Singin' in the rain

Discussion in 'People' started by Pa, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. We were watching the grandkids yesterday when a shower came up. First thing we knew they were outside playing...


    Shot at iso 640, so there is a bit of noise.
  2. may be a bit of noise but there sure is a bunch of color! I like it!
  3. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Great image! Their facial expressions are sweet. A bit of fill flash would have been the icing on the cake...but as is works for me.
  4. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Wonderful capture.
  5. I love it, because of the wonderful capture of the kids' expressions.


    Apr 30, 2005
    Whenever I see your name, I know a great image goes along with it.


  7. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    As usual, wonderful shot! The little girl's face is priceless...pure joy to play in the rain!
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thats a great image. Water and kids :>)))))
    Mine would walk a mile to find a puddle :>) lolol

    Little PP and the image will be fine. NR and a bit of levels and curves.
  9. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    It's a nice shot, seeing them reminds me of how much fun it was to play in the rain when I was a little kid.

    I think with a bit of pp you could boost the shadow details on the boy and give the colors a bit more pop, but as is you've captured a really great moment, their expressions are what make the shot.
  10. Thanks to all for the kind comments and the suggestions on PP.

    It has already been processed considerably in PS/CS. However I am seeing it this morning on a much better monitor (in my office) and I can understand the suggestions. It sure looks different here than on my 12-year-old IBM 17-inch at home! I'll see what I can do.
  11. The little girls expression is great and with just a little more shadow compensation for the boy this will be a first rate image. This would be easy to fix in post processing. Well done Pa.
  12. Would you care to suggest how to do this?

  13. I just copied your image and reworked it a little. Here is what I did:
    1. Adjusted Brightness /Contrast
    2. Used the dodge tool to cut back a little more on the boy and the burn tool to increase the exposure on the girl. I also burned in the lawn, walkway, and building a little.

    Here is the image:


    Compared to the original:
  14. Thanks. I will look forward to seeing your result.

    Hint: Use Smugmug :wink:
  15. Here's another one:

  16. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Pa, I loaded your second pic into Nikon Capture, used the D-Lighting feature, and the curve adjustment auto-contrast, and it produced this result:

  17. Thanks guys, you have both improved my original. You should have seen the RAW file!

    The only fault I see in your final results is that the noise is more apparent in my grandson's face. I'm sure there are some techniques to deal with this.
  18. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Here it is with Nikon Capture Noise Color Reduction used:

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