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    Require feedback - Child with balloon.

    Hi,

    I clicked this pic at a function recently. My main focus was on the child wanting to grab her balloon that she'd just hoisted in the air. Now, there are few considerations. When I clicked the pic, there was a black curtain at the back (only slight light peeking through the cloth). So, I darkened the background, I Gaussian blurred the people in the foreground. Here are the exif data:

    1. Camera: Nikon D3200
    2. Shutter Speed: 1/320
    3. Aperture: f/5.6
    4. ISO: 100

    However, I am not too happy with the product. Can you please let me know how to make the pic look more "natural"? Should I have left the background as such??

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/arpanganguli/8462895530/

    Require feedback - Child with balloon.

    Thanks!
    Arpan.
    Last edited by Donald; 10th February 2013 at 07:54 PM. Reason: Image captured from Flickr and inserted in post

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    Re: Require feedback - Child with balloon.

    Change the balloon. The color is off.

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    Re: Require feedback - Child with balloon.

    Arpan

    The first thing I would urge you to do is study this thread (HELP THREAD: How can I post images here?). You will attract many more comments if you make your images visible in your posts rather than provide Flickr links to them.

    I think the idea behind your image is excellent.

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    Re: Require feedback - Child with balloon.

    Great capture but I would have liked to see a bit more of the girl or maybe in less shadow and the highlights on her hand reduced. Balloon colour is fine by me.

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    Re: Require feedback - Child with balloon.

    Hi Arpan,

    I would add that the balloon and the girl ought to be similar sharpness - and they aren't.

    Definitely went too far darkening the background, we cannot separate the girl from it now either.

    If I were doing this, since there are people at three distinct distances into the image, the ones nearest the girl should be less blurred than the ones foreground.

    Cheers,

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