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Took this photograph , while on the construction site..

Brand:Canon
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Feb 2011 - 5:46 AM
Focal Length:52mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:SURYAN ... MY LITTLE BABY
Username:Reves Reves
Uploaded:21 Aug 2011 - 11:02 AM
Tags:Pets / captive animals
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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2011 - 11:07 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A very good portrait of a gorgeous dog. I might crop it in just to the left of the brick which is lying on the ground. It would bring more attention to the dog. My eye was drawn immediately to the brick and the pallet on the right. I also am not a fan of incorporating writing on the photo. If you want to title it, a moderate frame and smaller letters work better for me. Your colors, especially in the dog are very nice.

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dbedford
dbedford  6 England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2011 - 1:26 PM

As above, background holds viewers interest more than the dog with the current crop.

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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2011 - 1:45 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Lovely dog but I agree with the others about the background being too intrusive. You have used f16 which is what a landscape person would choose to get the foreground and background in focus. Really you just want the dog in focus with the background as much out of focus as possible. As the dog is side on you can plump for the lens being very wide open as you need minimum depth of field. This will also help with the high ISO. As you will be letting much more light into the camera the ISO will drop significantly.

Best wishes

Catherine

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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2011 - 1:49 PM

Sorry, should have added watch your shutter speed also. Unless the dog is still like a statue 1/20 is highly unlikely to freeze him and you will get a less than sharp shot. 1/20 is very difficult hand held to get a sharp shot. I think I might be looking at something more like 1/125.

Catherine

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2011 - 4:11 PM

Its the use of f/16 that has pushed your shutter speed to 1/20.


You have little exif information, so your lens is not identified, however if you had shot this with the aperture wide open, your speed would have been appropriate to get a sharper shot of the dog, while the background would have been out of focus, - solving two problems with one change.

Also, - its would be better to place the dog's name in a border rather than directly on the shot itself.



regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 21 Aug 2011 - 4:12 PM

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2011 - 4:32 PM

Ive uploaded a mod for you.

The I was able to sharpen the dog quite well, blur and darken the background, and it looks better. Also added the frame and placed the name outside, cropped, and removed the wooden step. Just click the modifications tab above to see the mod.


Hope you like it,


Regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 21 Aug 2011 - 4:34 PM

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ams99
ams99 Junior Member 365 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2011 - 4:40 PM

A note to Willie. I absolutely think your modifications are fantastic.

Could you please let me know, how on earth did you blur the background? I have just purchased elements 9. Can i do that with this software? If so, how?

Thanks,

Alan

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strokebloke
21 Aug 2011 - 5:34 PM

Without seeking to vaunt your ego unnecessarily Willie. GrinGrinGrinGrin Spot on Mod. Splendid

Jack

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2011 - 5:49 PM

Blush... I sent you a PM Alan.



Thanks guys


Willie

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Eviscera e2 Member 81105 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2011 - 10:41 PM

Absolute masterclass mod Willie

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2011 - 3:29 AM

Magnificent dog and gorgeous shot.
Christina

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paulbroad
paulbroad  789 forum posts United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2011 - 8:07 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Yes, the mod is very well done. I agree with all the comments - I cannot understand your EXIF data - it looks wrong in sunlight - ISO1600, 1/20 and f16 don't tie up. THe dog needs to be sharper, and 1/20 shutter speed is the reason - shake, although the mod improves that significantly. Sharpening is not generally that good at dealing with shake blur.

Remove the text, but basically, the shot has potential.

Paul

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Reves
Reves  3 India
22 Aug 2011 - 11:19 AM


Quote: Ive uploaded a mod for you.

The I was able to sharpen the dog quite well, blur and darken the background, and it looks better. Also added the frame and placed the name outside, cropped, and removed the wooden step. Just click the modifications tab above to see the mod.


Hope you like it,


Regards


Willie

thanks a lot , i liked it ... Great insight... dog is looking more sharpened..
regards

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2011 - 12:03 PM

Looks like you did a fine job of it, although the mod is quite small to be able to see details.

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