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new life

By willij2787
friends new little bab, gotta love minature features!

Tags: Black and white Close-up and macro New life begins baby

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tricky66 14 24 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2010 1:28PM
Yup it's quite something, nice capture and tones..

frz67 11 10 32 Italy
30 Jun 2010 2:18PM
Hi Lloyd,
it's a nice shot taken from a good point of view.
Here are my comments.
The overall picture looks underexposed and the small beautiful hand quite flat, lacking contrast.
You don't report the f number you used, but it seems to be quite low judging from the shallow DOF. It's obviously a personal choice but in this case I'd have preferred a slightly greater DOF such to have the whole (or at least most of) hand in focus.
As per the comp, the subject is placed right in the middle, but the rest of the picture is not driving the eye to the subject. In these cases I'd go for a square format, cropping out everything which is not "necessary".
In the mod, I've applied a high pass filter (to increase the microcontrast), adjusted the contrast increasing the highlight a bit and, evidently, cropped the image. (everything made in PS3)
hope it helps
Dizize 10 United States
30 Jun 2010 5:00PM
I cannot offer any technical tips...I just know I like it!
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2216 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2010 4:43PM
Hello, Lloyd. A lovely subject, and your background is good, the blackness setting off the subject beautifully. I, too, feel the image is underexposed and lacking contrast, so have tried some modifications. Firstly, I cropped and added canvas to the top, offsetting the subject in the frame, then I did a levels adjustment to brighten and add contrast. My second mod is an alternative you might or might not like, it has had the focus softened. My third mod has the bit of grey shading removed from the bottom. My fourth mod has been darkened, because I felt I might have brightened it too much for your liking.

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