Sunday, May 4, 2008

Monochromatic Monday

This is one of my favorite pictures of India, on her wedding day.  Of course, I messed it up.  So,  I went to picnik tonight to play around with it.  I cropped the picture.  Adjusted the contrast.  Changed it to black and white.  Then added a matte effect.  This is what I got.

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31 comments:

  1. linda hey chic look at the difference youve made..nice tight cropping good pulls your (Moticias) lovely daughter in and gets rid of the clutter going on around her ..youve given her back HER MOMENT ..BW is so made for portraiture and in particular weddings when I shot that stuff years ago I always kept one rig set up with BW the matte effect helps with the slight out of focus and you have a nice a nice soft vignette going on .im pleased with this ..very traditional looking :).jgh
    ty for playing in the Mono Mon project

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  2. Ahhh Gary Thank you but, it's Morticia's daughter. LOL Sorry, should have mentioned that. I'll blame it on the 13 hour work day.

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  3. dang it well now im gonna have to take back every thing i said ..lol ..major re-write it may take me weeks to get back

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  4. yes sweetie you are forgiven and th rewrite is finished ahead of schedule

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  5. I love what you did for the Photograph It makes it one you will all look on fondly for years to come.

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  6. awww... i love bride pictures. sooo lovely!
    the bride is stunning!
    the bw version is very sweet... like in the words of pat - really romantic...
    thanks for visiting mine!

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  7. I'm sure India loves this.
    Good work.

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  8. Lmao @ Gary's re-write.

    I love the BW version. It's like you've caught her at the exact moment of mental transition from the old life to the new. Simple, elegant, perfect.

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  9. Cropping is so important. Removes a lot of the clutter. And even changing to b/w refocuses the picture. You know I love orange and before b/w my eye was drawn to the ironing board. Now I don't even see it. Nice job.

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  10. Love the photo, I agree with sweetiep about how the cropping of the photo really eliminates the clutter and also redefines the photo.

    The conversion to black and white was a nice way of softening the photo,

    Here is my contribution, I hope you enjoy it.
    http://markg1.multiply.com/journal/item/207/M_Monday_Me_the_Red_Barron

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  11. Agree with those before me...you made all the right choices to make this a hangable photo! She is beautiful!! Well done!

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  12. very very nice ... sone very good clean up along that one edge... excellent here

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  13. Beautiful shot. Very romantic. The bride seems deep in contemplation about the rest of her life :-)

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  14. If I could make one suggestion...... I'd perhaps edit out the ironing board from the background :-)

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  15. Indeed it came out beautifully Linda. I would take out the board too and that's IT..

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  16. its a beautiful pic hon .... i love it in black and white too

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  17. One of your best...(if you could just get rid of the ironing board all the way)

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  18. She looks beautiful, thoughtful, pensive.

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  19. Sigh, I don't know how to get rid of the ironing board. Not yet anyway. Between Jim and Gary, I'll be running out soon to buy photoshop. This is fun. LOL

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  20. The expression on her face is why I like the photo so much Emmm. Just what you described.

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  21. wooooooooooow ... what a lovely, precious moment!! :)
    i'm sure this photo leaves you *misty-eyed* :)
    the B/W conversion, the cropping, and the vignette
    really added to the romance of this photo :)

    thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting mine :)

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  22. Sooo romantic! I hope Linda loves this shot! The nerves are showing!!!

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  23. Wow whole new pic!....love this conversion

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