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Old Oct 14, 2013, 4:03 PM   #1
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Watched these two toddlers trying to dance to the rhythm of a dozen bongo drums at the local Huntington Beach Pier. Masked them out in ReMask, then changed the background to B&W and applied a blur effect. 5:00 p.m. and sunny...thus the long shadows C&C welcome.
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Old Oct 14, 2013, 4:07 PM   #2
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Old Oct 14, 2013, 6:07 PM   #3
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G'day Walter

Yes mate - I like it .... gone from a 5/10 image to 10/10

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Very cute picture of the kids and a great job of PP.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 9:36 AM   #5
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Walter - I like some of the edit. The problem with the blur affect as applied is you've blurred the ground they are standing on - just looks completely odd It looks like you cut the kids/shadows and pasted on something else entirely - they don't appear to belong. I'm all for subject isolation, but I think this goes a bit too far as they do not appear to belong in the background at all - no integration.
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I agree with John. The blur effect also catches the boy's right arm, but the girl, who is obviously farther away, is in focus. this also contributes to the pasted effect.

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Old Oct 15, 2013, 12:02 PM   #7
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Is this better?
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I didn't notice the blurred ground at first but can see a big difference now, much better looking now.
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Much improved.

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I didn't notice the blurred ground at first but can see a big difference now, much better looking now.
Make that +2
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