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Mushroom Mouthful by Henry Roberts

October 2021 - Mushroom Mouthful

October 2021 - Henry Roberts


About the Image(s)

In JPEG I took a picture of my photo friend Doug miming eating a mushroom that we found when out photographing. In Camera Raw, I played with the sliders and then in PS I did some spot healing and cropping.

What do you think and what would you do differently?

Canon EOS R5 hand held
1/90th at f8.

8 comments posted

Don Hill   Don Hill
I really like this image. The PS work was spot-on. I think the only thing I might try is Doug's mouth a little more open so you can see some teeth, and maybe holding the mushroom a little lower down the stem so you can see right away that it is a mushroom. I am not sure if I could get my phonto buddy Mike to pose for a shot, so, Bravo on your part. Good Depth of field too!   Posted: 10/05/2021 16:36:43
Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Thanks for the suggestions Don.   Posted: 10/11/2021 10:24:49

Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
Great cropping. This is a great portrait. The work you did on the colors brings out his eyes, I love the hairlight.
But most of all, your friend is simply a great subject. I was a little confused - what was he holding in front of his face? But once I studied it more than anything I wished I could talk to the guy. The expression in his eyes is priceless!   Posted: 10/10/2021 05:25:13
Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Thanks Alison, I will show your comments to Doug.   Posted: 10/11/2021 10:26:04

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I agree with Don that opening the mouth a bit more, perhaps him holding the head down a touch would work better. But a nice capture and good treatment.   Posted: 10/12/2021 10:41:42
Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Thanks Andrew.   Posted: 10/12/2021 10:47:40

Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
I really like the unusual portrait. Nice work on getting his face tones with a hat on. I knew it was mushroom right away and it is very surprising which makes a great photo!   Posted: 10/12/2021 12:50:11
Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Thanks Catherine.   Posted: 10/13/2021 09:48:58


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