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Old Jun 26, 2008, 7:39 PM   #1
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I was trying to take different shots of of my wife and Mt Rainier. Taken in late afternoon. Appreciate tips on making these look better next time.

I forgot to use fill flash here!



Another veiw w/blurred background



This time, everything sharp




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Old Jun 26, 2008, 8:20 PM   #2
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I don't know Jack… I think you're trying to bamboozle us.
She's way to young and pretty to be your wife! :blah:
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 8:43 PM   #3
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I don't know Jack… I think you're trying to bamboozle us.
She's way to young and pretty to be your wife! :blah:
Yep, my wife alright. From last year in Delaware at the Children Hospital


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Old Jun 27, 2008, 3:09 AM   #4
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I was trying to take different shots of of my wife and Mt Rainier. Taken in late afternoon. Appreciate tips on making these look better next time.

I forgot to use fill flash here!
You may partly compansate the fill flash selecting the subject andby the magnetic lasso tool and pushing the shadow slider of the shadow highlight tool al PS. Then you might also decide to push the saturation by 8-10% and the sharpening 'selectively' as well, an example of whichseen below...

Ilike shallow DOF for portraits to emphasize the subject so blurred backgoungs are quite ok, imo. Yet,youcould have filled the frame more of the subject in the second and third pictures.

Thanks for sharing : )

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I was trying to take different shots of of my wife and Mt Rainier. Taken in late afternoon. Appreciate tips on making these look better next time.

I forgot to use fill flash here!
You may partly compansate the fill flash selecting the subject andby the magnetic lasso tool and pushing the shadow slider of the shadow highlight tool al PS. Then you might also decide to push the saturation by 8-10% and the sharpening 'selectively' as well, an example of whichseen below...

Ilike shallow DOF for portraits to emphasize the subject so blurred backgoungs are quite ok, imo. Yet,youcould have filled the frame more of the subject in the second and third pictures.

Thanks for sharing : )

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I know proper "portraits" is to blur the background & have less background, but I was trying to get mt rainier in all the shots.

Thanks for the PhotoShop tip Bahdir. Any and all advice is very much appreciated as that is how I learn. (besides hands on training).
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On the 2nd or 3rd one, could you have taken it from a lower angle and possibly closer to her in order to catch more mountain and less other stuff behind her?
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On the 2nd or 3rd one, could you have taken it from a lower angle and possibly closer to her in order to catch more mountain and less other stuff behind her?
From where she was, I couldn't bring the mountain in. I had to go a half a block away and sit down to get the shot I wanted with the mountain in it, espcially if I wanted the mountain larger. The only reason I got the first shot (notice how far the mountain looks here) is I was close on the plank that leads out to the boat dock. Obviously, I couldn't back up far here.
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Looks like you got one of those really nicesummer days. Were these taken in Olympia by any chance? Or possibly Seattle? I'm headed that way (Olympia) on 12 July to spend a week with my grandson.
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Looks like you got one of those really nicesummer days. Were these taken in Olympia by any chance? Or possibly Seattle? I'm headed that way (Olympia) on 12 July to spend a week with my grandson.
We've had a spell of nice weather lately!

Those shots were taken near Tacoma. Olympia has just as good as view if not better! Funny, you will be here on the 12th and I'll be in Delaware on the 12th:

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Enjoy your Corvette get-together. You won't be too awfully far from where I live (northern VA). My Corvette days ended when my wife was pregnant with son #2. It was actually her car, but she was having mucho trouble getting behind the wheel. :lol: It was an orange 1972, 350 (small block), automatic, t-top, and we sold it and bought a freaking station wagon. There are many days we wish we still had the Vette.
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