Shop More Submit  Join Login
×
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts




Details

Submitted on
September 5, 2009
Image Size
974 KB
Resolution
800×1200
Thumb

Stats

Views
1,624 (1 today)
Favourites
46 (who?)
Comments
35
×
In The Palms 03 Remix by tatehemlock In The Palms 03 Remix by tatehemlock
My three year anniversary on Model Mayhem is fast approaching in October so while I have been recovering from my accident I have been looking at a lot of my photos from 2006 and earlier.

Back then photography was a hobby. Sometimes I would take pics for art projects or to do drawings or because I'd meet a girl I thought was worth photographing. After I met Jessi Frances and started taking pics with her she kept telling me I should put my photos online. She showed me Model Mayhem and thought it would make it easier for me to find models to shoot with that way. Anyway, I finally caved in and set up an acct. A few months later I found myself here on DA. The rest I guess is history.

Anyway, back in that time period I decided to switch to a digital format thinking it was all magic. I had no clue how to use Photoshop. It was like a magic bag of tricks. So sometimes when I look at the original photos from that time that I shot I think, "Oh this isn't as bad as I remembered." Then I look at my edited version and cringe. What was I thinking?

So I hit upon this photo and thought, "Oh I like that one!" So I re-edited it last night and it is truer to the original. Why on Earth I shot it at 400 ISO is beyond me. If I could go back in time I'd change the camera settings for myself LOL

Here is the original:

[link]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconthetooginator:
TheTooginator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tate! I drew "Jessi in the Palms"! I think it's OK (it could have been better, but I'm rusty). You got me off my ass though and provided me with a great source photo. If you don't like it for any reason, I will delete it immediately! Maybe I'm too critical of myself, but I was hoping to do a better job. I also hope that it would be OK if I used another of your photos for my next drawing.
Reply
:icontatehemlock:
tatehemlock Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
No prob! Feel free! As long as you are creating art, it's all good!!
Reply
:iconthetooginator:
TheTooginator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! I like the challenge of having a certain responsibility to do justice to your great photographs - and there's certainly no shortage of those! I am tempted to try a painting next time. We'll see.
Reply
:iconthetooginator:
TheTooginator Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Beautiful! I wish there were better adjectives to use, but that's my reaction. I saw some of your other photos and my impression is that there is a nice mixture of beauty, sexiness, elegance and fun. Bravo!

Jessi is a total doll though! Very "muse-worthy". I saw the original, and I hate to admit it, but I think your digital touch-ups make a better picture.
Reply
:icontatehemlock:
tatehemlock Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yeah I ain't too shabby when it comes to post-processsing :)
Reply
:iconthetooginator:
TheTooginator Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I think you found just the right balance of improving the original image while preserving what she really looks like.
Reply
:iconsexxylilladybug:
sexxylilladybug Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I need her shirt!
Reply
:icontatehemlock:
tatehemlock Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
LOL
Reply
:iconbodyartist:
Bodyartist Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
FWIW: I like the original better. This one has that over airbrushed look to the face. If you look at the original, there's subtle detail in the cheeks that make it natural. That's lost in the re-make and it looks like a mask.

The first one needed a bit of retouching, and the new one has too much.

IMHO.
Reply
:icontatehemlock:
tatehemlock Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Right on, I can see that. My biggest complaint with it is the graininess in the original image. I try to make my images sharp and I did not always do that so much back in those days.
Reply
Add a Comment: