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October 29

Chucky Cheese in Franklin

I shot in the dim light of Chucky Cheese at my nephew's
4th birthday party. My goal was to experiment with
adding Adjustment Layers and hopefully get some family
memories. Both of these images have two Ajustment
Layers added (Threshold and Brightness/Contrast) that
are adjusted for their individual settings and then
blended in with their Fill and Opacity adjustments
(about 15-20% Fill and 8-12% Opacity).

The other of the birthday boy...

I think there may be something to this process. I
definitely am blindly feeling my way through it right

other sizes: small medium large original
Rick Lewis14-Mar-2006 16:01
I love an image like this....a private moment captured for all time. These two are, as you say, connected for a moment in their own relationship. This is a thing of beauty.
Sainath19-Jan-2006 07:36
Your title, in one word, says more than I ever could. Simply wonderful.
steve mcsweeny04-Nov-2005 03:36
Excellent shot,well composed,just brilliant;).Vote!
Autumn Sky02-Nov-2005 19:04
This is outstanding (v)
Chuck Collins 01-Nov-2005 22:38
Connected is such a apecial photo. The way the child is caught in total concentration. The adult talking to the child, awesome capture.
About everything else that you were talking about, the layers and what not you lost me, but please don't stop with telling us what you do to your photo's there are so interesting.
Guest 01-Nov-2005 20:03
Great B&W. The composition is very good. Young meets old
EDITH RB01-Nov-2005 19:47
Superb black and white photo.
Composition is great that only their faces with lovely emotions are showned.
Voted! :)
bigFan 31-Oct-2005 21:13
awesome shot. Your timing is impeccable.
kent larnhill31-Oct-2005 07:49
Wonderful, well composed!
Mindy McNaugher31-Oct-2005 02:56
A precious moment captured here! Well done!
Buz Kiefer30-Oct-2005 22:37
Wonderful work Scott but the timing on the image is perfect. This is one very fine photograph.
Rene Hales30-Oct-2005 15:17
Great interaction here and well named. You can see they are connecting. Thanks for sharing information on your process and use of adjustment layers. I love using them though have not worked with threshold. I do a lot with curves and channel mixer for changing to b&w. The marvelous thing about adjustment layers is you don't mess with your original pixels.--Rene
Steven Jusczyk30-Oct-2005 08:20
Touching family shot. Love how the child is so focused.
whiskey0130-Oct-2005 05:57
both are nice! the more you get into photoshop, the more you'll be on the computer.
Focus30-Oct-2005 04:47
Outstanding images!!.....I really like the first one........GMV
Pepe Zyman30-Oct-2005 02:48
Fantastic candids!
antidote330-Oct-2005 00:32
love the first one...pic fits the title pefectly.
Jola Dziubinska29-Oct-2005 23:18
Great emotions. Very good in B&W, well captured, too.
Guest 29-Oct-2005 23:07
wow, I love it. It is amazing you capture the eye contact between them.
David Clunas29-Oct-2005 21:18
Both awake this time, nice.
petesie29-Oct-2005 21:09
You captured a true generational connection. GMV So very special, Scott, and the birthday boy is adorable. What a joyful smile.
Josy's Pics29-Oct-2005 20:31
Wow, what a lovely portrait... well done! LOVE IT!
Steve England29-Oct-2005 19:51
Brill generation image..
the fixed gaze of both subjects is fantastic.. vtd
Al Chesworth29-Oct-2005 19:17
Superb images, reminds me of the smell of fixer and stop bath.
Those were the days.
beverley harrison29-Oct-2005 19:02
a few decades between them!! lovely timeless image!
...duncan29-Oct-2005 18:45
Superb. Voted. Excellent shot.
laine8229-Oct-2005 18:10
Love them both, great PS work. The top one is full of love & warmth & has my vote.
Chris Sofopoulos29-Oct-2005 18:00
Great crop and beautiful expressions! Definitely voted.
Guest 29-Oct-2005 17:51
I like the first shot : it's a great shot, well composed
Steve H29-Oct-2005 17:46
Love the main shot Scott - excellent composition and the eye contact between the two of them is wonderful.
KimKong29-Oct-2005 17:41
This is a great shot where you've captured a superbe instant!
The black and white is beautiful and thank indeed to share your process. Bravo!
faye white29-Oct-2005 17:28
both are awesome, Scott! Thanks for sharing your process. :)
Gayle P. Clement29-Oct-2005 17:25
Beautiful black and whites. I love the interaction of the two in the top photo.
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