11th August 2013, 06:38 PM
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.
11th August 2013, 07:53 PM
Andre, a nice photo. Was it deliberate planning that the colour of her shirt picks up some of the colours in the flowers?
11th August 2013, 08:57 PM
Gorgeous photo.. Love the colours and everything about it!
12th August 2013, 02:13 AM
Of course not!
It's a cool image of a lovely lady.
Very refreshing colors.
13th August 2013, 12:52 PM
Originally Posted by Cantab
No it was not planned that way.
13th August 2013, 12:53 PM
Originally Posted by Christina S
13th August 2013, 01:03 PM
13th August 2013, 01:49 PM
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!
13th August 2013, 02:26 PM
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?
14th August 2013, 10:51 AM
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?
14th August 2013, 12:32 PM
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?
Originally Posted by AB26
14th August 2013, 12:59 PM
14th August 2013, 01:36 PM
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.