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I'm not sure if this would work better in b&w? Basically background too bright, dog too dark. Tried selective curves and a bit of shadow rescue.
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Hi Sus - you've certainly captured his wetness well here, and I like the way he is looking towards the camera.
The obvious issue is that you have a dark coloured subject and your camera meter has exposed pretty much for the dog, allowing the background to become overexposed - but not to the extent that it cannot be mitigated.
In the mod I have uploaded for you I have made fairly aggressive use of the shadows/highlights tool in PS to rein back the bright areas whilst giving a little extra lift to the dark ones (i,e, the dog). i have also corrected the slight blueish cast.
Hope that helps.
Ooh, yes, it seems to work, I was a bit too cautious on the recovery it seem.
CB - can I ask you what settings you used on the shadow-highlights tool, as I have no idea really what I'm doing with it and it always looks fake when I do it?
mod uploaded - applied Noiseware, added some light and cropped
fascinating subject for photography purposes
well captured, by the way
Quote: CB - can I ask you what settings you used on the shadow-highlights tool, as I have no idea really what I'm doing with it and it always looks fake when I do it?
As I recall I actually used it twice.The first time I set the highlights to 100% but the shadows set to a modest amount. The second time I proabbly set shadows to about 20%. Give it a try!
OK, will have a play, thanks for the alternative mod as well cats_123
Lovely shot, love the way that you can see the little water drops dripping from the fur.
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