This picture is a mess!!

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  1. wildmaven

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    My brother took this photo, and it's the only one where the older girl, Hanna, is smiling...ever! I would love to surprise my brother with a nice print of this, but the sky is overblown, she has hair in her face, it's blurry, and there is a tremendous need for fill flash. Arghghghg. Anyone care to give it a go? When I try it, the faces get too orange.

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    Two beautiful girls with tremendous smiles. I can't PP worth a wooden nickle, but someone should be able to fix the sky. I wouldn't worry too much about the hair in her face, especially if it's a natural state, and it looks as if.
     
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    Thanks! :) The older girl NEVER smiles...and never hugs her younger sister, so this is a parent's dream photo! If only my brother knew how to use his camera, hee hee. (Shhhhh....don't tell him I said that!! :greenpbl: ) The younger girl is a ham, and I plan on taking tons of pictures of her when I visit them next month!
     
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    I'm sorry, but the sky can't be fixed, and you cannot create detail where information doesn't exist.
     
  5. kundalini

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    As I said

    And as Sw1tchFX said

    How about cutting them out and dropping then in on another backdrop? Maybe even the same location (if feasible), but on a better exposure? Just a thought, but what do I know.
     
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    Well you can make it exist. You could possibly fake it by taking another picture of the sky and overlaying it. But this is a touchy subject sometimes and may start the whole what are you, a photographer or a graphic artist debate.
     
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    Call it what you will, but it is the only thing that can some what save this photo. It is a mess, but with some more work we may be able to further improve it.

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    Tyler, you're a life saver!! ((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))) My brother is going to be so happy!! (where's the kissing icon??) :hug::
     
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    Thanks for the challenge.
     
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    I take bad pics all the time I don't have ps but I have Lightroom so here is my try
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    I don't know if it is any better I just thought I could give it a shot
     
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    holy crap...those girls are going to be trouble in a few years :lol:

    very nice fix guys
     
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    They already are! The older one's 13 going on 21. :confused: My poor brother... :mrgreen:

    Ghosted, thanks for giving it a go! You did better than I did! :hug::
     

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