Kellie in Monochrome

Kellie in Monochrome, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

Kellie is a model with an obviously attractive physique. She’s also a thoughtful young woman who is an omnivorous reader. Jane Austen is her favorite author.

Astute readers of this blog will note some changes in physiognomy from the color version (below) to the monochromatic version (above).

I liked the lighting on Kellie, and the “figure eight” composition made by the integration of her arms with her body. But a close inspection of her face (check out the large size below) shows the left pupil in her eye apparently towards the lower end of her eye socket in an unattractive way. In addition, her right nostril shows only as an odd-looking dot.

I addressed these issues in the Photoshop darkroom by moving the pupil of her eye slightly up, and painting in a bit more nostril where it “ought to have been” in the first place.


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This entry was posted in Models, Monochrome, Photography, Photoshop Techniques.

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