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Andres Bonilla
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« on: April 07, 2006, 12:37:14 PM »
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Hello again, here I continue with my quest to understand some principles that although basic they could ruin a good photo. Her name is Rosarito and we found her in a small town in Colombia, population 300. She and her friends were our unofficial tour guides. My questions about this photograph are: It was an original horizontal shot and I cropped vertically, someone told me to crop it even more at the top but I am not convinced to chop her hair even more ( I cut a little from her left) 2- I got a new Nec monitor that is very bright and I noticed that when warming the photo a little it looks fine in my monitor but the effect on the web is a little off, at work it had a slight green tint; how does it look on your end? Does the warm look work? Would this picture work as a B/W or toned?

Tnanks,


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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2006, 12:56:51 PM »
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I would do the following:

1) Crop down from the top just a little but really not necessary.  "The name of the game is to fill the frame!".
2) I like the B&W idea but I would only do that to the background.  Leave the girl in color as I really like the red buttons and flowers on her clothing.  I find the green background with the door a bit distracting and going B&W would focus the image on the girl.

Good luck!

Kelly
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2006, 01:57:02 PM »
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I'm with Kelly: chop off the top to just above her hair; give the turquoise areas in the background a paint job to something neutral that rhymes with the grey browns in the steps.

As for the cast, I find the skin tones believable as is; but changing the green channel from 1.00 to at most 0.95 in Levels seems to clear up an incipient case of jaundice.
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