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.
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.
Nice image. Personally, I like the framing. I think if it was centered, the image wouldn't be as dramatic.
BTW, beautiful daughter.
I think it is beautiful. Eighth graders didn't look like that when I was a kid....
Looks, good just wish you could get the blue swing set or what ever it is out of the picture.
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
View attachment 222580
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.
I think Sen did a wonderful job on the PP work. I think you have a home grown model.