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    B&W-Utangs

    Hi All,

    I thought I'd revisit a photo that I took in Borneo in the summer.

    We were very fortunate to get to see some orangutans in the wild. Unfortunately this mother and baby were high up a tree and the midday sky was very bright and made it very difficult to get the right exposure without blowing out the highlights in the sky completely.

    Anyways, I've had a little play about in ACR and Photoshop and feel that it looks better as a B&W photo. I did have Jiro take a look at the RAW file a while ago and even he struggled to get a good look from it in colour.

    So anyways, let me know what you think.

    B&W-Utangs

    Nikon D90 | 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR @ 260mm | f/5.6 | 1/320 sec | ISO 400

    Thanks for looking

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    Re: B&W-Utangs

    Nice one. Love the cute expression on her face. And the "mama! I dont like what I am looking at" is super.

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    Re: B&W-Utangs

    I would say that your limiting factor here is those bright areas in the background. Possibly adding a little extra highlights but masking out those areas might be worth trying.

    Also a little selective sharpening on the ape's face might give it a bit of extra 'pop'. But I mean a little, so take care not to over do this.

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    Re: B&W-Utangs

    Thanks guys for your comments. I'll give it another whirl.

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