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    Once again, an image I found in an old folder that I never did process. This is from the ComicCon in New Orleans a few months ago.

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    First impression is cool shot for sure, great expression! I think I would have tried to get her full hat in the frame, but because her expression and his pose work so well - the shot is still a definite keeper.
    Post processing wise - I really like the BW here. If it were ,mine I'd likely try to milk more shadow detail from the deepest blacks in both hats. I'd also dodge the man's face by a good 10-15%
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    Thanks Marko. One of the reasons I skipped this image when I first shot it, I did capture her entire hat, but she is doing some kind of cat claw pose with her left hand. It looked funny to me, plus, the BG behind her left hand had some bad distractions. This image is cropped quite a bit. Her hat goes further up then you might think. It was a pretty tall hat. plus, his hand is just off frame at the bottom center, making an evil eye gesture. I tried to crop to keep her hand or his hand, but it cut off part of the other hand, so I cropped both of them out.

    Here is the original untouched

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    Nerds! I like it. The B&W processing is very nice. Seeing the original below it's easy to see that you've grasped the concept of composition well here, especially how what you don't show is as important as what you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    Nerds! I like it. The B&W processing is very nice. Seeing the original below it's easy to see that you've grasped the concept of composition well here, especially how what you don't show is as important as what you do.
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    Thanks for posting the original.
    Given that I now see the full hat and part of the environment the shot is different. Your tight crop works in shot 1.
    But I think this original also works if toy were to process it BW. Biggest distraction for me is the girl on left edge - I;'d crop her out. Then I'd burn the bottom right.
    The background adds to the carnival feeling and 'sense of place' for me.
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    Nice shot, AT. I like that you posted the original--I completely get your decision making on this one.
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