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In search of Syd Jan 5, 2006 9:33 AM

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This is a picture taken with my first ever digital camera - Digital Dream - Epsilon 1.3 mp, of my dog Denton when he was much younger, about 4 - 5 months.

The picture is quite blown out towards the left, but I like this picture and wondered what I could do to help it a little.

Thanks,

ISoS

In search of Syd Jan 5, 2006 9:41 AM

C & T would be very much appreciated too.

Regards

ISoS

In search of Syd Jan 5, 2006 10:25 AM

Was one of my first ever digital efforts.

P.S. I have loads more......

thatsanicepicture2 Jan 5, 2006 12:12 PM

I tried... Just not enough data in Denton to bring out detail.

dale


PS: maybe one of the pros here could do it. Have ya tried going artsie with it?

klfatcj Jan 5, 2006 12:55 PM

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As Dale said, there isn't enough detail on Denton to bring out anything more than a silhouette, although the original may have a bit more - compressing for posting will discard some. You can try the shadows and highlights tool on photoshop and you may recover some detail. You can also use the dodge/burn tool to bring some out. It also depends what you like about the pic - maybe it's the pose/outline - simply crop and play with the brightness/contrast. If you want the whole picture, I just did a quick fix, but applying the cooling filter and a bit of burning got rid of some of the overexposure.

klfatcj Jan 5, 2006 12:56 PM

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Sorry, here's the filtered version.

In search of Syd Jan 5, 2006 12:58 PM

Thanks dudes. I did try a circular crop which actually looked quite nice, but lost the file somewhere on a CD. I also forgot how to do a circular crop. Can anyone remind me please.

Regards

ISoS

Hards80 Jan 5, 2006 2:34 PM

its a cute picture for sure.. you may check out the "extreme makeovers" section.. those guys are more proficient in this type of drastic PP..

-dustin

ZAKD Jan 6, 2006 3:52 AM

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Here just a 5min try to see what can be done with the left too white side of the pic. Much more can be done if you take time to be more patience.

I did not try anything on the dog as I was thinking he is OK in the shadow as the whole pic was aimed to bethat way....or I'm wrong.

Regards Zak

In search of Syd Jan 6, 2006 4:02 AM

That's much better Zak. Nice one! :cool:


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