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Old Nov 25, 2010, 6:46 PM   #1
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OK, thought this picture turned out pretty cool.

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Old Nov 27, 2010, 2:28 PM   #2
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Cute Sam, but something is wrong here. I can't put my finger on it, hopefully some one else can identify it. Seems too soft? foucs problem? Maybe it is just my monitor.
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Old Nov 27, 2010, 4:37 PM   #3
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I think it's motion jitter. She was walking toward me when I snapped the shot. It's funny. If I blink, she goes into focus and then "fades" out of focus as I stare at it.

I liked the color behind her (actually it's the light over the kitchen table).
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Sam, first off, your niece is precious. I think your photo suffers from flat lighting and under-exposure. I did a levels adjustment and added some saturation, contrast, and unsharp mask in PSE. Hope you don't mind!
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Good job Robert
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Thanks Frank, but I may have overdone the background. Guess it doesn't matter, as the OP hasn't looked in on this thread in a while...







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Sorry, been tied up.

I like what you did with the exposure, but I agree the background is a little over saturated. My PP skills are limited to crop, straighten, and (sometimes) cloning out an object.

When I try to play with levels, I'm never satisfied with what I come up with. :P

Thanks for the upgrade. I'll send it to her parents if you don't mind.
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Hey Sam, I did another one I think its better than the first one.
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Thanks Hawg.

I do appreciate it. Sorry it's taken so long for me to get back to you, it's been crazy.
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