Judy Merson  


Pensive Workman Looking Left by Judy Merson

November 2021 - Pensive Workman Looking Left

About the Image(s)

I took this with my Sony a6400 with Sony 55-210 4.5-6.3 telephoto lens It was taken at ISO 2000 210 mm f 6.3 1/200 I took it into Lightroom CC then Topaz Denoise and Topaz Sharpen I brightened the eyes with a Curves adjustment layer and then masked all but the eyes. I then added a yellowish texture I made yellow brown stucco Then I used blend mode screen and masked the face. I added a two pixel off white stroke


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9 comments posted




Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
I think we have seen a portrait of this gentleman before? This is a great portrait. It is as if he is unaware he is being observed, which I like. I wonder what he is thinking? While I enjoy the treatment and color tones, I would like his face to be sharper, at least around the eyes, nose, mouth.
  Posted: 11/01/2021 18:42:01



Judy Merson   Judy Merson
I never took his portrait before He was working on the street and being driven slowly in the back of a truck   Posted: 11/01/2021 19:44:09
Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Judy, I didn't mean to suggest it was the same portrait, I just thought taken at the same time. I was wrong.
  Posted: 11/02/2021 12:55:30



Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
(Group 42)
I like the expression of concentration, but I'd prefer less blurring overall.   Posted: 11/02/2021 09:39:56



Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
It is too much blurring, the portrait should be sharper, special eyes.   Posted: 11/06/2021 11:58:31



Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
It is a great composition, but it is a little too blurry for me as well. If you wanted to go for a softer feel, I would maybe try some paint textures to make it look like a painting purposely.   Posted: 11/09/2021 08:57:18



Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
A nice portrait. Your background is quite effective. Like the others, fI too miss the sharpness around the eyes.   Posted: 11/12/2021 08:54:53



Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Agree with the comments especially the ones on blurring.
If it was intended, your reasoning would be helpful.   Posted: 11/12/2021 13:31:52



Judy Merson   Judy Merson
The blur on the face was not intentional
The blurring was motion blur and low light I tried to sharpen I will try again   Posted: 11/12/2021 15:56:24