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    Winston (5-28-12)

    This is my neighbor's dog. His name is Winston. Please C&C. Bruce
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    Re: Winston (5-28-12)

    Hi Bruce,
    Happy looking dog, obviously just had something brown in colour for lunch?
    The image is nice and sharp and appears to be focused on what you can see of his eyes (the boy needs a haircut).
    Don't know about the vignette, might be a bit heavy but that's just my opinion.
    Nice photo.
    Cheers Greg

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    Re: Winston (5-28-12)

    Hi Bruce,

    I basically agree with Greg, but also wonder whether a slightly tighter crop, to lose the collar name tags would remove a potential distraction.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Winston (5-28-12)

    IMO, it is difficult to shoot a dog that has a fluffy muzzle because you often have the eyes covered. The eyes are the things which I pay the most attention to because they are often difficult to fix in post processing. You could magnify that area and clone out or content aware brush out the hair...

    Many white dogs have stains around their mouths and eyes. I ran a clone (used the white coat as the target) stamp at 30% density around the mouth. I wasn't very careful but you get the idea.

    I also burned in the nose and the tongue a tiny bit.

    In this case, I cloned out the collar and tags...

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    Re: Winston (5-28-12)

    Hi Richard,

    You're as good at fixing doggie pix as I am birdie pix

    Much improved,

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    Re: Winston (5-28-12)

    Thanks for the upgrade on Winston, as well as your comments. Bruce

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    Re: Winston (5-28-12)

    Dave, I have lots of expeience improving doggie pix...

    BTW: A tiny bright clone stamp at around 85% density (I normally use the white coat of my Maltese as the target) will fabricate the looks of a catchlight in an eye that doesn't actually have a catchlight. You do need to be careful and place the two catchlights about in the same relative portion of each eye. Because after all, both catchlights will be reflections of the same light source...

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