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    I took this this weekend while visiting family and I like the shot. Something seems off and I can't figure out what. I don't know if I should try and change to black and white or not. I'd love to use this for a scrapbook project for her parents but not sure if it's good enough. I'm a newbie at this stuff so learning is part of the fun.

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    Post processing is not my forte, so I'll let someone else advise you on that. But I would probably cut off some of the right side so that the ball is not so dominant in the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saralonde View Post
    Post processing is not my forte, so I'll let someone else advise you on that. But I would probably cut off some of the right side so that the ball is not so dominant in the picture.
    Thank you Saralonde. I appreciate the feedback. Now crop I think I could do. I don't have PS on my computer. Closest photo stuff I have is Fireworks and I don't really use it. LOL Post processing isn't even in my ballgame sadly. Someday I'd like to learn. I love seeing how creative people are with it.
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    I'm a Picasa girl myself. I swear I'm going to spend this winter exploring the possibilities of editing. When I see what JiminyClickitt can do, it is amazing!
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    Miss Red,

    If you do soon succumb to the call of the Magic Wand (and whatever else is in PhotoShop), I could show you what possibilities are there. One thing I prefer to do is show what might have happened if you'd stepped back a foot, or opened aperture more to blur background, or if you had control over movement of the Sun. Sort of. If you're curious about all that, I could give it a go?

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    You're a kind Picasa girl, thanks for the mention. Are you storing photos for the winter? Like a squirrel, so you'll have stuff to work on? And are you going to do a special photo for #2000?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jiminyClickit View Post
    Miss Red,

    If you do soon succumb to the call of the Magic Wand (and whatever else is in PhotoShop), I could show you what possibilities are there. One thing I prefer to do is show what might have happened if you'd stepped back a foot, or opened aperture more to blur background, or if you had control over movement of the Sun. Sort of. If you're curious about all that, I could give it a go?

    LOL Magic wand. Lasso tool is in there too I think?

    I'd love that. Like I said I'm a newbie but having all the tips as examples might stick in my brain for the next shot, ya know. Plus I really need to figure out how to play with the settings on my camera. I'm embarrassed to say that was on Auto.

    There was this photo too.
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    Oh, Miss Red

    Now I'm hooked: the position of the first, with the open face and surroundings of the second photo. Oh, my.

    Auto can be blamed as well as credited. There are ways to get great photos (or not) in both, manual too. It's one of those balancing acts, and you can train for it. Learning to walk was probably harder! I'll enjoy seeing what kind of balance I can get from two pretty good shots. Be patient though, this is major magic.
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    Miss Red,

    Something like this could come out of the camera, or you can piece it together. You have the ideas, and with practice you can get just what you want, especially with Nikon.

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    I am not nearly as good as Jiminy but here is what imay have done, I probably would go back and fix the oversaturation I created in the face, but you will see the point...



    and if you do opt black and white...
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    Thank you jiminy. Wow. That is AMAZING that you could do that with the 2 photos. I bow to you. Beautiful!!!!
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