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    Ever feel that way? I took the kids for a walk out in the pasture (not ours though) and there's a neat barn out there and a bunch of cow poop! Please CC. I feel like most of these are overexposed, which sucks b/c I have no clue how to fix that. Feel free to play if you want. All of these are SOOC, except for 2. None were sharpened for web, except #1 and that was in Picknik.

    ISO on all is 200.

    1. f/2.8, 1/640


    2. f/2.8, 1/2500 SOOC, then edit (is the edit too much? I think so)


    3. f/2.8, 1/250 I know, her shirt is blown


    4. I saw Gwen's photo like this, and I had to give it a go. I know, not near as good, but I still thought it was sweet. I "tried" my best to try a different b&w, and this is what I came up with. Sucks, but where did I go wrong. I tried Amy's version since we both use PSP, but I failed. Any ideas?
    f/2.8, 1/1250


    5. I just thought this one was cute. Mommy goggles, I know. Foot chop, but I just love how she was playing peek a boo with him! You don't have to cc this one if you don't want.
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    your pictures are lovely! and your kids are so cute!
    #1 I think it just needs to be warmed up a bit and maybe brightened just a tad.
    #2 I like your edit actually. I like how you brought out the yellow color. Is his arm blown though? his skin looks a bit bright but it doesn't bother me.
    #3 white shirts always seem to get blown. this picture could be warmed up a bit actually
    #4 I like the idea. I just wish I could see her face a bit more and your B&W is nice, just needs a bit more contrast.
    #5 really cute! just warm it up a bit and it will be just fine! foot chop and all

    these are just my opinions. And I sometimes feel like I am going backwards too! It usually happens when I take a long break from photography and editing. lol

    You did great!

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    really quick play to #1 I have to go pick up my DD from daycare now! i just warmed it up a bit in Photoshop. Added a very slight vignette. I think it could be warmed up just a tad more actually. But I really like warm pictures Don't worry it is private in my flickr and ill remove it later on


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    Thanks! I didn't realize how cool they were until you posted that! I need to wake up! Thanks!
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    Sadie, I'm stopping in quickly and I LOVE your pics!!! I think you did pretty well with the B&W except at the top where the grass got blown, but I think the rest of the pic looks good!
    For #2 can you "meet it" somewhere between the two, as far as saturation? I think right in the middle would be perfect

    LOVE that location!

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    Hey Sadie! I get that feeling all the time. I get so discouraged sometimes. You're doing great, just keep trying.

    #1 I would say is too cool. Love sweetalienchick's play. That took the blue out.
    #2 LOVE, but it looks a bit too bright. Is his side and leg blown?
    #3 I can't help. This happens to me too. Hope you get some advice!
    #4 Great shot! Wish she was turned a bit more towards the camera, though
    #5 Cute capture!!
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    I have one where she is turned more, but the fly aways aren't there. That's the one thing I liked about that one. I don't know if I have any more room on my flickr to upload it though.
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    Oh Sadie! I know that feeling, but I truly don't see that here!!! These look great and your edits look really nice.

    I'm going to comment on your b&w b/c I think it's ALMOST there. It seems to me what it's missing is contrast. I realize that bumping up the contrast is going to blow out part of the background. I'm not entirely sure what to do about that (pp is not my strong suit). You might try bringing up the blacks rather than a global contrast boost. If that doesn't do it, try the global contrast boost but then maybe add a vignette to help w/ the blown areas of the background.

    Just my $0.02 worth. I'm a huge fan of b&w and I think this photo has a lot of potential for a great b&w shot.

    keep playing ... you ARE making progress!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acarbo99 View Post
    Oh Sadie! I know that feeling, but I truly don't see that here!!! These look great and your edits look really nice.

    I'm going to comment on your b&w b/c I think it's ALMOST there. It seems to me what it's missing is contrast. I realize that bumping up the contrast is going to blow out part of the background. I'm not entirely sure what to do about that (pp is not my strong suit). You might try bringing up the blacks rather than a global contrast boost. If that doesn't do it, try the global contrast boost but then maybe add a vignette to help w/ the blown areas of the background.

    Just my $0.02 worth. I'm a huge fan of b&w and I think this photo has a lot of potential for a great b&w shot.

    keep playing ... you ARE making progress!!!

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    This! I think you are showing improvement! Don't be so hard on yourself! I think you got good CC so far. I would just warm a couple of them up and add some blacks to your conversion. Good job on these!

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    My friend, you aren't going backwards! But believe me, I know that overall feeling completely.

    You already have some great feedback here, you know things have been crazy on my end so I am struggling to catch up on all of my boards. But I wanted to reply to these.

    1. I like Loida's play, definitely warm it up. I think this is such a sweet shot!

    2. I LOVE contrast, and I like your edit here. His skin does look bright though, I'm wondering if you can mask it slightly to tone it down.

    3. My favorite!! I'd also up the contrast a tad here (I love contrast though) - although it might be worth it to pop the contrast just for the wood, and mask Ruthie so she stays the same.

    4. Super cute!!!! I had that same problem with not getting enough of the face in at first. I love how you caught the fly aways here. And the first thing I thought when I saw your conversion is that you need more contrast, which has already been mentioned here.

    5. Love this one too ... and I think it would be cute with a soft vignette.
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