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Totally out of my comfort zone ! I rarely take photos of people and am unsure of lighting and positioning within the frame to make the best of the subject. This photo of my grandson hasn't been altered in ps at all but I do like the sheen of the skin tone..he really was only a few days old !
Thank you to all who gave critique on my last upload..I have taken on board all that has been said and when I finally get my camera up and running again I will put those ideas into action ! Smile

I am not sure if I hit the Mod button or not. Gratefully accepted if you have the time.

Camera:nikon d 50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-110mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:**Newborn**
Username:dianah dianah
Uploaded:25 May 2010 - 10:47 PM
Tags:Portraits / people
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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2010 - 10:58 PM

wonderful colour and light beautiful skin tones a cracker you must be very proud nice one Wink
andy

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Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 12:31 AM

Hi diana, this is abeautiful study and I really can't find much to critique about it. Just as a suggestion I wonder if a tighter crop would cut out a bit of extraneous detail and concentrate more on the lovely wee face juxtaposed with the rabbit's face. I've done a mod just to see though I'm not that convinced it's much better. It does get rid of the problem of the chopped-off left ear though, which I do find quite distracting.

I also tweaked the colour balance the tiniest bit, as I think there's a tiny bit of a blue cast in there.

Nice work and a precious memory

Stephen

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 1:51 AM

What a lovely capture Diana, such a sweet baby.
Bob

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 8:36 AM

A delightful shot

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 8:52 AM

Thank you Stephen..I really do perfer your mod and I like the square format too. The colour is definitely improved ..I had n't noticed the blueness before.
Thank you everybody else for your comments.

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franken
franken e2 Member 113047 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 9:27 AM

A lovely capture! It works well.

Ken

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 11:06 AM

A lovely capture!
Kaleena

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crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6685 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 4:11 PM

Love it just as it is, beautiful addition to your family!
Sandra

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 4:58 PM

Thank you very much everybody..I think it must have just been a lucky shot then because I have no idea of the correct way of taking portraits ! Smile

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gingerdelight
26 May 2010 - 7:48 PM

It is absolutely gorgeous, definitely one for a frame!
Carol

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 8:32 PM

Thank you Carol.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 8:37 PM

he is a sweetie the mod with the tighter crop works well.lesley

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 8:39 PM

A really beautiful shot for the family album.

albert

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pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 9:40 PM

Hello, Dianah. I'd say you have done extremely well here, and I love the closeness, but I also think it's so cute to have the teddy cuddling up and watching over your new grandson.
It was just the slight blue cast which niggled me a little. I didn't want to touch the face too much so used Curves, select Blue channel instead of RGB, and take out blue a bit, don't overdo it or the skin tone will change. I then used the Saturation Down brush on the teddy's head and the baby's clothes. It may be that the baby's clothes ARE blue, so forgive me if they are. See mod.
Pamela.

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 10:43 PM

I totally agree about the blue tinge Pamela..I really didn't realise it until I saw the mods which is yet another thing that I will watch out for.
I love your mod..the skin colour is perfect and no, I don't think the outfit was blue, I think it was cream so you changed it perfectly. Many thanks to you once again ! Smile

Thank you too Albert, I am glad that you liked it !
Di

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
27 May 2010 - 2:01 PM

This is just superb, Di.
Roy

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2010 - 12:27 PM

I have so much to learn about looking at pics. I didn't even notice the blue cast until I read the exchange between you and Pamela!

That aside, WHAT a beautiful little bundle you've got there, Di.

Major congrats and a big fat hug Smile

A.
x

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2010 - 7:31 PM

As long as the hug is for me Andrew !!!! Smile
Thank you for your words..lovely to hear from you !
Di x

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 6:45 PM

As I too don't like to take images of people I can't be of much help Diana - for me it looks perfect, as perfect as the baby itself.
Johanna

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 1:17 PM

Thank you Jo. How lovely to hear from you ! I will keep practising but it is so hard to find the time !

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catherinekp79
15 Jun 2010 - 9:54 PM

This is a truly lovely shot and I think that the mods are great aswell.
Thanks for your comments on my fish.
Cath. Smile

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graceland
graceland  92375 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2010 - 3:59 PM

awwwww


Thank-- you for the mod

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Portknockie
20 Jun 2010 - 2:06 PM

Looks great to me ..but then I dont do People at all...

Don

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Adrian_Reynolds

Just a beautiful image Di,
Adrian

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Andree_Borrel
11 Aug 2010 - 9:57 AM

Great shot well done

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PauloNascimentoPhotography

lovely capture,excellent shot, beautiful Baby as well!
Paulo

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 - 6:49 PM

beautiful image di.ray

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2010 - 4:54 PM

a realbeauty
congratulations

paree

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 11:21 PM

He is a beautiful baby Dianah. Hadn.t noticed half an ear till Stephen pointed it out . Looks much better now doesn't it ? I suppose he is much changed by now . Babies grow up so quickly don't they ? Smile xx

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2011 - 12:47 AM

This is a beautiful portrait of your grandchild, I just couldn't resist doing a mod, he's so cute.

Have explained what I did in the mod but realised as soon as I uploaded it that I should have cropped the rest of the ear off, better to not have it at all I think, Stephen has already addressed this in his mod though.
I have tried to give him a softer dreamy look which I think suits delicate little babies and I hope you like the effect.

Fran

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