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Old 04-29-2007, 11:16 AM
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Mother's Day present

Mother's day is getting closer here in Finland, and i was wondering if there is anything i should try to improve in this picture:
http://www.saunalahti.fi/~ollire/mother.jpg (picture of my mother)

And i was thinking about printing this in A3 size. (original .tiff is of course much bigger)
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Old 04-29-2007, 12:16 PM
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Re: Mother's Day present

amazing job.....i wouldn't change a thing
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Old 04-29-2007, 05:15 PM
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Re: Mother's Day present

If your intent was restoration only, stop. The restoration work is excellent, much better than I could ever hope to do myself. My compliments.

Consider the changes I made as food for thought that in my opinion make the final result a little more interesting:
* Crop and rotate using Crop tool. Cropped to eliminate the distracting pole on the left and remove some of the foreground grassy area. Rotated CW a few degrees to make the side of the building parallel to the right edge.
* Lighten right side of her face just a little to open up shadow areas around eyes.
* Spliced in some clouds to give the sky a little interest.
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:33 PM
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Re: Mother's Day present

Indeed you did a very good restoration work.
My only concern would be the very white sky that you could tone it down.
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:37 PM
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Re: Mother's Day present

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* Crop and rotate using Crop tool. Cropped to eliminate the distracting pole on the left and remove some of the foreground grassy area. Rotated CW a few degrees to make the side of the building parallel to the right edge.
* Lighten right side of her face just a little to open up shadow areas around eyes.
* Spliced in some clouds to give the sky a little interest.
Thanks for your suggestions.

Adding clouds surely make this picture more interesting, and I'm gonna try adding them later. I think i'm gonna print this as it is now, and later try to make a totally new "spiced" version.
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