the photo is nearly original. the only thing i have done was desaturating my skin. that is all so the light and everything is real. everything in our photos is always real. manipulating photos is not the way we work.
thank you for the compliment
Ok, then it is even more amazing! I just had a long talk with a photographer more experienced than myself a couple of days ago and we started talking about Photo Shop and "fixing" photos. He showed me some of his work and what he used to do. And then he showed what OTHERS do to their pictures and even though I was a bit cynical about this modern digital photography I was... well, disappointed is the right word I guess. I got to see some photos, that before I held in high esteem, but now I am more inclined to honour their skills as a computer technician rather than a photographer. Myself, I tend to limit myself to some sharpening, some contrast and some noise removal. Mostly due to the fact that that is my limit in the field of PS anyway So, once again, a really, really nice picture and an impressive gallery as a whole.