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Old May 30, 2005, 7:20 PM   #1
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Old May 30, 2005, 9:11 PM   #2
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Hi Drz

You know this is a really good picture. And is suffers from being to light...

Noting wrong with the picture, nothing at all (which is saying something), but the processing is off.

Does anyone disagree? Is MY monitor bloopy?

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Old May 31, 2005, 9:34 AM   #3
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Dave, i agree with you. the picture is a bit too light but, really nice.

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If you guys look closely you will see a flash was used. No processing was done only crop and resized.
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Old May 31, 2005, 3:55 PM   #5
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Hi Drz

People post here for a number of reasons, but one of the big ones is to get feedback. I downloaded and processed your images, and they are beautiful - indeed, if you like, I'll post my retouching job...

As they look on your posts, ehh!

So out of curiosity, why did you post them?

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I always like feedback to my post. I try not to process my photos too much unless I am looking for a special look. Here isa coupleof my fsvorite shots..





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Old May 31, 2005, 5:13 PM   #7
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And both are quite good

On the other hand the image of the snake is much better...:lol:

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Old May 31, 2005, 5:57 PM   #8
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Here' your image after I reprocessed it. If you like, I'll delete it...

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[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/RELAX2.JPG[/img]
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Old May 31, 2005, 6:05 PM   #9
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Dave, much better. There are a lot of people that don't like to PP because they think it might be "cheating". Not sure if that's the case with drz01. It's nice to get a perfectly exposed, ultra sharp, with perfect color, picture right out of the camera. But, as we know that doesn't happen with digital, or film. 99.9999% of the time we need to do some "darkroom" work. No cheating in my opinion. drz01, you must admit that Dave's editing looks nicer. no??

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Old May 31, 2005, 7:17 PM   #10
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Well, unless you're going back to the days of Mathew Brady, there's really not much to pick and choose between dark room processing and Photoshop processing. It's merely easier. I've done both...:lol:

But he remarked that he didn't like to over process, and certainly it's better to underprocess than to over...

Still that's another benefit of difital photography. You can always keep that safe and work to your hearts content on the copy.

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