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alexpapa
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Dec 19, 2012 19:48 |  #1

Not sure if I'm happy with the crop. I didn't get the whole toy in, so I had to cut it somewhere.
Any other thoughts?

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Dec 19, 2012 20:10 |  #2

I think the crop is great actually. The main focus is the face, and especially those amazing eyes. There is just enough of the toy in the picture to tell the story, but it doesn't detract from the subject.

Speaking of those eyes, how did you get them so incredibly sharp? Eyes have always been tricky for me.




  
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Dec 19, 2012 20:12 |  #3

It looks good to me. Fantastic shot. Love the eyes.


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Dec 19, 2012 20:13 |  #4

dizzyqueen wrote in post #15387635 (external link)
I think the crop is great actually. The main focus is the face, and especially those amazing eyes. There is just enough of the toy in the picture to tell the story, but it doesn't detract from the subject.

Speaking of those eyes, how did you get them so incredibly sharp? Eyes have always been tricky for me.

you should see the 50 shots I didn't post :) I really struggle as well, I think I just got focus right for a change. played with a little sharpening in Lightroom that helped slightly




  
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Dec 19, 2012 22:32 |  #5

Holy moly, you can cut yourself with the blue eyes!


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Dec 20, 2012 09:25 |  #6

Crop it vertically to remove the toy if it bothers you. Winner. Love the eyes.


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Dec 20, 2012 11:31 |  #7

thanks for the feedback




  
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Dec 20, 2012 12:23 |  #8

Great light, great shot all-round. Sometimes when I've clipped something a little too close on the crop, I drag a negative brightness gradient (see: lightroom) from the edge--tapering it off as it enters the frame. But I think this shot is fine as is.



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Dec 21, 2012 13:05 |  #9

i'd patch the little bruise/mark on the face, it distracts me a little...


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Dec 24, 2012 18:44 |  #10

wow, look at those beautiful eyes!


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