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Jan 20, 2013 16:05 as a reply to  @ post 15511727 |  #361

I know the feeling. My daughter lives across the country, and she has two beautiful little boys that we only get to see about once a year. They're coming for a visit in February. Stand by for a photo avalanche!

You have a beautiful daughter, and you've captured her very well in this shot. I love the eyes.


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Jan 20, 2013 17:11 |  #362

WillMeades wrote in post #15511727 (external link)
photo of my daughter peering through a wooden fence. Ok, maybe this will be the last one I'll post of my daughters in this thread. We only see them a couple of times a year since they live across the country and sometimes overseas. We definitely cherish our time together. thanks for looking....
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No need to apologize! She's beautiful and if you don't see her often I understand the need for photos. Post away!




  
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Jan 20, 2013 19:54 |  #363

^^ Wow gorgeous pic Will!


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Jan 21, 2013 10:42 |  #364

My portrait:

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Jan 21, 2013 10:55 |  #365

Biker010 wrote in post #15454920 (external link)
I'd be interested to know what you think of this? I think I like it but I'm not sure if its over done or not?

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The OOF blob on the right is fighting the subject. I don't think the dead center comp is the best so if you would have shot with the subject far right in the frame you would have been able to leave out the bright blobs in the right side of the frame. Nice job and not including the outta focus tree trunk and snow on the right and ya got an even better portrait because now I see only what I'm suppose to see.



  
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Jan 21, 2013 13:26 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #366

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Jan 21, 2013 18:22 |  #367
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WillMeades wrote in post #15511727 (external link)
photo of my daughter peering through a wooden fence. Ok, maybe this will be the last one I'll post of my daughters in this thread. We only see them a couple of times a year since they live across the country and sometimes overseas. We definitely cherish our time together. thanks for looking....
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Nice shot. Her eyes are captivating. The fence board is causing a bit of a soft shadow on those wonderful eyes, and a very, slight adjustment might help. Based on where the shadow falls, it bifurcates the face into two separate "zones": (1) the part of the face in the shadow; and (2) the part of the face out of the shadow. From a holistic standpoint, it's subconsciously distracting.

Keep in mind, the eye orbits are already going to be a bit darker, due to the natural recess. The additional soft shadow from the fence board doesn't add a dramatic effect, or anything particularly necessary, so a bit of recovery in that area may diminish any visual angst.

The shadow is so subtle, that an adjustment isn't necessary, just an observation.

Great shot.


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Jan 21, 2013 18:56 |  #368

Pink Butterfly wrote in post #15517383 (external link)
Nice shot. Her eyes are captivating. The fence board is causing a bit of a soft shadow on those wonderful eyes, and a very, slight adjustment might help. Based on where the shadow falls, it bifurcates the face into two separate "zones": (1) the part of the face in the shadow; and (2) the part of the face out of the shadow. From a holistic standpoint, it's subconsciously distracting.

Keep in mind, the eye orbits are already going to be a bit darker, due to the natural recess. The additional soft shadow from the fence board doesn't add a dramatic effect, or anything particularly necessary, so a bit of recovery in that area may diminish any visual angst.

The shadow is so subtle, that an adjustment isn't necessary, just an observation.

Great shot.

Thanks for the feedback....I totally agree. I've tried to lessen the effect of the darker zone with little success. Any suggestion on how to accomplish this. I use LR3 and PS cs6. thanks again


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Jan 22, 2013 16:10 |  #369

WillMeades wrote in post #15517508 (external link)
Thanks for the feedback....I totally agree. I've tried to lessen the effect of the darker zone with little success. Any suggestion on how to accomplish this. I use LR3 and PS cs6. thanks again

Quick Mask use the paint brush to select the area then select/inverse then levels.




  
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Jan 23, 2013 09:11 as a reply to  @ post 15480971 |  #370

One of the first few from my stranger project;

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Jan 23, 2013 11:06 |  #371

Dr Lazarus wrote in post #15523872 (external link)
One of the first few from my stranger project;

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Lovely shot, well done!


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Jan 23, 2013 11:37 as a reply to  @ Gingerjam's post |  #372

I posted this yesterday but not in here. This was one from my first photo shoot.
This is Kelly, one of my closest friends. We kept the bass dirty because she's in a heavy metal band and decided it fit the image.

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Jan 23, 2013 12:24 |  #373

I don't think I posted this on here yet.

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Jan 23, 2013 12:37 |  #374

airfrogusmc wrote in post #15515534 (external link)
A couple of quick edits. If you don't agree or don't like it I will take this post down. The tag on the hat I thought was a problem to.
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The OOF blob on the right is fighting the subject. I don't think the dead center comp is the best so if you would have shot with the subject far right in the frame you would have been able to leave out the bright blobs in the right side of the frame. Nice job and not including the outta focus tree trunk and snow on the right and ya got an even better portrait because now I see only what I'm suppose to see.

I see what you mean, thing is I like the tree... but then the snow blobs are a bit of a distraction. Luckily it was just a test shot really, so I could try out the new lens and then a new processing style.
I do like the advice you get on here, for instance from now on I'm going to pay a lot more attention to random (usually bright) areas that can ruin a photograph, try to 'angle' them out.
I think in general the processing looks ok though, I've re-done it so its not quite as bright in the whites and I think it does look better.
You live & learn :)


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Jan 23, 2013 12:37 as a reply to  @ Biker010's post |  #375

P.S. Thanks for the reply.


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