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Blonde ambition

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 5 March 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Why the title?
Well I thought it was a bit of an ambitious project, that's why.
You may remember this remarkable transformation and its original source material found at a house party in South Shields. I think it was Ted Snelgrove who implied that I should have a go with the other girl.

Well, after cloning away an arm, and losing much of the background, this is the result.

PENTAX K100D 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 200 67 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Bob from New Jersey, United States

What Blue Eyes You Have!

5 Mar 2011 5:09am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

I like your "transformation"work, very nice.

5 Mar 2011 5:16am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

WOW! Reminds me of the old "Breck Girl" advertisements !!! Excellent job!

5 Mar 2011 5:57am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Congratulations for this processing. A beautiful result

5 Mar 2011 6:13am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

the prettier girl I feel. This transformation is equally stunning from where you started fella, and I know you've repaired things like the bags under the eyes & gone for that soft, dreamy look...but I think she needs a little more sharpness around the central features?

5 Mar 2011 6:57am

@Ted: As an afterthought, I too thought I'd sacrificed too much around the nose, but by then I'd done it.

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

really good jod ! and beautiful eyes !

5 Mar 2011 7:04am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Cleverly done.

5 Mar 2011 7:36am

Alun from cheshire,, United Kingdom

very nice work, lovely image

5 Mar 2011 7:41am

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

I don't know how you do this stuff, but it's pretty damn amazing.

5 Mar 2011 8:06am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I hope you have sent her a copy, she will love it, very clever

5 Mar 2011 8:22am

@Christine: I don't even know here, but a friend is arranging to take a print around.

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Great stuff, Curly!

5 Mar 2011 8:38am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli traitement ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


5 Mar 2011 8:49am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Very good transformation. If it were me, I would have left the black part of her eye black, as I associate a light blue Iris with cateracts! But that's my problem!

5 Mar 2011 8:53am

@CElliottUK: I remembering brightening the eyes, but I didn't alter the hue at all Chris, I may have punched the brightening too far.

cristoF from montbéliard, France

trés beau traitement curly ,j'aime le résultat!!

5 Mar 2011 8:56am

houshang from hamaedan, Iran

excellent shot .well done indeed

5 Mar 2011 10:39am

BBM from Burgess Hill, United Kingdom

Nice job!

5 Mar 2011 11:02am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Nice and interesting work.

5 Mar 2011 2:02pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

beautifully reduced to the essential! outstanding treatment and compo, and i love the details, above all the incredibly blue eyes!

5 Mar 2011 2:07pm

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

Wonderful job!

5 Mar 2011 2:08pm

Williams from Nova Scotia, Canada

Not quite sure about the graininess close up but when I move back 3 or 4 feet its SUPERB.

5 Mar 2011 2:39pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

I have never seen a portrait like this one, Curly . My hat off to you for this originality !

5 Mar 2011 4:09pm

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

You have worked hard today ! She has a wonderful smile, this young lady. Congrat to your strenuous work.

5 Mar 2011 4:12pm

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

The "eyes have it!" Wow! Great portrait, Curly.

5 Mar 2011 5:19pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

I love what you´ve done here,it´s a great potrait.... Her eyes are a bit overdone for me though (or are they realy that blue)

5 Mar 2011 6:34pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: No, I'm sure the are not that blue, I did increase the brightness, but may have gone to far with them.

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

is real ?......................fantastic

5 Mar 2011 8:09pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

A title of 1950's Hollywood where it was all blonde ambition. She has a very beautiful
innocence, shyness that comes through beautifully here. Sweet.

5 Mar 2011 8:20pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very lovely girl...with a touch of Spanish Blue Eyes!!! hehe! very nice composition!

5 Mar 2011 9:17pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Nice portrait! And beautiful model!

5 Mar 2011 10:47pm

Marie from Visé, Belgium

A nice picture...


6 Mar 2011 12:43am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very cool processing.

6 Mar 2011 3:19am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Another wonderfully done-up picture - superb and exciting :)

6 Mar 2011 4:37am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

a beautiful portrait and an absolutly awesome processing

6 Mar 2011 8:50am

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

came out great mate! perfect!

6 Mar 2011 9:11am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great result - amazing transformation. She must be very pleased.

6 Mar 2011 1:01pm

@Stephen: I hope she is, don't think she's seen it yet!

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh wow! What a transformation! It's excellent! She looks like an angel

6 Mar 2011 6:21pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Its a lovely photo.. I think a little less dreamy on the skin though, you don't want a plasticky feel.. she's lovely and doesn't need so much retouching.

6 Mar 2011 6:39pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing work...

7 Mar 2011 8:31am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

WoW! Blue eyes blond hair she'd be a hit here in Okinawa.

7 Mar 2011 9:50am

PATRICK from miramas, France


7 Mar 2011 12:40pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

It would be nice if someday she will be touring and use this awesome professional pp work as a poster (and on t-shirts etcetc)! Compliments Curly- like those sparkling eyes;-)

7 Mar 2011 7:50pm

Dan from Quartz Hill, United States

Great Stuff

8 Mar 2011 2:49pm

1/60 second
ISO 200
67 mm (35mm equiv.)