Is there anything I can do with this picture
Hi There. First of all I must say that the child on the picture is simply adorable
In my retouched version I applied a little bit white balance correction, noise reduction, cropping and I also removed the people in the background because I thought they were a bit distracting.
I hope you like what I did.
Thanks for the play. I made a few adjustments in iphoto and sharpened it a little. I have to agree the little girl is adorable and you have taken a great photo of her.
C&C (cash and cheques) always welcome.
My interpretation: the little girl focusing intently on drinking her soda within the protective environment of, but otherwise oblivious to, the adults behind her imbues this photo with great charm.
I just happened to trip into this thread, and find it VERY interesting. I personally like all of your suggested improvements for it. That said, I can see just how one has to first determine what it is about the image (and little girl especially) that one wants to say. That's sometimes hard for the shooter when taking the shot, at the time the shot is taken. There's a lot of "extraciricular" stuff going on in and around you at the time. Maybe you were talking with someone about a football game when you decided to also take a picture of the "cute little girl". But now, as those who ventured to improve the shot, they have a story to make of the image. And convincingly so, based on their results.
Nice going, all!!
I am fascinated by the responses too. I was on vacation with my son and his two young children and we ventured out to dinner last Saturday night--first time we had tried with the little ones. So actually the caption above was really appropriate. I also wanted to capture our tropical vacation destination with all it's color and decor. (my grand daughter is actually sipping on a non-alcoholic strawberry daiquiri which she just loved). The other diners are somewhat important to the scene as a vacation photo also.
I really love the responses I always get here.
Removed overall yellow colour cast, and evened skin luminance.
(realize it could be improved further yet --)
I like the juxtaposition between her diminutive stature and her large table (the size expanded no doubt by the lens). A very amusing contrast.
Interesting photo to work on -- thank you!
I was trying in my own inept way to deal with the skin luminance issue, and not doing well. I really like this take.
She is 2 and a half but very petite--the tables were large, but you are basically right about the lens making it appear larger.