Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: my home
Date: Mar 7, 2008
Galleries: Family, Snapshot
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2008
|I couldn't come up with a good idea for this challenge, so this is what you get. I have been taking some advice that I've been given in the forum about adding contrast to avoid flat photos. I think this one has a pretty good depth to it. I don't know how, but I got some really harsh light on this one. I was using my 580 EX II on it with a diffuser (pointed to the ceiling) and it still came out harsh. I tried to fix it with a little burning, but it's still pretty bad...my dog's coat is just really shiney I guess. Also has a snapshot feel to it.
brightness, shadows, highlights, dodge and burn selectively, claify, highpass sharpen, resize, USM, one step noise reduction, clarify again, USM again, JPG optimizer..then I took it over to photoshop and did an auto color and save for web.
I took this with a high ISO (800) and there was a ton of noise. The "one step noise reduction" took out a LOT of detail and gave it this kind of "smooth" appearance to my dog.
This is, by far, my favorite image that I have submitted....I hope to score well....if not I still love it.
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