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Hi Folks,
Thanks for all the votes and kind comments for 'Backlit Lamb', it did rather better than I expected. Smile
I've decided to stay on the sheep theme for now. This ewe jumped into our fields off of the moor just before the snow came last November. She belongs to a farmer in Rosedale who knows we have her but hasn't been to collect her yet. Meanwhile, since arriving she has been tupped, had two excellent lambs and generally enjoyed herself. She has the classic Swaledale markings as well as the classic Swaledale stare.
My mother-in-law recently mentioned having seen the photography of Nick Brandt and I decided to try something similar using sheep instead of elephants and lions, etc. I waited until the wind was blowing the ewe's wool up, then used a fast shutter speed to get everything on the focal plane as sharp as possible. The image was converted to monochrome using Photoshop's infra red setting as a starting point, then several curves layers were added, then various parts were blurred and sharpened until I ended up with this. I really pleased with the result but I would love to know what others think.
If you don't know Nick Brandt's work, it's worth Googling, thanks for dropping by and have a great evening.
Dave

Brand:Canon 7D
Lens:Tamron Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Swaledale Ewe
Username:DaveMead DaveMead
Uploaded:18 May 2011 - 7:47 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Farndale, Monochrome, North york moors, Pets / captive animals, Sheep
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vandalp
vandalp  6
18 May 2011 - 8:44 PM

Lovely image , great work Dave.
Vanda

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 8:45 AM

wonderful detail and tones dave a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 6:15 PM

A classic pose and well worth the wait David until all the conditions were right. I think you have ended up with what you planned and a successful shot I would say.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2011 - 7:39 AM

love the processing Dave
regards
Yung

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 744 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2011 - 8:01 PM

Super tones and processing here Dave .Works great in monochrome....Phil

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2011 - 10:01 AM

Excellent work Dave, love the pose and above all how mono makes the most of all those lovely textures Smile

gill

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 11:50 PM

Fine shot Dave ,what a great pose,typical swaledale look and the big white muzzle love it Wink

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MikeGreaves
22 Jul 2011 - 7:02 PM

A beauty of a shot,looks great in b/w Smile
Mike

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