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By ladigit
There were a series of these graphics and I was hoping so catch a matching pair and got lucky with this one. I like that you can see her reflection in the window and that the little one is looking over.

I wasn't sure whether to crop the left vertical out or if it creates a frame - so I've left it in. The colour is a really strong blue and I just prefer the black and white as it leaves you to look at the shapes and the content.

As always, I really appreciate feedback - it was taken on auto because I was swapping between 'blur' shots and non-blur and I didn't have time to change my manual settings.

All honest feedback welcome Smile
Thanks,
Tracy

Tags: Cork Portraits and people Street photography

GB Sports Photographer & The Panasonic LUMIX S1

Comments


IsabelC 5 51 10 Denmark
24 Oct 2014 11:11AM
Great capture, Tracy! Smile
I have been trying a mod that really uses the verticals as frames on right and left - that got also rid off a little spot up in the right corner Wink
I also increased the contrast a bit (or better played with the highlight, black and white slider) to bring out more of the reflection. Just a suggestion - what do you think?

Isabel Smile

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franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2014 11:12AM
Excellent timing!
ladigit 5 229 1 Ireland
24 Oct 2014 11:16AM

Quote:Great capture, Tracy! Smile
I have been trying a mod that really uses the verticals as frames on right and left - that got also rid off a little spot up in the right corner Wink
I also increased the contrast a bit (or better played with the highlight, black and white slider) to bring out more of the reflection. Just a suggestion - what do you think?

Isabel Smile


Thanks Isabel - I hadn't seen that spot!! I'm a bit constrained at the moment with sizes as I'm going to be printing so I have to either keep it to 10x8 or 12x8, hence the odd framing! I must look into the highlight slider you mention - I don't use that at all and I like how you are using it!


Quote:Excellent timing!

Thank you!
IsabelC 5 51 10 Denmark
24 Oct 2014 11:22AM
You and your special formats but that of course makes any further crop somehow impossible Wink

Isabel Smile
ladigit 5 229 1 Ireland
24 Oct 2014 11:25AM

Quote:You and your special formats but that of course makes any further crop somehow impossible Wink
Isabel Smile


I know, but it's different for web - so for that purpose I do like your crop Smile Actually looking at it now the left vertical is skewed, I need to straighten that a bit Blush
dudler Plus
16 947 1520 England
24 Oct 2014 11:32AM
I like what Isabel's done, and I have rather copied it (adding a tiny bit of skew to get the verticals as aligned as possible with the edges of the frame!)

This puts the woman on the right-hand third, which I like - and then I turned my attention to the thing that caught my eye - the profile reflected in the glass.

Now, I've done a pretty basic job on it, dodging highlights and then burning in midtones to put back soem darkness in the background. My aim was to make the face more noticeable...

Beautifully seen, as are most of your pictures.
dudler Plus
16 947 1520 England
24 Oct 2014 11:34AM
So many things happening in parallel...
ladigit 5 229 1 Ireland
24 Oct 2014 11:36AM
Dudler I really like what you've done - I hadn't thought of trying to bring out the reflection! The crop is great too - I think this is a photo I just have to have two versions of Smile And thank you for the compliment!
salopian Plus
7 3 28 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2014 12:48PM
Exceptionally well caught moment - another in a great series. I agree with the suggestion to crop the right side rather than the left. The baby's clothes particularly, seem to have caught the strong sunlight and got burnt out to some extent, merging into the white trousers of the poster lady. Hard to avoid in those lighting conditions. I have taken the liberty of producing a mod where I have reduced the brightness quite a bit and the contrast to a lesser extent and then used the "burn" tool to bring out some detail in the youngster's clothing and face. I've also tried to emphasise the reflected face - an excellent inclusion in your image. Reducing the brightness has, of course, deepened the shadows to some extent .
Just an alternative to a very good original.

Geoff
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
24 Oct 2014 12:58PM
Great timing. Worth toning down the hoghlights and darkening blacks.

Ive uploaded a different idea that might work, - dont know how much you can alter the shot.



Regards


Willie
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2014 8:33PM
This one needs less contrast, not an increase as mentioned above. There is detail burn out in several areas of the child and womans clothing. The lighting is very bright and very directional. A bit less exposure to record detail, then some burning in abd dodging of darker areas.

The image content and composition is great, the tonal range needs work. Is the colour image showing detail loss or is it the conversion?

Paul

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