Kirsti Näntö-Salonen  

Lady in Black by Kirsti Näntö-Salonen

November 2020 - Lady in Black

November 2020 - Kirsti Näntö-Salonen


About the Image(s)

Zoom 18-55 mm, focal length 55 mm. f/8.1/160 s, ISO 12 800. In Capture One 20 I used a luminosity mask to separate the background and changed the dull greenish hue towards dark grey. Brought the overall saturation down. Also applied the AI Portrait Enhancer in Luminar. Appreciate all tips and pointers!

10 comments posted

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Hi Kirsti. Something went wrong with your export. Original is only 24k when I tried to download. I was trying to checkout the ladies eye. Suggest you check your settings and try exporting again. What program are you using to export?
  Posted: 11/13/2020 17:32:17
Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi, I am so sorry - dont understand what went wrong. What I attached to the e-mail were (or at least looked to me) 1218 x 1500 = 1 Mb for the processed one and 1200 x 1800 =960 kb for the original. I will download the original here again.

I put this one in as an extra for the "Female Head and Shoulders" assignment in the "Portraits in Available Light" course last week, and my tutor sent it back after making some tricks in Topaz Gigapixel AI and Adobe Camera Raw. I will add that too if it is helpful - at least on my screen it opens OK.   Posted: 11/15/2020 11:04:43
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Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
After tutors treatment   Posted: 11/15/2020 11:15:10
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Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Kirsti, PSA may of resized as the max height is 1050 pix and the max width is 1400.
The vertical compositions definitely end up being smaller than the landscape measurements. The new versions at least arrived so that I'm able to say they are sharper. But there still is a dark gray shadow or something that makes it look like the model has a black eye. I'm sorry, but I can't get excited about this image.
Honest. Bob   Posted: 11/16/2020 14:49:29
Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Thanks, Bob ! - I think that it is actually part of the Halloween make-up..   Posted: 11/17/2020 12:54:02

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Ohhh. I didn't see anything about Halloween makeup. I thought it was a lighting or post processing issue. I'm just not the guy that can comment on this kind of lighting, makeup and pose. How about that beautiful Norway landscapes :-).
Bob   Posted: 11/17/2020 13:21:14

Jeri Conklin   Jeri Conklin
Kristi, I want to like this photo, but I can't see it. I can see the highlighted areas of the face outline, but I want more. It is just me though, so not a bad thing. The face is an amazing face but it is too dark for me. The 3rd one at the bottom or above my reply is what I am looking for, very beautiful and mysterious. Reminds me of the women who are out on the rock jetties waiting for their men to come home from the sea.   Posted: 11/18/2020 12:39:11

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Jeri, thanks for the comments! The third image has a lot of the technical problems corrected, and deeper tones. I love your idea of the mariner's wife - as this is the lady of the haunted house, I can easily imagine her appearing on - I think the term is widow's walk - waiting in vain for her spouse when the moon is full...   Posted: 11/22/2020 11:09:39

Joan Field   Joan Field
Hi, Kristi,
Sorry to be so late with my comments. I agree that the overall originally presented image is too dark. I like the concept of extreme lighting where only part of the image can be seen fading into a black background. The thing that bothers me the most is the eye. I feel that it is too bright and should be darkened somewhat. Otherwise it is a good attempt at extreme lighting on a profile.   Posted: 11/25/2020 15:51:23
Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Thanks, Joan! Will try that!   Posted: 11/25/2020 18:13:14


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