Playing With Pictures
I converted this photo of Erin from color to B&W. I decided to clone out the straps from her dress in an effort to get a more 'sophisticated' look. I also cloned out a portion of the background that I felt was distracting. I was not totally happy with the results... it's okay but I wanted special.
This is a soft-tint version of the same photo. I left the straps from her dress in this version. I like this one better than the B&W but it is still lacking something.
This is the B&W version without the gaussian blur step and with a strong tint applied after the conversion from color. My son likes this one best and it comes the closest to what I had in mind when I started playing around with it earlier this evening. It is certainly more dramatic than the other two but I still didn't get quite what I wanted from my efforts. I've decided that the back ground is part of my dissatisfaction.
I wonder which one Erin will like the best.