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Attitude and two reds
Posted By: sealonsf, 06-25-2009, 02:03 PM

My little dog with a big attitude:



Red cherries at local farmer's market:



A red rose:

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07-01-2009, 01:23 PM   #2
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#1. First thing that comes to mind is I wish you had gotten down lower, for a better shooting angle. That it, if the doggie allowed you. Also, the line running accross in the background is distracting. Great shot, though.

#2. Nice colours. To improve, try cropping out the writing on the box... but leave some of the wood in the picture.

#3. Would make for a great shot, however, the contrast and saturation look a little too high. Not much detail either.

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07-01-2009, 01:32 PM   #3
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Sea', the shot of your dog is a great one.
I don't think you should've gotten down low, if you had I think you would have lost that expression of his. It is quite a unique one.

Is this a processed RAW shot? I'd like to see it in B&W with his face or eyes 'dodged' to highlight more of that expression. Maybe you could recover the detail in those floor highlights too.

Great pooch shot, nonetheless.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AlexD Quote
#1. First thing that comes to mind is I wish you had gotten down lower, for a better shooting angle. That it, if the doggie allowed you. Also, the line running accross in the background is distracting. Great shot, though.
--- I agree about the background - I tried moving her to a better position, but you might be able to imagine from her expression, she's pretty headstrong. :-) And I was down pretty low! She's only about 7 inches high, but I get your point.

#2. Nice colours. To improve, try cropping out the writing on the box... but leave some of the wood in the picture.
With this one, I don't agree - I deliberately shot to show the box complete with the town in California where the cherries were from sort of as a documentary shot for the farmer's market, but I appreciate your thoughts.

#3. Would make for a great shot, however, the contrast and saturation look a little too high. Not much detail either.
I did very little PP with this - it's still a mystery to me how the background could look so dark - I took it with a 55-300 and was pretty far away from the flower. In general, I have difficulty getting much detail in flower shots - not sure what I'm doing wrong. Any tips? :-) Thanks!

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QuoteOriginally posted by paulyrichard Quote
Sea', the shot of your dog is a great one.
I don't think you should've gotten down low, if you had I think you would have lost that expression of his. It is quite a unique one.

Is this a processed RAW shot? I'd like to see it in B&W with his face or eyes 'dodged' to highlight more of that expression. Maybe you could recover the detail in those floor highlights too.

Great pooch shot, nonetheless.
I'm afraid I'm not up to the RAW shots yet - my computer can barely handle the JPEG. I could play around with it in B&W and see what I get. Or I can start fresh - she's always available for me to take pics. (That's one reason she has that look on her face - she's not fond of getting her photo taken!)
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The first is quite the character shot - too funny...

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Marc
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