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  • Light at the end of the Road

    Thanks illuvator. I've stopped uploading Photos here, not that I'm worry about votes, but the low number of views.
    • 5 Dec 2011 10:17PM
  • Happy Staff

    Wow I'm overwhelmed by the response, thanks for all the positive feed back, advice and for the modificationsSmile

    Phil you are right, this is also one of the hardest techniques that I've ever tried.

    However I intend to persevere, watch this space.

    Regards

    Mark
    • 4 Nov 2011 12:35PM
  • Harry

    Wow a GEA, thank you very much. Smile

    Whilst I love my Doggie Photography I never thought I would ever receive an award on EPZ, there you go proved me wrong.

    Once again thank you.

    Regards

    Mark
    • 30 Oct 2011 10:50PM
  • Clean Spaniel

    Hi Sus,

    Well here's my opinion for what it's worth.

    I would echo Franks comments regarding the background, the texture, tone and colour are very similar, so poor old Doggy looks like he is merging into the background.

    Just a thought try blurring and lowering the contrast on the background, even try lightening or darkening it slightly.

    It looks a tad over sharpen, if you look at the Whiskers they appear slightly jagged, it could be just the way it's appearing on my screen of course.

    The lighting is good, but I find where you have Dogs with Black and White coats the lighting needs to be very soft, as it is easy to blow the highlights or lose detail in the shadow.

    I would always expose for the white coat, then carefully select the Black areas of the coat and lighten in post production.

    There is a slight risk of noise in the shadow area using this method, but if you blow the highlights it is very difficult to retrieve the detail.

    Apologies for the ramblings of an old Fossil Photographer, but I hope it helps.

    Regards

    Mark
    • 30 Oct 2011 10:43AM
  • Puppy Love

    I really like the lighting in this
    .......of course the subject matter speaks for itself Smile
    • 27 Oct 2011 10:26PM
  • The National Museum of Scotland - again

    Definitely achieved the 'Lowery-esque' look.

    Even before I read your description, I was thinking to myself that reminds me of a Thomas Lowery painting.

    Well done

    Mark
    • 27 Oct 2011 12:52PM
  • Cassy

    Thanks for all your clicks and comments and it's nice to see the echoing of my thoughts regarding this so called 'Devil Dog' breed.
    .....funny how they refer to it as the 'Nanny Dog' in the Kennel Club...Smile
    • 27 Oct 2011 12:40PM
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