melancholy girl

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  1. eyeye

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    She is 2. She isnt really melancholy, but she is so active that the only clear photos of her are when she is pouting (as 2 year olds do so well!). I would love CC on overall impression, but mostly of B&W conversion. I tried greyscale with extra contrast. One 2 I did a vignette and 3 I did a texture to erased it off her face.

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    nothing? I must be REALLY off these days
     
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    I really like the 3rd photo the best. Sorry can't offer any 'technical' criticism. I'm a newbie.
     
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    thats ok. Non-tech c&c is good too :D
     
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    Non responsiveness here usually means "so-so"...not horribly sucky. If they suck, people will definitely speak up. If they are amazing, people will speak up. If they are "nice", people generally move on.

    I love the lighting and sharpness in 1. The angle in 2 is a little weird, totally an opinion thing. 3 is cute, I think the hair in her mouth bugs me a little. Overall good exposure!
     
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    yep I know that...although I comment on photos from crap to amazing and in between. I have also seen really good photos go mostly unnoticed. Seen really bad ones praised. Its a tough crowd

    Thanks for your comments. Totally agree with odd angle on 2, but I have gotten some good feedback onit...think its really a personal taste thing (seems far too depressed for a 2 year old!) and yes, hair in mouth made me crazy. There was a hair style change after I saw that one and I couldnt take it any more haha
     
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    they are pleasant photos.

    I'm sure number 3 would look nice in a frame on you mantle piece. :)
     
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    I thinkt heir really nice! I can't find anything wrong and she's such a gorgeous girl!
     
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    She's gorgeous, and the pictures are really great in black and white..
     
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    What a beautiful girl! The first two are the better shots...its just that the mood is depressing.
     
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    Isnt she dramatic? She looks like her favorite dolly was kidnapped. The *pout* was over a candy cane. II told her should couldn't have a second one. I thought it was funny, perfect shots for a moody 15 year old but not what I was hoping for 2 year portraits. Going to try again thursday or friday
     
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    #1 is very definitely an outstanding portrait. #2 is pretty good, kind of arty. #3 is ordinary.

    You've got a winner in #1. I'd take the contrast and/or brightness down very slightly. And it could use some film grain -- do you have a PhotoShop plug-in for that?

    The reason #1 is a success is that you can see the girl and then the young woman this 2-year-old will become. There is a "longer period of time" captured here, and it extends well into the future. That's what makes it worth viewing now, and again, and again.

    Well done!
     

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