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Lost in Thoughts

By IshanPathak  
Taken in very dim light, bit under exposed?

Some may so the angle is not proper, but the camera was not handheld. I used a table ( very short ) for support, 1/40 is too slow for handheld. It served as a tripod. Used 10 sec self timer.

Converted in Picasa ( on my laptop ) and then increased the temperature.

CC gladly taken Smile

Tags: Pets and captive animals


mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2112 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2014 5:41PM
This is absolutely delightful Ishan - pose, angle, expression. You have got away fine with the slowish exposure, the dog looks so patient and peaceful. It obviously wasn't in a mood for moving off anywhere. I love the way it drapes across the frame, with the face dominating. Good use of wide angle close up.

My one criticism is that the brightest bits in the frame are those highlights on the polished wood. The dog itself looks flat. I would want to burn in some detail in the fur and then brighten, get some contrast there. It's important to check the light after a mono conversion, and in particular after adding toning. That process will always flatten the tones a bit.

And get rid of those reflections. A slight crop will deal with almost all of them!

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paulbroad Plus
12 131 1287 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2014 5:54PM
Quite a nice image. Well composed. I would brighten the eyes and the rather flat image is not helped by your yellowish tones. If you are toning, then contrast can suffer because, usually, toning kills all decent black and thus lowers contrast.

The yellowish tone is not ideal and a much darker brown based sepiacwould be more in keeping with a possibke added contrast boost.

banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4066 Canada
15 Nov 2014 5:57PM
Really nice image Ishan. The expression is very good.

It is a little underexposed, which is easily fixed.

I would brighten the eyes a little extra too.

Mod uploaded.

Shaji84 5 4 India
16 Nov 2014 4:06AM
Lovely shot - Mod 1 makes is perfect.. Well done!
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
16 Nov 2014 6:01AM
Sorry guys im bit late to get back. But i had uploaded it very late yesterday, so went for sleep. Blush

Moira: Thank you so much. Smile Smile

Agreed, but i was on picasa, so was quite limited. Adding bit of highlights could lead to blown patches on the fur. Sad

How did you get rid of those bright spots? I was looking for a way but couldnt find one.

Your mod looks excellent, thank you so much! Smile

Paul: Thank you for your comment Smile

Quote:The yellowish tone is not ideal and a much darker brown based sepiacwould be more in keeping with a possibke added contrast boost.

I had thought about sepia, but somehow those yellow tinge on mono looked quite nice. But seeing mod 3 the sepia looks great too. Ill keep one of yellow tinge and a sepia too Smile

Willie: Thank you so much Smile Your mod is, as usual excellent.Smile

Shaji: Thank you Shaji Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2112 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2014 11:35AM

Quote:How did you get rid of those bright spots?

I used the clone tool at reduced opacity. I haven't looked at Picasa for a while but I don't think it includes the clone tool - but there are other free downloads that include it., for starters.
Chris_L 6 5.4k United Kingdom
28 Nov 2014 10:23AM
good shooting angle and level and nicely composed, I know you say you did that angle so you could do the 1/40s using table to support camera but it works well, I think it's always a good idea with pets to get to their level, they look more impressive looking up at them (rather than down on them)
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
28 Nov 2014 10:24AM
Thanks Chris Smile

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