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By dianah
Totally out of my comfort zone ! I rarely take photos of people and am unsure of lighting and positioning within the frame to make the best of the subject. This photo of my grandson hasn't been altered in ps at all but I do like the sheen of the skin tone..he really was only a few days old !
Thank you to all who gave critique on my last upload..I have taken on board all that has been said and when I finally get my camera up and running again I will put those ideas into action ! Smile

I am not sure if I hit the Mod button or not. Gratefully accepted if you have the time.

Tags: Portraits and people

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
25 May 2010 10:58PM
wonderful colour and light beautiful skin tones a cracker you must be very proud nice one Wink

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Tooth 11 5.8k 227 Ireland
26 May 2010 12:31AM
Hi diana, this is abeautiful study and I really can't find much to critique about it. Just as a suggestion I wonder if a tighter crop would cut out a bit of extraneous detail and concentrate more on the lovely wee face juxtaposed with the rabbit's face. I've done a mod just to see though I'm not that convinced it's much better. It does get rid of the problem of the chopped-off left ear though, which I do find quite distracting.

I also tweaked the colour balance the tiniest bit, as I think there's a tiny bit of a blue cast in there.

Nice work and a precious memory

Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
26 May 2010 1:51AM
What a lovely capture Diana, such a sweet baby.
Ray42 8 3 England
26 May 2010 8:36AM
A delightful shot
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 8:52AM
Thank you Stephen..I really do perfer your mod and I like the square format too. The colour is definitely improved ..I had n't noticed the blueness before.
Thank you everybody else for your comments.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
26 May 2010 9:27AM
A lovely capture! It works well.

PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 11:06AM
A lovely capture!
26 May 2010 4:11PM
Love it just as it is, beautiful addition to your family!
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 4:58PM
Thank you very much everybody..I think it must have just been a lucky shot then because I have no idea of the correct way of taking portraits ! Smile
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 7:48PM
It is absolutely gorgeous, definitely one for a frame!
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 8:32PM
Thank you Carol.
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
26 May 2010 8:37PM
he is a sweetie the mod with the tighter crop works well.lesley
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
26 May 2010 8:39PM
A really beautiful shot for the family album.

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 9:40PM
Hello, Dianah. I'd say you have done extremely well here, and I love the closeness, but I also think it's so cute to have the teddy cuddling up and watching over your new grandson.
It was just the slight blue cast which niggled me a little. I didn't want to touch the face too much so used Curves, select Blue channel instead of RGB, and take out blue a bit, don't overdo it or the skin tone will change. I then used the Saturation Down brush on the teddy's head and the baby's clothes. It may be that the baby's clothes ARE blue, so forgive me if they are. See mod.
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 10:43PM
I totally agree about the blue tinge Pamela..I really didn't realise it until I saw the mods which is yet another thing that I will watch out for.
I love your mod..the skin colour is perfect and no, I don't think the outfit was blue, I think it was cream so you changed it perfectly. Many thanks to you once again ! Smile

Thank you too Albert, I am glad that you liked it !
27 May 2010 2:01PM
This is just superb, Di.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
30 May 2010 12:27PM
I have so much to learn about looking at pics. I didn't even notice the blue cast until I read the exchange between you and Pamela!

That aside, WHAT a beautiful little bundle you've got there, Di.

Major congrats and a big fat hug Smile

dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
30 May 2010 7:31PM
As long as the hug is for me Andrew !!!! Smile
Thank you for your words..lovely to hear from you !
Di x
6 Jun 2010 6:45PM
As I too don't like to take images of people I can't be of much help Diana - for me it looks perfect, as perfect as the baby itself.
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2010 1:17PM
Thank you Jo. How lovely to hear from you ! I will keep practising but it is so hard to find the time !
15 Jun 2010 9:54PM
This is a truly lovely shot and I think that the mods are great aswell.
Thanks for your comments on my fish.
Cath. Smile
graceland 11 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2010 3:59PM

Thank-- you for the mod
Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
20 Jun 2010 2:06PM
Looks great to me ..but then I dont do People at all...

5 Jul 2010 1:29PM
Just a beautiful image Di,
Great shot well done
lovely capture,excellent shot, beautiful Baby as well!
beautiful image di.ray
Paree 11 616 3
6 Sep 2010 4:54PM
a realbeauty

Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
12 Jan 2011 11:21PM
He is a beautiful baby Dianah. Hadn.t noticed half an ear till Stephen pointed it out . Looks much better now doesn't it ? I suppose he is much changed by now . Babies grow up so quickly don't they ? Smile xx
franfoto 9 2 32 England
10 Feb 2011 12:47AM
This is a beautiful portrait of your grandchild, I just couldn't resist doing a mod, he's so cute.

Have explained what I did in the mod but realised as soon as I uploaded it that I should have cropped the rest of the ear off, better to not have it at all I think, Stephen has already addressed this in his mod though.
I have tried to give him a softer dreamy look which I think suits delicate little babies and I hope you like the effect.


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