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Old Sep 18, 2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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I love looking at this picture, so I thought I would share with all of you.

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Old Sep 18, 2009, 3:49 PM   #2
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I like it too...there's something about it...it's mesmerizing.
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Old Sep 18, 2009, 5:49 PM   #3
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Really cool subject for a great composition...I hope you don't mind the edit...I raised the levels in it and I thought it really brings out the detail!
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I agree jelpee, much better.
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Talk about Beauty and the Beast. Terrific shot.
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Thanks so much for the edit! I am horrible with pp...
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Fascinating shot, though it is underexposed. I think jelpee's edit is the right idea - it would look best starting from the original file. This type of processing is simple, easy to do in PSE and any number of other programs.
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I prefer the original...the colour, the softness, the lighting...it has a mood...it has a darkness and I'm not referring to the exposure level of this picture. This picture really makes an impact. Really well done and as I said originally this picture has an almost mesmerizing effect.

The second picture is brighter, etc...but it takes away the moodiness of the original.

IMO, the second pix is just a pix...doesn't have the quality that made the original so appealing.

OP, I would keep the original...remember you said that you loved looking at the picture...well I do too..

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That is a really cool shot! Is the rose life size? If so that is a very small snake. I also prefer the original vs the edit, though it is very tough to do a good edit starting from the size file we can post here. Maybe a gentle dodging brush on the snake itself? Like Lesmore, I think there is a good bit of moodiness in the original that makes it captivating.

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Old Sep 19, 2009, 11:24 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone! Yes, the rose is life size. She's actually smaller than a standard number 2 pencil. It's very rewarding to get a shot like this even if the exposure is a tad off. I am finding that it is an art in itself just trying to get snakes to pose for you!
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