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    Don't look at this unless you are really really bored!

    The weather outside is gloomy and not much fun at all, so I started wandering around the house with my camera...
    Perhaps this belongs in the portraits section? lol
    If you feel you have wasted your time looking at this, I do apologize!

    Don't look at this unless you are really really bored!

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    Re: Don't look at this unless you are really really bored!

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    If you feel you have wasted your time looking at this, I do apologize!
    Accepted!

    JOKE!

    Clever idea, Brian. There are a few lighter spots on the background - Is it the writing/graphics on a box? I wonder whether they add to the image, or if cloning them out would strengthen it?

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    Re: Don't look at this unless you are really really bored!

    Donald, thanks for commenting. I tried it with the background totally black, and that left the silver surfer just kinda floating there. Here is that version.

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    Re: Don't look at this unless you are really really bored!

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    Donald, thanks for commenting. I tried it with the background totally black, and that left the silver surfer just kinda floating there. Here is that version.
    Take your point, Brian. You're right.

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    Re: Don't look at this unless you are really really bored!

    So I could schedule a reshoot with the model, or I could ... I dunno.
    Any ideas?

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    Re: Don't look at this unless you are really really bored!

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    So I could schedule a reshoot with the model, or I could ... I dunno.
    Any ideas?
    Provide a (dark) background in context with the character/film?

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    Re: Don't look at this unless you are really really bored!

    Dave, I like your suggestion. I might try this again, but with some sort of toy stuff in the background. Regardless, I think the silver surfer is pretty cool looking.

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    Re: Don't look at this unless you are really really bored!

    My weather has not been gloomy, but the local farmers have been spreading this years fertilizer so things are not that pleasant outside! Your picture could not have come at a better time ! Thanks i like it!!

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    Re: Don't look at this unless you are really really bored!

    Dear Brian,

    Where was your flash exactly located?
    The left side (for the model the right side ) is totally dark. Perhaps a Rembrandt triangle there could make the picture more vivid.

    As an OCD (our daily challenge on Flickr) I captured a statue. My main flash was on the right with a 45 degree angle above the statue. Together I used my internal flash at - 3 eV. The flash can't be seen on the statue but gave a nice shadow in the back... (a white ceiling!!, my camera was on the ground also under a 45 degree angle and the statue was about 3 - 4 feet above the floor. I use a mirror to view my Lv)

    Don't look at this unless you are really really bored!
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    Just an idea.Maybe (ehh certainly) this could have been better performed than that,but that's my present level .

    btw. Your topic isn't boring at all!!!

    Pierre

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    Re: Don't look at this unless you are really really bored!

    Chris, thanks for your comments!

    Pierre, I didn't use a flash, but rather the window in my son's room. I used a 'burn' layer in GIMP to increase contrast and darken the already dark background. I am attaching the original RAW file without editing for your reference. Thanks for your interest.

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    Re: Don't look at this unless you are really really bored!

    Nice PP, Brian....

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