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    Okay, I was working on my b&ws and I don't know....I just feel like I suck. I sometimes want them creamy and sometimes I want them contrast-y. (Is that a word?! ) Anyways, I would love to hear your CC. As always, you can play with them too!

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    Kids at Ruthie's first t-ball game!


    4. Wish it wasn't so centered and I wish there was more light in her eyes, but I still think it's cute. You don't have to CC it though.


    5. ETA this one. I had shared a b&w of this one before, but now I played with the sat some. What do you think?
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    Hi Sadie! I love that first pic! I think it could have just a hint more contrast added to boost it up, but I'm still learning too. I think #2 is slightly too much contrast--maybe somewhere right in between #1 and #2 would be perfect? But again, I'm still new at this too.

    #4 is adorable--I'd crop it so she fills the frame, so her eyes & nose are at the top 1/3

    #5, I'm not sure....seems too saturated now. For me anyway. I still have to play with that one as a B&W for you, I remember now. I'll do that tonight!
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    Thanks Amy. I really appreciate your CC. I was kind of going for a more contrast-y look on number 2. Randall liked it that way. I know it only works in few pics, but I was hoping this was one of them.

    As for the last one, I was going for a more saturated look b/c it makes those greens and yellows really pop, but if it's too much, I'll try to redo it.
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    I think #2 is your best BW of the bunch. Is that a boo-boo under his nose?
    #1 looks a little too dark and grey, bokeh is lovely tho I think the last colour one is ok on your DD but the background seems to be bordering on neon a bit Love the one of her in her uniform

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gehana View Post
    I think #2 is your best BW of the bunch. Is that a boo-boo under his nose?
    #1 looks a little too dark and grey, bokeh is lovely tho I think the last colour one is ok on your DD but the background seems to be bordering on neon a bit Love the one of her in her uniform
    Thanks! It is a boo boo under his nose. It was the first time he fell on the concrete, and it just shows how much of a boy he is even at the age of 1. I didn't want to clone it out. I am looking at the last one, and I agree, maybe too much sat. Thanks!
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    i love #1! maybe a touch more contrast would be nice. #2 is looking good on my end. you should try a chocolate b&w. My DH knows nothing when it comes to photography. I showed him a picture once with some nice bokeh and it was a pic of my daughter and he said "it would be much better if the picture was nice and crisp" .. I was like "huh? what are you talking about?" him "the background is all blurry" LOL!!! I told him it's suppose to be like that and that's how I meant to have it. It's more appealing to the eye. haha. That made me giggle.

    anyway moving on you could definitely crop #4 a bit. the last one looks fine to me actually. maybe a touch too saturated but i just love those colors! #3 looks more like a snapshot to me. maybe if you cropped it a bit different so there isn't so much space around them?
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    #1 needs a bit more contrast, maybe lighten the midtones a bit more too.
    #2 looks a little oversharpened
    #4 i find i dont mind centered pics if they are cropped close, maybe trying cropping in a bit so you have less negative space on the top.
    #5 The grass is a bit too neonfor me.

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    it's great to see you posting so much, Sadie! it looks like you are really getting comfortable with both your camera and your post processing skills.

    I'm a fan of high contrast b&w. so I would like to see #1 bumped up in contrast a good bit. but that is just me.

    I think #2 is right on the money for my tastes.

    On #3, I think I would crop in just a bit more on the 2 of them, maybe loose some of the grass at the bottom of the frame. Make the 2 of them a bit more prominent in the frame. Great capture.

    #4 is FUN! I'd like a closer crop, maybe just below the team name to just above her hat. I love this one!

    #5 ... I'm gonna be different and say how much I really like the super saturated look here. It has an artistic feel and, to me, doesn't need to be 'true to nature' to be appreciated. I think it gives it a dreamy kind of quality and I just like it.

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    I agree #1 could use a little more contrast
    #2 looks good to me and is my favorite of these, but my eyes keep going back to the spot under his nose... before I read that it was a booboo I kept wondering.. Is that a mole? I don't remember seeing that before?? or is it a big boogie? anyways... It's totally personal preference weather to keep it there or remove it.
    #3 looks like more of a snapshot.
    #4 is a bit nuclear for my taste..

    Great job on these overall!

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    Sadie, these are too cute! Already gave you my thoughts on the first. LOVE #2 (focus looks great!). I'd definitely change the crop on #3, and with #4, it deserves a much closer crop (it's adorable!). not loving the over the top sat on #5, but I think it's great that you're playing more.
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