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Old Oct 17, 2008, 8:35 PM   #1
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Taken on back patio lowish light, no flash hand held with the 70-200 F2.8L (non IS) the color one at ISO 800 F2.8 the B/Ws at F3.2. Pretty much candid






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Old Oct 17, 2008, 8:56 PM   #2
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Aladyforte, as always very nice pictures.
I would like a different crop on the first one, it is only my opinion...I may be totally wrong.

2nd and 3rd photos...I dont like the hands. Everything else is pretty nice.
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I agree with Art on the first image. A tighter crop with some rotation will give it a lot more impact. We only differ on how tight to crop. When the top of the head is cut off I like the crop to be really tight so that there is no mistake that it was intended to be a tight close-up shot.

The other 2 shots I like and the hand isn't a distraction and works well with the candid look you were after. I'm just not a big fan of hand on face type shots.

Below is my quick crude edit of the first image. Overall, I'd say these are nice images.

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Rodney's crop is perfect, I did not dare to crop that much, though...

What i don't like about the hands must be due to the focal distance used here...I find them a bit too big. Just my 2 cents.
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Thanks, I will crop in further, was not sure if that would be too much though
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did you rotate the image at all before the crop to get it on a slant?
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I did, aladyforty. Don't know if you are asking Rodney.
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artmustel wrote:
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Rodney's crop is perfect, I did not dare to crop that much, though...

What i don't like about the hands must be due to the focal distance used here...I find them a bit too big. Just my 2 cents.
I agree with your 2 cents. The hand is a big element in the image, but don't you think that the hand takes some attention away from the nose?? :idea:

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Julie, after you slant and crop, you may have to clone a little background at the bottom left, but not a lot. You have 2 slightly different examples to go by and I'm sure you will create a third one and all 3 will be good.

Do you have a 50mm prime lens?

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aladyforty wrote:
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did you rotate the image at all before the crop to get it on a slant?
I also rotated before I cropped. If you crop then rotate, you'll have to crop again to remove the empty canvas area.

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