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    Alfie on a day in the woods

    this is the first time I have ever showed any photo outside of family or friends. can i have some honest C & C feed back please

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    Only, Joe, when we get to see the photos...go back to the intro page and reread the instructions on posting photos...the final trick is to copy the upload information then pasting it in the dialogue box - after that, go to the advanced key and do your titling. Someone should do a screen capture, step by step of this procedure and post it.

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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    here is vga version of the photo
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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    A bit higher res
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    try this??? Alfie on a day in the woods

    Canon 450D 1/20s, f/5.6 at 50mm and iso400
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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    yay! I like the shot but might suggest (if Alfie will sit still long enough) to get closer and shoot in a more upward mode and drop your f/stop to a lower aperture to soften the background. Make Alfie the whole center of attention.

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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    Thanks Chris, Will give your suggestions a try next time I have Alfie out for a walk.

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    That was also my first thoughts. Too much wood; not enough Alfie.

    It may be worth trying a slightly tighter crop and running over the background with the Blur Tool.

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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    He is a great looking dog? What breed is he?

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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    Hi Richard, Yes he is a great little dog,We believe he is a cross terrier. He is a rescue dog. we think he is about 13 years old, and we would not part with him for any reason. He is the best dog I have ever seen with children, the grandchildren plague the life out of him getting him to play the roll of show jumping horse, going over the jumps they set up in the garden,dressing him up in whatever they can find, and millions of other thing they can think of. What a dog.....

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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Blenkinsopp View Post
    We believe he is a cross terrier.
    Difficult to tell how big he is from the picture, but there looks like some bearded collie in there. Whatever, he looks a gentle beauty.

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    He's the wrong colour for Michael Caine! Very nice dog though.

    As Chris said, the composition needs to be much tighter. May I suggest this - it gives some reasonable lead lines from bottom left and right corners, and puts Alfie in a good position looking into the shot.

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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    Thanks the shot looks a lot better,once again thanks for the help Joe

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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    With everything so drab looking (that time of year I know), I wonder if the photo would look better in B&W?

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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    You could be right, never thought of it. Will give it a try tonight.
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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    Have just converted the Picture of Alfi in the woods and I think it looks great......Now I need to get it on to this page. How do I do it ...
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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    Alfie is a keeper! He looks to be full of personality. The tighter crop really makes Alfie the focus.

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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    I like both the tighter crop and the b&w. Well done.

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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    Thanks to everyone for all the help and comments, I was really surprised that people from all over the world would take the time and trouble to help me improve my photography. Many thanks to you all.....Joe

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    Re: Alfie on a day in the woods

    Joe, I often find that 'problem' images are actually more interesting than looking at perfect photos. So don't worry about asking for more suggestions or advice in the future.

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