Flower-girl's quiet moment


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ob1canob

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Would appreciate your PS suggestions to make this a better photo. Something is still amiss about the photo; can't pinpoint what it is. Already tried to bring out the flower-girl by putting background in B&W but not too much so that she won't look like a "cut-out". Her mother beside her somehow keeps getting in the way of the photo....anyone? :dunno:
 

clicknick

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The lady on the left is very distracting, suggest u can blur out the BW background using PS and keep girl in focus.
 

ob1canob

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clicknick said:
The lady on the left is very distracting, suggest u can blur out the BW background using PS and keep girl in focus.
Thx. I tried that but somehow that seem to make a "cut-out" of the girl because the lady on the left (her mother) is sitting very close to her. Will try again as you suggest. :think:
 

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ob1canob said:
Thx. I tried that but somehow that seem to make a "cut-out" of the girl because the lady on the left (her mother) is sitting very close to her. Will try again as you suggest. :think:
Hmm, ok, can try to crop away more of the mother, and put some vignetting, but i still prefer using guassian blur in this situation.
 

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clicknick said:
Hmm, ok, can try to crop away more of the mother, and put some vignetting, but i still prefer using guassian blur in this situation.
Thx. Perhaps this will work. :)

As for the other suggestion I think the cut-off of the mother will not work since I've to replace the cut-off portion with good background but then this will result in a "cut-out" effect on the girl with a fake background. Thx for the suggestion anyway.

Good to learn from everyone.
 

uncleparty

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i tried dabbling with ur picture a little in ps. i think u may wanna try

1) midtone burn the background and corners
2) blurring the bg and marder
3) highlight dodge the girl's face a little

i wasnt too satisfied with the results cos the black and white bg already makes her seem "cutout", and blurring only played it down. perhaps u could try that with the original coloured version?

regarding what is amiss about the picture, personally i find its the composition, and the girl's expression doesnt portray a pensive quiet moment - she looks more earning to move. i would likely trash the shot.

hope it helps :)
 

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  • Crop away most of the left side, or even some part of the flower girl, the photo will look better
  • The art borders too massy
But personally I don’t waste my time on this pictures cos the flower girl’s expression wasn’t interesting enough. Try to have few more shots, if it is not good enough, junk it
 

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My comment is that your border look more intresting than your photo. Try to use a simpler photo as the asthetic element of the border is rather heavy. which is very unbalanced.
 

hazta

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Hmm... Vanishing Point shud do e job... Provide me ur email address n I can mail u e edited version of ur pic (hope u dun mind). If u like it u can use it. Juz tryin to lend a hand....

My email: liafan@singnet.com.sg

Regards...
 

FilliniF

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If you need to maintain the aspect ratio, then crop left and right to make it into a portrait if your image have enough resolution.

While the flower girl is not have a quiet moment, her expression certainly caught my attention. Neat...
 

ob1canob

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uncleparty said:
i tried dabbling with ur picture a little in ps. i think u may wanna try

1) midtone burn the background and corners
2) blurring the bg and marder
3) highlight dodge the girl's face a little

i wasnt too satisfied with the results cos the black and white bg already makes her seem "cutout", and blurring only played it down. perhaps u could try that with the original coloured version?

regarding what is amiss about the picture, personally i find its the composition, and the girl's expression doesnt portray a pensive quiet moment - she looks more earning to move. i would likely trash the shot.

hope it helps :)
I think you got it on the spot about the composition. Thx. I'll likely trash the shot.
 

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