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    Doors

    Thanks for your help, Gary.

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    Re: Doors

    Excellent!
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    Re: Doors

    Thanks Frog...
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    Re: Doors

    That's lovely.
    The light fall-off giving a dark background, the doors as a frame, highlight detail in the dress, it's all there.
    But then I expect you to do that
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    Re: Doors

    It great! I would have liked to see a little more space below her feet (but it might not work as well).

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    Re: Doors

    Simply stunning........

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    Re: Doors

    Thanks everyone! :blush2:

    About the crop on the bottom...I had to balance the space around the dress and the white bar that is the carpeting. I found the white bar to be distracting, so I cut off as much as I could stomach. I rationalize it because the main focus is on the face/highlight on the door. What do you guys think, does it work?
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    Re: Doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian
    Thanks everyone! :blush2:

    About the crop on the bottom...I had to balance the space around the dress and the white bar that is the carpeting. I found the white bar to be distracting, so I cut off as much as I could stomach. I rationalize it because the main focus is on the face/highlight on the door. What do you guys think, does it work?

    Yeah, that is one of those things that you see when you work on the file -- we just see the finished piece. :thumbsup:

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    Another example of your eye for composition and wonderful sense of tonal value. Exceptional work Seb.
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    I don't think it would lose balance with a bit more of the carpet...about the width of the border but then I might change my mind when I saw it.
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    Re: Doors

    Here's what happens when you have a beautiful bride and a skilled photographer . . .
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone...
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    Well, IMO the shot has it all: nice tonality, composition balance, subject posing, and good detail from white to black.

    Quite the parlour print...

    Personally, I have the darndest time creating b&w from digital. This image is definitely a successful one...
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    Thanks Steve.

    The B&W is actually pretty easy to pull off. I just do a straight greyscale conversion and then massage it using levels and S-curves.
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    Re: Doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian
    I just do a straight greyscale conversion and then massage it...
    Hmmm. Does her husband know about this?
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    Re: Doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian
    Thanks Steve.

    The B&W is actually pretty easy to pull off. I just do a straight greyscale conversion and then massage it using levels and S-curves.
    That is one way to do it. I think a better way would be to do it as a four color picture. You have a wider range of options that way. Using layers you can create an infinite range of tonal variations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reverberation
    That is one way to do it. I think a better way would be to do it as a four color picture. You have a wider range of options that way. Using layers you can create an infinite range of tonal variations.
    I'm well aware of that. I never found any of those methods to give me anything better than what I get using my method, and the extra work was irritating.
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