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    Serious Lucy

    I'm just learning GIMP and I used it to clean up the upper background as Lucy was laying in front of a gas fireplace/stove that was really distracting. I prefer to use natural lighting whenever possible - which I did here.

    Would love any critiques...

    Serious Lucy
    Last edited by pasusan; 3rd January 2013 at 10:19 AM. Reason: Edited to get the picture back...

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    Re: Serious Lucy

    Looking at that expression, I would say you are getting plenty of critiques on site. Don't know about GIMP but the picture of the cat, coloring and background are good. The longer I look though the upper left corner darkness seems heavy and sort of tilts the effect that way. But you better ask Lucy first.

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    Re: Serious Lucy

    A good attempt at removing the fireplace. A good effort while learning PP.
    The picture overall is a little 'soft' IMO.
    John

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    Re: Serious Lucy

    Hi Susan

    Nice portrait of a lovely cat. I like it.
    For a meanigful critique it would be helpful to have some info about the equipment with which this picture was taken (Exif Data).

    Cheers
    Wolf

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    Re: Serious Lucy

    Thanks for the responses!

    I take it that by "soft" you mean - not sharp?

    Geeze, if I tell you about my equipment I'll probably be kicked off the site... My stuff is OLD.

    Here is the Exif:

    Photo information
    Jan 1, 2013
    884754 pixels – 561KB
    Filename: P1010007b.JPG
    Camera: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD
    Model: C2100UZ
    ISO: 200
    Exposure: 1/3 sec
    Aperture: 2.8
    Focal Length: 14.7mm
    Flash Used: No
    Latitude: n/a
    Longitude: n/a

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    Re: Serious Lucy

    Hi Susan

    Quote Originally Posted by pasusan View Post
    Thanks for the responses!
    Geeze, if I tell you about my equipment I'll probably be kicked off the site... My stuff is OLD.
    Nope. You'll be elevated to the OLDIE HALL of FAME.

    Oly C2100UZ, the 1/2", 2MP granddaddy of bridge cameras, with specs some of todays cams are dreaming of (except the MP count of course).
    38-380mm FFE F2.8 - F3.5 OIS lens, LCD screen, EVF and! top display.
    JPEG and TIFF (I guess, RAW did'nt exist in 2000), all the manual functions, hotshoe and mic input and even a wireless remote.

    A photographers camera and you sure know how to use it.
    And it shows, that even with 2MP one can make beautyful pictures.

    As to softness.
    I found out (the hard way) that cats don't like to be sharpened, at least not from a small sensor.
    It's the whiskers.

    On my cat pic (look at the december2012 competition) taken with a 1/2.5" 14MP P&S the whiskers are 3-5 pixels wide. Not much for a sharpening algorithm to work on and they look funny afterwards.

    Cheers
    Wolf

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    Re: Serious Lucy

    Thanks very much Wolf... I am quite attached to my camera!

    I've been using it for years for family and vacation photos. (The kids always called it the bazooka.) I'm just now starting to use it for fun and learning. Also trying to learn PP, never done much except straightening and cropping.

    It was real good to hear (see) the nice things you said...

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    Re: Serious Lucy

    Wow, I think you did a fantastic job! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

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    Re: Serious Lucy

    Hi Susan

    Quote Originally Posted by pasusan View Post
    It was real good to hear (see) the nice things you said...
    I'm a newbie myself here and that's what I like about this forum.
    Feels like family, absolutely non-intimidating and very helpful.

    cheers
    wolf
    Last edited by AgfaB2; 4th January 2013 at 05:44 PM.

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