Several photos with speedlite ... and a color profile question

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Several photos with speedlite ... and a color profile question

Okay, here are a few from this morning's attempt to capture Jack in his Halloween costume. (don't ask me what he's supposed to be, I don't have a name for it. Lol He can't walk so I'm not really even taking him trick or treating).

These are the ones I was trying to figure out the WB in ACR with (see my other thread). So I edited in groups (there are about a dozen more that I edited all together). I only tweaked in ACR, did nothing else to these. Wanted a feeling on the skin tones and WB here.

1. I love this one ... but couldn't do a traditional crop on it. There was too much on either side of him, and I wanted to keep the reflection.
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/2.5
Focal Length: 30 mm
ISO Speed: 400

IMG_9485

2. Changed his shirt

Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/3.2
Focal Length: 30 mm
ISO Speed: 400

IMG_9513

3.

Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/3.2
Focal Length: 30 mm
ISO Speed: 400

IMG_9521 cropped

4. Natalie wanted her picture taken too ... she seems on the warm side to me, but when I tried my Scott Kelby "levels trick" for colors, it came out the same. Part of her eye is blown, and I'm really only posting this for thoughts on color.

Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/3.2
Focal Length: 30 mm
ISO Speed: 400

IMG_9561

And then part two ... Damien pointed out that my color profile info is stripped somehow. I think I narrowed it down to the fact that I rely on Picasa to do my resizing and watermarking. I need to get into the habit of doing it all in PSE, it's just an old habit to use Picasa for batch editing (like resizing a group). So I have two versions here and want to know if YOU see a difference. Images are identical ... well, except I resized and watermarked in two different programs. The Picasa version is also probably slightly sharpened.

1. Picasa resized version
IMG_9541 copy

2. PSE7 resized version

IMG_9541 copyresize

thanks if you read all of this!!!!

becoming-mom's picture
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cute shots Gwen! I'm on an uncalibrated laptop right now, but just wanted to say that I do see a difference between the picasa and PSE7 version!

moosie's picture
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not a color expert and I'm on a laptop but I definitely see a difference in the last two, top one looks a little brighter

EL2
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Looks good. The comparison at the bottom looks like the top one is sharper and brighter than the second one.

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I'm uncalibrated here at work, so take that in mind.

the PSE edit looks more natural to me. picassa seems overly bright and sharp.

that said ... I FREAKIN' LOVE THESE PICTURES!!! Especially the 1st and 3rd ones of Jack. What a guy you've got there, Gwen!!! Love the "mom tattoo" on the first shirt. TOO CUTE! Love the spiked hair and jeans. Just a great look. Looks like he walked off the set of Grease. Smile

TFS,
GiGi

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The picasa one looks like it has slightly more contrast. Could be from some sharpening that it does?

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it could be from the sharpening. I just don't understand the whole color profile thing. I mean, I get how it works, but I don't get how Picasa just ignores it. I have to totally change my routine when it comes to uploading pictures. I'll get used to it, but it's just a challenge.

GiGi - thanks! I think he looks pretty adorable myself. I still need to capture all of the kids together, I'm thinking that might have to wait until Saturday morning.

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Holy cuteness! Look at little Jack being a rocker! He's so darn cute. I can't help you on the colors, b/c I am lost on that too.

Ruthie would be super jealous of Natalie's Belle dress. We couldn't find one around here. :confused:

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