Tough Edit

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  1. ShutteredEye

    ShutteredEye TPF Noob!

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    This is one of the toughest edit jobs I've had to do.

    This is my friend's baby, who was stillborn at 38 weeks. I didn't take these images, but my friend asked me to work with them. They were taken with a point and shoot camera, but luckily they are big enough they can get them printed. I didn't have a lot to work with, but here's what I've come up with so far.

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  2. Passion4Film

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    Oh my.

    That is one of the saddest things I have ever seen.
     
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    I think the second one actually looks pretty good. The first one... the dark background is unfortunate. Good job... you can only do so much and rather than making it look photoshoped you left it with some of the softness. That’s a tough line to find.
     
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    Wow. That would be a tough job. I think you've done great here. I'm sure you didn't have a lot to work with since it was a point and shoot. I especially like the first. It brings up a lot of emotion and it looks very angelic.
     
  5. ShutteredEye

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    Thanks everyone.

    Yeah, it was a tough choice. I actually darkened the background, there was a hospital bed with all its raising/lowering/rails/pumps/monitors on it. And it was growing out of his head, it had to go. Not crazy about the dark, but blowing it out white, like the second one, didn't work as well as the dark unfortunately.
     
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    In that case.. dark is good.. dark is good...

    I think I would have cried while trying to edit those...
     
  7. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well this is about the saddest and most emotional picture I've seen in a long while. You've done a nice job on the edit though. I'm gonna go home now and give my daughter a few extra hugs and kisses.

    God Bless.
     
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    I think you did a great job, and it has such a great purpose.

    Not to derail, but I came across this site a while back: http://www.acpcg.com/
     
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    I think you did a beautiful job. I know your friend and his family will treasure these. :hug::
     
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    So sad... :(
    You did a good job definitely.
     
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    Beautiful job, i'm sure they will treasure these pictures forever. Life can be so cruel.... bless them x
     

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