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    Face-off

    Comments welcomed.

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    Re: Face-off

    Interesting- I like the grain. The only thing I would change would be the "star" pattern on the left lady's sunglasses. I find my eye drawn to it.--mary

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    Hi Karm,

    Very innovative B & W .

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    Hi Karm, a very interesting photograph. I know the black and white grainy look was intentional and works with the look on the gals faces. It probably would pop on a black frame. A very "artsy" photo, thanks for sharing it. ....Bob

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    I like it... It's a photo that tells a story, or two or three.

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    Thanks Christina.

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    Thanks Robert. I tried different finishes on this image. The grainy look appealed to me most. It just seemed to go with the image.

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    Thanks Victor for looking and commenting.

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    Hi Mary. I understand your concern. For me it fits into the image even if it has a bit too much draw power. I like small disruptive things in my images. It makes the gal wearing these sun glasses unique and different than her counterpart.

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    Very nice.

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    Thanks John.

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    Re: Face-off

    This is the sort of image that I can't appreciate, though I do appreciate that it seems to be exactly what the photographer had in mind. Well done!

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    Karm;

    I like this image and almost feel as if I am eavesdropping on the conversation between these two. Good eye!

    This image and the use of grain as an artistic element brings me to a question that I have been pondering personally for a bit and a subject that I would be interested to hear your thoughts on. To be clear at the start, this is not a critique of your use on grain in this image.

    I too have been playing with grain lately but have struggled with the uniformity of the grain when it is added to an image in PP. It seems that when I have an image where the addition of grain would add to the 'grittiness' (pardon the pun) of a scene the uniformity of the grain does just the opposite.

    So that frustration has led me to play with textures as well as grain but with a whole different set of frustrations - mostly along the lines of finding the right texture for the right image in the end I think.

    Have you used or even attempted to use texture rather than grain in any of your work? If, so do you have a preference of one over the other? Do you feel as if grain is more 'authentic' to the photographic medium? So many thoughts running through my head but I will leave it there as see where the conversations goes...

    As an aside, while writing this I have had a creative flash and am off to play in Photoshop with an idea along this vein...

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    Hi Shane. I hope your "creative flash" turns into a creative image. The word "texture" has different meanings. You tell me your definition of texture and then we can have a conversation. For me, "grittiness" is a singular expression of texture.

    One thing I can tell from your post is that you take an objective stance toward photography. I mostly take a subjective approach. I develop a picture according to my tastes. This makes life easier for me.

    karm

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