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author Wessel-130766
title Elfia Fantasy Fair
date9/24/2013 1:52:39 AM
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1 mojdeh raha   (9/24/2013 2:00:08 AM)
lovly bride
Top 10 Recommendation
Ray Griffiths ( )   (9/24/2013 3:10:14 AM)
3 Yosi Helmann   (9/24/2013 3:17:52 AM)
A picture that make grace with the subject.
Top 10 Recommendation
Geordie (Dean Wilson)   (9/24/2013 4:57:21 AM)
This is a beautiful portrait. You have controlled the whites to perfection whilst keeping the brightness of the colours. the background brings out the subject well. What makes the final touch are the sparkling eyes and complimentary earrings.
5 rs6096   (9/24/2013 9:45:22 AM)
Oh, my! Almost beautiful beyond description.
6 Safa   (9/24/2013 2:53:39 PM)
Great Portrait ! Great Eyes with fine Great Contact !
Also Great compo and ... More Good Things :)
7 joe bellantoni   (9/24/2013 4:12:18 PM)
All is perfect imho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8 TW_Bda (Tim White)   (9/24/2013 4:15:57 PM)
Excellent control of exposure and colour here - well done!
9 Tim Pereira ( T-Bear)   (9/24/2013 9:56:29 PM)
Yes, this is nice but I thought her face needed a little more brightness, hope you like it!

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10 Koduck   (9/24/2013 10:29:21 PM)
great image, colors and detail are suburb, well done with the whites and perfect bokeh
11 Wessel-130766   (9/25/2013 1:57:10 AM)
#1 mojdeh raha:
#2 Ray Griffiths(Pictures speak louder than words):
#3 Yosi Helmann:
#4 Geordie(Dean Wilson):
#5 rs6096:
#6 Safa:
#7 joe bellantoni:
#8 TW_Bda(Tim White):
#9 Tim Pereira( T-Bear): Like your edit
#10 Koduck:
Thanks all for your appreciated comments
12 joe bellantoni   (9/25/2013 2:05:40 PM)
#9 Tim Pereira( T-Bear): You really brightened it up without any contrast...nice edit.
13 Wessel-130766   (9/25/2013 4:06:06 PM)
#9 Tim Pereira( T-Bear):
Tim, can you tell me how you did it??
Just brightness or ......?
14 Tim Pereira ( T-Bear)   (9/25/2013 9:50:47 PM)
#12 joe bellantoni:
#13 Wessel-130766:

I used Nik Software, Color Efex Pro 4. I use the Darken/Lighten Center, just to get the middle bright while darkening the edges. After I did that, I did not like the edges so I erased the edges were Nik made it darker. Nik automatic creates a second layer, I was erasing the second layer. Please see the example I did. I would love to have the original RAW file to play around with, if you do not mind.

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15 Tim Pereira ( T-Bear)   (9/25/2013 10:26:06 PM)
#12 joe bellantoni:
#13 Wessel-130766:

Another example of what you can do with this software. On the right hand side, where it says, Control Points, clink on the O and click on the middle of your models face. That give it a more concentrated center then just letting the software pick it. You can also move the point of center, which works great too!!

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16 Tim Pereira ( T-Bear)   (9/25/2013 10:29:00 PM)
PS, look at the differences between the examples, where, when I used the Control Point(example 2), only the face is brightened where with my first example, I left the software pick the center point and brightened more then the face.
17 rafal_antoniuk   (9/25/2013 11:57:36 PM)
Very nice portrait!
18 Wessel-130766   (9/26/2013 2:31:40 PM)
#16 Tim Pereira( T-Bear):

Thank you very much for your explanation. Really appreciate that.
If you want the original raw file to work with just send me an email to:

I am interested what the result will be :)))
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