View Full Version : family picnic

11-30-2008, 03:56 PM
my family got together for a picnic, this is two of my more favorite shots, please crit the colour and b/w and let me know wich you like better (for the first shot)

i know there are blown out sections in the grass, i am trying to remidy that, but really have no idea how ( i use gimp if anyone has tips)

these were shot with 100 asa film, 1/60th cant remember what ap i really need to start writing this stuff down

11-30-2008, 09:11 PM
I have to say that of the two, I prefer the colour images. The monochrome just flat out has too much grey (and with the red shirts that's a neat trick). As far as repairing the blown areas, not much you can do. Blowin is blowin is gone, as in: Not there. You might be able to clone some grass from another area, but I suspect the results wouldn't be worth the effort.

12-01-2008, 05:46 PM
thanks for the input! ive been playing around with the saturation on some other photos and it seems if i take some yellow out the blown grass seems to come out a little nicer, ill give that a try!

i have been having trouble converting pictures to b/W they always seem flat, any tips for giving a little depth to it ( i have just been desaturating the shots, playing with the contrast and adding grain, o how i love b/w grain ,lol)