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    I feel like I am heading in a direction with my PP here, but I am not sure if it is good or bad LOL!
    What does this photo need? What can I do to it?
    I am working with CS4 and here are the settings:
    SS160, ISO: 200, f8

    I was going trying to get a muted colors type of look, but it looks way overdone, especially after I uploaded it to Photobucket.
    And here is the SOOC:

    Please give me all the advice you got!
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    I like where you're going with this. I love the muted tones of the blanket compared to the SOCC pic.

    I think the problem you are having with it is that the pp is also making DD a bit too cool. Try masking her back some.

    Also, it looks like the original shot was taken in full sun. That created some harsh shadows on DDs face. That's going to make your pp that much harder. Get her into some shade to start off with so that the light is a bit more even.

    I think you're on the right track. Just maybe not the best pic to start with for the look you were trying to achieve.

    HTH,
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    You're DD is ADORABLE

    The crop isn't my favorite. I'd probably shift her a bit more to the left and keep a bit more of the right side.

    I agree with GiGi's advice about still being a bit cool and hard to adjust for the full sun. I'm sorry I can't be of more help. I'm still learning photoshop!
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    DSC_01011

    I opened in ACR and upped the exposure, i then used the adjustment brush so that I could try and recover a bit from the blown areas. In photoshop I just ran a vintage type action, and played with the layers of that a bit.

    ETA: now that I look at it, there's a bit too much yellow for my tastes.
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    Great edit Andrea!

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    Thanks ladies! This is always my problem! I always end up shooting in too much sun. I don't know why, I am so worried about underexposing my pictures that I go to far to the other extreme LOL!
    I took a lot of pics when I took this and the biggest disappointment to me was that there was not light in her eyes in any of them! So I need to move her to the shade facing the sun to get better exposure and catch lights?
    Thanks again for the CC!
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    I love Andie's play.


    Here's what I do to help with the catchlights ... I hold my child's hand, and we go around in a circle until I find the spot where the eyes look the best. in your case, you'll just want to hold her and spin her facing you so you can see her eyes. usually it's best when the light is off to the side.
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    Good tip Gwen! for kids who will stay put anyway LOL

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