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Old 02-21-2005, 10:04 AM
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Nice work, Duv. And I agree with your opnion.
By the way, for me, your first outcome looks much better.
What I mean is sort of contrast...color contrast(?).
Second has 'overall' weak red(I don't sure) tint on my monitor.
IMHO, so it seems that having less contrast between the grandparents and the background.
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Old 02-21-2005, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Indigo
Hi Click,

To me the darkening of the background concentrates attention on the people. It also seems to move them closer together. This hightens the impact of the image confering an intimacy between the couple. This intimacy is extended to include the viewer by their frank, foreward gaze.

The fact that you have not darkened the background right up to the couple, in my opinion, helps. It says that the darkening is a construct, a thought out idea a frame.

I like it.

I couldn't agree more with you, Indigo. I really like what everyone did, but you hit it right on with the "It also seems to move them closer together".
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Old 02-22-2005, 05:34 PM
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To Morrow and Indigo

Thanks. Hadn't really thought about this bringing them closer
but I believe you are right !

Good teaching point.


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Old 02-23-2005, 11:24 AM
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What are you talkin' about???
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Old 02-23-2005, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by arcadhia
What are you talkin' about???
Look at the original photo. There are many distractions in the background. The photo 'Click' worked on minimizes the distractions, making my grandparents look as if they were to each other. Basically, it's a much warmer picture.

I'm glad I took that photo, it's probably the only 'nice' one my family has of the two of my grandparents together like that. My grandmother suffered a minor stroke this afternoon. I will be visiting her later and hope she will be coming home soon. I would imagine they will keep her in the hospital for a few days. Ok, sorry for the distraction here.
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