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Nov 07, 2013 17:53 |  #1

As the title states. Which do you prefer? And why? Anything I can do to make either better? Thanks in advance!

I have LR5 and PS CS6. I only used Lightroom here, if I was going to call them final I would run them through PS to clean up a few lines and blemishes, but not to adjust color. These are my own settings, not online presets.

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Sorry this is similar to the last topic, but that one veered and stalled. Thanks!

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Nov 07, 2013 19:06 |  #2

#2 gets my vote.


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Nov 07, 2013 19:09 |  #3

i like the feel #1 has. both look good though, imo


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Nov 07, 2013 19:53 |  #4

#1.. :) would maybe adjust the pupils on the mother so she's looking at the camera.


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Nov 07, 2013 22:42 |  #5

I prefer the skin tones and blacks in #2. Also appears sharper but perhaps that is the better contrast.




  
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Nov 08, 2013 01:39 |  #6

Oh, #2 for sure...both are looking pretty good though. Matter of taste perhaps.

Put them side by side in LR and check the histograms. #1 has a black point too far to the right. #2 moves that back to the left.


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Nov 08, 2013 02:12 as a reply to  @ Titus213's post |  #7

No2 for me, purely because the contrast helps the sharpness and makes the image 'pop'


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Nov 08, 2013 07:15 |  #8

Thanks for all the response! I like both personally. Number 1 has a "feel" to it as mentioned. I'm trying to find a balance between that feel and still good IQ, it seems a bit overdone.

Titus your right, I purposely pushed the tone curve up to achieve that.

I think I may end up supplying them with versions of each edit and letting them decide. Is that common?


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Nov 09, 2013 07:58 |  #9

Between the two, #2. Although I'd back off just a touch on the saturation on the second.




  
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Nov 09, 2013 10:57 as a reply to  @ vengence's post |  #10

I like both, but #1 gets my vote. I enjoy the slightly desaturated look and toning on the low end.


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Nov 10, 2013 07:21 |  #11

In either one you might try cloning out that fuzzy leaf on his leg. I like #2 too.


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Nov 11, 2013 07:36 |  #12

#2 for sure, IMHO. Nice composition and framed well, the BG is interesting and not distracting. I bet they'll be happy with this.


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Nov 11, 2013 07:55 |  #13

vengence wrote in post #16436970 (external link)
Between the two, #2. Although I'd back off just a touch on the saturation on the second.

Qbx wrote in post #16439147 (external link)
In either one you might try cloning out that fuzzy leaf on his leg. I like #2 too.

Crimzon wrote in post #16441781 (external link)
#2 for sure, IMHO. Nice composition and framed well, the BG is interesting and not distracting. I bet they'll be happy with this.

Thanks for the comments everyone! Here's my final take at it. Anything to improve? One has a +10 bump in contrast, hard to say which I like more. What usually prints better? More contrasty or a touch less?

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Contrast Bump Below

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Nov 12, 2013 09:53 |  #14

Anyone on the finals?


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Nov 12, 2013 10:54 |  #15
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Have you considered a little vignette




  
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