Bride and Attendants

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Sergeg
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Bride and Attendants
Mar 6, 2014

Some post work done in Tiffen Dfx V3

A grab shot while a guest at mate's wedding.

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In reply to Sergeg, Mar 6, 2014

Nice picture; I like the poses of the attendants and expression on the bride's face. But the post-processing is too much; it looks like they've been green-screened onto another backdrop or something.

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In reply to Sergeg, Mar 6, 2014

Pink Hummer limo. Jeese. What a bad taste.

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In reply to paulski66, Mar 6, 2014

Thanks, that's exactly the desired effect, I wanted to get rid of the distracting background.

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In reply to Sergeg, Mar 6, 2014

I like the poses, the artistic haze and the picture in general. Well done

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In reply to Charles Bittinger, Mar 6, 2014

Nice picture, but bluring the background not very well done as you have gone over some of the outlines in the foreground. Try putting the original in "Retouching" and see what can be done. Vic

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In this case its the overall blurring that gives this image the mystic quality I like so much. I know that's not everybody's cup of tea though.

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In reply to Sergeg, Mar 6, 2014

Sergeg wrote:

Thanks, that's exactly the desired effect, I wanted to get rid of the distracting background.

Yea, I hear you, but he's right, it's too much. Here's why: by doing it so much, you're drawing more attention to the post processing and background than the bride and attendants. No one thinks that cars and a street are all that weird or out of place, but blurry and over processed cars and street look very different from what we normally see and therefore stand out and draw attention away from your primary subject(s). Not only that, it's spilling over onto the ladies as well.

In short, it looks like you dripped water all over the page. Not a good look. A little could be nice, but this is over the top. I think you need to dial this back a good bit and place it farther away from the ladies.

Anyone who says they like this treatment is really responding to the general idea of soft focus which is always welcomed in wedding work. However, I think the proper application of this will be even more well received. It has to be carefully applied to enhance the overall image instead of taking it over.

And one more point - a bit difficult to change at this point, but certainly worth keeping in mind in the future - it's generally not a good idea to have people's heads right in front of trees and other vertical items. It's not as bad here as I've seen, but the negative aspect is still noticeable.

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Thanks for your considered response, your are entitled to your views just as all the other respondents.

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Charles Bittinger wrote:

In this case its the overall blurring that gives this image the mystic quality I like so much. I know that's not everybody's cup of tea though.

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It's always a very subjective thing, I wanted the fantasy feeling of the moment, so glad we agree.

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VicC wrote:

Nice picture, but bluring the background not very well done as you have gone over some of the outlines in the foreground. Try putting the original in "Retouching" and see what can be done. Vic

I agree, it was a freebie and a quickie, not a good philosophy, I know, was just plain lazy on this occasion. They had relies going back overseas, and I wanted to show them, poor excuse.

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In reply to Sergeg, Mar 6, 2014

That purple Hummer was the first thing that attracted my eyes.  Rule of thirds applies.

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Redonkulous post processing
In reply to Sergeg, Mar 6, 2014

Just another way Instagram is ruining the photographic tastes of a whole generation. The awful part is that somewhere there's a bride to be who thinks that's a good photo.

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Sergeg wrote:

Thanks for your considered response, your are entitled to your views just as all the other respondents.

Meaning you disagree, yes?

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stevo23 wrote:

Sergeg wrote:

Thanks for your considered response, your are entitled to your views just as all the other respondents.

Meaning you disagree, yes?

Meaning I ignore, your 1 uploaded photo amongst 2000 self opinionated rants says it all.

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Sergeg wrote:

stevo23 wrote:

Sergeg wrote:

Thanks for your considered response, your are entitled to your views just as all the other respondents.

Meaning you disagree, yes?

Meaning I ignore, your 1 uploaded photo amongst 2000 self opinionated rants says it all.

Seriously? I was trying to understand your response. What exactly did I say that brings such a response? I was offering kind and honest critique. If you just wanted the mutual admiration society, I think you've already got that.

And for the record Mr. childish hothead - I've entered quite a few challenges, try looking there instead of the gallery. I've long since removed the full res versions, but you can still see most of what I've posted over the years. Quite a bit of stuff is missing though.

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