as the photograph itself was. He seemed to be more on what I call the little issues with the photo.

I personally think the PP is okay for what it is, i.e a photoblog picture,

What gets me Niki is your pose. I don't think it's interesting. I think the lady looks startled. I look at this picture and ask, "What are you looking at?"

Do you get me?
Morenike Olagbaju: I definitely know wat you mean. This shot wasn't posed for. She was about to when i took the picture - which, strangely, is what i like about it. The lady was jittery with excitement and nervousness as she was getting ready and that's what i see when i look at the pic. However, i understand that it's possible i'm the only one who sees this smile
  • mal
  • 24 Apr 2008, 14:42
I can't help you with people processing Mo, what I can say is that I like the image. mal
Morenike Olagbaju: thanks, mal!
  • wailor
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 26 Apr 2008, 15:05
I like it!!! She still looks quite poised despite not being quite ready for the shot
Every other person seems to think you can do a better job, which truly is a compliment, but I simply like the image.
Morenike Olagbaju: Thanks, Sesan smile!

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