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Old 10-21-2007, 11:51 AM
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Re: Offending foot

Another possible way...

Blurred and decreased brightness of the background around the dog...

No rotation and no cropping...
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:46 PM
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Re: Offending foot

Kinda quick and messy here, but just to show you what you could do. My personal opinion, for a portrait you need to get rid of alot of the distracting elements in the background to bring focus on your subject. That pink thing needs to go but i'm on a bit of a time constraint at the moment.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:39 PM
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Re: Offending foot

I pushed the foot behind the chair & left the light on the chair to further diminish visibility of the sneaker. I did not want to alter the picture too much.
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:46 AM
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Re: Offending foot

Thanks all,
This is going to be the final print, I toned down the "pink thing" and the foot then blurred the background, and sharpened up the dog, and it came out like this......not too bad for a snapshotty pic
Regards, and thanks again.......John
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:24 AM
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Re: Offending foot

Seems to me that now you have an 'offending paw' (hind leg) instead of an 'offending foot'.
You blurred the carpet, and not the paw on it. Looks very unnatural.

Compare it to Ant's, and you'll see what I mean.
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:23 AM
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Re: Offending foot

Well spotted Mark.....(just testing you all )
How's this.
John
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:34 PM
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Re: Offending foot

Personally, I think the shoe is still a big distraction and looks really artificial just dimming it like that. If you are going to dim the background like that just take the foot out entirely, fix the chair leg where the foot overlaps and make the area where the person is a single dark color.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:23 AM
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Re: Offending foot

Oh_Heck....yea I think you have a point....I am wondering if my cousin will consider a square rather than a landscape pic, even though the foot is still visible, see below.
John
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:04 PM
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Re: Offending foot

Well, it still looks like the foot is intentionally trying to be 'hidden'. I'm curious why your cousin wants it in a landscape layout. None of the details on either side of the dog compliment the image for a portrait, which is why you see several folks crop it first thing, and dim or blur the backdrop.

The one I did earlier I took the people out entirely as well as the stool, and replaced it with a sofa blurred and darkened.

Are you nervous about taking the foot out? I'm just curious cause its in all your shots despite your cousins request to remove it.

Also...what about taking the furniture out of the scene, and just have the dog on the carpet, and have the carpet fade into a black backdrop...

Something has to be done with it to take it from a snapshot to a portrait.
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:26 PM
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Re: Offending foot

here is another way to approach it
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