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  1. Martha

    Martha TPF Noob!

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    Well, this is my first post. It is MUCH easier to read other peoples pictures being critiqued than to submit one of your own to be picked at. This is a whole new step and I'm nervous to take it. Though I love pointers! LOL...Anyway...This is my DD today...enjoying the BEAUTIFUL first day of Spring..however windy it was...anyway...here it is...I'd love your thoughts...I know the red shed/barn in the back could "go" but I dont have much choice for back grounds around my house....anyway..here it is

    Taken with Nikon D80, 18-135 lens...natural light...some curves messed with in PSP 8

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    I would boost the contrast and go b&w with this.
     
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    i agree, maybe some curve adjustment would help too. but i do like the shot
     
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    My the 18-135 has some nice bokeh. That's probably what I like the most about it!

    I agree with harrison, just a wee bit more contrast and saturation, but leave it in color and give it a slight vignette and a border. Once you do that, I think you'll be golden.
     
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    I have one in b&w...It does look great like that..I'm a sucker for b&w though...I'll get loaded and post it within the next day...
     
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    Upped the contrast, converted to B&W, burned a little and....

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  7. Martha

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    Very nice...I like it...

    Here is the original...should I have left the curves alone? Seems the one you changed the contrast on is a bit closer to the original...I just thought that it might have been to dark around her eyes?? Maybe not? LMK what you think about the original. THANKS for all the comments so far...it really does help to have other peoples opinions about my photo(s) :)

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    I wish her fingernails weren't painted...
    It takes away from her "little girlishness."

    I like the B&W that harrisoncj posted. I'm a sucker for high contrast...
     
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    I wish we could see more to the left. The crop of her hair/head being cut off is bothering me... but that's just me.
     
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    I like the original better to be honest. the curves adjustment removed a lot of the redness from her face, and made her arm very light. The original has a more lively feel IMO. Not to mention the original really shows how golden her hair is.

    If I would do anything, just a slight bump in contrast and saturation, otherwise I think its a great picture.
     
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    Thanks guys/gals....

    and lol about the painted nails...my daughter ALWAYS Has painted nails...she even paints her own and is only 4 (granted it doesn't look as "pretty" when she does it)...

    ANyway..thanks for all the C&C....:D
     
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    This image has so much potential!

    I increased vibrance and saturation, deepened the shadows, brought up the highlights a little bit, dodged her eyes so you can see them, added a vignette, layered a gaussian blur on top of that to soften up her skin, and put a border on it.

    what do you think?

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