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    Grandma?

    Does she really look like a Grandma????? She's gonna kill me if she sees this.

    I used in camera flash as fill for this shot.

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    Andre, a nice photo. Was it deliberate planning that the colour of her shirt picks up some of the colours in the flowers?

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    Re: Grandma?

    Gorgeous photo.. Love the colours and everything about it!

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    Of course not!

    It's a cool image of a lovely lady.

    Very refreshing colors.


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    Re: Grandma?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cantab View Post
    Andre, a nice photo. Was it deliberate planning that the colour of her shirt picks up some of the colours in the flowers?
    Thanks Bruce.
    No it was not planned that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    Gorgeous photo.. Love the colours and everything about it!
    Thanks Christina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimitzbenedicto View Post
    Of course not!
    Are you flirting with my wife?
    Beware I am one of those very jealous husbands, I'll shoot you with a Nikon!

    Thanks Victor.
    She will feel flattered. If I have the guts to show her I posted an image of her. But then again maybe the dog needs company for the next few days!

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    Re: Grandma?

    This is a great photo, though I would have tightened the crop a bit to make her more prominent in the photo. Also, is it me, or is the photo just slightly crooked? The lines of the building seem to slant. I love the shot overall, though. Great job!

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    Andre...or is it Grandpa

    I suspect "Grandma" is very proud of her title and your implying otherwise might have you in more trouble than you think......

    I agree that a crop would work well as there appears to be a lot of lens distortion around the edges, even in as far as the pillars.

    The EXIF says 18mm, could you elaborate on those details?


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    Re: Grandma?

    Thanks Jim and Robbie.

    Why do you want a closer crop? Is the image a portrait of Grandma or is it an image of Grandma in front of a prop?

    What kind of building is left unplastered with flowers in front?

    Look carefully at the prop and you will notice it has not been build by a Master Builder. A sink roof ending in mid air above a door?

    If I wanted a portrait of Grandma only, could I not have zoomed in to 135mm?

    Thanks guys, is this any better?

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    Re: Grandma?

    Quote Originally Posted by AB26 View Post
    Thanks Jim and Robbie.

    Why do you want a closer crop? Is the image a portrait of Grandma or is it an image of Grandma in front of a prop?

    What kind of building is left unplastered with flowers in front?

    Look carefully at the prop and you will notice it has not been build by a Master Builder. A sink roof ending in mid air above a door?

    If I wanted a portrait of Grandma only, could I not have zoomed in to 135mm?

    Thanks guys, is this any better?

    Grandma?
    This is much better. In portraits, as far as my belief, the subject should dominate the photo in some way, and in your original, she seemed too small within the frame. Your repair is much better, though the sharpening concerns me. Did you shoot this in raw, or do you only have a jpeg to work with? Or was this last one just a demo of your changes only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by binsurf View Post
    Did you shoot this in raw, or do you only have a jpeg to work with?
    Thanks Jim.

    The sharpening was done in Paint.net I usually work in PhotoScape. Yes the sharpening is not great.

    Does it matter if it was shot in RAW or JPEG? What difference would it make?

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    Re: Grandma?

    The difference is considerable. JPEG's do not lend themselves as good candidates for decent sharpening, compared to raw files. Because there is more bandwidth in raw files (and more data), there is less halo-ing in the sharpening. It also depends on the software, too. I use paint.net at work for managing corporate image assets, but I would never use it on my photos as part of my workflow.

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