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Mr and Mrs Rupertsson
Mr and Mrs Rupertsson

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Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2005

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Opinions about the edits so far?
Is the warming filter too strong?
Is the dodging on the faces too much?
Is the dodging on the faces not enough?
Does the gradiated blur look too artificial?
Is it too obvious that some massive cloning has been going on?

And no, it's not possible to redo the shot :-)

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09/26/2005 07:41:43 AM
Thank you all for your comments and suggestions :-)

I'm going to try some (hopefully) subtle tweaks to make her look more conscious. I have a few closer photos where she delivered a big smile. There's also one photo similar to this one, but where she has her head tilted a bit towards the groom. But once again I managed to capture a strange look. In that photo she seems to be thinking "I married this doofus, and all I got was this wedding dress" :-)
09/26/2005 06:05:13 AM
"Make" her smile. I don't think she would mind.
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Otherwise, all your edits are great, but if I was the groom, I wouldn't want that pic in the album or on the mantle.

my 2 cents anyway. Good luck.
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09/26/2005 05:54:40 AM
Unless, of course, that IS her happy face. In that case it would be better to include the bottom left of her dress, if it's there. Otherwise it looks good.

A few other hints: It is not only her smile that makes her look uncomfortable. Watch your backgrounds. She is dark brown bark, he is light green. This seperates them. Pose, he is looking straight at you, hands in the crotch. This isolates him, and she is just "with" him. Her head is tilted towards the outside of the frame, not towards him, and she is looking "out" of the frame.
It also feels as if your vantage point is slightly higher than them?

Nice light and processing, and that is one beautifull boquet(sp)!
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09/26/2005 05:45:38 AM
I think your edit looks pretty good so far. One suggestion for something to try maybe, is a little tighter crop. Her dress is already cut off at the left, and I don't think the background has any thing significant that you would lose. If you were to crop off some of the left edge, and could even afford to lose a little off the top and bottom, it might add a little bit of symmetry, more of a centered composition and emphasize the couple more.
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09/26/2005 03:33:24 AM
You've done a beautiful job with the editing, good work!!
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09/26/2005 03:16:55 AM
Thanks for posting that. I Like everything you've done to the picture. The cloning didnt stand out to me and i actually had to look to see where you had cloned. The faces in the edit grab your attention more.. over all I really like the picture. There is an absolute contrast in moods in their individual faces.. I hope her choice to marry him brings about a few more smiles than what her face is saying in the photo... ;)
You may have captured the very essence of their relationship... time will tell :)
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09/26/2005 02:32:24 AM
Unedited version:
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09/26/2005 02:22:32 AM
I love this shot. You are asking alot of questions i'm not qualified to talk about. I will say this.. the expressions on their faces are priceless, her dress is amazing and the contrast of the flowers.. beautiful. I like the image as i see it. I'd be interested in seeing a closer crop.. just to bring them that much closer, but thats just me being curious. I like the gradiated blur. (the original would be interesting for me to see as well) not all that familiar with dodging or cloning so it would be a learning experience for me to see the difference :)
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