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cat_broderick
01-30-2008, 05:00 PM
This is one I really love, but am looking for feedback. Window light-is it too flat? I love the emotion, and initial title "Comfort" or "Let her be little"...

D._Craig_Flory
01-30-2008, 05:37 PM
Hi Cat;

I like the feeling and emotion of this image. Here is how I see it being done and presented.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i93/DC47/ComfortEnhanced.jpg

cat_broderick
01-30-2008, 05:38 PM
Some other ideas.

cat_broderick
01-30-2008, 05:39 PM
Oh I like the flip....

Cheri_MacCallum
01-30-2008, 06:11 PM
I like Craig's suggestion. The little sliver of Mom's hair showing is distracting. Craig's treatment eliminates that. Also the way Craig flipped it, it "reads" better while the eye rests on the little girls face. The original version your eye goes to the girl to Mom and out of the image. She has an "unsure" look on her face so I would title it with that in mind!

Cassandra_Sullivan
01-30-2008, 06:13 PM
The title that came to right away was "Hold me, mommy"

cat_broderick
01-30-2008, 06:54 PM
I am not a big fan of ovals so flipped it and cropped -does this work better?

Which treatment? Clean edge, rough edge, bw/color? Which bk?

Thanks-like the title Cassandra....

D._Craig_Flory
01-30-2008, 07:06 PM
Hi Cat;

With that dark background, now I look at that first. I went with a slightly darker bkgrd., than your original, but with as dark as you now have it it destroys the pastel feeling. The material around draws more attention than their faces.

Cassandra_Sullivan
01-30-2008, 07:09 PM
I like the lighter background, too. I don't like the rough-edge you did as I don't think it suits the mood of the image. I like the straight edge with a stroke.

cat_broderick
01-30-2008, 07:09 PM
Do you think an artistic or clean edge works better?

cat_broderick
01-30-2008, 07:10 PM
oops sorry C we hit the button at the same time.

andiegoodman
01-30-2008, 07:24 PM
I think it has more impact in b/w. I would like to see it with a white bkgrnd to keep the image more high key. Just my humble opinion.

Leana_Moss
01-31-2008, 12:13 AM
Cat, I know you said you don't like ovals, but I really don't like how square and flat the top crop is. Going with the high key flipped image, can you vignette the image oval instead of around the rectange?

cat_broderick
01-31-2008, 05:21 PM
Yet another take on this image. I do love it in bw. This has a smudged edge. Is she small enough?

http://www.cathleenbroderick.com/competition/comfortbwsmudgedweb.jpg

D._Craig_Flory
01-31-2008, 06:16 PM
Hi Cat;

It still needs an accent line. I would prefer to see an oval but, since you have an aversion to ovals, I would add a rectangular accent line. It seems to float as it is.

Linda_Gregory
01-31-2008, 06:59 PM
Maybe an oval with a soft edge? Then stroke it outside the softness?

Cindi_K_McDaniel
01-31-2008, 09:05 PM
I say keep the flip no matter what you do!