Sorry been MIA on the cc group. Will come back to CC tonight!
Been MIA here too. Forgive me ladies. Work, school, youth, and life is a bit busy and tough right now!
Steph- I adore your lipstick photos. That last one of Jackson is perfect. I love the moment you captured!
Tracy- #1- Yes, you did cut him off at the knees and I think the reason that throws it off is b/c of the reflection of the sky on the water. However, this is a gorgeous location. I just wish I could see what he was standing on.
#2- I love this one. I don't see the OOF, but I still love it.
#3- this one doesn't do much to me. It looks like a cookie cutter and I Just get confused as to why it's outside. Might be silly of me though. Some amazing bokeh though!
#4- amazing shot! This is sooooo gorgeous!
Really sweet, Amy! Nice light and nice smile. I feel like the colour may be just a touch off, but lately I seem even worse at colour than I used to be, so I don't really know.
Married Anthony April 2, 2005
Nora born Feb. 14th, 2007
Micah born Jan. 20, 2009
Ya for an Eva pic! She is too cute! Great light in her eyes! I think she's a tad bit cool though. I also think it might be oversharpened or noisy, not quite sure. This is truly a great pic though. That smile is perfect!
Oh, what a sweet smile!! Great light in the eyes, though it's a bit flat. That's not a dealbreaker though. Now, I'm trying to adjust my eyes, since I just calibrated and everything looks all weird to me now, but I do agree that it looks like she could be warmed up a bit. I'm noticing that there seems to be a bit too much contrast. Or maybe too much saturation. UGH! I hope my eyes adjust soon...
Amy - great photo of Eva. Love her expression here. I agree she is looking cool. Here face seems to be very bright. I would tone down the contrast and brightness and warm her up.
#1 - I agree about the jacket being too bulky. I know that you don't always have to follow the rule of thirds but I think it would be good to consider when you take pictures. It makes the image much stronger.
#2 - At such a low SS - where you using a tripod or was this held by hand. I think that is why the shot on the water drop is a bit blurry probably due to some hand shake.
#3 - This is a nice picture. I might just crop that one dark grass that is on the heart.
#4 - I don't know anything about landscaping but this is a great reflection.
Stephanie - definitely enjoy smiley faces. I don't particularly like the bunched up blanket (not sure why, lol). I think there are some bright spots on his face - his nose and some on his cheeks but not too bad. You can clone a bit at a low opacity - so it doesn't look as flashy (?)
Love the kisses shot. Not sure if he is looking a bit too bright.
I am just guess-timating - but it looks like most of his face is falling in the middle-top of the rule of thirds --- thought I'd check. When I do the rule of thirds I try to get both eyes or one eye on the top third or bottom third... hope this is a bit clearer
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Sorry I disappeared again. My eldest is having serious anxiety with starting school.
Steph, beautiful! I agree with Tracy about the light on his pupil. Also, the bunched up blanket behind him is a bit distracting.
Tracy, I don't really have any new CC. I did want to say that I really like the shot of the water droplet and the landscape works for me. As far as 'portraits' go, I rarely get the kids to pose. I want to learn to be good enough and quick enough to catch moments that really define them
Amy, I think this is really sweet. She does look a little cool to me.
Noiseware stripped settings. All 50mm and approx ISO250 -400, SS1/500 or 1/400, F3.5
5. His face looks red to me in this one
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