After our morning bath we decided to play in the morning sun. I snapped this picture of her looking at me and I just loved it. I just felt like it needed a little lighting and warmth to it.
I opened this image first in ACR and adjusted the white balance. Then I slightly sharpened the layer and ran baby powder room from the Coffee Shop. Then I sharpened the eyes at 70% and added a warmth layer at 15% and a contrast layer at 45% and I felt like this brighten the image to where I liked it. I also added a soft pink gradient layer at 8% to soften and add a sun kissed look to the image.
I love the color shot, but I love black and white captures. So I added a black and white layer and adjusted the curves to my liking. Making it soft but adding a little more black to add some depth. Then I added a milky gradient layer at 8% to add some tone to the image and I finished it off with a vignette of 8%.
So what do you think? Color or black and white?
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