Sharron Leppien, QPSA  

Tilo by Sharron Leppien, QPSA

November 2020 - Tilo

November 2020 - Sharron Leppien, QPSA


About the Image(s)

I named this young boy Tilo. I do not know his real name but I do know that he lived in a remote mountain village in the Palau Region on the Island of Flores, Indonesia. I kept seeing this young boy in my peripheral vision as I was walking around. As I was talking ( in my very dismal Bahasa ) with other members of the village when he came close enough that I could take his photograph. I took this photograph 2 years ago and only just edited it last month.

Nikon D810, Nikon 70-200 E FL @ 200mm. 1/500sec @ f2.8, iso 500

In Lightroom - cropped, texture+39, clarity+12, exposure +0.55, vignette -36 and then converted to B&W using the yellow filter and some sharpening using the mask+71
Popped it into PS with for a slight straightening of his left eye using liquify.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
10 comments posted

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
The soft backlighting outlines his face - very good portrait.   Posted: 11/04/2020 00:57:02
Sharron Leppien   Sharron Leppien
Thank you Allen. I remember when I took this photograph that I like the look of it. Natural portraits are my favourite kind of portrait. :)   Posted: 11/15/2020 18:53:00

Peter Hornbostel   Peter Hornbostel
Very good soft focus from the color image. This increases the facial expression. Now the eyes come to full effect. Nice that you switched to monochrome!   Posted: 11/04/2020 03:10:40
Sharron Leppien   Sharron Leppien
If it wasn't for this group I probably would not have made the effort to find this image and process it to monochrome. Yay to us :)   Posted: 11/15/2020 18:54:19

Jim Bodkin   Jim Bodkin
A well composed portrait with wonderful shading and light shaping the face. I like the B&W version that removes the distracting color in the background and draws the viewer's eye to the subject. Nice sharpness of the eyes and lips and not overdone. The lighter background defines the subject's head and adds some drama. (I didn't even notice the unusual eye on the original until you pointed it out, but congrats to you for seeing it and fixing it.) Great portrait overall.

  Posted: 11/04/2020 19:05:57
Sharron Leppien   Sharron Leppien
Thank you Jim:) I am very pleased with the result and it reinforces how important this group is to me. It pushes me to search for images to convert to monochrome. Nothing like a bit of pressure to produce something worthy. :)   Posted: 11/15/2020 18:58:16

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
I can't add anything Allen's, Peter's, and Jim's comments. Excellent portrait, beautifully processed!   Posted: 11/12/2020 12:03:50
Sharron Leppien   Sharron Leppien
Such kind words Henry! Just like the saying " less is sometimes more" and I am happy to achieved this, this time :)   Posted: 11/15/2020 19:01:03

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I wonderful photo. The mono is much better than the color image. I have no suggestions - just great.   Posted: 11/12/2020 20:02:36
Sharron Leppien   Sharron Leppien
Thank you Jim! Colour is everywhere in our lives and it gives me a little thrill when a monochrome image can outshine the original colour file :)   Posted: 11/15/2020 18:59:45