Thanks Mark, Cropping always get me confused which way to go or how much.Very nice, Phil! If I had to pick @ anything, it would be how close her face is to the edge....if she were positioned rearward a bit.
Your daughter is lovely, thanks for sharing.
Go for it Sen, i did a little pp to but not much. I really honor your opinion.I see nothing wrong with this image...I think you did a great job with it. I would however just pp it a bit and use the burn tool and perhaps the sponge tool. I can show you what I mean if you give me permission.
Otherwise good job.
Thanks, I'm glad she gets her looks from mom.Nice image. Personally, I like the framing. I think if it was centered, the image wouldn't be as dramatic.
BTW, beautiful daughter.
Thanks Terri, your right teenage girls are looking older and older each day.I think it is beautiful. Eighth graders didn't look like that when I was a kid....
Your right fitzz47 I have to clone that out. It's a trampoline.Looks, good just wish you could get the blue swing set or what ever it is out of the picture.
Thanks bradNYC, yours looks good also. I should play around more with NX.Phil, if you don't mind, I took a crack at it, but I used Capture NX2. I too used CS3 but it just was not happening and I'm pretty good with computers. I tried NX2 and totally love it. I think it is so easy. So here is my edit. If you don't like it or if I offended you by doing this, I will remove immediately...
Original left/ My Edits on right
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All I did was
1. lighten the eyes, dress, and hair and charm on necklace
2. darken the window (upper right)
I think this is a wonderful shot of your lovely daughter. Nice composition, excellent exposure, great use of light. My only issue has to do with the window frame - when composing, you have to be mindful of the background - it looks like the window frame is growing out of her head.
I like the original and both edits, any of the samples work well. Background wise, the window is acceptable for me but it's that slight blue running through that is bothersome, as fittz has mantioned. Lovely lady, very nice photo with perfect lighting.
Thanks everyone, I sometimes pay to much attention on the subject and not the background. This shot was taken in our sunroom so there was alot of light and of course window frames. I have to ask my daughter to let me take more shots of her for my practice. It might cost me. hahaI think Sen did a wonderful job on the PP work. I think you have a home grown model.
Are her eyes naturally that color or does that have some PP on them? Very good picture.