Kristin Duff 4/29/2012 7:38:31 PM

Hi Sue, I would also like to see this same set up with a pair of black velvet stilettos. Got any in your closet? #1459654

Sue C. Cole 4/29/2012 8:36:18 PM

Hey Kristin, great idea...no stilettos in this grammies closet:) this was taken a a wedding I was photographing...the ladies started a little early in celebration:) #10114331

Dale Hardin 4/29/2012 8:57:36 PM

Nice concept Sue. What goes on at a wedding stays at a wedding. :o)

On this particular shot, I think it can be helped a bit. First correct the tilt and then Crop to center the image because it is a symetrical composition.

Then would suggest removing the color cast and tweaking the highlights and shadows. #10114350

lisa anderson 4/30/2012 4:30:00 AM

I like the suggestions from Dale and Kristin. Since the shoes aren't black is it possible to change the cushion to black? I wouldn't know how :) #10114584

Carla Capra 4/30/2012 8:10:29 AM

Lov'n this image, Sue. I like your creative staging of the girl's celebration and seeing all the details. Especially, like the texture in the cushion.
I might suggest reducing the highlights to the upper half of the image. It appears very bright on my screen and all the details are lost. Could just be my screen, tho.
What would it look like if you continued the cushion out and off the frame? Cloning might work.
Great image. #10114849

Michael Kelly 4/30/2012 11:45:30 AM

Sue. I love the concept of the shot very creative. I do think it has some problems mentioned by Dale and Carla. I am not sure you have enough data in the upper portion of the shot to bring it in. It is a great fun shot, though, so it might be worth some effort. Honestly, I'm not sure what I would try as the bright light through the clear bottle makes a total background replacement a little tough. I would certainly play with that though, as it is a worthwhile image. #10115016

Aimee C. Eisaman 4/30/2012 12:47:57 PM

Very cute idea and I could care less what color the shoes are. My main issue was the uneveness of how far away each shoe was from the edge, but if you correct the tilt maybe that will work itself out. Also for BP you need a stroke for this. I do look forward to seeing your edits on this. It will be a shot everyone talks about for years when looking at the wedding album! :~) #10115089

Jeff E Jensen 4/30/2012 1:36:08 PM

Well, you've gotten some good suggestions, can't wait to see what you come up with. #10115137

Peter W. Marks 4/30/2012 2:27:06 PM

Having an impish sense of humor I think after making the shot that you did for the official wedding album I would have re-shot it with one of the shoes laying on its side to suggest that the half empty bottle of whiskey was, shall we say, evidence of a very happy union. Hic! #10115204

Beth Spencer 4/30/2012 8:20:06 PM

What a fun shot!! Is there anyway to get a little separation of the top of the bottle from the background.
I look forward to see what you come up with! Those shoes scare me, say broken ankle or hip if I even tried to think about wearing something like that! #10115483

Rita K. Connell 5/2/2012 8:07:31 PM

great shot I agee with the stroke and the other adjustment mention. look forward to seeing the changes.
But for me in the future I want to go up and push one of thoses shoes over because for me thats the way my shoes would have been after drinking that whiskey...LOL #10120123

Debbie E. Payne 5/2/2012 8:25:53 PM

Sue- I admire your ability with these advertisement looking shots. I,d like to see the changes that have been suggested. I,too, noticed the shoes were not equidistant from the sides of the frame. I think this could make a great square, center-weighted image. #10120169

Stephen Shoff 5/2/2012 9:36:49 PM

I have to agree with Aimee, having a few of this kind of shot scattered though a wedding album must help recapture the moment as well as the people. Nice job. #10120225

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