Milk face

So Stacy over at Land of KA is an excellent and generous photographer who shares photo tips each week on Saturdays, and then encourages you to put them into practice at Theme Thursdays each week.

I am rarely organized enough to make a photo that would emerge from my camera meet the theme of the week, but this time it has worked perfectly!

I took photos of beautiful Derya and her brother a few weeks ago.

I was so taken by her beautiful smile and gorgeous eyes that I didn’t notice that she had just had a glass of milk, and as nearly-three-year-old kids do, she had a little remnant of it around her chin and mouth.

Call it childhood, call it honesty, but wouldn’t it be great to wave a magic wand (or a clone or patch tool in PhotoShop) and remove the evidence of the milk? I think these web resolution photos are too small to let you see her milk beard (It is making the focus look a little softer, actually, interesting effect!), but trust me, in the full size images, it is there. (Probably most evident in the last one.)

So even though Stacey gave us all kinds of ideas for fixing imperfections in her post this week, I’m at a loss. What tool would you use to clean up her lovely, milky chin? If you can actually see it and want to play with the photo, send it to me and I will post it here with credit. Or I can send you the high res file.

And thank you, Derya, for letting us learn on your beautiful face! :)

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12 Responses to “Milk face”

  1. MelodyA. Says:

    Yea, we wouldn’t have even known if you didn’t point it out. Great photos, Anna. Looks like she was lovin’ you.

  2. Head Gaggler Says:

    I didn’t notice it too cause these pictures are darn near perfect. Beautiful shots!

  3. thelandofka Says:

    It is hard to see – I wouldn’t have known it was there if you hadn’t told me! I would just use the clone tool, at around 50% opacity. Copy the area directly underneath the milk beard and then slide the tool over it. Beautiful pictures, too!

  4. Jess Says:

    I have no idea. I don’t know Photoshop that well at all. But I wanted to say that milk or otherwise, those photos are AMAZING.

  5. JenM Says:

    Those pictures kill me. KILL me.

  6. killlashandra Says:

    You’re right, I’d never have noticed the milk unless you mentioned it. :) They are wonderful pictures and she has a wonderful smile.

  7. andiana Says:

    To me (only slightly blind) the milk is not evident. HOWEVER, I think honesty is great and, looking at the picture in the future, a little milk on the chin might be a lovely reminder of those childhood days.

  8. kim Says:

    beautiful photos! She’s a doll!

  9. Maggie Says:

    Those are gorgeous shots! I love them all – such a fantastic expression. I agree with Stacy on how to fix it – although I enlarged it and still couldn’t see any milk!

  10. Christina Says:

    Girl, I never would have known the milk was there if you hadn’t called my attention to it! Still now, I can just barely see it. Sometimes I fix those childish imperfections, and sometimes I leave them alone…reminders of childhoog. I have some of Nadia earlier this week with maker on her face, and I left it.
    If I were to fix these, I’d use clone – because that’s all Photoshop Elements 2.0 offers!!
    but like I said, I barely see the milk. All I see is a beautiful little girl beautifully captured. Great work!

  11. Ashley Says:

    god she is such a gorgeous kid. that smile and those eyes….she is going to be a knockout. nice shots :)

  12. elizabethews Says:

    Even with you telling me that there is milk on her chin, I can’t see it. I think they are perfect and she is beautiful!

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