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Aug 03, 2013 10:25 |  #1

This photo did not come out right, I vaguely remember that I stepped on a small stone & must've moved the camera while taking it. It also came out underexposed and with harsh sunlight.

Anyway, my wife likes it and wanted me to salvage it. This is the best I could do:


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Anything else that you'd do ? Or should I just leave it alone ? She wants to print a couple 8x10s and give to family.

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Aug 03, 2013 10:49 |  #2

I would crop a little off of the left and top. I would also saturate the colors a little more. Hard to tell at this size but maybe sharpen their eyes, etc a little more to bring a little more focus in.


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Aug 03, 2013 10:52 |  #3

Back off of the clarity slider.


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Aug 03, 2013 11:54 |  #4

raw file ?
If yes I think it's possible to get a better sky.


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Aug 03, 2013 12:58 |  #5

Crop it down to a 1x1 starting to the left of the girls hand, the kids are the focus. Heal/clone out the stonework protruding from the boy's backside.

I like taking a shot like this and giving it a nostalgic feeling, perhaps a Polaroid look. But that's a matter of personal preference.


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Aug 05, 2013 12:25 |  #6

Thanks for all replies !

Yes, I probably should reduce clarity - it looks overdone now that I looked at it with a fresh eye.

What's wrong with the sky ? I may need to lower saturation a bit, but I don't seem to see anything majorly wrong with it.


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Aug 05, 2013 12:42 |  #7

Amamba wrote in post #16183071 (external link)
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What's wrong with the sky ? I may need to lower saturation a bit, but I don't seem to see anything majorly wrong with it.

looks like it has an exagerated blue tint on my screen. And also with the raw file, using a linear conversion, I think you can get more details on the clouds.


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Aug 05, 2013 13:07 |  #8

The sky is too cyan (blue+green) and that cast is fairly evident throughout the image. Here is a quick adjustment to bring the clouds toward neutral (clouds are white or light gray) and the sky into a more reasonable blue with a little cyan. I don't know if the girl's t-shirt is truly neutral,but it is now a slightly warm neutral.

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Aug 05, 2013 13:16 as a reply to  @ kirkt's post |  #9

I can see why your wife likes it. It looks like a wonderful moment..

I gave it a few minutes editing and came up with something like this..

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Then cloned out some objects as someone noted above..

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Not perfect by any means, but does show an alternative..

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Aug 05, 2013 13:48 |  #10

using DPP white balance tool.


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Aug 06, 2013 16:15 |  #11

kirkt wrote in post #16177839 (external link)
Back off of the clarity slider.

Agreed, absolutely. That's the first thing that I noticed.

Alternative: you can leave the global clarity relatively high, and selectively reduce the clarity on the skin using the brush tool.


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Aug 07, 2013 19:14 as a reply to  @ nathancarter's post |  #12

white balance adjustment, croping, flipping horizontaly , dodge and burning.


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Aug 08, 2013 09:30 |  #13

And now the word "PEACE" on the girl's shirt is backward....

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Aug 08, 2013 11:57 as a reply to  @ kirkt's post |  #14

oops.




  
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Aug 08, 2013 14:48 |  #15

kirkt wrote in post #16191079 (external link)
And now the word "PEACE" on the girl's shirt is backward....

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That is the first thing I noticed too.
Note to self, never have printed words on articles of clothing or in the background. I want to be able to make artistic decision on changing orientation of the image!!!!


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