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    The Original Comp Photo

    Hi All and thanks to all for voting on the last weeks comp, there were many great entries - always are actually :-)

    From what I can remember the creation of the photo was pretty simple and a lot of fun actually.

    The original photo started out like this - shot with canon 50D, 430 ex speedlite on board flash with hand held white A3 white board as a reflector. Used my 10-20mm Siggy @f11 shot on manual.



    First pp was in PSE9:

    Created layer, used high pass filter to select a little detail (about 6.3 in this case) then overlay and merged layers
    Used brush with darken colour at about 12% to highlight and emphasize face features

    2nd PP into LR3:

    Applied some selective darkening of face features again to bring out wrinkles etc, this took the most time, a lot of trial and error here.
    Applied selective sharpening and increase colour of eyes
    Applied a little blacks slide
    Applied a lot of contrast slider
    Applied a 100% of Clarity slider
    Adjusted saturation slider to suite

    sharpened in LR3

    The photo is one of a series I have now posted on my website called "The bloke"

    Hope you find this interesting

    Cheers,

    Mike
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    Very interesting Mike and Thanks for that info, and once again on your win

    I shoot with Canon And Olympus Cameras



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    Thanks Mary Anne - as it is my first win it was pretty exciting actually. I can remember when I first joined and wondered if one day any of my photos would be nice enough to win a comp. I feel like I have joined a new level of membership . Will the moderators give me more slack if I am a little naughty now? . To be honest, part of my learning growth in photography is thanks to this site and its members.

    Thanks again.

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