I am really in love with this photo and couldn't wait to post it. Because I've still got a long way to go in wading through these raws! For being super uncooperative, we sure got a lot of fun photos of this little guy...
This is usually what a good, raw digital photograph looks like straight out of camera:
What takes me so long to 'process' photos, is that I (a) find the diamond in the rough (example: this perfect photo came out of 322 tries) and then (b) turn the bland, full-of-digital-information negative into a full color palette with all the right highlights and shadows (for example, her face was too light and too bland in contrast with all the color around her, so that needed some digital magic. etc. etc.) and then (c) I have to choose from the different versions I come up with. Often times I give you all the options and make YOU choose what to print, so sorry, I can't help it that I'm indecisive.
A little cooler take, more drastic contrast:
This is the version I'm going to print. A BIG one: