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May 3, 2012

The Outsider? – II

Filed under: Chris — cgcooke @ 22:47

TheOutsider? - II



  1. For those that haven’t seen my previous post I will explain that I processed and posted it a bit too hastily. Which resulted in a nasty pimple on the top of someone’s head which, as Rex so aptly described, needed “mind bleach to remove it” once you had noticed it.

    I offer this as an alternative, but as you might see, I haven’t actually removed it, merely added a touch of concealer, to stop it being highlighted (quite literally).All in the aim of continuing the discussion.

    Please see the previous image for further explanation.

    Comment by cgcooke — May 3, 2012 @ 23:05

  2. I think that that works very well Chris. It is amazing how much difference it makes.

    Comment by zavaell — May 4, 2012 @ 06:32

  3. John has used the same words I would use.

    Comment by Rex — May 4, 2012 @ 16:55

    • Thanks guys, I should perhaps point out that apart from burning the highlight on the “pimple” I’ve also dodged the midtones on the top of the man’s head (his hair in other words).

      Comment by cgcooke — May 4, 2012 @ 23:21

  4. It wasn’t really an issue for me on the original post, so removing here doesn’t change my views. With this sort of shot, it’s never worth, IMO, picking nits over minor details like that.

    Comment by doonster — May 7, 2012 @ 13:28

  5. Normally I would agree but it would have been the kind of thing I’d have removed in the dark room having once seen it or had it pointed out to me. Toning it down doesn’t destroy the authenticity of the image.

    Comment by Rex — May 7, 2012 @ 13:41

    • Fully agree with that. I was just unfussed either way.

      Comment by doonster — May 7, 2012 @ 13:50

  6. I wasn’t at all concerned about the ‘nit’ in the first image and would be quite happy with it left. However, the removal/toning down does change the image and leave it more coherent.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — May 12, 2012 @ 11:10

  7. I’ve enjoyed the commentary on this image — and also the image. Agree that what you did here solved the problem. The image brought to mind old 1940’s-early 50s detective films — I get a vision of the leaning man watching the two at the table for clues (while smoking, of course). Light and processing very nicely done.

    Comment by Christina — May 17, 2012 @ 18:04

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