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Old Nov 9, 2009, 8:23 PM   #1
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Here are a few shots of my daughter this last weekend.

C and C are greatly appreciated.

There a couple things I am wondering if people will comment on, so let me know what you think.

Thanks for looking.

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Old Nov 10, 2009, 3:29 AM   #2
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Nice shots, the second works best for me, although i think you could have cropped in a little tighter.
The first is good but i find the tree going through her head a bit distracting, even with the DOF...
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Old Nov 10, 2009, 7:28 AM   #3
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It might be the re-size, but both shots look out of focus to me. Quite possibly front focused. Of the two poses I prefer the second.
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Old Nov 10, 2009, 7:38 AM   #4
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Second pick is better for me. You can crop, selective sharpen (face) and denoise:

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Old Nov 10, 2009, 11:45 AM   #5
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Rob W - The branch through the head was one of my concerns; I can take care of that with a little digital surgery. I wanted to see if others thought it was an issue too, or if I was being overly critical.

Ordo - I can also tighten up the crop. In this particular instance I wanted a 4x6 print which needed a little more length. The crop you suggested would work well for an 8x10 which I may also print.

JohnG – The focus was the primary issue I was concerned about and the first thing I noticed on my computer. Focus has been an ongoing frustration since I started with a quality dslr 9 months ago. I have wondered if it is an editing problem or camera/photographer problem. I will post a 100% crop from the original image this evening. Any direction you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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sometimes they lose a quality when you upload them, second pics a winner for me, its much warmer
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Old Nov 10, 2009, 12:03 PM   #7
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i don't this softness is just from resizing.

it really appears your focus is off.
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Old Nov 10, 2009, 12:10 PM   #8
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It's also entirely possible that at 80mm and 1/60 you've got some camera shake
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And I can see you're using a big, big typography... Why?
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I really like the second image. What I'd probably do is crop it so that the highlights caused by brighter sky (upper right of your posted image) are no longer visible (as those brighter areas attract too much attention).

Then, try to edit it (just cloning from the background) so that the hair touching the tree is no longer visible (as the hair at the top of the subject's head is attracting too much attention, mostly because of the way it's touching the tree).
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