I thought it was going to work.. but it doesn't.

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    I worked on this picture for a while.. tweaking and such. I cannot find anything wrong with it, but nothing right with it either. I thought his expression was fun, but the lack of eye contact just bothers me, I think. It doesn't work in b&w, it doesn't work with a vingette.. I keep thinking SOME tweak will all of a sudden make me fall in love with it, but I think there's just something not good about this picture that I should just toss it. Any opinions? I welcome strong & harsh CC
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    The eyes give me the heebie jeebies, especially the left one.
    I know it can be tough, but sometimes you just gotta let it go...
     
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    Ya, I think the eyes being kinda crossed and looking off strange.. that must be it!!
     
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    Well...
    I like it!
    But i know what you mean, sometimes pics just dont work, even after extensive PP. One thing that bothers me is the angle. Do you have any other similar ones to work with?
     
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    Thanks , ya it must be the angle that's bothering me too. I like the ones where I laid flat on my stomach and shot him. Next week I'm shooting again and this time, I'll have a bean bag with me, so it'll be better. Here's a different one:
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    Ahh!! Much better.
     
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    I didn't.. thats the other source of irritation for me. In PS, the mouth has some detail, but is still very dark! I think when I messed with the curves, I adjusted shadows too much.

    Oh well.. off with its head LOL
     
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    The lighting makes the photo uninteresting.
     
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    here's a 3rd one. not happy w/this one too much either. i guess these just feel really boring to me. I will definitly be more creative next time I see him!
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    YES! That too. And that blue cast from the blanket is awful.
     
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    ok, so the blue cast wasn't just me. :)

    I thought because there was so much blue in the pic that I was imagining the blue cast on the skin.
     
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    I like this one the best of the 3 that you have posted, but it's still a bit too gray. More contrast isn't a suggestion because it might blow out the lower part of the blanket. Maybe dodge and burn a bit? Maybe a green filter in post?
    Slight nitpik is the blurred hand. He/she probably moved as you clicked. I imagine that babies are not the most cooperative subjects.
     

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