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johnsonM86 Jan 11, 2006 12:33 AM

I took this photo of my step brother and sister for my father and step mother to put on christmas cards and such. they ended up framing a photo of it instead and placing it somewhere around the house. either way, what do you guys think? i tried to do the best i could with available light because the flash was making the picture look very unnatural and odd. this was a 1/6th second exposure time so i'm afraid it's not too sharp. all comments and suggestions are uncouraged. thanks.

-mike j-

vIZnquest Jan 11, 2006 10:13 AM

Sharpness, color and the like can be worked out using PP but this capture cannot be.

Simply a wonderful shot here.

Edit.. Just read my ramble post and what I meant to say it the capture can't be PP'ed. Excellent!

The warmness of it or the so called, "off white balance" is just a matter of personal taste.

pagerboy Jan 11, 2006 10:28 AM

I ususally turn down the intensity of the flash for shots like that, but it looks great without it.

Which program do you use to edit? I use Photoshop Elements and I would use colorcast on the black shirt to make the orange tinge go away.

Hards80 Jan 11, 2006 1:56 PM

it is a great pose and the tree is very festive..

it could be a lot softer at 1/6, so i think you did well.. a little sharpening will go along way, plus most portraits dont need to be tack sharp all the time..

the biggest issue is see is the white balance.. its way too warm..


johnsonM86 Jan 11, 2006 2:14 PM

ya i kind of liked the warmness of it but i guess i can see how it may be a bit too warm. it was either that or turn out bad with the flash. and i didn't want to change it around too much in photoshop to try and make it cooler.

thanks for the feedback!

klfatcj Jan 11, 2006 2:44 PM

Ultimately, it's the consumer that makes the call. When you create a picture andit's framed and on someone else's wall, it's a winner. You captured a great moment.


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