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Any one want to take a shot at this?

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Old 03-14-2008, 12:17 PM
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Any one want to take a shot at this?

I've worked this picture over and over and I can't get it right. A few things wrong with the photo, first the photographer - as parents we can't move once they start to compete, secondly, I shot it at a high ISO and couldn't tighten the apeture down without losing her - so the background is clearer than the foreground. Finally, she turns faster than my camera shoots (obviously)

My goal, I have 4 consecutive shots of her turns and want to put them in a filmstrip over a background with her silouette off the the right side. I don't want to loose the blur of motion.

I've tried: cropping, blurring the background, selecting her and making the background black - but I still loose too much of the motion.

I'll let you play if you want.

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Old 03-15-2008, 07:54 PM
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Re: Any one want to take a shot at this?

Maybe blurring the background and some sharpening on the girl... Still does not look too good. The shutter speed of 1/13 is very slow.

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Old 03-15-2008, 08:59 PM
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Re: Any one want to take a shot at this?

I wish we had a sharp face very similar to this one to paste onto it. I don't see it getting much sharper.

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Old 03-17-2008, 11:18 AM
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Re: Any one want to take a shot at this?

Should I just give up trying? Technically speaking, I'm not good enough to make it better, I reworked it again this weekend and I just seem to make it worse.

I have very sharp pictures of her face, with the same pasted smile, just not sure it would work.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:37 AM
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Re: Any one want to take a shot at this?

I gave it a try...

very subtle gaussian blur and desat on bg, Topaz Sharpen to the subject, restored most of right arm, small curves adjustment.
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