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Old Jan 25, 2012, 5:43 PM   #1
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i used photoshop to combine these two pictures i took.
The moon is covering the circle left by the Marumi ring flash
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 4:45 PM   #2
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Its a nice image but it just looks a little photoshopped, which i guess it is! I know all images must have a certain amount of PS applied, but Im just not a huge fan of blatant photoshopping. Thats just me though.
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 1:43 AM   #3
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The moon is too bright for me, which makes it look unnatural.

Otherwise the idea is good, maybe with more precise edit, it will be spectacular picture !
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I think it looks cool! I like it, I don't know, but on my hardware calibrated screen, the moon doesn't look to bright. But many people have their brightness set to max. If I turn it up that hight, it does look to bright
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 3:09 PM   #5
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No, I meant other thing. My monitor is not too bright, it's OK.
But the moon, reflected of the eye surface, won't be so bright and clear !
That makes it unnatural, not the moon image itself !


If you allow me to present my view of this idea :
(It's just a fast remake, no idea of being perfectly done)
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 6:34 PM   #6
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thanks for the feedback, its much apprieciated
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 5:37 AM   #7
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I think it's quite an original idea.
As for brightness, I'm viewing this image on an IMac screen and it looks very
good with good balance of the moon vs the eye.

Well done.

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Old Jan 29, 2012, 6:22 PM   #8
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thanks zig
i dont think it looks too bright either, but its good to get other opinions,
i have two monitors, ones a pva panel and the other is just a standard tft, it looks perfect on the pva but over saturated on the tft, having said that the colours in the eye look better on the tft, like molten lava or something.
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Like the idea of the shot, just a little too much of a close up for my taste. Would like to see the same shot and PP with a wider POV, show more of the dog. That is a dog and not a self portrait?
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I like the original edit. I would say a quick mask in PS to transition the moon a bit and maybe crank down the transparency on the moon layer and i would look more natural.

I still like the shot though. You have done well to capture a tonne of sharpness this close
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