Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chelsea #2

Here's another image of Chelsea from the shoot last weekend -- again from the same series where I somehow became fixated with this highlight in the background. Instead of shooting around it, I included it. Probably not the greatest decision I ever made. So, I've been experimenting with ways to mediate it. After a retouch on Chelsea, I began incorporating some bokeh textures with blend modes, photo filter adjustment layers and of course a nice soft mask as it blends into the hair.


  1. Another winner Steve. This is one of my favorites.

  2. Yes, another great shot of Chelsea. The highlights in the background look great. I wondered if you could add a texture over them, maybe in darken mode, but did not think of bokeh-type of textures. Everything works on this portrait, just beautiful.

  3. This is a lovely photo of Chelsea, but to me, what makes it is the bokah. Great addition. Need to learn your trick on this one.