Baby Steps

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  1. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hey all. Shot this tonight of my wife and daughter who is trying desperately to exert her independence and learning to walk.

    This came out pretty close to what I wanted. I might try it again with them a little further out in the distance. I tried to mimic a lensbaby effect with the first one. The second one is just w/ a b/w conversion and slight sepia. Comments/critique greatly appreciated.

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    I am not sure about the first one, but the second one is wonderful. The tones are great and you really captured a special moment.
     
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    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    anyone else?
     
  4. Big Mike

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    Ya, I like the 2nd one much better. I see what you are trying to do, with the lensbaby effect, but I think you went overboard. Try feathering the blur so that it get blurrier as it gets farther away from the focus point...rather than just a small circle of sharp with the rest in a blur.
     
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    I would agree with the comment above. I can see what you're trying to do with the first shot, but the border between the focussed and blurred parts of the image seem harsh. Perhaps worth trying the effect again to see what it looks like with a more gradual change into blurry?
    Like the second one though :)

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    Is this close to what you were going for?

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  7. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yeah, thats a little closer. Is that a radial blur?
     
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    Yep, sure is. I selected "Zoom" and put the amount at 25.
     
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    My favourite is the second one! I think the shot doesnt need any enhancment to be great :)
     
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    Here is my take
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    I agree with the other comments, I like the second photo but I think the first is a bit too blurry and kind of hurts my eyes. You may have more luck with an element similar to what TheFinisher3 posted.

    It's a great setting to photograph your daughter learning to walk.
     
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    What a wonderful shot that will document this part in your daughter's life. Of the first two versions I prefer the second, and Big Mike's edit is wonderful as well. Great catch
     

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