Monday, March 9, 2009

069: #117 Gap

Kayla broke a tooth chewing ice.
The dentist pulled it -- she'll get a new one soon enough.
And the tooth fairy was VERY generous!

Edmund asked how the picture was taken.
Portrait mode with flash.
I was a little off to the side and she was looking at an alphabet game on the computer.
I don't like to get too close when I'm using a flash, and I prefer portrait mode when the indoor lighting isn't really great.

A little bit of a crop to tilt the portrait (not straightened this time).
Selective sharpening on the eyes -- a rough selection with 3 pixel feather -- ctl>j to put the eyes on their own layer -- unsharp mask.
And, not that this little one needed it, but Noiseware on the base picture.

Edged with a big white stroke on its own layer with enough gaussian blur to make a soft edge. Then another small white stroke to define it.


14 comments:

  1. So perfect for the theme, and what a great close up! Beautiful eyes!!

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  2. Now this one is a keeper. Absolutely beautifully done and the PP is perfect. Was this natural light? It would be interesting to to learn how you did it. Phenomenal portrait.

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  3. Great shot! Tooth fairy wasn't very generous if my teeth went through the dentist's hands first. Love the eyes.

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  4. Very angelic picture! Great pic for the theme!

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  5. Love the picture. Good edges.

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  6. The gap is charming! She's a cutie.

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  7. Another beauty shot of Kayla. Love your interpretation....beautiful!

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  8. What a lovely portrait! The balance of soft and sahrp focus is exquisite.

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  9. Beautiful photo. And she's simply angelic looking--the "gap" adds to that little girl appeal of the shot.

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  10. Beautiful....subject and picture!

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  11. Poor little mite! I'm glad the tooth fairy rewarded her for the untimely demise of her tooth!

    Your portrait is lovely. Thanks for explaining your shooting and processing steps...

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  12. Nicely done. It quite captures a feel for the child, missing tooth and all!

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  13. Beautiful child and beautiful picture. I love the photoshopping. It is a fabulous image.

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