I would be grateful for any advice on this image - this was a spur of the moment shot, I was busy taking a landscape pic and turned round to see my little god daughter sitting on this bench with the dark wood behind her - thought it would make a great pic.
In my speed to capture her before she moved on I didn't get quite the right settings on the camera so ended up with the look I wanted but far too much noise. I have removed some of the noise but have I now made it too soft looking - not sure about colouring also.
Thank you for any help offered.
Posted By helendixon : Just cropped it, cloned out the bottom of the dress and added a bit more colour.
Posted By rletham : Cropped to a 3:2 ratio so that you can have it printed in a standard size. (6by4, 9by6 etc) Cropped out the bench leg to balanced the picture better and burned in the right hand tree trunk.
As to getting rid of the grain, why do you want to? It is just as valid a shot with it. If anything, the gr
Posted By rletham : Sepia toned WITH grain and an old fashioned border
Posted By glazzaro : Wow, a lot of good supportood folks! Ok, I am a bird guy, but you asked for assistance so I thought I would give it a try!
1. Selected the entire background, reduced lighting until black.
2. Background still selected, used surface blur for slight gloss appearance.
3. Reversed selection