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    help with this shot

    help with this shot

    I have here a nice candid shot of my lady friend. I really like it, but the background is pretty much the same colour as her hair. What are your thoughts? Is there any post processing I could do to improve it, or should I leave it?

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    Willie or Jiro is fine by me.

    Re: help with this shot

    I think your shot is OK, Bleys. Even if the background is almost the same color as her hair, I can still distinguish her outline so it's fine. What I would probably suggest is to clone out the white area on top. Also, a little sharpening on her wouldn't hurt. Just on her and leave the background as is. Something like this:

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    Re: help with this shot

    Hi again Bleys,

    Where you been? oh hang on, I can see now - you were 'distracted'

    I agree with Willie, the colour match doesn't matter due to the DoF separating them.

    In addition to the adjustments already suggested/demonstrated, I think I would try to rescue some more detail from the right side of her face. It is also (IMHO) a shame there is such a brightly lit wisp of hair across the eye, obliterating the pupil. - In those conditions, shooting several shots in a burst would have paid off, probably allowing selection of an almost identical one (but without quite so much of that 'hair wisp' issue) - but hindsight is wonderful, isn't it?

    Welcome back,

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    Re: help with this shot

    thanks for the input!

    edit: actually that's a good idea. next time I'll throw it on continuous in case something like this happens again. I thought her pupil was just unusually constricted! =P
    Last edited by bleys; 9th February 2011 at 03:34 AM.

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    Re: help with this shot

    Quote Originally Posted by bleys View Post
    I thought her pupil was just unusually constricted! =P
    Of course, you distract her too

    Just as it should be

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