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    Days of Summer

    Just going through some pics from the summer, and I found these from the beach. I kinda like them.... Do YOU??
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    Re: Days of Summer

    Andrew - I would like to see these 'aged' a bit through the application of some toning and vignette's. I think that might give them some extra 'punch' .... or maybe not. But I'd be tempted to try it to see if it worked.

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    Re: Days of Summer

    I may have taken "a bit" to an extreme, but I think you were right - I originally liked the washed out look, but they were a little flat.
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    Do you think this works better?

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    Re: Days of Summer

    Maybe a little far for my taste, but now we get a much better to tone on the young person (your son?)

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    Re: Days of Summer

    Yea, that's what I thought... Nope, it's just a group of kids jumping off the pier at a local beach - thought I might capture some good shots. Thanks Donald!

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    Re: Days of Summer

    I like the composition of the first one, not sure about the exposure though, too much whiteness?
    The kids look good, but the background not so much for my tastes.

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    Re: Days of Summer

    I like the B&W finish but probably a bit too high key for me - I'd be inclined to tone down the exposure a little. #1 is probably my favourite but I'd crop a bit tighter as the face of the structure the kids are standing on doesn't add too much to the photo.

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    Re: Days of Summer

    As it is, a picuture of strangers, I wouldn't crop the bottom of #1 at all as I think this absolutely provides context to the image.
    If it was my kid then yeah, I would crop the bottom so I could see him better.
    All subjective isn't it

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    Re: Days of Summer

    Thanks guys, great advice!

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