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Old Aug 5, 2009, 7:34 AM   #1
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Visiting the Montery Bay Aquarium, my wife nudged me and pointed at these seniors fast asleep holding the grandkids baby buggy. I took this quick shot without much framing or adjustments so as not to disturb them. We could see their children and grandkids over at the pequin tank. I think it's classic. I've cropped it and turned it into several versions including old time film grain. That's my son at the right. I have a version where I leave his fresh face in as a counterpoint to the seniors. What would you do with it? Thanks.
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Old Aug 6, 2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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The problem with the image is your subjects - the couple and baby, fill up such a small portion of the frame. I don't think the background to the left adds any useful context to the shot. You could try cropping down - depending on the camera used you may have enough pixels for a usable web image. Also, with your son half-cropped he doesn't add anything to this particular image. And IMO, the baby stroller is a much better counterpoint to the couple than your son. There is enough space between to suggest he's not part of the 'family group' in the photo.
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Old Aug 6, 2009, 2:17 PM   #3
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Sorry to be cruel but I would send it to the trash bin.

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Cruel, cruel, cruel! Maybe you're right.
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Sometimes a photo is just a good memory. Keep this one in the box and bring it out once in a while.
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One more time and I swear I will leave it alone. My dear wife actually had tears welling up in her eyes at this "precious" scene. Cropped and dialed down saturation. Thanks to all, even "cruel," for your input.
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I must admit that's a lot better.......
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The last is a lot better as there is a clear subject, would I keep it??? Probably not, however we all have different tastes which is what keeps photography interesting.
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