These are my two images for the fifth and last rounds of the internal print and PDI league competitions for the 2016-2017 season.
This image is from one of the days at sea on MS Fram when we were returning from Antarctica.
… yep Framework, worked reasonably well, this going up there, works, one element here that’s a bit wonky and some nice shadows here, they are the good things
… now for the bad things, there are white areas that are so close to being blown out , if you can’t hide something then make a feature of it , now what I mean by that is that this paintwork is gnarly, pretty average, now I would grab this image and throw it into a HDR effect from a single image
… this will act as a tone mapper, will be more forgiving in the white areas and enable you to recover more detail in the darker areas, make it more grungy and darker and make a feature of this rough texture instead of it just sitting there as paint
Look at that smile!
This image is from my CPS afternoon at Canon’s Reigate HQ.
[discourse about purists who strive what they see and others who make an image better, try Portrait Professional and you can make changes to a portrait almost as good as Photoshop experts]
… if you are purist you have done very very well but there are some little things, crows feet around the eyes and a little bit of over white on the teeth, some blemishes on the neck, little shiny spots on the cheek all of these Portrait Professional will handle for you and takes those away – worthwhile getting a trial version
… good eyes, nice and sharp too as they should be,
… and here’s another thing she has naturally quite a stocky face and features … you could stretch the perspective … 30 or 40 pixels … and you’ll take 15 lbs off that woman
… this image then , intermediate, quite a nice job, light a bit harsh, needs softening , moving [her] to the left to get some more shadow on that side of her face
There were 13 images in the digital round and 6 images in print round.
‘Framework’ scored 5.5 and ‘Look at that smile!’ scored 7.