Wow, I totally missed the feet. Good observation. I'll work on it.Harry S. said:What a moving pic! I don't know what to say.
The color extraction looks quite o.k., but somehow it looks like the kid had been copied into the pic. Feathering the edges a bit might help.
Also, you should paint back the color to the feet of the kid.
Otherwise, a priceless image.
Thank you. Yes, the deceased is my father-in-law, and the little girl is my grand-niece. I'll pass on your condolences to my wife too.Leigh said:looks good gregory. a very touching picture. if the loss was to your family, my condolences.
I gave it a go, but it stook out too much and took away from the impact, IMHO. I tried increasing the contrast in the B&W portion of the grave. I'm not sure, what do you think? (the original file's been updated).GaryW said:Yes, this is touching!
I don't know, but I am wondering if the grave of the grandfather should also be colored back in. This is an exchange from the granddaughter to the grandfather, but the grandfather's grave (the only thing we have of him) is left b&w and unimportant.
I may be totally wrong. I would know if I saw it the other way. Just a thought.
I was going to go with a semi-desaturated background rather than a full B&W conversion, but it didn't look right.TOLady said:My sympathies to you and your family.
I think I'd like to see the colour toned down to about 75% - softens it against the light B&W background, and yes colour in the feet might help *LOL* All in all, very touching photograph and treatment.
Thank you. The man was my father-in-law, and I was quite close to him. The little girl is my grand-niece. The family asked me to take photos of the ceremony, and since it's family, I did so.greyflash said:Wow Gregory what a great tribute this image is to whom I am sure is a great man. His family will treasure this and the little girl will want this as she grows older. Well done my friend.
I thought about just the flower (without the red dot), but it seemed too detached. I tried the red dot and the flower and also just the B&W. Here's the comparison - let me know which one is your favorite:Commodorefirst said:Very moving and emotional shot,
have you considered, keeping nearly everything in BW, except for the flower and perphaps the headband red? Might make an interesting combiniation, also, if you could, would it be possible to post a BW image only to look at to compare.
Thanks, and a very touching momemtt. You should treasure this photo forever.
It feels quite strange photographing a funeral, not only since I was emotinally attached to the deceased, but also because it never occured to me that anyone would want photos of such a time.Gale said:Wow Gregory,
So sorry to hear of the loss of a family member. My best to you and the family.
Very moving image.
I feel sorry for you having to use a camera at a time like this.