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7 week old, colour or b+w?

 
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Dec 16, 2007 18:36 |  #1

Hi, my first C&C, all comments welcome. I would like to enlarge this photo of my 7 week old (#3) and cant decide on colour or B+W. Also if there is any PP adjustments you can suggest - cropping, colour,vignetting? etc would be appreciated.

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Dec 16, 2007 18:56 |  #2

I retouch product photos for a living so I'm no expert on people but both photos look a little bit grainy to me. Could you run some sort of noise reducer?

That being said, I prefer the B&W image. Cute baby!!




  
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Dec 16, 2007 19:01 |  #3

Congratulations, very cute! My vote is also B&W.




  
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Dec 16, 2007 19:07 as a reply to  @ j_richard3's post |  #4

Thanks for the feedback, I ran them through NN.


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Dec 16, 2007 19:14 as a reply to  @ Canonymous's post |  #5

Such a cutie! Honestly, usually I love B&W, but in this case I like the color better. I think those gorgeous blue eyes and red hair needs to be seen. :D


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Dec 16, 2007 19:18 |  #6

Renee80 wrote in post #4517377 (external link)
Such a cutie! Honestly, usually I love B&W, but in this case I like the color better. I think those gorgeous blue eyes and red hair needs to be seen. :D

I agree. The eyes are what caught my attention. So big and such a beautiful color.


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Dec 16, 2007 19:43 |  #7

the 2nd B & W has my vote.


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Dec 16, 2007 20:33 |  #8

can you keep the color of the eyes, but make the rest of it B&W? That might look very nice (I love his blue eyes)


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Dec 16, 2007 20:49 as a reply to  @ Tumeg's post |  #9

Thanks for the suggestion Tumeg, here is an update. BTW, its a she, but I probably should have said that first.:)Her older sister and brother just love her to bits!

And thanks to all for your kind compliments.


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Dec 16, 2007 21:04 as a reply to  @ Canonymous's post |  #10

I still prefer the color one for the same reasons I said earlier :D.


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Dec 17, 2007 00:16 |  #11

wow... I LOVE the B&W with blue eyes.... AMAZING!
I can't think of anything else I would change... it looks incredible,

Maybe add some more selective color? IDK what with... maybe her shirt\dress? or her lips... I really looks amazing


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Dec 18, 2007 00:46 |  #12

I vote color. beautiful eyes
selectively sharpen eyes and dodge them a little
If you go bw, dont do selective color. Its a very rare instance that it works, and this is not one. during your bw, use a filter close to blue, so the pupils are not so black.
very cute kid, and congratulations.


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Dec 18, 2007 05:43 as a reply to  @ kevindar's post |  #13

Kevindar, thanks for the feedback. I lightened the eyes, but wasn't sure what you meant about the blue filter, so added a blueish version as well.


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Dec 18, 2007 07:42 |  #14

and cant decide on colour or B+W.

I'm liking the NN version, but it looks a touch over saturated to me. Why make this hard, David? make one of each. ;)


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Dec 18, 2007 08:44 |  #15

lightening the eyes now works much better for me, and I like the bw version now. I am sorry I was not clear with blue filter. It has to do with bw conversion using a filter or the channel mixer. depending of how much of each channel you included in your conversion, various colors come out lighter or darker. but I like what you have done.


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