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May 05, 2008 18:09 |  #1

We went to a Jazz & Wine Festival on Saturday and we met some nice people and made some new friends. While I was taking a few pictures the couple next to us (well mostly HIM) were inquisitive about my camera and that big white lens on it. I gave him my camera and he played with it for a while. Later I was taking pictures of our group and he asked if I would like him to take a picture of me and my fiance. Since there are no known pictures of us together, I agreed and and handed him my camera.

He took a few shots (actually ten because the camera was on high speed mode and he held down the shutter). This was the first and best one.

IMAGE: http://rtmiller.smugmug.com/photos/290348852_DaJb9-M.jpg

When I got home and saw all the pics I was really pleased with this shot, because like I said we don't have many pictures of us together. The one thing I didn't like was the BG and the extra hair she had due to the guy behind her. I could have cloned it out but I was playing around and decided on this. Not sure this is my final edit but I like the original pic and may have to play some more.

IMAGE: http://rtmiller.smugmug.com/photos/290345554_E8WL6-L.jpg

Anyway, my camera took about 500 shots on Sunday and the best one was taken by some stranger who got a 10 second lesson on DSLR's. Go figure.


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May 05, 2008 18:17 |  #2

I like them both. The first one is very Crisp.
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May 05, 2008 18:19 |  #3
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the pp doesnt work for me, use just regualr blur for the background, your zoom is t much


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May 05, 2008 18:20 |  #4

That's life Todd :lol:
Still, you got a decent photo out of it in the end.

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May 05, 2008 18:46 |  #5

I see what you're after - the first image is fine except the background is so crowded and your attempt at a rescue isn't bad. Maybe just applying a blur filter to the background would be better, though. I'd also think about adding the background visible between you two to the affect - the blue shirt stands out pretty sharply in your 2nd image.

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May 05, 2008 18:49 as a reply to  @ Bill Roberts's post |  #6

I'm undecided on the PP (I'd probably prefer it toned down a bit), but if you do keep it, you should do something about the spot between your two heads. And maybe even the little bit of blanket under your right knee.

There's something I like about the look of the woman with the wineglass on the left of the original, but I suppose you don't need other people drawing attention away from the two of you.


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May 05, 2008 19:08 |  #7

saturnin wrote in post #5466904 (external link)
the pp doesnt work for me, use just regualr blur for the background, your zoom is t much

waterj2 wrote in post #5467055 (external link)
I'm undecided on the PP (I'd probably prefer it toned down a bit), but if you do keep it, you should do something about the spot between your two heads.

Thanks for the great suggestions. Upon further review, I agree. Didn't even notice the spot between our heads. Here's another attempt...

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May 05, 2008 22:09 |  #8

I liked the PP, and the re-edited version. I might try dropping the background in both to B&W just fer grins.


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May 05, 2008 22:14 |  #9
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I rather the 1st actually...the 1st edit almost gives me seizures, lol Maybe if the shot wasn't of a nice looking couple and rather something out of the ordinary weird, that would work for me.




  
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May 06, 2008 01:52 |  #10

Sorry if this is out of line for someone so new to the forum to say, but I'm a bit distracted by the imprecision of the selection around you and your wife. You might want to touch that up or feather it a bit more. Otherwise nice picture.




  
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May 07, 2008 01:05 |  #11

So what is it about this photo that you think is so great and why did it hurt your ego? I don't think the photo is good at all. It's a horribly composed snapshot. You can do much better than that.


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May 07, 2008 02:10 |  #12

Very nice photo, but I bet it was beginner's luck (at least that's what I tell myself when I hand my camera to my husband and he takes a better shot than mine on that day). ;) I hope I'm not out of line by saying you are very handsome...you all make a great couple! :) I like the last edit you did...and I like the original.


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