This beautiful image was submitted by Gill from Cromer.
Gill says…”My daughter just about to go into a Ballet Exam. I always seem to have a problem with light either too dark or too bright but this time with a peak of light shining through on this candid shot, it is one of my favourites”
Feedback: I think this is a gorgeous image and I’m not surprised it’s one of you favourites, Gill. I love the use of light and shade. Especially as the light draws the viewers eyes to the main focus of this picture – your lovely daughter. I could imagine this enlarged and hanging in pride of place in your living room!
To give it just a little more “wow factor” I have had a little bit of a play with it in Photoshop. Of course you could use Picasa (Google’s free image editing software), Gimp, Pixlr or any other image editing software to get similar results.
What I did:
- Lightened the image just a bit
- Increased the contrast for a more dramatic effect
- Added a vignette (darkened the edges) to draw even more attention to your daughter
- Sharpened just a little
- And lastly, converted to black and white to see how it would look – what do you think?