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By salopian
An unposed shot of grandson - the pleasant smile caught my eye. I would have used fill in flash or white reflector, but this was shot from the hip as it were. I used channels to convert to mono as the colours were a bit off due to varied lighting in the room.


Tags: Christmas Dan Portraits and people Laurels


banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
20 Jan 2014 12:42PM
Nice candid, though a struggle with some noise. It does respond a little to some NR, and a little contrast, with highlights toned down a bit.

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2467 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 12:59PM
A very likeable Likely Lad, he reminds me a lot of my nephew.

There's noise, down to the high ISO. A camera to avoid going over 400 ISO with, from memory...

I'm wondering if you have also cropped this down quite a bit, from a bigger frame?

iancrowson Plus
11 215 168 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 1:08PM
Good candid subject to comments above.
I've done a mod cropping to square to bring his eyes up a little.

paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 3:46PM
There is the basis of a nice family shot in there. The quality is not good. Camera movement and a high ISO have caused some unsharpness and image break up.

However, the content can outweigh quality, and as a fun family portrait, this does.

mhfore 14 8 176 England
20 Jan 2014 6:45PM
Hi Geoff,

Good "off the cuff" capture, why do our children and grandchildren of a certain age have that cheeky smile and look, they must be content Wink

Geoff apart from the noise issue, which you can reduce a little I think I would be tempted to darken the image but remove any adjustments from the eyes to keep that twinkle. You can do this you can in many ways with adjustments like levels, curves, exposure etc, To my eye a slightly darker image brings out that cheekyness.

Take care
salopian 10 3 28 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 10:48AM
You are right Moira, it is cropped down quite a bit from a larger image and with a small sensor, noise is inevitable I suppose. I will have to see if I can locate a noise reduction programme. Martin's darker mod looks better. Thanks for your comments and suggestions.


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