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Old Jun 9, 2009, 6:49 PM   #1
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My daugther and I took the dog for one of our little nature walks with our cameras. This one really stuck out from the many I took this day. What do you guys think.
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Old Jun 10, 2009, 6:25 AM   #2
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Great memory shot Vex....
Admit it though, the dog took you for a walk....
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Old Jun 10, 2009, 6:58 AM   #3
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A nice setting for a shot that's for sure.

I would centre it is a little as it feels to be off to the right.

Not sure on the camera you had with you but I'm guessing it was a dSLR looking at the dof, one thing that really could improve this shot is fill flash. I would bring under expose the background compared to what it is and then use the flash to really pull out your subjects this can create a magnificent look and really give the whole photo a lift.

I've done a quick edit for how I would do the framing.

When posting can you please keep photos to about 800 pixels for the longest side so that they can be more easily viewed by our members?

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Old Jun 10, 2009, 10:45 AM   #4
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You are blessed to have such wonderful models. Many people take snaps of their kids and dogs as they grow up, but you are creating some high quality memories. I enjoyed your homepage as well. Keep 'em coming...Robert
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Old Jun 10, 2009, 7:12 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your kind words. Mark, your edit looks much better . Thanks for the advice guys.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 5:04 AM   #6
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Great memory shot Vex....
Admit it though, the dog took you for a walk....
Its funny you say that. My wife was holding his leash just befor this picture was taken and he saw some geese , so he took off after the geese draging my wife about 20 feet. The wife managed to stop the dog before going over a 10 foot embankment. She was a little pissed off. She kept refering to him as my dog for the rest of the day.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 6:43 AM   #7
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I can only agree with the others -- a great picture. Although Mark's told you about the 800 pixel rule I think the picture gets better the bigger it is. Definately a wall hanger in the largest size you can get. Forgive me for dabbling.
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thanks Bynx. The wife wants this one blown up for the rec room.
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 1:16 AM   #9
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It was a super picture before, because of that winning smile (and the little girl's as well), but Bynx's added warm glow makes it heart-melting. Is it just more saturation, Bynx, or what?
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It was actually a lot of what Alan. I started off making a darker exposure of the original then made an HDR of the two. From that I tweaked it to what I wanted and used that as an overlay on the original. I erased portions of the girl and dog with a 20% brush until the skin tones and dog looked right. Then I flattened and used unsharp mask. Im glad you noticed the warmth to the scene. I felt the original was a little too flat and cold.
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