Thank you for the suggestion. I'm going to try that. It was shot in raw, so plenty too work with. I was concerned it might look "too digital" tried to tone it down. Again, suggestions are very appreciated.Wonderful moment captured. I like your B&W treatment very much.
If you were to go a step further, perhaps it would be worthwhile to use the blurring tool to make footprints in the sand a bit less distinct.
We sure wouldn't know that based on this photo. Well done!I haven't been doing BW processing in awhile
Honestly, that's more credit than I deserve. I did have my camera ready...just saw it and took the shot. You're right. She's a cutie, so I didn't really do much work there.Looks as if your timing, composition and post processing were right on! She is a cutie!
Mike, thanks for the kind words. I appreciate the processing tips also. I did convert to monochrome, using Nik Silver Effects software. (It's pretty good stuff...I very much a newbie with it, but I like it)We sure wouldn't know that based on this photo. Well done!
The girl might have gotten a bit of dirt on her face, which would not be a surprise for a girl of that age. Alternatively, the filter color you used to convert to monochrome (if you indeed converted rather than desaturated) may have created that look. The typical filter color for Caucasian skin tones is a shade of green. However, it can make imperfections in the complexion stand out. Perhaps using a slightly different shade of green or adjusting the intensity of the filter would clean up her face a bit. On the other hand, if she really did have some dirt on her face, that could be an enjoyable memory to preserve.
Thanks for the kind words. I'm not at your level (or other's here) of proficiency in processing, but I'm learning and I certainly enjoy it. I also just enjoy viewing so many wonderful images posted here.Lovely b&w processing, Jeff!
An adorable spontaneity you captured here.
She does have that 60's look about her, but this was a fairly recent shot. I assure you, I did not posess a digital camera in the 60s.Is she going to Woodstock?
One of the best pictures I've seen in the last time.
Thank you for showing
I certainly haven't mastered it, but I really like it....there's so much that can be done with this software. Only real limitations are me, but I can learn and improve.You're definitely on a great track using that software. It's much better than "pretty good" in my mind.