Continuing looking into the photo folders I’ve taken over the years, I thought I would re-edit this photo of distractogirl as the famous Jean Gray in her Phoenix form from the X-Men franchise.
During an emergency mission in space, the X-Men find their shuttle damaged. Jean pilots the shuttle back to Earth, but is exposed to fatal levels of radiation. Dying, but determined to save Cyclops and her friends, Jean calls out for help and is answered by the cosmic entity, the Phoenix Force.
As well as my usual correction of the colour, exposure, etc, as you can see between the two photos, I cropped the 2020 photo in a narrower format. I made that decision as it made the photo more balanced and also show that she’s jumping by keeping the reflection on the ground.
I spent time using the stamp tool to remove the side fence to have a cleaner image. Tidied up the suit so it would look more of a single piece of material. And finally added some gradient exposure to the corners, with one corner filled in green to match the green of the Phoenix costume.
Should you want to see a slider of the two here, I have one right here for you. Please be aware that because of the difference in ratio, the 2015 photo will look distorted.
If there is a photo that I have taken you think I should consider re-editing, please let me know in the comment or DM me on social media.