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Three Friends at the Park

By 007Nab
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In early September my friends and I had a picture scavenger hunt which consisted of a list with tasks, such as "Abbey Road" pose, and so forth, from which we would take our own interpretation of photos.

One of these was of a happy family, and so this is the shot I shot.

Even though it was rushed among a dozen other silly shots, I thought this one actually came out well! And so decided to post it.


EDIT: Just noticed this looks awful on some monitors! Purple and over contrasted... I wish all monitors displayed images in the same way!
Tell me what you think!
Image details
Image size
2560x1707px 2.85 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
1/50 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
95 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Sep 4, 2010, 6:25:59 PM
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LanceII's avatar
:confused: 6 views and nobody commented?

Dreadful...

Critique, I think it's a good photograph. The two poses I like the most are on the right and the center, not so hot about the guy on the left. It almost looks forced, but I think you pretty much nailed what you wanted, a "happy family" shot. Love how vibrant the colors are.

Tiffen Dfx looks interesting. I'm looking at Amazon to see what it is. Wow, it looks neat, more powerful perhaps than Photoshop.
007Nab's avatar
Thanks for the critique man :)

I realize the posing is quite strange, my friends were highly sarcastic and it wasn't meant to be serious at all.

As far as the lighting and color go, it's really not THAT processed at all! I just got really lucky. We were shooting around golden hour and the colors were just really vibrant :)

Tiffen Dfx is fantastic though, I highly recommend it :)
LanceII's avatar
In what way does Tiffen Dfx differ from PS?
007Nab's avatar
The interface is completely different. There's no tools panel, but a mix of filters and effects.

You layer the effects / filters / adjustments as individual layers ontop of the original, adjusting opacity or using masks.

Tiffen is known for its lens filters, so this is like a virtual version of the hardware.

I like it most for its lighting power -- it's like Shadow / Highlight recovery on steroids!

The main problem I see with it though is that it causes a lot of noise to come out, so I usually go back through PDN or Neat Image to remove it.