The facial expression on this little girl is absolutely breathtaking. Patient and at peace. Just glorious. The tones in the image as well. It’s nice and warm, without being too overdone.
The polka dots are a bit distracting…granted, for a family shoot, you’d want to keep it in the clothing that was worn by the child. But if you were to enter it into a competition or to use it in a portfolio, I would recommend removing the polka dots.
With only a few minutes of utilizing the patch tool, I made some of them go away. Super quick and easy fix. Just these few spots removed makes a difference.
The bokeh is fantastic. Spot on focus on the eyes and the DoF on the rail the girl is leaning on is perfect. I would maybe clone the grass in the background to cover the spotty bits of brown, or use the brown to remove the grass.
Also, I wonder how this image would have looked if the angle was lower on the railing? Making it a bit more dynamic of an image…
Overall though, this is a fabulous image. Worthy of a huge 40×30 canvas for sure!
What do you think? Were my thoughts correct or do you think I was totally wrong?
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