My BIG Brother

Uploaded: August 20, 2012 04:01:04


These were the children of dairy farmers whose cows were entered into the competition at the Middletown Grange Fair last week. Her big brother had snatched the little girl's attention from the slow, dullish cow activity.
This is entered into the DD category. The original is displayed in the Remark section. There were two main "problems" with it. The baby's face was partially obscured, and her eyes appeared to be crossed. I had to borrow a portion of her face and hair from another shot and also "moved" her lazy eye and converted to black and white using TOPAZ ADJUST Toning.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Ken Smith level-classic August 20, 2012

A cute child...gotta love that face. Nice job on the b/w effects, Michelle! #1481303

Michelle Alton August 20, 2012

This is the original, with the baby's face partially obscured and her left eye turning in.
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Gord MacEachern August 20, 2012

Amazing work Michelle, lovely image here!! Too bad it wouldn't be this easy to fix her lazy eye in real life. #10282642

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic August 20, 2012

Wow, you did great on this!! Good work! #10282646

Jack Gaskin August 20, 2012

Amazing DD WORK. I want to know what big brother was doing to get that stare ??? I like to original
the ROSEY RED CHEEKS and the look.

Jack #10282681

Lynn M. Whitt August 20, 2012

Beautiful portrait and DDR work. #10282785

Martha R. Mazon level-classic August 20, 2012

That's some incredible DD work, Michelle! The result is a priceless look of fascination, beautifully enhanced by the sepia tones, for a very special portrait. Well done!! #10282888

Katherine Kuhn August 20, 2012

Great work resulting in a beautiful portrait, Michelle! #10282961

Connie J. Bagot August 20, 2012

Love the way you caught how intense her concentration on her brother is---very cool portrait! #10283006

Douglas Pignet August 20, 2012

what a lovely the expression #10283103

Tiia Vissak August 20, 2012

a wonderful capture! #10283163

Alan L. Borror August 20, 2012

Wonderful, Michelle...great DD work and a worthy result! #10283192

John Connolly August 20, 2012

Excellent DD work here Michelle! A wonderful capture, and your vanilla tones are really outstanding! #10283239

Lou Taylor August 20, 2012

Nice work Michelle. #10283428

Ann Coates level-classic August 20, 2012

Awesome work Michelle, I'm always fascinated to see your cloning and how clever you are at it. Lovely conversion to B&W. #10283502

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic August 21, 2012

Love your POV on this and those adoring eyes. Wonderful work, Michelle. #10283635

Emile Abbott level-classic August 21, 2012

Gotta love that expression on her face. Nice tone in the final. #10284409

Neal D. Hatcher August 21, 2012

Awesome work #10284809

Rona L. Schwarz August 21, 2012

Well, you did a marvelous job on this, Michelle! Her face and expression is just so adoring - love the big eyes - and I love the B&W version especially. Wonderful work! #10285005

Gina M. Savage August 23, 2012

Such a sweet expression you captured on her face. Well done, Michelle. #10287509

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