I love this picture, but something isn't sitting right with me about it! I don't know

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  1. RowmyF

    RowmyF TPF Noob!

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    So I am in LOVE with what is going on in this picture...but there's something about it that is just not right...not sure if it's post-processing (lighting being harsh) or just the composition..

    I would love some opinions and perhaps suggestions of things I can do in post-processing that may fix it...

    I think the capture is PRICELESS...

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  2. SpeedTrap

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    Can we see the original, it is almost hrd to tell what could be done with it with the current PP on it.
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    it's defiantly the post, it's too much. The clothes are too saturated, the background isn't saturated enough, and you need to do some highlight recovery.
     
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    i like it!
     
  5. Alpha

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    It's post-processing. The hair is chunky and the colors are through-the-roof saturated.
     
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    I agree with the others. Too hot on the contrast and saturation. GREAT photo though, even how it looks now. When you capture a sweet moment like that, all of the rest is secondary.
     
  7. RowmyF

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    This is the original!

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  8. Alpha

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    An edit, which I'll remove if you have any objection.

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    The background needed more green anyway, and having bright pink dresses w/ a muted background throws off the color balance.
     
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  9. .Serenity.

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    An edit. I just bumped the contrast a bit, brightened it up a hair. And then de saturated it a tiny bit to bring down the dress color. I also bumped the green saturation afterwords.
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  10. tirediron

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    I'd leave the original as-is, maybe just tone down the highlights on image right.

    Alpha, I think you lost the WB on yours, or is that just my crappy work monitor again?
     
  11. Alpha

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    Not a wholly unreasonable assumption, but the greens and blues in the background are not a matter of white balance. If the WB was off you'd see it in the skin.
     
  12. nynfortoo

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    I really like how the background in Alpha's makes the girls pop out of the picture without looking over-saturated, but I think there's a bit too much blue in there to look wholly natural.
     

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