Hey Jennn, definitely an excellent original helps a lot! I got this one with a very strong light and looks like my settings were correct. I am very happy with the result. If anyone asks I can upload the color version.
Thanks commenting sweet Jennn.
Quote: Your pov makes her look towards the right, Marian. I would therefore crop more on the left and add a bit more space to the right for her to look into, taking her away from the centre of the frame.
Otherwise there's a feeling of peace and serenity from her relaxed face.
Thanks Malc! I would've never thought of that. I am shortsighted so I don't really see details when shooting at such a distance. I don't have a good image with a larger space on the right.
Quote: What a serene face she has
I think I would have cloned out the black ring
It seems a trifle heavy looking
And that's advice from someone that doesn't believe in playing around with a photo
When I learn LR or PS I will venture on cloning large things like this halo. I am still a Picasa user and only clone out little things, like vultures and cables...Yuck!
Thanks for your comments and votes, I appreciate your input very much so I can improve my photos.
PS: BTW, today (23rd) is my birthday!
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