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Lady of Spain....

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by Nikonchris, May 19, 2017.

  1. Nikonchris

    Nikonchris Well-Known Member

    I put this accidentally in the exhibition lounge but actually welcome critique as its always useful....

    Anyway was at the Seville Feria in early may and came across this lovely lady who agreed to pose for a shot or two...

    Hope I have done her justice!

    [​IMG]Guapa Sevilla. May 02, 2017 SEV_0605.jpg by Chris Connorton, on Flickr
  2. Christopher David Tansley

    Christopher David Tansley Well-Known Member

    I'm not right sure what to at about this, except that I like it. Without sounding rude, has the camera caught her half blinking in one eye?
  3. PhilW

    PhilW Well-Known Member

    the curtains top left and right really draw the eye from her. I'd crop it portrait 4x5.

    For me she looks a bit too warm - a similar effect to a gold reflector. I'd dial that down slightly.

    Also a shame you missed out the rest of her right hand.
  4. Nikonchris

    Nikonchris Well-Known Member

  5. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    That is better - less lopsided - but shame she moved half-a step to her left.
  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Curtains were meant to be opened and closed:

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  7. Nikonchris

    Nikonchris Well-Known Member

    Clever stuff...thanks Mike....I assume you cropped the left side...her right and layered in the curtain. Would that be the way to do it?
  8. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Well I rather crudely selected it, copied and then pasted after cropping. Then flattened the layer.
  9. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    Hope I have done her justice!

    Well, from a photographic perspective, not badly at all, but to properly answer your question I have to ask in return, "Did she invite you in?"
  10. Nikonchris

    Nikonchris Well-Known Member

    LOL....no I didn't have my Cordoban hat with me.....
  11. luisport

    luisport Well-Known Member

    My eyes were drawn not by the curtains or the half blinking eye... :cool:
  12. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Yes. Those flowers in her hair are very eye catching, aren't they :cool:
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  13. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I think he may have been referring to the fact that her...er....how can I put this? Her puddings were boiling over - if you see what I mean (and I'm sure that you do).

    Cheers, Jeff
  14. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    This is a picture that I keep coming back to up to a point where I have to say something about it, the only concern I have is the curtains they simple get in the way of this lovely portrait. Which I like very much......
  15. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    I keep popping back for different reasons................
  16. Nikonchris

    Nikonchris Well-Known Member

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  17. luisport

    luisport Well-Known Member

    Hard to hide what will often make of this picture a roll down eyer. The "muffins" as above mentioned compete with the portrait. Why not the bust take and let the viewer imagine the face? Or viceversa, it wouldn't be that eye anchoring though.
    Last edited: May 22, 2017
  18. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    Ahhhh that's better now lets get to work on the skin tones! which is going to be hard, the face just don't look natural and I am quite sure you could improve on this. I still like it though regardless what you do to it.
  19. luisport

    luisport Well-Known Member

  20. Nikonchris

    Nikonchris Well-Known Member

    She looks great om my Mac but when it gets into Flickr it goes all warm and gooey and then again when i look at my monitor at work....so i have not reference point except the Mac which i do trust more than the others.

    I will see what I can do tonight.

    Yes I know that but as she was offering them up it would be churlish of me to then cut them out....!

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