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By derhad
trying to bring out smile in the eyes

Tags: Hope Black and white

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miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2012 8:23PM
Looks good to me, as does the post processing. Yes. there is also a smile in the eyes, and this can make a real difference. Suggestions; tighter crop and take out the shadow area just above the models left side.

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paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 8:03AM
Nice shot, but some off the top, left and bottom to tighten up considerably.

salopian Plus
6 3 27 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 11:09AM
The smile comes over well - a really heart warming image and I can't offer any suggestions to improve itSmile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2012 9:38PM
This is nicely done, Derek, and quite enigmatic with the fan across the mouth. I like the idea of the smile being in the eyes. There are a few minor adjustments that I would like to suggest, and which I have made in my modification. The spots on the dress are distracting, so I cloned them out. There are some dark areas within the shadow behind the head, and I cloned these out also. The eyes are the subject, so I selectively sharpened them. There is a dark area where the fan is covering the corner of the girl's smile and, at first glance, I thought you were showing a little bit of the smile/mouth. Looking more closely, it's the "shadow of the smile" behind the edge of the lace of the fan that is causing the dark area, so I removed that as well.
derhad 10 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2012 9:06AM
thank you for all your comments i have just started in portraits and welcome all your helpful ways of inproving my work

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