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I was in a creative mood...

Discussion in 'People' started by frede, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. frede

    frede

    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    I was finishing up the final edits on Kasia Sweeny's images, and got creative.

    Honestly, I think I looked at this thing for too long. I really don't know if it's good, bad, cheesy, or what.... What do you guys think? Should I include this with her images?

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    Added a soft focus to the BG on this one.

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  2. Fred I think this is great. I especially like the second one and I would include it in her pictures. Well done.
     
  3. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    USA
    Great idea!! I like it very much. I agree with Gordon.....the second is my pick.

    Cool stuff! I'll have to try that.
     
  4. frede

    frede

    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Thanks for you help Gordon - she getting the collage! :smile:

    Thanks Stuart. I don't know if it's just me, but if I look at an image for too long I lose the ability to assess it's quality.
     
  5. I like it and also prefer #2!
     
  6. The creative juices were definately flowing Fred. #2 is a keeper.
     
  7. frede

    frede

    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Thanks for your help Anthony.

    Thanks Roy. #2 seems to be the winner.........hands down
     
  8. Great stuff Fred..
     
  9. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    USA
    It's definitely not just you. :smile:
     
  10. dtbh

    dtbh

    Mar 9, 2006
    Malaysia
    #2 works beautifully...the blurred bg removed all distractions from the main subject.

    I second Stu's comment on losing ability to assess an image after staring at it for too long. Happens to me all the time! :redface:
     
  11. frede

    frede

    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Thanks Eric!

    Thanks - good to hear, I guess. :smile:

    Thanks Banhup. I guess the trick is to know when to walk away.
     
  12. Fred, I love them both...I think I actually like the first one better. Not sure why...I think it's because my mind tells me that they're pretty much on the same focal plane so they should be in focus...or you've got a whole ton of OOF shots...

    But I love the first one...spectacular...what a great idea.
     
  13. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    USA
    Hmmmmm...very good point.
     
  14. frede

    frede

    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Excellent point John. Popular opinion says #2, but I was unable to decide. Logic and the "rules" regarding distracting backgrounds would dictate #2. I'll give them both to the model and let her decide.

    The idea came to me as I remembered looking through a pile of old photos that belonged to my wife's grandmother. She had been confined to a nursing home, and after a long illness, she passed away. While all her worldly possessions had been sold or given away many years ago, she held on to a box of old photos - many from the the 1940's. The pile of photos gave me the inspiration for this collage, but it also highlighted how important our photography can be.
     
  15. bryan

    bryan Guest

    I like the idea, however, I would have picked another photo for the one on top... very creative though... definately include this with the images!
     
  16. Fred, these are both really great. Very creative.

    Personally, #1 looks best to me. It seems the most realistic of the two.
     
  17. Nice Job Fred! I think #2 is the better of the two. The blurred background keeps my eyes focused on the main image.
     
  18. Fred, you are such a show off!

    Neat idea excellently done!

    G
     
  19. There's one in the BG I'd like to see up front... The one behind the lower left corner of the FG one.
     
  20. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    I like both Fred, but my mind tells me that the first is proper. Very good idea.
     
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