Girl Framed by Japanese Red Maple

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  1. King Mango

    King Mango TPF Noob!

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    wewt for first gallery post? heh
    Taken at the Huntington. She stopped momentarily and I was just lucky to get my camera up and snap this shot. She was posing for her mom and it was over in seconds. I think I had the better angle though :D
    This was the first day I took photography seriously. I wish I had known to set the EV down a bit.


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    There is some overexposure issues you have. I crudely cloned her right shoulder and tried to touch up her nose. I'm not good with skin, so somebody else can help there. I also tried to pop the colors a bit since the Japanese Maple is such a beautiful tree. Also a slight crop to bring her in just a tad.

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    Better or just different?

    FYI: When you post a photo, make the long edge 800 pixels. Easier to view whole image.
     
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    I hate going over old photos. I just look back at some and think "What was I doing, this is blown, the horizon isn't straight etc etc."
     
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    yeah I am not often happy when looking over old photos either...
     
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    I'm working on painting in her sweater and nose as well. I really like what you've done with the leaf color.
    I know it's blown. That's why I said in first post that I wish I had known about exposure value.
    But I think this is a picture worth working/keeping. Between the Long Beach Aquarium, and The Huntington I took about seven hundred and maybe ten came out pleasing to me.
    FYI, you need two days at least, at The Huntington if anyone decides to travel to it.
     
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    She looks like a red fairy.

    I think the photo would be better with a slight haze effect.

    Maybe like a blur screen blended. (slight while keeping the overall sharpness)
     
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    This is an unsalvageable shot. It's totally blown out and poorly composed.
     
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    Live and learn right? It's cool to have documentation of such a special day for you though. :D
     
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    i like the first one better.



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    I actually thought the composition was good. What's wrong with it?
     
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    She's looking away from the camera. The arm, back, and chest (if any) all flow together, giving the appearance of either a very fat arm or very large and saggy boobs. I don't feel that she's obscured by the tree in any constructive way. In fact, it looks like she's wearing a big, weird hat made out of japanese maple leaves.
     
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    Swing and a miss! You I mean Alpha, not the photo. The only time you're not abrasive is when you're asking for something lol...
    I can tell you are steamed for me not arguing with you in the other thread. That's pretty satisfying to me.

    I like it. I know it's blown in some spots. I think the composition is perfect. I think I can fix the blowout but I didn't think it ruined the picture. And I'm gonna guess the majority of people agree. See I understand it's not gonna win the Nobel or any other prize, but to me it's a great shot.
     
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