Friday, November 30, 2007

The Doctor

I've been having some health issues lately. So I went to see my doctor about a week ago and she gave me some pills. And she told me if they don't help I should come and see her again. And those pills didn't help at all. So they did some tests on me. And last time I was there we were chatting and she told me to bring my camera with me the next time I come to see her about the test results. So I took a few shots in her office today. This is one of them.

She's such a nice lady. She even brought her own comb with her and did her hair real fast. And I took a few shots where she was writting and then I told her to look at me and what you see above is a result of that.

About the shot:

- Camera: Canon EOS 400D
- Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
- Aperture: f/5
- Focal length: 41mm
- ISO: 400
- Flash: Flash Fired (I used Canon Speedlite 550EX)
- Post-processing software: Adobe Photoshop CS2
- Date taken: 30.11.2007

But the real reason why I've put this picture on my photoblog is to show you the difference between the original and post-processed picture. Again I did quite a lot of post-processing on this one. It took me about an hour and a half to complete it. But I think that the final result is way better than the original one. I won't tell you about my manipulation process just yet. I just wanted you to see what can be done in post-processing software such as Photoshop to enhance pictures. So here is a picture that shows the original on the left and the post-processed one on the right.

Do you prefer the original one or the post-processed one? I know that some of you might find the "Dragan" effect a little bit to harsh on the image. But what this effect does is bring out the texture of the skin and its color.


Anonymous said...

she looks older on the second picture....

Kristijan Žontar said...

indeed.. but that doesn't mean she looks more ugly or's just a method of bringing out more expression and emotions in the image ;)

Anonymous said...

i didn t say she looks ugly....

Kristijan Žontar said...

I know :) and I didn't say you said that ;)

Anonymous said...

nice pics though...proud babe

Satya said...

like the first one better. agree with Taja, she looks much older in the second one.. she looks lovely though :)

Kristijan Žontar said...

She is a lovely lady ;)

That's usually the case where you the before and after shot :) People tend to accept the natural shots better than processed ones because it looks more real and natural ;) Well again it depends on the shot itself ;)

Thanks for your comments ;)