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Portraits 1 and 2 revised

Well, Graham et al, I've done some work on the two portraits. Perhaps you would cast a beady eye over them now, and let me know what you think, please? Many thanks for your comments.
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The changes to #1 will be quite obvious, whereas the changes to #2 are much more subtle.
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Extending the canvas on the RHS and removing the crop of John's forehead, removes that distraction, giving the character more prominence. This has also been achieved by reduction of the amount of free (negative) space on the right of the image.

Balancing the brightness and apparent sharpness of Julian's right eye improves the image considerably. Gone are those distracting lines in the background and the overall clarity/sharpness has been improved.

They are certainly better pictures, and well worth the time and effort to produce. I hope John and Julian are presented with copies, and should both be happy with the results of your work.

When making comments while judging competitions, I never get to see any images reworked, but I'm told that some people do adjust their images based on what some judges say. I often take comments on board and adjust my techniques accordingly.

Thanks for showing these amended images.
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Extending the canvas on the RHS and removing the crop of John's forehead, removes that distraction, giving the character more prominence. This has also been achieved by reduction of the amount of free (negative) space on the right of the image.

Balancing the brightness and apparent sharpness of Julian's right eye improves the image considerably. Gone are those distracting lines in the background and the overall clarity/sharpness has been improved.

They are certainly better pictures, and well worth the time and effort to produce. I hope John and Julian are presented with copies, and should both be happy with the results of your work.

When making comments while judging competitions, I never get to see any images reworked, but I'm told that some people do adjust their images based on what some judges say. I often take comments on board and adjust my techniques accordingly.

Thanks for showing these amended images.
Thanks for comments Graham. Some feedback is always valuable. These are actually members of a photo group that I lead. We had a mutual portrait session. Next time is PP, then printing. The background lines should have gone...but came back when I shrank it for posting. very odd; occasionally I've had that before.
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Re: Portraits 1 and 2 revised

Both portraits very much improved, well worth re-processing!
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