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SURYAN ... MY LITTLE BABY

By Reves
Took this photograph , while on the construction site..

Tags: Pets and captive animals

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.

Comments


Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
21 Aug 2011 11:07AM
A very good portrait of a gorgeous dog. I might crop it in just to the left of the brick which is lying on the ground. It would bring more attention to the dog. My eye was drawn immediately to the brick and the pallet on the right. I also am not a fan of incorporating writing on the photo. If you want to title it, a moderate frame and smaller letters work better for me. Your colors, especially in the dog are very nice.

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dbedford 7 6 England
21 Aug 2011 1:26PM
As above, background holds viewers interest more than the dog with the current crop.
CathR 9 150 564 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2011 1:45PM
Lovely dog but I agree with the others about the background being too intrusive. You have used f16 which is what a landscape person would choose to get the foreground and background in focus. Really you just want the dog in focus with the background as much out of focus as possible. As the dog is side on you can plump for the lens being very wide open as you need minimum depth of field. This will also help with the high ISO. As you will be letting much more light into the camera the ISO will drop significantly.

Best wishes

Catherine
CathR 9 150 564 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2011 1:49PM
Sorry, should have added watch your shutter speed also. Unless the dog is still like a statue 1/20 is highly unlikely to freeze him and you will get a less than sharp shot. 1/20 is very difficult hand held to get a sharp shot. I think I might be looking at something more like 1/125.

Catherine
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3354 Canada
21 Aug 2011 4:11PM
Its the use of f/16 that has pushed your shutter speed to 1/20.


You have little exif information, so your lens is not identified, however if you had shot this with the aperture wide open, your speed would have been appropriate to get a sharper shot of the dog, while the background would have been out of focus, - solving two problems with one change.

Also, - its would be better to place the dog's name in a border rather than directly on the shot itself.



regards


Willie
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3354 Canada
21 Aug 2011 4:32PM
Ive uploaded a mod for you.

The I was able to sharpen the dog quite well, blur and darken the background, and it looks better. Also added the frame and placed the name outside, cropped, and removed the wooden step. Just click the modifications tab above to see the mod.


Hope you like it,


Regards


Willie
ams99 Junior Member 4 65 9 England
21 Aug 2011 4:40PM
A note to Willie. I absolutely think your modifications are fantastic.

Could you please let me know, how on earth did you blur the background? I have just purchased elements 9. Can i do that with this software? If so, how?

Thanks,

Alan
strokebloke Plus
7 493 17 England
21 Aug 2011 5:34PM
Without seeking to vaunt your ego unnecessarily Willie. GrinGrinGrinGrin Spot on Mod. Splendid

Jack
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3354 Canada
21 Aug 2011 5:49PM
Blush... I sent you a PM Alan.



Thanks guys


Willie
Eviscera Plus
9 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2011 10:41PM
Absolute masterclass mod Willie
User_Removed 7 26 2 United States
22 Aug 2011 3:29AM
Magnificent dog and gorgeous shot.
Christina
paulbroad 8 108 988 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2011 8:07AM
Yes, the mod is very well done. I agree with all the comments - I cannot understand your EXIF data - it looks wrong in sunlight - ISO1600, 1/20 and f16 don't tie up. THe dog needs to be sharper, and 1/20 shutter speed is the reason - shake, although the mod improves that significantly. Sharpening is not generally that good at dealing with shake blur.

Remove the text, but basically, the shot has potential.

Paul
Reves 4 India
22 Aug 2011 11:19AM

Quote:Ive uploaded a mod for you.

The I was able to sharpen the dog quite well, blur and darken the background, and it looks better. Also added the frame and placed the name outside, cropped, and removed the wooden step. Just click the modifications tab above to see the mod.


Hope you like it,


Regards


Willie



thanks a lot , i liked it ... Great insight... dog is looking more sharpened..
regards
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
22 Aug 2011 12:03PM
Looks like you did a fine job of it, although the mod is quite small to be able to see details.

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