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opinions about this processing?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by twalker294, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2010
    Playing around with shots from my E-M5 in LR3 and I went with a more muted color palette and brighter exposure on the shot overall. Opinions on the processing? This is 180 degrees from the way I normally process my shots so don't feel bad about telling me you don't like it ;-)

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  2. cputeq

    cputeq Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 27, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
    looks fine to me!
  3. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    The slightly high key exposure works well and the pastel colours suit the subject; I like it.

    However, I think you may have over-sharpened - the left side of the girl's face (as you look at her) in particular seems to have a cardboard cut-out look.
  4. I tend to prefer a high-key look so the overall exposure looks good to me.
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Has the look of an old photo - vintage 1960's. It works for me, nice!
  6. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2010
    San Francisco
    i like the look too :) 
  7. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    Sorry, not for me.

    I would describe it as 'wishy-washy'....lacking oomph.

    IMVHO, the child looks ill through lack of colour.

    Just my 2p's worth, no offence meant.
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  8. bcaslis

    bcaslis Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2011
    Wilsonville, OR, USA
    Brian Caslis
    Beautiful subject and well done photo but not my cup of tea. Too little contrast and too light for my tastes. Just my opinion.
  9. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    I like it!has that vintage,faded look but more dynamic.I would,however crop out the overhead light.It is so blown out,at first,I thought it was a thought bubble.
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  10. btango05

    btango05 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 8, 2012
    Lathrop CA
    I like the subject, don't like the light.

    Lol my son (age14) is glued to his iPhone in the same manner:smile:
  11. Omni

    Omni Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 21, 2012
    skin tone on the face looks ok - skin tone on her left arm/left hand looks a little off to me.
  12. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    Suggest cropping the lamp out...when it first saw the image (I was half asleep at the time) I thought the light was a thought-bubble.
  13. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2010
    Thanks to everyone for their thoughts. I really appreciate the feedback!
  14. Johnytuono

    Johnytuono Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 10, 2012
    Lancs., UK
    +1 about the light.
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