killing time

Posted in personal by Kevin Vu on March 26, 2008

jen and her sisters waiting for the commencement of the ceremony. san diego, california.
© kevin t vu

the bridesmaids looking off towards the couple. san diego, california.
© kevin t vu

i really like the above image of the 3 bridesmaids. i don’t know why, but they remind me of the 3 ‘graces’ in botticelli’s ‘la primavera.’ its the sinuousness of their bodies and how the dresses are draped over them. i, however, did manipulate the image a bit. i photoshopped out some jackets that were laying on the ground. i also boosted the saturation of the girls while desaturating the background. it helps to pull out the form and bring attention to the ladies. i do wish i would’ve done a better job of composing the image though. it really bothers me that i cut the bottom of one of the bridesmaid’s dress. there’s no place for mediocrity! i have no excuse.

the top image, i mostly saturated it and did some burning or dodging. i also made sure to keep the whiteness of the dress while i was playing w/ the saturation.

ok, enough of me blabbering about photoshop. some friends and i decided to sign-up to a softball league. it should be good fun! i havent played in a while and will def. need to practice quite a lot beforehand. i have a brand new glove that i received as a birthday gift many years back. finally, i’ll get to break it in.

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  1. paigegreen said, on March 28, 2008 at 12:53 am

    i like these alot and the manipulation really works. It is all within the legal realms of the digital darkroom… so saturate away.

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