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    Smoke Break

    This is not a posed picture. It is what it is: a young women taking a smoke break after cleaning a kitchen. I did not try to flatter her image.

    Comments welcomed.

    Smoke Break

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    re: Smoke Break

    I like it, timeless with the black and white, clothing, and decor.

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    Re: Smoke Break

    Quote Originally Posted by Karm Redland View Post
    I did not try to flatter her image.
    My take is that it is a very flattering image. An unusually nice environmental portrait.

    Considering your caption, I wish there was more space to the right of her cigarette. If you don't use that caption, consider cropping so the right edge is at the end of her index finger. Regardless, consider cropping to eliminate about half of her thigh to draw the eyes to her very attractive facial features.

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    Re: Smoke Break

    I agree with Mike, But then again this was a natural grab shot, so errors are permitted.

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    Re: Smoke Break

    I widened the photo, narrowed the white border, and lightened the overall image. Mike, I tried your cropping suggestion but did not like the way it looked. Without including the bend in her knee and its accompanying space her thigh looked funny to me.


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    Re: Smoke Break

    Hi Karm,
    the adjusted version is much better IMO; Well done.

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    Re: Smoke Break

    It's amazing to see how that little bit of space added to the right of the cigarette makes such a huge difference. This is a really wonderful image, Karm.

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    Re: Smoke Break

    Mike and John, appreciate your input in making this picture a lot better. Thanks.

    Karm

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