3/9/09

I ♥ Faces: Week 9

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Week #9:
CREATIVE CROP

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I love Princess's eyes, and the funky colors she has in them, so I played around.
It started with this picture:
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I love her expression, but I was in the mood for CLOSE, so I cropped it tight for 1/2 her face.  I then used the magnetic lasso around her eyes, and, selecting the inverse (everything but her eyes), I went B&W - but kept just the eye color.  With no other colors competing for the attention, it brought her eyes out like crazy.  For the record, her eyes are a mix of colors - daddy's blue and mommy's brown, with a tint of Nana's green!  We call them Hazel just to make her life a little easier.

Hmmmm ...
I keep feeling like I need to de-saturate her eyes to make them look real ... but they are real!  I didn't paint them or re-colorize them.  I did use "curves" to adjust the B&W shadows.  It's just odd how intense her eyes are when they aren't fighting with her soft ivory skin or deep lips for the color-attention ... or something.

I just went back in and made it all B&W.  I'm still fighting with the "too colorful" eyes feeling.  I don't know why they look so bright in the first crop ...


I think I like the full B&W better ... less distracting.  Then again, my goal was to show her eyes, so I don't know.  Any opinions?

10 comments:

Niecey said...

Beautiful

Dawnelle said...

what a great idea- the bw w/ the color eyes. And gorgeous eyes, for sure- incredible.

MusicalMom said...

I like it! I don't play with my photos enough!!

Mandy said...

cute kids!!!!
hey if you're still in UT we're having a Seoul reunion this Friday at the blue Iguana in SLC

Addison Kate said...

You too... great minds think alike... beautiful green eyes!

Patty said...

Beautiful

Miti said...

Thank you for visiting me at my blog. Your little girl is gorgeous! What beautiful eyes she's got. You did a great job on the crop too!

Christi said...

Love the crop. Her eyes are amazing!

Kari Dawson Photography said...

love the crop!

Lei said...

I like the idea, but the eyes could be brighter and more obvious.

She's such a beauty!