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fun shot how do get rid of the reflection to improve the shot

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:17-40mm f/4-23
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Apr 2014 - 11:23 AM
Focal Length:40mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:how much
Username:youmightlikethis youmightlikethis
Uploaded:12 Apr 2014 - 3:16 PM
Tags:General, Humour / fun
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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 3:32 PM

Find a white one to go with it and you've got a half decent scotch.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 4:41 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

It is quite funny to see a real dog in a window display, Ian. At least, I think it's real.

Sometimes reflections look ok. In this case, I feel that it adds to your "doggie in the window" title because, without the reflection, it isn't immediately obvious that the dog is behind glass.
However, I have to admit that it is a shame that the reflection runs right across the dog.
A better reflection would be one that was more interesting, a building, some pedestrians or the like.

I've done a modification. I started by using the Burn Tool, at least twice, just to get the right blending. Then I had to use the Clone Tool to deal with the overlap at the edges, and especially on the strong dark reflection right at the bottom. I then did a Levels adjustment, which blended it all together.
An alternative would be to do a drastic crop (see mod 2) to hide that difficult bit at the bottom.

A circular polarizing filter will help to reduce the glare when shooting through windows. However, it can reduce the light reaching your camera’s sensor, so make sure that the shutter speed doesn’t become too slow to hold the camera steady. The best option is to use a tripod to ensure sharp results in this situation. Rotating a circular polarising filter changes the strength of the polarising effect, changing the amount of reflection it cancels out.

Sometimes you can block the light by stepping closer to the window, but to block all the light being reflected, put the lens flat against the window. Adjusting your position often works. Another alternative is to choose a time of day when there are fewer reflections. But don't be fooled, because your brain will filter out some of it. If you look at a storefront with glass windows, you will hardly notice the reflection, but when you take a picture of it, the reflection suddenly looks much stronger.

Pamela.

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youmightlikethis e2 Member 121312 forum postsyoumightlikethis vcard Scotland
12 Apr 2014 - 5:37 PM

thanks for crits comment and mods

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11163 forum postsdudler vcard England389 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 10:21 PM

I like V3, for the low-profile doggie.

The effect of a polarising filter can be amazing - think of the Polaroid sunglasses ads of many eyars ago - but the angle can be critical. It's very much a case of "look hard through the viewfinder" before pressing the shutter release! This trumps the theory every time.

And - as always with your pictures - there's soem processing involved. I think we should be told what...

You have a wry take on life.

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