The Color of Love

© Tracy D. Siermachesky

The Color of Love

Uploaded: May 27, 2005 01:19:28


Lori S. Aschbrenner May 27, 2005

STUNNING portrait, Tracy! It looks like a painting. #254304

Ronald Balthazor May 27, 2005

Very well done, Tracy. #1401042

No Info May 27, 2005

Wow! This is beautiful, Tracy! #1402207

Claudette Foote May 27, 2005

Very well done, Tracy. It is beautiful..


Bob Duncan June 06, 2005

Would you mind telling me the steps you took to photograph and post process this image?
Bob #1438253

Tracy D. Siermachesky June 06, 2005

Bob, I photographed the subject with 3 strobes, key light with softbox, fill with umbrella and background with spot grid. The post processing included adjusting the levels and curves to achieve strong color contrast, softening the skin using gaussian blur, dodging the eyes and lips to make them sparkle, and finally selecting the parts of the background and hair and adjusting the hue/saturation for a really dramatic red. I also used the liquify filter to blend her hair up into the background a bit. #1438370

Bob Duncan June 06, 2005

Thank you Tracy.
That was very detailed, yet simple. The part that I need to work on most is the lighting techniuqes.
I must say though,I havn't played with dodging and liquify filters enough either.
To start with I'll try the PS filters on some stock photos.
Thanks again for your help.
Bob #1439150

Lori S. Aschbrenner June 21, 2005

Congratulations, Tracy! #1498501

Bryan Yates June 21, 2005

Stunning is the word! Great work! #1501355

Serena Pierce level-classic June 21, 2005

Beautiful Tracy, Congratulations!! #1501674

Kerby Pfrangle June 21, 2005


Congratulations on your finalist.

Good luck in the finals.

Very nice work.

Kerby #1502272

S J June 22, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Tracy!! #1504910

Bryan Yates June 22, 2005

I took the time to look through all the Digital Darkroom Finalist and you are in good company! But I Really find this image to be outstanding!!! I thought it was worth a second comment! #1505351

bob cornelison June 22, 2005

fantastic shot!
~:O) #1505602

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