Rika and Emma

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  1. plumkrazy

    plumkrazy TPF Noob!

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    These are pictures of the girl I'm seeing now and her baby. Taken with a Canon Rebel T2. For both I adjusted the levels and added the sepia in PS. The second shot I added soft focus in PS, not sure if I like it. We have been getting the film developed at Walgreens and get a CD with it and that's what I use to edit, not sure how the quality of the images are on the CD but they turn out ok. I just wanted to know what everyone thought.

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    If you took the pruning sheers to that distracting out of focus fern on the left it would be a superb shot! :thumbup: Even the bird wire mesh creates a beautiful pattern across the image. I also love the blend of textures in the mother's hair and the wooden fence in the background.

    Even with the fern it is still a nice shot. The bottom one is nice too it kind of has an old early 20th century antique look to it.

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    hmmm.... interesting. I was trying to frame the first shot with the fern, but it doesn't really go with the overall theme. I was more concerned with the column and the wire mesh as distractions. And the second shot I liked because it turned out like an old antique picture. Thank you for your thoughts, I have a hard time critiquing my own pictures.
     
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    there ugaly you should find more sexy people
     
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    You know, I actually kind of like the fern.. it gives a feeling of "looking in" on them. Try it iwthout and see how you like it. I really really like the coloring you've done on these photos though.. the last one is great!

    My only critique on the last one is that it seems a bit overdone on the blur. I usually blur mine a bit (especially on the people/children pictures) for the dreamy look, but on this one I'd like to see a bit more of their faces.

    How long have you had the Canon Rebel? I'm thinking of buying myself one but haven't had anyone that had one to ask about it.
     
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    Thank you. I thought the same thing about the fern when I first took the picture. And for the second I downloaded a plugin for soft focus and this was the first photo I tried it with. It does look too soft though. And the Canon Rebel t2 is actually hers, and I haven't used it a whole lot. She is not into photography so she knows nothing about the camera. But overall it's a pretty nice camera compared to my Kodak dx4530 el cheapo. The lense is nice and the cameras fairly easy to use.
     

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