Mom in B&W


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Jan 3, 2012
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Miami, FL
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Thoughts, suggestions.......

Her eyes are out of focus and the B&W conversion is not very good. There are no real blacks or whites. The photo is gray. Composition-wise the window frames in the background are distracting. Probably not what you wanted to hear. Sorry.
Not enough contrast for my liking. Looks more like tones a grey rather then b&w. Her eyes are OOF. The background doesn't bother me.
lol, no, I want to hear the brutal truth. only way to get better.

I'm not really in to portraits (don't even like people all that much, lol) but she was over for dinner yesterday & we were sitting outside & I just snapped it.
I run across that often, lol
I have to agree with PHoenix's assessment of your portrait. Needless to say there is plenty of room for improvement.
All what is said above.

Also, is that really an expression you want to capture? Not trying to be a smart ass, just curious.
Definetly more contrast. did you make it b&w through your camera?
PictureBox said:
Definetly more contrast. did you make it b&w through your camera?

Yeah, right through the camera, other than that, nothing.
blackrose89 said:
May I have a shot at an edit????? :)

Please, by all means!

Took me just a few minutes! I messed with the contrast/highlights/shadows as best I could.I also took out the poles coming from her head. She's still framed between the window frames, but should be less distracting!

Oh yeah, that does look better. Thanks.

I need to get me some software, lol

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