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April at Work by Ravinss April at Work by Ravinss
Took some photos over the weekend.

Used a new action, I like the way it turned out. Basically there was a slight warming with a little bit of gaussian blur.

Was experimenting with some lighting as well.
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RedShuttleworth Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010   Writer
A fun image!
rjcarroll Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
Looks great I like it! Cool location! Well Done!
nycterent Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional Writer
My personal preference as far as the shot goes would be to up the red a few degrees. Still, the softness works for it (one of the few shots on dA I've seen recently where that's the case.) I do have a conceptual issue with the shot - I have a knee jerk reaction when I see her, in a dining gown, decked out in jewelry, working in a forge. It's much the same that I feel when I see scantily-clad amazonian-like-ladies in bikini armor in the middle of a tundra-like setting in mid-december. My mind just balks and I can't take it seriously.
artophana Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Jijono-san Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Student Photographer
I love this. Lovely colors and softness.
Ravinss Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
thanks :)
Jijono-san Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Student Photographer
No problem. :D
lindsaymcwilliams Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
I really like this one. Only thing is i would have liked to have seen her fingers at the bottom. The action looks great!
Ravinss Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
yeah... unfortunate crop there.
suicidalover Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008   Photographer
:wave: Hi !! I have featured this here: [link]
and by the way.. Thanks for the tip on the Midnight Sepia Action.. I used it on the portraits of myself. :) Really appreciate it !! If you would like it removed. Just let me know. :)
Have a great day !!! :bye:
mgilpin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
lovely lighting...
erikbarker Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
I really like the colors! the skin tones compliment the dark brown background well and the lighting is superb.
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Wow, something went very right here. I think the gaussian blur combined with the careful lighting makes this have a very painterly feel. The pose and the subject material just strikes me as something you'd see a classical master painter create. Refreshing piece. :)
NickTheHerbivore Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I was just thinking the same thing! The lighting reminds me very much of The Mona Lisa for example.

Beautiful Ravi! Great work as always!
lawrencegillies Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the juxtaposition of the slinky dress with the hard manual work.
On the whole I like the lighting, but I would've liked to be able to see slightly more of her right arm and the hammer, but only very slightly.

Still, its a favourite! Nice work!
derozio Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Very professional looking i must say. I would have liked some light on that hammer but its old rusted so its difficult to make it stand out, I understand. About her pose she could have stood a bit further from the striking surface with her arm more outstretched( the lower one that is) I think that would have added a sense of direction to her action and more balance to the picture overall. Take care. A fav and a feature next week. tc.
si-monty Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
The lighting and colours and the way you have manipulated the shot reminds me of really old paintings. I'm trying to think of an example which is similar to this photo. I'm sure you get what I mean anyway. The pose seems very posed as sheispretty points out but it's by no means a bad thing and I think it adds to the style of the photograph and may partly be a reason for it reminding me of old paintings.
sheispretty Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
she seems really posed, like trying too hard. the shot though, your camera skills, are great :clap:
Ravinss Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
yeah... most of the photos I took this weekend were a lot like that: very posed 'model' shots. I really liked the location though, it was this isolated old run down 'mine' with a bunch of old cars and other random machinery just sitting around. I hope to go back with a better idea of I want to do next time... and more time.
sheispretty Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, some shots of just the area, a kind of light study would have been really effective ill bet. models are hard, a good one is hard to find. thats why i manipulate, haha, real people dont do it for me :P
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10/250 second
Focal Length
50 mm
Date Taken
Oct 20, 2007, 4:23:59 PM