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Old 08-20-2013, 05:25 PM
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I get why William & Catherine like her dad's photos. And as I said, I don't have a problem with that. I actually do think they're pretty good photos overall. But correct exposure is a biggie - I simply think he should have paid more attention it and at least exposed their faces correctly, if nothing else.

Why is it unfair to criticize? If he's willing to release his photos to the world, then he should accept that most people expect a certain quality. I'm not even asking for that much. Again, as I said, overall I do like them. I just think there are some areas where he could have done better.

May I ask why you say they're horrible? (I assume you were referencing the Times photos with that comment). They're definitely more correctly exposed, and I happen to like them for that. Of course, post processing is going to degrade photos some, especially when you're using a jpg (which I assume the pictures were released as). Sorry, I'm just looking at them on my phone, so it's hard to see some of the detail.
William looks photoshopped - smoothed over as if he's made of plastic or wrapped in cling film. Same look Testino gave him in the engagement photos. Just horrible - he's better looking than that!
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:29 PM
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I think you mean Chicken Little. Thank you for that rather interesting mental image though. Brought a badly needed smile and laugh. Considering just who I will have to put up w/tonight *and* the fact Mom *should* know by now having a bunch of people over for Supper on what's one of Dad's Dialysis Days isn't fair to him w/how wiped out he'll be...

So Thank You for that!! :)
Sorry you are having a crappy time.

You got me wondering, so I went and asked my Technical Director (otherwise known as my husband) and I asked him what the name of the chicken who thought the sky was going to fall on his head and he immediately said Chicken Lick'n!

Maybe its a British or generation thing. It was Chick'n Lick'n long before the Colonel.

here is the story, and of course it mentions Henny Penny, Goosey Loosey, Turkey Lurkey and others

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sky_Is_Falling_(fable)
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:33 PM
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William looks photoshopped - smoothed over as if he's made of plastic or wrapped in cling film. Same look Testino gave him in the engagement photos. Just horrible - he's better looking than that!
Fair enough! It's hard for me to tell that on my phone, so I'll just take your word for it :)
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:36 PM
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Fair enough! It's hard for me to tell that on my phone, so I'll just take your word for it :)
you're welcome - how hot is it in Texas?
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:47 PM
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you're welcome - how hot is it in Texas?
The past couple days have been nice - only about 94 deg. It's been around 100 lately!
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:54 PM
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:14 PM
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I think the photos are lovely - but I really love them as black and whites.
Yes, I think the pictures look wonderful in black and White - I photograph everything and rarely can you not improve a colour photo by making it black and White.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:22 PM
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I think the photos are lovely - but I really love them as black and whites.
The black and white photos are lovely. Thanks.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:24 PM
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My thoughts:
  1. I love the pics.
  2. I could not give a hoot who took the pictures.
  3. Catherine looks shorter than William in the picture of them standing, I think that she is not wearing high heels.
  4. Having the dogs in the picture is no different than when the queen has her dogs in a family photo, staged or not.
  5. Do we have confirmation there will be a 4-generation picture or is that more a hope that we have?
  6. Nobody trusts the media, unless the media is reporting something you want to hear.
It's amazing what a mother of a newborn will give up: high heels, hose, sleep, showers, styled hair, getting dressed...
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:37 PM
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There is no proof that she gave up any of these things. Quite the contrary...
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:39 PM
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I think people would be saying completely different things if the pictures indicated that Catherine had given up getting dressed...
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:44 PM
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I think people would be saying completely different things if the pictures indicated that Catherine had given up getting dressed...
They would say: "Oh, how natural, so very different and unusual, like a Greek goddess with her baby."
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:47 PM
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There is no proof that she gave up any of these things. Quite the contrary...
William says she is getting up with the baby a lot, so she probably isn't getting as much sleep as before. She certainly looks good in the pictures. I'm not sure I believe that she is putting on her makeup and styling her hair like that every day, but possibly.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:01 PM
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Lol, nice image.

That would have shocked The Queen, Camilla and the other Women's in the Royal Family.

No doubt that the mens would have probably like it.
There were a couple of days when I never got out of my robe. Both my mother and mother-in-law worked, so I didn't get 24 hours help--and I am not begrudging William and Catherine the assistance. Those first few weeks are so intense.
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I agree. She has always had someone to tend the baby for her.
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There were a couple of days when I never got out of my robe. Both my mother and mother-in-law worked, so I didn't get 24 hours help--and I am not begrudging William and Catherine the assistance. Those first few weeks are so intense.
My apologies. I went back and re-read Ish last post which I read wrong.
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My apologies. I went back and re-read Ish last post which I read wrong.
Don't apologize. It was funny
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:11 PM
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There were a couple of days when I never got out of my robe. Both my mother and mother-in-law worked, so I didn't get 24 hours help--and I am not begrudging William and Catherine the assistance. Those first few weeks are so intense.
That I understand. When my nephew was born I remember being asked by his mother if I could come over and hold the baby so she could shower.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:20 PM
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William says she is getting up with the baby a lot, so she probably isn't getting as much sleep as before. She certainly looks good in the pictures. I'm not sure I believe that she is putting on her makeup and styling her hair like that every day, but possibly.
Ok, so she probably gave up part of her sleep. But not necessarily the rest. She has been passing most of her time at home, where I assume she's not wearing heels but where I assume too she wouldn't be wearing them if there was no baby. It's not something she had to give up because of the baby. The only time we saw her in an occasion where heels could be worn was when she left the hospital and she was indeed wearing heels, which suggests to me she's not really giving up wearing them, as she never did while pregnant.
Nothing tells us that she gave up wearing hose too, but she looked quite groomed to me both time we saw her, so I don't really see her giving it up either. The same goes for showers. There is also no evidence that she gave up styling her hair or getting dressed.
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