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Old Jun 26, 2005, 3:07 PM   #1
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Hi all! Another photo of my girlfriend (of course I'm biased!) :?

But hey, honestly I'd appreciate your comments, advice, etc!

Taken on a particularly cold day when she visited me just when we started going out.... (hence maybe the sparkle in her eyes... orit is just me who sees that?!)

I think to me the picture conveys the contrast of cold (weather / snow / clothes) and warmth (close up / smile / sunlight on her face).

But then again, maybe this is just love - and you more rational people can set me straight with camera talk and photo jargon!! :-) Waiting for your replies! Thanks!

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Old Jun 26, 2005, 4:07 PM   #2
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Very nice pic.Beautiful girlfriend you have(I would be biased too ).I notice the sparkle too.



The only thing that I would change is to clone out the wire behind her,it looks like it is coming out of her head.




Hope you dont mind.




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Old Jun 26, 2005, 5:36 PM   #3
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Hi Charlie!

I appreciate your comment, and your alteration to remove "overhead" wire (excuse the pun!).

Good work on removing it, yes I see what you mean, it looks better that way!

Thanks! As you see I didnt' think of that, I'm (still) too lovestruck! Thanks for your compliments on my girlfriend too....

Have a good week "ahead". :lol:
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Old Jun 26, 2005, 6:53 PM   #4
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She's certainly a very nice subject - with a lovely natural smile. My personal opinion would be a touch less exposure and/or a tad more saturation... I would try reducing the output a tad in curves for the smoothest effect ~ hey! I'm nitpicking here so don't take this as a downer because its a lovely shot. Keep the orig pic and compare.
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Old Jun 27, 2005, 5:35 AM   #5
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Hi Geoff,

I appreciate your attention to detail, and thanks also for your comments. I've done as you suggested, reduced exposure and increased saturation a bit. Also I made the shot a bit warmer (increased red hues a tad, decreased green.. as I find sometimes my camera (Fuji F601) has a slightly too cool / sometimes too warm output. (But this is only minor).

Attached is the result, I agree it's a bit better (again!) By combining all the advice, we're coming up with improvements!

You also wrote: " I would try reducing the output a tad in curves for the smoothest effect". I'm not sure I know what you mean or how to do that... I use a basic graphic editor (ACDSee) for most of my edits. Maybe if you have a chance you could explain it to meOR if you have the time,you coulddo it and post your output...

Thanks again! Paul
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Old Oct 19, 2005, 3:28 PM   #6
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oh after the alterations the pics looks awsome , Geoff Chandler thanks for the amzing suggestion and pj1974 good work there too...

btw: pj1974, u have a really nice GF.
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I like it the backgound seems washed out. But I like that you can see her eyes. Did you use fill flash? I like the detail of her face and hair.
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doesnt look like any flash was used as you have the shadow of the hat coming from above. The fill in flash most likely would have eliminated this.
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Yeah, there may have been a reflector used, maybe not. The point is that it is good because the had shaddow in not that dark.

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doesnt look like any flash was used as you have the shadow of the hat coming from above. The fill in flash most likely would have eliminated this.
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Old Oct 21, 2005, 8:44 PM   #10
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ime new to this but the building in the background looks pasted in

great shot though
just had a closer look and the whole background looks pasted.

youre girlfriends image is to crisp in the forground and against the skyline .
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