Donna Paul  

Man in Prayer by Donna Paul

November 2019 - Man in Prayer

November 2019 - Donna Paul


About the Image(s)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, f/4, 1/100 sec., ISO-800, 105mm, No flash, 858 x 858, 93 dpi, PaintShop Pro.

I wanted to have the focus on what the man is doing; praying. I cropped the pic, change the background, remover the hair outside the robe and added more color in the beard. I wanted the eyes soft.

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6 comments posted

Manfred Mueller   Manfred Mueller
Overall an interesting image. I like the concept and the shooting position that you took.

There is something really strange going on with the hands and face of your subject; just a lot of artifacts that one would not expect to see in those areas of the image. What has happened?

Something else to watch for is the position of the nose with respect to your subject's cheek line. This often results in the eye behind the nose looking rather strange. That seems to have happened here.   Posted: 11/02/2019 23:05:41

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
Thank you Manfred for helping me learn more as I shoot.   Posted: 11/04/2019 10:49:56

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
I like the composition.   Posted: 11/11/2019 15:35:37

Jim Mahoney   Jim Mahoney
Good job of cleaning up the background. The prayful pose is nice and the fact that he is looking toward the heavens adds to the story. The picture looks a little over processed, especially his hands and his face is a little hot on his right side. There is also a spot of some kind on his hood that could be corrected with a healing brush.   Posted: 11/20/2019 09:23:07

Dave Whitson   Dave Whitson
Great concept, Donna. I like the composition, but the man's hands look tense. Maybe with one hand folder over the other would work better than fingers interlaced.

The white cloth seems to overpower the man's face. I have found that using off-white or ivory colors work better than white. They still look white, but not as intense.

The beard helps make the shot. Nice work.   Posted: 11/25/2019 18:57:21

Salvador Atance   Salvador Atance
Hi Donna.
The work in general is very advanced, you are doing right.
It seems you are working with JPG file in 8 bits and maybe the post proces is showing some imperfections in colors and textures. I don't know if Paintshop Pro will help you enough if it can't edit Raw. Keep working hard, you're walking on the correct way!   Posted: 11/26/2019 08:16:08