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Old Mar 27, 2011, 3:31 PM   #1
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 4:03 PM   #2
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looks alittle soft IMO
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Thanks zombz. This is with a little PSP touch up. Since I am still learning, I would like to ask for advice on how I could prevent that softness in the original shot. Thanks!
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well to me it looks like u focused on the nose what ive been told is to focus on the eyes and another thing would be probally to bump your shutter speed faster or use a tripod to prevent camera shake which also might have caused the softness
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(Zombz is correct on all counts). Divmedic4, she is a beautiful girl! I would like to add a couple of things to what Zombz offered. First, a dslr (generally) doesn't deliver sharp enough results straight from the camera, so we have to help it along in PP. I use PSE 4.0, which is old, but still works for me. I took your second pic, gave it a slight contrast and saturation boost, as well as a very small amount of unsharp mask. Real quick and "dirty", as they say. AND, any results are always better on the original file, as opposed to these low-res ones.
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Thanks Hawgwild for the advice and compliment. It is amazing how helpful everyone here is. I did try using the RAW image and a quick "stock" sharpen on the second one I posted. A lot to learn but having a blast a journey.
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I notice you live in NC. I lived in Morehead City for three and a half years, from 1994 to 1998. Seemed like the wind always blew there on the coast. Lovely area in the warmer months...
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Great looking dog!

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Thank you jjdog2. She is my double-rescue dog.

Hawgwild, I am just outside Wilmington. The wind the last few days has been frigid after a nice tease of 80 degrees for a couple days. I have actually built snowmen on the beach the past 2 winters so I might have to look futher south too!
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My wife and I loved Wilmington! We would travel there to go to the mall and eat at some nice restaurants. It was a nice get-away from Morehead City. Wilmington reminded us of Pensacola in many ways.
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