New edit of my baby boy..cc please

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  1. momofthing1and2

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    First off Happy New year to everyone! Here is a picture that I've been working on, please tell me what you think.
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    Exposure Time1/200 secF-NumberF 5.6ISO Speed Ratings200Focal Length48.0 mmFlashUnknown ("31")
     
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    That's really nice. I'm a big fan of selective coloring, but the ones I've posted haven't gone over well.. I think you've done a good job.

    He looks very young but with a very mature, thoughtful expression.
     
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    Love the photo, but the selective coloring is a bit much. Is that his natural eye color? They seem a bit fake looking. Maybe the coloring would look better if it was a bit more muted?
     
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    awesome, thanks for the comments. I agree and will probably tone it down a little. His eyes are bright blue for real but this is enhanced for sure.
     
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    I like the softness of the skin and teh highlights, but the cars in the background are distracting, and the border gradient and selective coloring are way overdone.
     
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    Like I said, I like it, but this is pretty much what I got, too, when I posted selective color pictures. For some reason, people pick them apart when it's eyes you're coloring, but a rose or something like that usually goes over well.
     
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    ha. thanks stsinner! I appreciate the comments! :)
     
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    I come and go when it comes to selective coloring. Sometimes a shot just screams out to be "colored". I know there are people in both camps, but I let my own thoughts decide.

    On this one, maybe try him only, keeping the background B&W. Maybe soften and darken the background as well. Just some thoughts.

    By the way "Cute Kid!"
     
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    I recently did this for a friend and found that there is a pretty cool effect when you have the subject wearing a blue shirt (or green if the eyes are green) and do the selective coloring on both to really show the contrast.
     
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    Good picture, but upon seeing it I immediately think of the trailer for the new movie "Unborn".

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    If this movie trailer wasn't in the back of my mind creeping me out, I would say this is a really neat picture. :)
     
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    OMG!! LOL!!! Thanks for the comment, I think!
     

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