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Old Dec 30 2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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I'd thought I'd post a couple of pictures I took while at a family get together over Christmas.

My Grandma and sons



My Grandfather and sons.



These photos were taken with my DSLR, in RAW mode, I've only white balanced them in Photoshop.
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Old Dec 30 2008, 02:41 PM   #2
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Looks like you had a great Christmas dinner

Since you posted these in here and not in Exhibit Hall...
Please tell me why actually none of the people in the picture are looking at you?
I mean the pics are not bad, the first one being much better than the second, butthey lose "life" to me and have no soul because it seems you were a bystander, not the photographer?

In the scond pic, crop the irritating pieces if christmas lights out. It being a loely feature in the large white area draws the eye. It can easily go without "damaging" the glasses of wine Next time ask the lady with the reddish hair to move out of the picture? Now she has (to have) her head cut

The first picture is nice and does bring across that they are having a good time. But it would havw been a real good photo if you wold have caught their attention (by asking for it or doing something).
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Old Dec 30 2008, 03:01 PM   #3
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the reason they're not looking at me is simple,there's a person to right right taking the photo.

I but yeah, I'll remember that for next time.
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Just shout to get their attention
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Old Dec 30 2008, 03:47 PM   #5
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I agree that the pictures did make me wonder what they all were looking at, but I also notice a lack of redeye because they aren't staring directly at the camera. I like the streetlight (?) shining in the window in the second pic. Also, if you crop the bottom enough to remove the back of the head at the lower part of the picture, the vague glow of the Christmas tree on the right will help to identify the setting since it will also remove the table, leaving the viewer to wonder even more what the gathering is all about.
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I like the streetlight (?) shining in the window in the second pic.
That would be a reflection of the flash from the camera.
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You're probably right. But I still think it's a nice touch for a Christmas picture.
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