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Old Jun 30, 2010, 2:45 PM   #1
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Taken with a DA 17-55. The reason for the cropping is that the DOF for the background is not what I would like it to be... a little too busy.

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I'm sorry Ned, I couldn't help myself.
The devil made me do it, I just had to mess with it.

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Old Jun 30, 2010, 4:34 PM   #3
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LOL!!! So, is this a state secret or what, how did blur the background. Forgive my ignorance
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Nice new back GW, although I didn't mind the busy background.
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No, Ronny. I didn't either, I just had to give Ned a bad time!

Ned, I just used the paint brush for the black and the stamp tool for the green, to clone it. You can adjust the size of the stamp, and either a crisp border or a blurry one like a can of spray paint. you can also chose what area you want to clone from. Its a lot easier to do than it is to explain it.
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Thanks John and Ronny! I remember an article in a photo magazine that specifically made the background more out of focus... I need to thumb through some of the magazines and try to find it. Again, thanks for the help guys.

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Great color, and I like the background as it is.
PS - another way to blur the background is with noise reduction software. I use Noiseware Pro, and you can select just the background and do a really smooth blur...
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Many kind thanks, indeed, Mole! Appreciate your help and advice! Ned
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