Farstrider, on 07 December 2012 - 07:47, said:
I actually like both, but for me the first one is excellent. Nice attempt at getting the shallow depth of field but I would say that too much detail is missing, not that I could do any better, just my thoughts on what I see.
Yeah, I see what you mean. Actually that was what I was going for, ther first one seemed to give too much to focus on other than subject. But thanks for your thoughts.
remixedcat, on 07 December 2012 - 08:30, said:
A lot of people don't appreciate surreal stuff or graphics MEANT to be different.... they don't have enough imagination to appreciate stuff...
I love the 2nd pic and it has a very calming and a healing presence in it. You can sense the depth in the person as well..
another reason I left the graphics market. I got fed up with some really cold barren people.
if people want me to make it pop... but then complain about it... they don't deserve to have an amazing picture. that's the way I see it.
Thanks for your appreciation. Yeah, that's what I wanted to say, I was going for a different look.
HawkMan, on 07 December 2012 - 08:34, said:
Use gradients and freehand drawing to create a depth map and then use the actual camera DOF filter in PS.
Thanks, i will try that.
Shane Nokes, on 07 December 2012 - 09:00, said:
Sorry. I just hopped on my other machine that actually has a properly calibrated monitor and it looks a lot better over here.
The term crushing refers to when you adjust the black levels to a point where you lose fine detail in the darker sections.
There is still crushing but to a far lower degree than I thought on my other screen.
It looks pretty good, but one thing is that now the fog isn't as apparent in the second image, and while I prefer the color levels and saturation in the second image (nice job there) I miss the element that the fog brought to the first pic.
Okay, I should have increased the shadow details. And yeah, the blur makes the fog less apparent. Thanks for appreciation, I will keep these things in mind for future.
Haggis, on 07 December 2012 - 09:23, said:
I really like the second photo aswell, its different, if your happy with your outcome thats all that matters
Yeah, I am happy.
Thanks for appreciation.
~Neowin~, on 07 December 2012 - 09:38, said:
I don't a bit about photography or PS. But I like the 2nd picture. :0