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Title: Blond Boy
Post by: Lynnya on December 11, 2016, 09:00:03 AM
Hi gang,  I think this may be more difficult than I first thought.. couple of questions.. I think the circle on my right on his sweater is not damage.. looks real.. also, is that a shadow across his chest? I know it's damage color but looks like a shadow of a tree branch or something..I took gray point number 3 on his left arm for the best color correction.. number one in the top my right was too yellow. suggestions appreciated. Ok..on further inspection.. the shadows on the background appear to be damage as it runs into his hair on his right side...

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-SkJf2t4/0/XL/i-SkJf2t4-XL.jpg)

Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on December 11, 2016, 12:47:14 PM
I agree that the circle looks too circular for damage - but I find it hard to be sure when looking at a scaled down image. I also think the shadows on both background and sweater are from a tree. The skin and hair seem to have a blue cast in your right hand version. You may need to just eyeball the curves adjustment as there may be no neutral gray in the original image.

I'm guessing this has fond memories for the family, even though the heavy shadows are a bit distracting.
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Lynnya on December 11, 2016, 01:17:14 PM
thanks Jo Ann..

I've been playing with it while waiting for input.. this is where I'm at..

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qtKFrf9/0/L/i-qtKFrf9-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on December 11, 2016, 01:34:39 PM
I like the colors a better in this version.

 I think the absence of the tree shadows on the wall makes the heavy branch shadow on his sweater look a little odd - it made more visual sense with tree shadows everywhere. I don't mind dappled light - this will never look like a studio portrait, so the setting is just part of the overall casual mood.

That kid is still so cute.
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Lynnya on December 11, 2016, 01:42:33 PM
you're right :up:

how's this for a start..
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-v4zJHSL/1/L/i-v4zJHSL-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on December 11, 2016, 02:43:24 PM
That looks much more natural to me - I like it :)
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Lynnya on December 11, 2016, 02:57:14 PM
Thanks Jo Ann I really appreciate your input :hug:
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Shadow on December 11, 2016, 03:01:41 PM
Hey girl. Looks good!  :up:
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Lynnya on December 11, 2016, 03:10:33 PM
Thanks Lyn... bout time you showed up for work  :mad:
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Shadow on December 11, 2016, 03:38:56 PM
 :funny:   You crack me up! Shadow and I have been out whittling that long Christmas list down! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Did you send your blond boy home?
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Lynnya on December 11, 2016, 03:48:14 PM
No not yet..you got some picking at him to do?? Christmas is no excuse for leaving me all alone in the office..good job JoAnn was in hers :P
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Shadow on December 11, 2016, 03:55:02 PM
Hmmm ... I did try the Auto Curves on the little guy (You taught me that trick.  ^-^ ) and it gave a bit warmer version. Not better just warmer. Like you and Jo Ann, I found the round circle distracting and would have been asking for opinions about removing it. You did a great job keeping the texture of his sweater intact. That is consistent in all your restores ... your attention to detail! Glad you put the shadows back ... looks better.
And now, Lyn and her 4 legged elf are off to wrap, wrap, and wrap some more!!  ::)  Be back later.
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Lynnya on December 11, 2016, 03:57:04 PM
Have fun friends.. I'm off out to the tikki bar :crazy:
I increased the saturation a tad... any better??

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QrhJQSK/1/L/i-QrhJQSK-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Hannie on December 11, 2016, 04:28:48 PM
I like it Lynn! 

(beautiful child, lovely shot)

 :up2:

Hannie
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Lynnya on December 12, 2016, 09:20:02 AM
Thanks Hannie.. I think I'll send him home...
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Shadow on December 12, 2016, 09:54:52 AM
Another good one Lynn!  :up: :up:
Title: Re: Blond Boy
Post by: Mhayes on December 12, 2016, 04:21:16 PM
Very nice Lynn.

Margie