Well, this was our attempt at a family picture for the Christmas card. First of all, when we got to this location (WELL before sunset) there was not as much light as I had expected. It's kind of blocked by a mountain and some trees and I had to crank the ISO and ended up using noiseware and it's still icky. I am beginning to hate my Rebel and I'm scheming for an upgrade . Anyway, we ended up with no pictures that I love. Or really even like! DH wants to try again but I just don't know if I am up for another session with the tripod, timer, and kiddos iykwim!
Here is one attempt at an edit after multiple head swaps and pitiful attempts at cloning. I am still stuck in the "sooc-looks-better-than-my-edit" phase so I would appreciate any input y'all have on my processing.
post ACR and headswaps:
Hmm..it looks kind of different here than it looks in PSE. Maybe I oversharpened? I used Heidi's at 2%.
I agree about warming them up... looks cool. Also, it looks a bit oversharpened on my screen - maybe that's just due to file size?
-El mommy to B & A
Just chug-chug-chugging along.
Thank you so much for all of your input! I see what you mean about it being too cool now. I hope someday I can recognize that on my own! The funny thing is that I already warmed it up A LOT! lol. I didn't mess with my grey card that day because I could barely manage the tripod, etc. with the kiddos and their lack of patience! I warmed it a bit more and it does look a lot better!
I have no idea what is up with the sharpening! I didn't do anything different from what I usually do. It looks okay in PSE though.
Katie, that's a great picture! and I can't tell you swapped any heads, so it looks good to me. yes, warm it up some, and then it's perfect.
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I really like the edit. The composition is great, and I can't tell you did a head swap! I would like to see a smidge more contrast between your daughter's forehead and hair line, but warming up the photo might take care of this.
DS: Tyler 4/19/06
Here is a new edit based on your cc. I warmed it a bit more and decreased the brightness/added contrast on just dd's head.
I'm glad you all think this is at least workable! I don't think I had it in me to try again!!! LOL. I don't know what's up with the funky sharpening. I think I'll order a test print to check it out.