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a_roadbiker
21st of September 2010 (Tue), 14:49
I posted this in the critique corner too...

I took a bunch of pictures at my brothers wedding thie past weekend (without interfering with the pro - she actually wants to see my pictures when I post them). I have a lot of work to do adjusting and cropping. This is one of my favorites so far. For this one, I stayed away and used my 70-300mm zoom. What do you think?

Thanks,
Jim

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5012563520_5696785876_b.jpg

EdenBarLev
21st of September 2010 (Tue), 17:26
hey Jim,
good picture (especially good catch of the moment) but in my opinion this picture would be a lot more special if you would edit it to b\w or half sepia.

a_roadbiker
22nd of September 2010 (Wed), 09:08
Thanks for the suggestion. Last night as I was going through the hundreds of pictures I shot, I was thinking about making some of them B&W... this is a good one to start with. I will do it and repost.

jonwhite
22nd of September 2010 (Wed), 09:38
Its a nice composition but it looks to me more like a blinker than the bride intentionally having her eyes shut, would be better if her eyes were open and engaged with his or she had her head over his shoulder with her eyes shut. Do you have shots either side of this one ?

Looks a little bit soft and colours need a pop too but both of those are easily fixed in PP.

a_roadbiker
22nd of September 2010 (Wed), 11:57
Here in sepia...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5014539999_2f8ee955d5_b.jpg

And in B&W..
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5014539599_b324c7c3fc_b.jpg

synapxe
22nd of September 2010 (Wed), 21:58
Its a nice composition but it looks to me more like a blinker than the bride intentionally having her eyes shut, would be better if her eyes were open and engaged with his or she had her head over his shoulder with her eyes shut. Do you have shots either side of this one ?

Looks a little bit soft and colours need a pop too but both of those are easily fixed in PP.

I agree, she looks to be blinking.

EdenBarLev
23rd of September 2010 (Thu), 14:00
I like the b\w version better :)

tiabare
2nd of October 2010 (Sat), 10:16
Here is my take on the picture with a few changes.

DogBreath
2nd of October 2010 (Sat), 11:17
"And in B&W.."

Works for me in b&w

Alex_Venom
2nd of October 2010 (Sat), 20:15
Here is my take on the picture with a few changes.


Much better! ;)

supernova74
2nd of October 2010 (Sat), 20:44
Awesome edit Tiabare. What did you do ?

tiabare
3rd of October 2010 (Sun), 12:54
I used unsharpen mask in Photoshop CS4 to clear the picture of the murkiness using the following Amount 20%-Radius 60.0 %-Threshold 0 , i do this for most of my photos and it works like a charm. then I used the levels to darken just a touch then lasso the bride only and used Portrait pro to soften her skin not a fan of soften skin on a man . then used a bit of Smart sharpen to bring back some detail to the brides skin Then added a slight Vignette and a Border .

Hope this helps if you have any other questions please feel free to ask.

Cheers

Mypix
3rd of October 2010 (Sun), 14:16
I like tiabare's version. The sharpening has helped a lot since the first version is focused on the groom.

tiabare
3rd of October 2010 (Sun), 14:40
Thanks Mypix !!!! Appreciate that !!!!

Yeoer
3rd of October 2010 (Sun), 15:08
A variation on your B/W.

KenVP
3rd of October 2010 (Sun), 19:17
I like Tiabare's edit but not the frame.