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    Flute

    In the UK there's a franchised organisation named 'Barking Mad'. They find 'foster homes' for dogs whose owners are going on holiday/vacation, etc. And we are a 'host' family, meaning we care for different dogs for maybe a weekend or up to 2 or 3 weeks at a time.

    This is 'Flute' who arrived yesterday for 3 days.

    Flute

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    I like the way the lighting catches Flutes nose, he looks as though he is is listening for a familiar noise like his owners car.
    The Barking Mad organisation is a great idea, it must give peace of mind to a lot of dog owners.

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    Re: Flute

    Thanks Keith. Just got the lens so am trying it out on everyting at the moment in order to learn what I can do with it.

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    Re: Flute

    Hi Donald - As I recall, you're a GIMP user. If you haven't got it already, there is a download called "refocus". This might be useful for sharpening up this particular image, if you wanted too. Otherwise, it's a great atmospheric shot. Sell it to the owners!!!

    Cheers

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    PS How's the weather been with you. I was washed out in Auchencairn in D&G?

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    Re: Flute

    As I recall, you're a GIMP user. If you haven't got it already, there is a download called "refocus". This might be useful for sharpening up this particular image..
    I am, and I will. Didn't know about this David. So, thank you.

    PS How's the weather been with you. I was washed out in Auchencairn in D&G?
    Horrendous. It wasn't that particulary heavy during the past week, but constant. Water is pouring off the hill behind our house and the road is a like a river. But not as bad as further north east, where there has been major flooding.

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    Re: Flute

    As I recall, you're a GIMP user. If you haven't got it already, there is a download called "refocus".
    David
    Actually managed to install it successfully. Things are looking up! Now all I've got to do is learn how to use it. Thank you for directing me towards it.

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    Re: Flute

    Hi Donald - Some hints regarding Refocus. It opens in a small window. Expand this by dragging a corner out with your mouse. You can then see your image on the LHS. The image can be made larger or smaller.

    Key Parameters: Matrix size 5 by default, but 25 is probably the best, however, this is slow.

    Correlation 0.5 by default, but 0.9 to 0.99 best.

    Noise 0.01 by default but 0.05 is useful.

    Radius 1.00 by default, raise if image is very blurred.

    Gauss 0.00 by default, leave this alone, otherwise...

    Note the preview option. Note also that if you do use a large matrix, final processing will take some time.

    Cheers

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    Last edited by David; 7th September 2009 at 11:09 AM. Reason: hit wrong button

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    Re: Flute

    A wonderful story telling image! love the lighting you used. Agree on sharpness issue... would love to see what gimp does for it! ( i have many, many images that would benefit from a spin with that option!)

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    Re: Flute

    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Some hints regarding Refocus.
    David - You're wonderful. Many thanks.
    Susan - Thank you. Away to see what happens with 'refocus'.

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    Re: Flute

    His eyes are in focus, that's 90% of the battle. I like the shot the way it is.

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