View Full Version : Tired of comp prints? Don't read this!!

02-03-2007, 02:57 AM
Okay, I warned you. I just want to post the images I'm considering for comp. I know I've gotten a lot of help and critique on some of these alredy - now I'm just trying to narrow it down to the best 4. Please tell me which ones you would eliminate, and which 4 you would keep.

Thank you! I appreciate your opinions!

Also, these are the files I started out posting, (except the house), I will re-work them from suggestions I've already gotten.





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02-03-2007, 05:55 AM
I think you should title #3 "What's the worse that can happen?"

02-03-2007, 05:58 AM
#4 is a keeper.

02-03-2007, 03:01 PM
Sorry, I posted these as a second thread instead of as a reply. here's the other three in the same thread for the people that I confused!




02-03-2007, 03:37 PM
Lori, I have been meaning to comment on these ... too busy working on mine for the end of the month for Mid East Regionals :p :D

My fav's are the little girl looking at the bear, the old car, and the #7. I'm wondering if #7 might look better with a white background instead with pinstrips so the panoramic crop still exists. Probably a bad idea given my experience ... but my 1 cents worth :)

02-04-2007, 12:57 AM

I am not a master, but I am really, really digging #7.

Can you work me a deal for it?

02-04-2007, 04:07 AM

I am not a master, but I am really, really digging #7.

Can you work me a deal for it?

Donnie, Thanks - I have to give credit to Holly Howe - she totally re-worked the image I started with! I'm now in the process of trying to recreate what she did! Glad you like it!

02-04-2007, 04:18 AM
I think you should title #3 "What's the worse that can happen?"

I love this! I thought the image was really cute, but when I saw Michael's title for it, I actually laughed out loud.


02-04-2007, 05:11 AM
My vote goes to #3 and #7.

02-04-2007, 05:28 PM
Sorry It took me so long.... My favorites are 2, 4, 5 & 7. I like the crop from earlier on 4 and 5 needs lots of room around it as discussed before. I didn't take time to read up on all threads so if this is redundant, please forgive me.

02-04-2007, 07:05 PM
Thank you, everyone who "voted"! That's what I needed to know. I didn't want to spend a lot of time re-working the ones that I won't end up entering! Now I can just concentrate on the 4 I will enter. Although I really only have it narrowed down to 5.

Keith - since you voted for #2 - do you think there's any impact there? I've heard it's almost impossible to do well with a hs portrait. But you know more than I do - that's for sure!! I just wonder what you like about it.

Thanks everyone!

P.S. Yes, Keith, I will be doing the crop like we talked about on the phone - I didn't have those versions ready yet, but I am taking you and Holly's advice on them!

02-04-2007, 07:39 PM
Yes a traditional hs protrait is hard to merit BUT not impossible. I like the drama in her eyes. I went horz. added a bit more guts to the image (though when I did the highlight lower left of her nose tended to go too light on this low res file so worked it down a bit). I snapped up her eyes and eye lashes a little and brought out her hair. I blurred the background and played with the hair on her strap (only mess with the hair on the strap if you can do it and keep it very natural). Considering the images you posted here I think this is one of the top 4 and assuming the print quality and details are handled well I believe it will merit. JMO PS retouch hairs on forhead etc.