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Old July 17th, 2004, 03:52 PM
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Old July 17th, 2004, 04:39 PM
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There isn't much wrong with it. I might adjust the crop a little bit, to reduce the amount of space in the foreground, but that's a personal preference really, otherwise, it looks pretty good.
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Old July 17th, 2004, 04:46 PM
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Yeah I would too crop out some of the foreground so they arent so much in the center of the frame. I say foreground cos i love how youve captured the rays coming thru the trees. Its a really great shot with a lot of potential tho!
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Old July 17th, 2004, 06:18 PM
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I guess I never thought about cropping the bottom to enhance the rule of thirds. I got so wrapt up in the compositional element of "Continuation" expressed by the shadows from the border to the children that I forgot to consider the horizontal thirds. I was counting on the continuation of those shadows to give the shot a spacial quality and a feeling of 3D. Guess I goofed, huh?

Probably an 8 x 10 aspect ratio would work better than the square outcrop, too.

I think I looked at this one longer than I should have when I was considering the different outcropps.
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Old July 17th, 2004, 07:00 PM
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I played around with it a bit... (like 5 minutes while I am at work... ) - I'm not sure if mine is better or not... but it's at least different... hehe. I shrunk down the file size to make it smaller... 16pt compression...
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Old July 17th, 2004, 07:00 PM
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One thing I'm thinking, is that the tones seem a touch 'cool' for a summer's day, particularly on the children's skin, unless you were trying to get the effect of a high sun. If you're comfortable with photoshop, maybe try the color balance and boost the midtone yellows and reds a bit, maybe even a touch of green as well to bring out the trees.

I played with your photo, and thought that this combination worked (you can try it)

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Magenta-Green +20
Yellow-Blue -30

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Old July 17th, 2004, 07:03 PM
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I did something similar to what Rob suggested above... not exactly the same, but I did up the Red & green... played with contract and saturation.
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Old July 17th, 2004, 07:05 PM
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Wow, we posted at the same time, and we were thinking the same thing...scary
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Old July 17th, 2004, 07:22 PM
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Did my edit turn out the way you pictured it in your head?
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Old July 17th, 2004, 07:34 PM
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I did something similar to what Rob suggested above... not exactly the same, but I did up the Red & green... played with contract and saturation.
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One thing I'm thinking, is that the tones seem a touch 'cool' for a summer's day, particularly on the children's skin, unless you were trying to get the effect of a high sun. If you're comfortable with photoshop, maybe try the color balance and boost the midtone yellows and reds a bit, maybe even a touch of green as well to bring out the trees.

I played with your photo, and thought that this combination worked (you can try it)

Cyan-Red +30
Magenta-Green +20
Yellow-Blue -30

These option may be different on something other than PS7
This edit is way KEWL! I mistakenly thought the original needed the extra shadow object in the foreground to help the rays focus on the children and I also thought it lent to the element of continuation--NOT SO!

The edit you've made gives the pic a whole new feel.

So, RobW, am I right in assuming that midtone yellows and reds will enhance skin tone? And are the changes you suggest toing to be global changes or selective on the skin?

Tim, what dimension should the original have been? LPI and DPI?

Thanks guys, You're making an Artist of me.
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