Birthday #6

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Not great photography, but I'm pleased with the moment it captured. My grandson opens presents at his 6th birthday party:

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Looks like he had a WONDERFUL birthday! I just love kids and parties....they can't seem to tear through the paper fast enough! Nice memory you captured there.
 
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Pa said:
If anyone sees a way this could be improved in PS, please say so.
Since you ask...

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I cropped it a little tighter. The white balance seemed off to me, so I adjusted it in Photoshop's levels menu by clicking the gray eyedropper on stuff that should have been gray. Then I selectively brightened a few faces, and cloned out some distracting stuff in the background. Here's my revised version for comparison.

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Great shot Pa

Love the intensity of all the kids watching! Good touchup too, Frank. I didn't notice how cool it looked until I saw your revised version.
 
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Thanks, Frank. That is an improvement. Since I was away from home I had to edit on my laptop, so wasn't able to judge the colors as well. The additional cropping helps, too.

I generally use curves to set the white balance, using the black and highlight droppers to set the endpoints. I often have trouble with the grey dropper, however, as it is very difficult to find true grey in some images. Your choice is very good.
 

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