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    Skates and More Skates

    I haven't posted many photos lately, so I am making up for it tonight. This is from a girls' hockey tournament that took place two weeks ago. The original is of the girls in a happy huddle after one of them scored a goal. When I looked at the photo, I was struck with the "interestingness" of the legs and skates. Again, as I was using my 85 mm and was a long way from the scene, it's a tight crop.

    Using ACR, the highlights and shadows were played with a bit and the clarity zoomed up to 30ish. In PP, I used another art filter (sorry, I forget which one, but I am pretty sure it was one of the brush strokes). I took out the yellows with an adjustment layer and ended up with mainly greys and the green band of their socks.

    Skates and More Skates
    Skates by M.J. Hencher, on Flickr

    Comments and critiques always welcomed.

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    Re: Skates and More Skates

    Myra,
    I really like this. It is a very creative and unusual hockey portrait. I love your PP on this image...

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    Re: Skates and More Skates

    Myra, cool photo, though I'm not totally sold on the brushed look (personal taste only).
    I do like the colors and the composition - my kind of photo

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    Re: Skates and More Skates

    Creativity in action. Vision is all. The technical stuff required to make the image comes along later! Wonderful.

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    Re: Skates and More Skates

    Thanks for the comments. Because I had to zoom in and crop so much, what was left of the original didn't really lend itself to being a "straight" photo. However, I liked the idea of it, so played in photoshop. The brushes became a disguise for the lack of detail in the crop. Kind of like make up for me in the morning...covers things up...

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    Re: Skates and More Skates

    LOL, interesting analogy!

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