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wideangler 10 8 Wales
27 Nov 2009 5:59PM
A really nice picture. If you have Photoshop you can use the Quick Selection Tool to put a surround around the Charlie and the hole in the metal. Anything else you do will then be limited to what is within the surround you have made so, select Image: Shadows/Highlights and reduce the highlights.

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User_Removed 10 80 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2009 6:03PM
Lovely fun capture
Sampics 10 6 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2009 6:08PM
I will certainly try that, thank you very much.
27 Nov 2009 6:26PM
well caught
Gareth
EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
27 Nov 2009 6:44PM
Such a lovely, happy little face! Isn't it just wonderful the help and info you get on epz!

Ann
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
27 Nov 2009 8:00PM
Yep...wideangler's spot on. Also try 'increasing shadow' too at the same time to darken it. Use in conjunction or separately. Whatever end result catches your fancy, basically.

That aside, fanTAStic pic. The idea and composition are brilliant...and she is SUCH a cutie.

Oh...and next time, try something else too (when taking the shot, that is): Step down the EV to -2/3, maybe. That'll reduce the glare on any fair subject which is set against a darker background.

A.
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
27 Nov 2009 10:38PM
Lovely idea Sam, wideangler's suggestion should work fine, nice comp,
Geoff.
NickParry 14 1.0k 79 Wales
27 Nov 2009 11:16PM
Just a thought on a shot like this: take two shots, one that exposes the rust, and one exposing the head. Then place one on top of the other and rub through with an eraser in PS the bits you want from each shot.

Nick Smile
Sampics 10 6 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2009 11:35AM
Thanks so much everyone!
Morgs 11 20 62 Wales
29 Nov 2009 5:37PM
Great idea Sam, and nice to see no waterfall in sight!!!!!

Agree with all of the above advice, OR, you could adjust for the face by pulling the curves down a bit, create a layer mask and then paint black over the metal board, taking great care when painting near to the circle. This will allow Charlie's face to be more under exposed and the rust board to remain as it was.

Dave
susanbarton 11 11 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2009 11:22PM
It's a great shot

Susan
30 Nov 2009 9:24PM
Great capture.
Christine
Roly 12 Wales
9 Dec 2009 9:26PM
Good shot.
tigertimb 11 40 66 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2010 9:33AM
Great composition and a lovely fun shot Sam Smile
Tim
7 Sep 2010 11:11PM
wow goodfun nice xx

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