Sylvia Softly

© Graham Jones

Sylvia Softly

Melisa R. McKolay 7/10/2004 10:04:02 AM

Pretty, like the softness. #146533

Josh Hudson 7/10/2004 12:36:39 PM

Fantastic head shot. #641081

Carolina K. Smith 7/10/2004 6:31:34 PM

Lovely portrait of a lovely looking person :) #641501

Kristen McKain 8/15/2004 5:36:14 AM

Congrats! #711700

Abby Smith 8/15/2004 6:32:54 PM

Great Job! I agree with Josh and Carolina- Fantastic and Lovely. #713402

Kelly Abernathy 8/16/2004 5:35:47 AM

Congratulations on your win! -K #714222

Graham Jones 8/17/2004 9:16:05 PM

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 #718277

Diane Dupuis 8/26/2004 3:53:46 PM

Congrats! #736907

Susana Matos 10/24/2004 1:23:16 PM

wow, wow, wow! I am sorry for missing this, havenīt 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 #866782

Edwin Z. Ormeo 8/4/2005 1:39:01 PM

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

Edwin #1677381

Graham Jones 8/13/2005 7:39:13 AM

:-) 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 #1712487

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5.6 @ 200, 2 x flash heads, shot on photo course in Adelaide South Australia, softened and desaturated in Photoshop 8

Uploaded on 7/10/2004 7:26:48 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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