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24th January 2010, 03:12 PM
I'm still keeping out of the rain and playing with old pictures as I try to come up to speed with CS4 and LR2. This is another composite using a photo I took in November at the "Dog and Pony Show" in McCloud. As a photograph it has a few problems that I am aware of but I like it as a fun or artsy pictuture with a touch of drama and nostalgia.
24th January 2010, 05:40 PM
Yes like in movies!
24th January 2010, 07:29 PM
That's really cool, man.
Almost had me fooled at first...but then, you know, my excellently honed eye for spying composite photos kicked in and I figured it out...reading your comment really had nothing to do with it....
But seriously, I like it. I don't think I'd be able to do half as good of a job as that.
24th January 2010, 09:51 PM
Thanks guys! I guess you could say I was just horsing around with images.
The girl was in a parade and rather than riding the horse she made it circle around her as she walked the route. The horse was really into it and seemed pleased to show her stuff. I may work up an image with a dog from the parade...after all it was a Dog and Pony Show. The parade was about two blocks long and everybody in town showed up.....both of them.
26th January 2010, 01:12 AM
CNelson, can you show us the photos from where this one came from ?
I am trying to learn how to select perfectly.
It seems you have a good work here.
Are you using The channels to do the job ?
26th January 2010, 03:23 PM
26th January 2010, 05:13 PM
27th January 2010, 01:08 AM
Not channels, Antonio....I isolate an image from its background in several ways, selection and eraser tools and lots of sweat are common. Sometimes I can speed up the process using Topaz ReMask but it still requires a lot of close in pixel erasing to make it look good.
I cut off her feet on purpose...one of the known drawbacks with this image. I tried making her higher in the image and smaller and didn't like it so bit the bullet and whacked her feet. She and her horse might work a lot better in another setting but I wanted the mountain.
Much of photography is about choices...do I take the camera with me, do I photograph this or wait until the light changes, shall I use a tripod, what lens, what setting, shall I shoot in RAW or JPEG, shall I save as JPEG or TIFF, how much contrast, how much saturation, what can I do to help this image. The feedback I get here enlightense me or reinforces what I already thought. I appreciate the feedback I get here as there are some very knowledgeable people and sometimes someone sees something I missed. I knew about the feet problem, there's also a light angle problem even though I reversed the image to improve it and there's a color problem that I tinkered with but still don't have it riight. Still the image pleases me....probably because it's a familiar person in a familiar place.
27th January 2010, 02:33 PM
Last edited by Antonio Correia; 27th January 2010 at 02:45 PM.
27th January 2010, 03:43 PM
Antonio, I encourage you to explore new avenues with photography. It is both an art and a science and we need to grow in both directions. Wherever an image ends up, it should start with a good photograph and that's where I still have much to learn. A technically great photograph can be an end in itself or a starting place.
27th January 2010, 04:18 PM
That's it Chuck !
Originally Posted by CNelson
(The "That's it" and a laught reminds me Janis Joplin)