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Old 10-16-2010, 09:58 PM
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lightroom and topaz... dont have either of those and that last bug shot is pretty incredible!

i also like your beach scene. when you dodge and burn do you do the gray overlay first and d&b on that or just a straight d&b or something else?
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:43 PM
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Yes i create a 50 percent gray overlay layer and d and b on that at 3 - 5 percent also use the black and white colours and just straight d and b, depends how i feel and what the results are lol!
For the fisherman and dogs i converted to black and white with channels and faded the bottom half colour back in at may be 35 percent and left the top desaturated then went over with fog / mist graduated filters from 'NIK' including lastly a coffee one for the sky to keep with the overall colour of things and painted in the boat on the horizon from an earlier snapshot :-)
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:05 PM
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thanks, gary love your work!
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Not a good photo - but it's the best photo of a wild owl that I've ever taken... Couldn't see it because of the bright light of the lamp, so I focused on the silvery bar of the lampost and hoped for the best.
I think you did great under the circumstances. Just to take a night shot and actually get a picture is a great accomplishment as far as I'm concerned. And the owl came out really well.
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These two i re-edited today,
desaturated the colours, dodged and burned and on the profile Indian re-masked the him back into the zoomblur background..
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From my recent trip to Egypt.
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'Urban Dreamz'

an edit i did last night replacing a bland sky, D and B, micro-contrast and gradient filtering to get a more dramatic effect with the mass of concrete..
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...Just to take a night shot and actually get a picture is a great accomplishment as far as I'm concerned....
Shari
Have to admit - that's the way I felt too! Thanks!

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...the profile Indian re-masked the him back into the zoomblur background..
Reminds me that the annual Pow-Wow is coming up here. Nice images - where are the Indians from - Spain, U.S., elsewhere?

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From my recent trip to Egypt.
Hawkeye, Love the play of light and shadow and the hues - lovely!

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'Urban Dreamz'

an edit ... get a more dramatic effect with the mass of concrete..
Quite dramatic - like the composition.
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CJ, they originate from South America, not sure which country, i'll ask next time i see them performing, thanks for the comments on 'Urban Dreamz'
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hawkeye,
your last one is almost a painting by itself. very nice!

gary,
you know i'm a big fan of yours, but i thought i'd give your dreamz one a little more punch. loved the composition but the d&b was a bit bland (to me). i did a fade correction, a tone mapping, some airbrushing, some burning of my own and a curves in there somewhere. now, yours is much cleaner/smoother, so i've added noise inadvertently for the increased contrast and punch. i could do a noise reduction, but i think that would throw it off. so, yours is lower contrast but less noise and mine is the other way around. not sure which is better, but is always fun to look.
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