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simple Apr 8, 2010 9:17 AM

my wife and child
ive had the camera out for a hour today doing a few family portraits for myself here is just one version i want to run past you guys for cc on the pp as it is the first time i have tried this sort of effect not poppimg the eyes but the black softness


Bynx Apr 8, 2010 9:49 AM

Wow Simon, these two shots bring a tear to my eye they are so beautiful. Nice processing with just the touch of blue. The scrunched ear I find a bit off, but the overall shot is fantastic. I think your wife is absolutely stunning. I thought that from your first pic when she was very pregnant. She is only getting better. And your son is an absolute gem. Next time try to get them further from the background screen so it is more out of focus and not so easily recognizable as a wrinkled sheet. Thanks for sharing both of these shots.

simple Apr 8, 2010 10:28 AM

thanks for you comments bynx :) i did notice the ear ... i have about another 10 or 15 shots to look through yet but these looked the best at first glance ... i took these in my living room i will remember to get the wife further back next time :)

Ordo Apr 8, 2010 10:28 AM

The extremely, kind of unreal blue eyes doesn't work too much for me (althought your wife eyes shows more sensuality there). Both are great portraits, nicely smoothed and framed and i'm seriously planning a trip to UK to kidnap your wife.

Hards80 Apr 8, 2010 10:32 AM

Simon these are great. i was looking forward to your family portraits when you mentioned you were shooting them last night.

And these are just top-notch. I love the tender pose and I love the black and white processing. I could do without the blue eyes as Ordo mentioned and just keeping it full black and white. And bynx noticed my 2 nit-picks already.

great memories captured in an artistic and pleasing way. these you will cherishing for years.

simple Apr 8, 2010 10:32 AM

thanks ordo .... i havent added any pp or saturation to the eyes i think they just shine more due to the rest being black and white. let me know when you land in the uk you can take my wife while i rob your house LOL :D

JohnG Apr 8, 2010 10:42 AM


Love shot # 2. There's a difference in the look of your wife's eye (not the color) that makes #2 more appealing. And, as mentioned the ear of your child. Both are great but #2 is truly top notch.

One thing I would look at is doing a bit of correction on her back - you can see imprints from where the bra strap was in shot 2

Bynx Apr 8, 2010 10:48 AM

Now there is one real pixel peeper who can take their eyes off those gorgeous faces to notice bra marks.

simple Apr 8, 2010 10:48 AM

john thanks for your comments we have decided to get the second image printed for a hanger i will work on the bra imprint before i let it go ...again thanks for picking up on that

JohnG Apr 8, 2010 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by Bynx (Post 1076535)
Now there is one real pixel peeper who can take their eyes off those gorgeous faces to notice bra marks.

Actually I noticed it because I was scrolling back up and just happened to stop with just the lower portion of the photo showing. Otherwise you are correct I would never have looked!

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