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  1. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    A few of Photogoddesses nieces from our Father's Day get together. More of a post processing lesson for me with a new B&W conversion plug-in and some toning stuff I figured out. Feel free to critique away about whatever it is you're seeing.

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    Michael.........
     
  2. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    great looking kids nice shots
     
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    I LOVE number two. BEAUTIFUL tones.
     
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    Loving # 2 - what a gorgeous shot - love everything about it - the light on her hair, the tones - excellent stuff - feel free to pm me the tips for such a great look! would love to learn!!!!!!!! I love it xx
     
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    I agree, both prints have great tonal ranges and the second shot is really cute. I think the sunlight on her hair is a bit hot and my eye keeps going toward that spot since it is kind of a wide area. It works as it is, but something to think about or putz around with if you want to try. It probably could be left because the contrast is pretty high. Love the intensity of the black background color.
     
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    Wow, great tones! Mind sharing what you figured out?
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    :drool: LOVE that 2nd .. what did you do?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The 2nd one jumped out at me, more than any shot I've seen in a while. There are a few things that I could nit-pick about but the wow factor trumps them all. Nice work Michael.

    If you have figured something out, we are all ears... :D
     
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    Still learning... and learning FAST! I'm amazed at how well you went from landscapes to photographing small children running around like wild indians. :hail: I'm really diggin the new photoshop actions you've been working with. :mrgreen:
     
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    WOW... #2 is a beautiful shot, it captured a wonderful moment and it has wonderful tones on her skin.

    Mind sharing how you illuminated her face and what processing you did to the shot?
     
  11. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    I like #2 in terms of composition, but the hair is totally blown.
     
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    Number two is special in so many different ways, her expression, the lighting. Wow. I too am curious as to how you achieved the tones.

    Wonderful!
     

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