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    A shared interest for Donald

    Hi Donald,
    As part of a health campaign every day we take the two dogs and the sheep for a bit of a stroll. Knowing we share a liking for ovines I thought you might like to see this one.
    I think there is something which does not quite gell in this one. I wonder if I have been too heavy handed in sharpening up Bruno?
    Anyway, more importantly. Hope you have a great holiday. Take care, stay safe and keep well
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    Re: A shared interest for Donald

    Ken

    I'm not looking at this on my home computer, and this Tablet PC is probably a long way out, but it looks good to me. It certainly doesn't look over-sharpened on this montior. In fact it looks perfectly sharpened. You've really got 'pop' into the fleece.

    One nit-picky thing. The horizon of the field is cutting through Bruno's head. If you'd managed to be few inches higher you'd have avoided that, which would also have further strenghtened the image, I think, by allowing us that view through between the trees. And that would have given an added sense of depth.

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    Hi Donald
    Thank you for your observation. It is not nit picking. It is a very good point. After I read your comment I had another dekko at the post. And it was glaringly obvious! I knew there was something NQR but couldn't just twig to it. Not until I read your perceptive piece of advice. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucci View Post
    Hi Donald
    Thank you for your observation. It is not nit picking. It is a very good point. After I read your comment I had another dekko at the post. And it was glaringly obvious! I knew there was something NQR but couldn't just twig to it. Not until I read your perceptive piece of advice. Thank you.
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    To me, Ken, I find that the horizon is tending to take my eyes away from the sheep and towards the top right corner.

    I just wonder if a portrait ratio of say 4 x 5 might create more of a specific photo of Bruno appearance.

    At the moment, background and model don't seem to be connected with each other.

    It is potentially an excellent image and I think that a different crop would go a long way to overcoming that horizon problem which you mentioned.

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    Hi Geoff
    Thanks for constructive input. Something I will look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    I know, I've learned it before but I just learned it all over again!
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    There is just so much to learn my brain hurts!

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    Re: A shared interest for Donald

    [QUOTE=Geoff F;118435]To me, Ken, I find that the horizon is tending to take my eyes away from the sheep and towards the top right corner.

    I just wonder if a portrait ratio of say 4 x 5 might create more of a specific photo of Bruno appearance.....


    Hi Goeff
    This is just a very quick PS roughie based on comments posted, a case of the old "never mind the quality, feel the width." The point is I can now see how it would have worked much better applying the comments posted by yourself and Donald relating to size and framing of the shot. Thank you both for your help.
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    Re: A shared interest for Donald

    Nice job on the edit, Ken! How in the world did you get Bruno's head below the horizon??

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    Re: A shared interest for Donald

    For me that is one good edit. Nice work, Ken.

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    Re: A shared interest for Donald

    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    For me that is one good edit. Nice work, Ken.
    Thanks Willie

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    Re: A shared interest for Donald

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Nice job on the edit, Ken! How in the world did you get Bruno's head below the horizon??
    Thank you Frank. If you really want the sordid details... Layered the image, cut out Bruno and pasted to new layer. and used transform to slighly reduce this selection. Then roughly cloned out his image in the lower layer so that it would not be seen protruding when the image was flattened. Then I moved the pasted image to a new position so that his head was below the sky line. Then on the lower layer I touched up the horizon behind him to restore the missing tree and grass line which had been behind his head. I then flattened the image, cropped to a 4 X 5 ratio, tickled it all up with a bit of smart sharpen , and that was about it, I guess.
    To paraphrase the old Statistics jest, " There are lies, there are damnable lies, and then there is Photoshop!"
    Thanks to all who viewed and commented. It is very much appreciated and helps me to learn.

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    Re: A shared interest for Donald

    I agree, very well done edit. Nice work Ken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    I agree, very well done edit. Nice work Ken.
    Thanks Paul

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    Re: A shared interest for Donald

    Excellent! Well done!

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