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Aug 12, 2012 07:54 |  #1

Hi everyone,

I need to send this to my cousin to have it printed and framed before fathers day. It is my Uncle and his Granddaughter.

Please help me out. You guys always spot things that I miss. Also let me know if anything looks funny.

Any advice is appreciated I want to make it as perfect as I can. Thanks

Edit: I attached the photo because I thought flickr made it funny but it still looks different to the original. It's very red. Don't know why?


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Aug 12, 2012 09:10 |  #2

Nice capture of baby's expression while looking into granddad's eyes.
I'd go for a tighter crop and loosing the guy on the left.


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Aug 12, 2012 10:09 as a reply to  @ Qbx's post |  #3

I like the edit. The grandfather should love the shot.

In the future, think about using a narrower aperture so that the secondary subject has better focus. Although not an issue in this shot because you can't see it, it would also put the infant's left eye in better focus. In my opinion, there are few settings where a wide open aperture gives one the best rendering of a subject.


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Aug 12, 2012 19:40 |  #4

Qbx, thank you, great edit!

joedlh wrote in post #14848036 (external link)
I like the edit. The grandfather should love the shot.

In the future, think about using a narrower aperture so that the secondary subject has better focus. Although not an issue in this shot because you can't see it, it would also put the infant's left eye in better focus. In my opinion, there are few settings where a wide open aperture gives one the best rendering of a subject.

Thanks very much. I actually took and edited this photo a few months back and I think I blurred the Grandfather a little because I made a few changes that needed hiding. I am trying to find the original. I agree it would be good if he was in better focus. Thanks

I have made some drastic changes to the original that's why I asked if anything looked funny! They are probably hard to spot at this size


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Aug 12, 2012 20:58 |  #5

One more thing I noticed is that I'd lighten the shadow on baby's face below her lips on her left going down to her chin.
I didn't see any evidence of your previous editing in the image; it looks good.


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Aug 12, 2012 21:25 |  #6

Thanks Qbx I will definitely fix the shadow. Your edit also looks a little more vibrant, did you change any levels or saturation?


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Aug 13, 2012 03:44 |  #7

I don't recall making any changes to vibrance, saturation, levels, or contrast. Just cropped, masked, & smudged out the guy on the left.


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Aug 13, 2012 06:22 |  #8

Qbx wrote in post #14851231 (external link)
I don't recall making any changes to vibrance, saturation, levels, or contrast. Just cropped, masked, & smudged out the guy on the left.

ok cool. Thank you. I'm making the adjustments you've suggested now and ordering prints tonight :)


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