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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Before/After and Shoot& Edit

So, m,y flu derailed me from my goal of taking part in the "shoot" part of shoot and edit this week...

So, here is my sooc shot this week


When I took this shot, I had an idea in my head.....I knew I wanted to highlight the ring, and I liked the contrast of the ring on the black of the coats. They were walking as I took the shot, and I wasn't 100% happy with the framing.

I went through all the usual initial editing stuff in Lightroom, then tossed it over to CS5. The first thing I did in CS5 is get a better crop....one that better matched the picture I had in my head when I was trying to take the shot! Then I ran an action I created the other day, that gives it a kinda creamy chocolatey kinda black and white look.

This is the final result:

Edit:

Shot with my Canon 50D, 85mm 1.8



22 comments:

Kathleen said...

It's lovely! Great job!

Ashley Sisk said...

This looks really nice - I like the new crop and that creamy black and white. Beautiful job.

Michelle said...

Oh, my goodness! Love it!! You started with a great sooc shot and I loved how you were able to make it into what you imagined!

Hope you start feeling better! The flu has arrived at my house -- I'm hoping to avoid it's full effects till this weekend, but we'll see! :)

Jill - FNA Photography said...

beautifully done! hope you are feeling better!

Sheri said...

I hope your flu is all gone!

I really like the sepia tones in the edit.

Christine said...

lovely image with quite a bit of a silent statement behind it, stunning in fact!

hope you are feeling better, our family too has been ill all week & it's starting to take its toll... sending well wishes to you & yours!!! Happy Thursday!

A. Rogers photo said...

The crop is good since the man's head was cut anyway. I like the pose, the soft snowflakes on her back and the b/w treatment.

love and life ♥ said...

Wow your edit is soo amazing. It's dreamy & romantic. I hope you're feeling better =) Love your blog! New follower!! xx

Photo Freak said...

So excelletn!

Lynda said...

Nice crop. Great job highlighting your vision in the final result. The b&w and crop makes the ring really pop! It's a sweet shot.

Kara said...

great DOF! I also really like your sepia edit! :)

Mrs Missy said...

Beautiful!

Kristy said...

just dreamy!

julie said...

What a great capture...I LOVE how her hand is on his back like that. Just beautiful!

Carla S said...

Looks wonderful! The final crop is spot on! :)

cooperl788 said...

This is beautiful! I love the chocolatey look of it - luscious and rich!

Michelle said...

Oh, I'm such a fan of the chocolatey b&w conversions!

Ang said...

This has a really great, classic romance feel!

Jenn said...

Love the edit! Great crop and chocolatey B&W!

The Clip Cafe said...

I think it is sweet. Hoping you are feeling on the road to better :-) We have had it too and it sucks!

emily said...

Really nice! Glad you are feeling better :)

Sarah Halstead said...

I really like your edit.