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Baby Kidneybean

By monosodium
A nearly newborn having a snooze in the foetal position.

Lighting is natural window light from two windows.

Tags: Portraits and people

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 5:45PM
Good sense of fragility

Generaly fine as it is - might have lightened the focus image slightly with levels in PS just to pop it out ?


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Robert51 8 7 51 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 8:37PM
Hi James
This is a really wonderful shot. The only problem with the red sheet is the eye will drift. I have added a edge darkening to the mod to bring the eye back to the subject. A very small change that I think works well. Hope you like it.
itspooch 11 2
21 Sep 2009 10:41PM
I love this picture, although my only criticism would be the sheet you used. The creases are distracting and draw your eyes away from the baby. Not sure how easy they would be to clone them out in photoshop but think it would improve the image.
EmmaG_M 9 136 4 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 9:30AM
I like this, The composition is good and gives a real sense of the fragility of this little one, there is a good contrast between the red and the white of the baby grow.

However as is, it is a little flat. This is easily fixed in PS, I've done you a mod.

monosodium 8 8 10 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 9:40AM
Thanks all,

I probably should have mentioned that this image is about 3 years old...

Loving the idea of the vignetting there and generally damping down the red, it really does draw the eye back to the centre, doesn't it.

I tried to lighten the subject with a general curve when I first took it and came up with a similar slightly 'glowing' effect to the one I see in Emma's mod. I'll have a crack at some delicate masking to try to cancel it out.

itspooch - I did toy with cloning the creases out but I think it probably would have been easier to iron the sheet and retake it!

Miptog - your mod is curious... It seems to completely change the feeling of the image with the subject looking out of the frame and positioned out on the mean (or third). It's gone from being fragile to quite bold. The skintone looks great compared to the original too.

Piccassa 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2010 10:46PM
Such a lovely shot looked very vunerable and yet safe and cosy.

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