Pretty in Pink *large share*

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Pretty in Pink *large share*

Postby blue-eden » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:35 am

Sorry for all the pics!
Can I get some processing opinions? I'm trying some new things, but not sure if I like them or not, or if they work.
Since it was bright but cloudy, and she's in pink, I thought I'd venture out of my usual mode and try some softening, haziness, blurs, colour fills, etc. Just not sure how I like them yet.

What do you think of the edits? Any CC welcome! What works, what doesn't, etc.

All shot with my 50 mm 1.4. iso 200, SS varied around 1/200, F.2.8.

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Postby puddingpop » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:41 pm

Blue these are so pretty. She is just a doll.

Love #1 here eyes just sing in this pic.

#2 and 3 I'm not liking the whole tongue sticking out.

#4 looks like it's over exposed other than that I love this one too

#5 is great but the tree trunk in the background is drawing my eye there.

#6 I love. She just looks super sweet in these one.

#7 I do not care for the swirly action. Makes me dizzy.

#8 how fun it that? too cute.

#9 and 10 what can I say, I'm a sucker for black and white.

As always I love your work. Keep it up :D :D
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Postby blue-eden » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:34 pm

Thank you! I'm just not loving this kind of processing, but it's so soft and pretty. Maybe I should punch up the blacks?

#4 is shot in the same light, same exposure, it's not overexposed but I added a very light pink colour fill layer to soften it up. Not loving that look either, but I've seen some actions that do it so I thought I'd try it. Then I remembered why I don't like vintage actions - - this fill layer! LOL!

#7 is a radial dial, and it's so popular these days, thought I'd try it. Agreed! Makes me dizzy too!! :rofl:

I'm a sucker for B&W too :hb: The first is my usual conversion, the second is more ... whitish? I used LAB for this one.

I'm going to go back and redo some in my usual processing, which I like so much more. Thanks for helping me out!
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Postby Babydreamer1326 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:27 am

such a DOLL she is!

I'm not a fan of some of the processing BUT I love the shots! :D
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Postby victoria_1024 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:48 pm

I actually enjoy the processing. It's so light and airy. In a few of them though, it makes her look like she's kind of glowing?? I think maybe it's because of the pink/white outfit combined with the pink haze. Maybe a different color haze to complement the outfit would be better.

Your b&w conversions are beautiful. :hb:

Nice radial blur. :D I think that seems to work better when the background is a little further from the subject.

I love them though, they look really great.
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Postby Wishingandwaitingnomore! » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:27 pm

Great pics! Love #10, looks sweet and peaceful. Your daughter is so pretty!
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