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Sylvia Softly Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Sylvia Softly
Sylvia Softly
5.6 @ 200, 2 x flash heads, shot on photo course in Adelaide South Australia, softened and desaturated in Photoshop 8
© Graham Jones
Canon EOS Digital ...
Melisa R. McKolay

member since: 12/28/2003
    Pretty, like the softness.

7/10/2004 10:04:02 AM

Josh Hudson
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member since: 7/26/2003

Fantastic head shot.

7/10/2004 12:36:39 PM

Carolina K. Smith

member since: 3/28/2004

Lovely portrait of a lovely looking person :)

7/10/2004 6:31:34 PM

Kristen McKain
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member since: 11/16/2003


8/15/2004 5:36:14 AM

Abby Smith
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member since: 3/17/2004

Great Job! I agree with Josh and Carolina- Fantastic and Lovely.

8/15/2004 6:32:54 PM

Kelly Abernathy
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member since: 1/5/2004

Congratulations on your win! -K

8/16/2004 5:35:47 AM

Graham Jones
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member since: 3/27/2004

Wow! thanks to all. My first success! I must admit to being very suprised and very pleased at hearing about this one. Very encouraging as are all of your wonderful comments :-)

regards, Graham

8/17/2004 9:16:05 PM

Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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member since: 12/27/2003


8/26/2004 3:53:46 PM

Susana Matos
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member since: 5/27/2003

wow, wow, wow! I am sorry for missing this, haven´t had much time last monthes and lost seeing plenty of good photos and learning from it!!
This is a wonderful well deserved winner!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

10/24/2004 1:23:16 PM

Edwin Z. Ormeo

member since: 7/25/2005

Sylvia, I'm new in the photography world, but how do you make pictures glow like that?


8/4/2005 1:39:01 PM

Graham Jones
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member since: 3/27/2004

:-) Hi Edwin, Graham here. Sylvia is the lovely girl in the picture :-)

Gaussian blur and distort, glow are great filters for this type of result. I normally use both on a second layer that is a copy of the original then reduce the opacity of the top layer to about 30%. Then it's useful to use a mask to bring back the original picture around the eyes, nostrils and mouth so that you don't lose too much sharp detail.

regards, Graham Jones

8/13/2005 7:39:13 AM

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