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Oct 07, 2014 23:42 |  #1

I am sure people don't enjoy seeing these threads, and I tried everything to fix it myself. I just can't get it to look right.

Story: I proposed to my GF last week Sunday about 2 hours away from home at a place that meant a lot to both of us. Well, I had planned on using my remote trigger to photograph the actual moment I got down on one knee. Of course, my batteries had died in my backup trigger (I only use one trigger with my YN-560 III) so I wasn't able to. So we took a few shots afterwords that were staged. Only one of them turned out where I am happy with. However, upon getting home I realize that I had the ring box turned backwards. I have tried everything to fix it.

Would anyone be willing to help me out? I just need the ring box turned facing her, and for it to look natural. I have uploaded the RAW into Dropbox if anyone is willing to try. I have also added the jpeg below so you can see what you are working with. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Oct 08, 2014 00:20 |  #2

congrats first of all.
I think you will be the only one to notice it.
your best bet to fix it, given you have the box, turn it the correct way and take a picture of it, and then put in in the image, masking your fingers. that would be the easiest way.


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Oct 08, 2014 01:33 |  #3

Congrats.
Here's an attempt. Escher would be proud.
I got rid of the sign also.


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Oct 08, 2014 07:08 as a reply to  @ Merlin_AZ's post |  #4

Thank you guys very much. And especially thank you to Merlin! That looks much better than what I could do. I have downloaded it. Thanks!


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Oct 10, 2014 00:32 |  #5

I think Merlin's version looks good and kevindar's suggetion is good too.
I'm not really into any ceremonies... but it might be nice to keep the "mistake" and have the photo as a funny memory vs. using a corrected photo that is just... regular.

To nit pick (sorry)... in that small size it doesn't matter, but if the box was reversed, the inner part of the top wouldn't show. Instead you'd have the back of the top of the box. Here is my lame attempt at it. I'm not great at this... the back of the box is just a part of the original reversed and then the missing parts painted. Someone who is better at Photoshop could definitely do it better and taking an actual photo like kevindar suggested would probably be best.


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Oct 10, 2014 15:29 |  #6

Nice job.




  
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Oct 13, 2014 22:42 |  #7

Very true carniblass. I might try to work it out and get the same angle, but I just don't forsee myself being able to accomplish that with any better results than you two have provided. Thanks again for the help all!


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Oct 15, 2014 04:36 |  #8

I like it with the box turned the wrong way. I understand that it's a reenactment, but that is exactly the sort of nervous fumbling type mistake that really happens during a proposal. I'd leave it just how it is and twist it into a funny sweet story.

But I would do something about the yellowness of those shoes. And then I'd throw them away. ;)




  
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Oct 15, 2014 14:03 |  #9

Best wishes for many fine years of discovering your proposal was anything but a mistake!


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Oct 16, 2014 23:35 |  #10

MichiTimm wrote in post #17213723 (external link)
I like it with the box turned the wrong way. I understand that it's a reenactment, but that is exactly the sort of nervous fumbling type mistake that really happens during a proposal. I'd leave it just how it is and twist it into a funny sweet story.

But I would do something about the yellowness of those shoes. And then I'd throw them away. ;)

Haha! My yellow shoes are staying. They are pretty comfy. :lol:

Maybe I will print the original photo and see if anyone notices. I'll ask the fiance what she thinks and I'll let you guys know.

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Best wishes for many fine years of discovering your proposal was anything but a mistake!

Thanks!


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Oct 17, 2014 00:20 |  #11

The box the wrong way round will make a good story for years to come.


But definitely do something about the shoes!




  
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Oct 19, 2014 15:03 |  #12

Myboostedgst wrote in post #17217425 (external link)
I'll ask the fiance what she thinks

Don't worry.
During the rest of your lives together, you'll realize you don't need to ask...:rolleyes:




  
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Oct 20, 2014 20:24 |  #13

Congrats! Don't sweat the small stuff. I would go back and get it the way you want it ... on your 25th anniversary! (keep the box)




  
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Oct 21, 2014 13:36 |  #14

You proposed in jeans and a t-shirt/sneaks?
Dude....




  
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Oct 21, 2014 13:46 |  #15

ganginwood wrote in post #17225505 (external link)
You proposed in jeans and a t-shirt/sneaks?
Dude....

You mean that there is a dress code for proposals? :rolleyes:


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