Richard Siersma  

Kabuki by Richard Siersma

May 2018 - Kabuki

May 2018 - Richard Siersma


About the Image(s)

Photo that was taken in Hawaii at an Okinawan festival. The subject was putting on his makeup when I captured this image. Using Topaz Studio I made some basic adjustments. Using Topaz ReMask, I separated the subject from the original background replacing it with a temple. For the final image I used Topaz Studio's AI ReMix with Sandy Mosaic preset.

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5 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Richard, I really like what you've done with this. Your background couldn't be more fitting. The fact that it's B&W really makes your subject stand out! And, the conversion of the subject to a line drawing is wonderful. I especially like your treatment of the dark areas (i.e., his sleeves, collar, hair, etc.).

If there were anything I could suggest it would be to somehow make the items he's holding more obvious. I realize, after reading your description, that he's holding a makeup brush but that wasn't obvious to me in the picture. Note that I tried to think of how to emphasize the brush but couldn't think of anything that would work.

My comment about the makeup brush is just a nit. You've created a wonderful picture!

  Posted: 05/01/2018 16:13:18

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Thanks Oliver for your comments; you are right about the makeup brush. I've tried to make it a little more noticeable and I also did a little cleanup around the top of his head.   Posted: 05/05/2018 10:31:40
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Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Richard, I like your changes. I attempted to take it even a bit further with the brush... though I don't know that it makes the brush any more obvious.
  Posted: 05/05/2018 16:21:45
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Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
I certainly do like what you did with this image. I might have lessened the lines on her face and neck a trifle. I don't think the brush is important at all--the face, the dress, the BG (the temple is a great choice) all contribute to make this a winner. Well done!   Posted: 05/07/2018 19:31:50

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Very nice job of selecting the lady from the original background.
I like what you did to the image using Topaz Studio AI remix. I might have added a frame to the image.   Posted: 05/20/2018 12:02:18