New ones of Kelly--which is stronger?

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  1. Sharkbait

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    'Bout 5 1/2 months along now, and Kelly's really starting to show. I can't decide which photo is stronger (if either). Basically the same photo, the first was desaturated completely, then a diffuse glow filter was applied.

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    This one was desaturated by about 60% and sharpened:
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    So what are the problems with either or both? :)
     
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    for this kind of shot i'll always prefer black and white. take away color and all you have is emotion.
     
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    How's the b&w work with that diffuse glow applied? Seems like people either love it or hate it. :|
     
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    I like the b/w white pic better - she looks softer, the
    skin tones in the half de-saturated version look dirty.

    Try to keep the face (or at least the eyes) sharp(er) in
    the b/w shot.
     
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    ya, i think in this shot especially, the diffusion works overall. i agree with doxx re: keeping the eyes sharp.

    she has glow all her own, too. it is so true that pregnant women become even more exquisitely beautiful as their time progresses...
    you a lucky man, my friend!
     
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    i don't like diffuse filters in general but yup, the B&W is much better in this case - it softens the edges and gives the subject the tenderness it needs; the colour one is crisp and detailed texture is not what you want in this case, just soft shape...IMHO :blulsh2: also, i think the eyes are sharp enough as they are - no change needed there...and, congratulations!!! :D :cheers:
     
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    B&W usually looks better when it's sharp.
     
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    actually Sharky, I prefer color one :) This gives emotions of happiness... :)
     
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    BW would be my pick. But do you have a version with out the soft filter?
     
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    Id be interersted too - I just feel like she somehow gets lost in the white.
     
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    Yeah, I agree Kara. Her head looks normal and her body is too bright and full of white areas. Makes her look disconnected to me.
     
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    Yup, here's the original file, completely untouched (other than the resize). No color correction, no filters, no nuttin... :)

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