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Running and Laughing on the Beach

 
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Sep 10, 2010 21:01 |  #1

My new body (the camera, that is ;) It's a 50D.) arrived the day before we left for our 9-day beach vacation. Here's the shot of the week, though I did manage some other good ones.

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Natural light, sun just over my left shoulder.

Any C&C? I'd especially appreciate both composition/exposure as well as PP comments. Thanks!

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Sep 10, 2010 23:14 |  #2

Cute girls, fun photo, nice warm colors! My only critique would be the girl's face on the left has some very dark shadows.


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Sep 11, 2010 09:36 |  #3

What a priceless photo!!!! Memories....


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Sep 11, 2010 20:26 |  #4

should be on your wall for the next 50 years

for some reason i think this shot would make a excellent B&W photo


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Sep 12, 2010 00:32 as a reply to Doc Fluty's post |  #5

I bet you smile every time you look at it. If so, then my only critique is that you are asking for critique.;)

That said, if I were going to put it on my wall (and you should!) I would definitely soften the shadows and reduce the saturation a bit. It has an overall "harsh" feel to it when it begs for "soft and creamy." Just one guys take mind you.

Awesome shot!


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Sep 12, 2010 21:06 |  #6

What a great, fun, timeless shot. beautiful.


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Sep 12, 2010 21:35 |  #7

I also agree with all the above comments.

Personally I would reduce the saturation which will make the shadows look more natural, IMHO.

Otherwise beautiful warm light and a well placed horizon.

The clothing choice and hair styles do definitely make this portrait timeless - collectively gorgeous~!!


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Sep 12, 2010 22:04 as a reply to sunnygirl's post |  #8

Thanks for all of the comments! The irony of this shot is that they were beginning to run away from me because they had had enough of me!

I'm not experienced enough to deal with shadows in PP, so if anyone wants to grab the picture and try it for me, please do. Here are two, the first with less saturation and the second in b&w.

I think this is about as soft as I would go, saturation-wise:

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The white on the girls' dresses is too much for me. But again, I have a lot to learn about PP:
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Sep 13, 2010 08:12 |  #9

I LOVE the black and white version....and I would also hang a huge print on my wall.




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Sep 13, 2010 12:00 |  #10

Those expressions......price​less. I love it!




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Sep 13, 2010 13:08 |  #11

The 2nd one is better with saturation, but something still feels off - the shadows in the older girls eyes esp. I'd vote for the black and white conversion, it's more forgiving of those things. Beautiful moment captured!


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Sep 13, 2010 13:13 |  #12

I like the original.... sometimes you just have to let it be and enjoy ..priceless




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Sep 14, 2010 02:37 |  #13

done with a 50d and no L lenses

jusr goes to show you that you dont need high dollar equipment to get priceless shots


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Sep 14, 2010 02:43 |  #14

Very nice capture. Great tones and a wonderful moment.


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Sep 14, 2010 03:39 |  #15

Just slightly adjusted fro colour etc.
What you have essentially captured is a unique childhood moment that you should be proud to display.

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