My Older Son

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by Burkey, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Celebrating his 40th birthday with family. X10, Pro Focus mode, JPEG processed in LR.
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    . . . David
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  2. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    That's a nice, relaxed/candid portrait.

    I'm really liking how the X10 handled it too.
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  3. Thanks, James. A bit of mixed light, but still a usable image I think. I agree, the X10's capabilities for me are really starting to show. Now if the OVF was a bit more "information rich" I'd be an even happier user.
    . . . David
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  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Nice! Love that pro focus mode too!
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  5. X-10 and a good photographer do a great portrait make. Excellent stuff!
  6. Sue - thank you very much. Most appreciated.
    . . . David
  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Nice relaxed image although skin tones could be tweaked (partly desaturate reds).
  8. Yup, a mixed light source. I'll try dropping the reds a bit. Thanks for da' tip.
    . . . David
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    David, on my computer your first version looks much better..he just looks like a handsome outdoorsy guy with darker skin tones...whereas in this second version it looks as though he has an allergy around the highlights of his face..they're very pinkish/magenta looking to me. I'm on my MacBook Pro. I vote 100% for the first one and think it's a wonderfully happy natural portrait and a keeper.

    My husband has an extremely ruddy complexion and sometimes I do desaturate or cut back on the vibrancy...but many times my color portraits of my husband are accurate but people who don't know him can't believe it.

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    has been desaturated and I've cut down on the vibrancy...where as in this one

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    I chose a much more extreme method...which I haven't decided upon yet... Just wanted to show these as an example of what I mean.

    I think your first version looks great, David - he's very good looking, as well.:biggrin:
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  10. dbarnett66

    dbarnett66 Regular

    Dec 20, 2011
    East San Diego County
    Great looking image. Does not llok like a snapshot but more of a biographical portrait, if that makes any sense. Great job.
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  11. Thanks for all the input, folks. Greatly appreciated! Even suggestions for improvement on this forum come out well unlike other places found on da' internet. ;-)
    BB - thanks for including the photos of your husband. They were very helpful. My older son has very dark skin. Sometimes it is a bit ruddy too. He is partially of Italian decent. Add that to the mixed incandescent light source and three large windows and it's tough one to get right.
    I saw the reddish problem on the camera LCD right after I took the picture and remember thinking, oh, oh.
    Thanks again to all.
    . . . David