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Old Oct 15, 2011, 7:40 PM   #1
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Old Oct 16, 2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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So nice, Jim. BTW, I'm headed to Iowa City today for a week. Hope the weather cooperates as I'm a SoCal guy. :-)
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Old Oct 16, 2011, 3:32 PM   #3
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No worries, Walter. We've been having an exceptionally pleasant autumn. Expect highs in the 50's, with lows nipping at the freezing mark. I'm a bit north of Des Moines, too far away to offer you a brew while you're here. I'm an Illini, but my visits to the U of Iowa showed me that they are all class.
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Cute picture, have you tried a little closer crop and not so centered.
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Excellent idea! I liked the view where the kids are a bit enveloped by the forest, but it doesn't fill the frame with them, either.
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I think the focus is accurately on the kids, but this was a high iso situation if I recall correctly, forcing a bit of softening in the noise reduction efforts.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 3:59 PM   #7
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Jim,

The crop makes for a much more pleasing picture. It went from doing nothing for me to being interesting IMO. I think increase contrast and just a tad bit of color boost (whether it be vibrance in Lightroom or just the slightest nudge of saturation in any other program). Nothing extreme. Maybe even a tiny, tiny bit of vignette to frame the subjects. All this would combat the homogenous light which I think is the most negative aspect.

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Old Oct 17, 2011, 6:34 PM   #8
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How's this?
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 8:38 PM   #9
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Looks good on my phone screen! Thumbs up for collective editing!

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Looks good, going back and editing on a computer is so much easier than editing in a old darkroom.
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